Daniel Lawler
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Climate change creating new virus hotspots 'in our backyard'
by Daniel Lawler - April 29, 2022 - 8:21pm
Climate change will drive animals towards cooler areas where their first encounters with other species will vastly increase the risk of new viruses infecting humans, raising the threat of another pandemic, researchers...
Videoconferencing hinders creativity — study
by Daniel Lawler - April 29, 2022 - 8:48am
People are worse at coming up with creative ideas during a video call compared to meeting in person, a study said Wednesday, suggesting that workplaces should prioritise brainstorming sessions for the office.
Measles cases surge 80%, other diseases could follow — UN
by Daniel Lawler - April 28, 2022 - 8:35am
Measles cases have surged by nearly 80% worldwide this year, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the rise of the "canary in a coal mine" illness indicates that outbreaks of other diseases are likely on the...
The suffering of those who cannot feel pain
by Daniel Lawler - April 8, 2022 - 10:21am
She was soon diagnosed with congenital insensitivity to pain, an extremely rare and dangerous genetic disorder that dooms sufferers to a lifetime of hurting themselves in ways they cannot feel.
Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk — study
by Daniel Lawler - March 25, 2022 - 8:39am
Sweeteners are consumed by millions every day in products like diet soda, partly as a way to avoid weight gain from sugar -- but how healthy these substitutes are themselves has long been a matter of contr...
'Perfect storm': Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant
by Daniel Lawler - March 22, 2022 - 11:20am
Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts said M...
'Probably just hormones': Women's illnesses going undiagnosed
by Daniel Lawler - March 8, 2022 - 9:02am
Woman and girls are significantly more likely to suffer from depression than men and boys, according to the World Health Organization. Again, hormones have been traditionally blamed. 
Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march
by Daniel Lawler - September 13, 2020 - 8:29am
The world's hopes for a reprieve from the pandemic were dealt a blow earlier in the week when pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced they had "voluntarily paused" their vaccine trial after...
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