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Coronavirus poses greater global threat than terrorism, WHO warn

Coronavirus poses greater global threat than terrorism, WHO warn

World
The coronavirus is "the worst enemy you can ever imagine" and poses a greater global threat than terrorism, the World Health Organisation has warned.Urging the world to "wake up" and be as aggressive as possible in tackling the outbreak, the UN health agency has given a new name to the disease that has sickened more than 44,600 people. It is now going to be officially known as COVID-19 - CO stands for corona, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for the year it emerged. Image: Leading doctors say the coronavirus must be treated as 'public enemy number one' Chinese health officials have expressed hope that the outbreak will be over in April, but the head of the World Health Organisation was far less optimistic.Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyes...
Y chromosome may expose men to greater cancer risk, study finds

Y chromosome may expose men to greater cancer risk, study finds

Health
Jan. 17 (UPI) -- DNA differences between men and women may explain why cancer risk is higher in males, a new study by researchers at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health suggests. In findings published Friday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the authors report that loss of function in certain genes of the sex-determining Y chromosome, which is present only in men, may cause them to have an elevated risk for cancer. A landmark 2011 study found that men are up to five times more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis than women. "Men are not only at higher risk of cancer than women, they also face a worse prognosis," co-author of the new study, Juan Ramón González, coordinator of the study and head of the Bioinformatic Group in Genetic Epidemiology at ISGlobal, said in a
New quantum technology enables light manipulation at greater scales

New quantum technology enables light manipulation at greater scales

Science
Sept. 27 (UPI) -- To develop the next generation of quantum technologies, scientists need to find new ways to manipulate light. In a new paper, published Friday in the journal NPJ Quantum Information, an international group of scientists claim to have done precisely that. According to lead author Omar Magaña-Loaiza, an assistant professor in the department of physics and astronomy at the Louisiana State University, the breakthrough could inspire quantum technologies with applications in imaging, computation, communication and cryptography. The new method for controlling light could also aid the field of metrology, the science of measurement. "If we're able to control photon fluctuations and associated noise," Magaña-Loaiza said in a news release. "Then, we can make more precise measurem
Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders at greater risk of type 2 diabetes than whites at normal weights

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders at greater risk of type 2 diabetes than whites at normal weights

Health
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- People from minority groups who are in a normal weight range still have a high risk for diabetes, new research shows. Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders at a normal body mass index are more than three times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as white people with normal BMI, according to a study published Thursday in Diabetes Care. Overall, the group has an 18 percent risk of diabetes. "This study suggests that along with screening patients who are overweight and obese, minorities should probably be screened even if they have a normal BMI, particularly as they get older," Assiamira Ferrara, a senior research scientist at Kaiser Permanente and study senior author, said in a news release. The study analyzed nearly 5 million people who participated in the Patient Outcomes Re...