Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Jan. 31, 2020

***Science Lion Media will pause coverage on the vaping outbreak as the public health issue has plateaued and appears to be reaching a resolution. Thank you for heeding the advice of health professionals and communicators to protect yourselves and others from unnecessary harm*** Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the... Continue Reading →

CDC Reports First U.S. Case of Human-to-Human Transmission of 2019 Novel (Wuhan) Coronavirus

On January 19, 2020, an initial reported outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus manifested in the city of Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province of China. Unfortunately, upwards of ten thousand cases of infection have been reported, with the death toll eclipsing 200, as of January 30, 2020. As fears began to swell regarding... Continue Reading →

Immunology Series – Part 1: What Actually is Immunology?

Immunology. Say it with me: Imm-yuh-nah-lah-gee. Excellent! Now, let's discuss what this weird-looking word means, and why it is important to us. Immunology literally means the study ('-ology') of the immune system ('immuno-'). Wherever you see that '-ology' suffix, understand that you're dealing with the study of something. When it comes to immunology, there are... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Dec. 6, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of December 5, 2019 at 1pm EST: As of December 4, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases and... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Nov. 21, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of November 21, 2019 at 1pm EST: The number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases... Continue Reading →

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