Online search activity can help predict peaks in COVID-19 cases

Analyzing internet search activity is an established method of tracking and understanding infectious diseases, and is currently used to monitor seasonal flu. The new findings show that online search data can be used with more established approaches to develop public health surveillance methods for novel infectious diseases as well. For…

Boiling peanuts might help stop food allergies

Boiling peanuts and then eating them under medical supervision might help stop food allergies Eating peanuts that have been boiled in water could cut the risk of life-threatening reactions in those who are allergic, according to researchers at Imperial College London, who are now testing the approach in a trial. Boiling…

‘Stepped’ approach to exercise can help with arthritic knees

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans suffer from the pain of arthritic knees. But an innovative exercise regimen may help relieve discomfort and improve knee function, a new study finds. The program is called STEP-KOA (short for stepped exercise program for patients with knee osteoarthritis). It starts with gentle exercises at home and,…