Vaccination

Race for vaccine tests limits of drug innovation

From medical workers struggling to care for the rising tide of COVID-19 patients to the billions of people told to stay home to slow the pandemic, everyone is waiting for one thing: a vaccine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can mosquitoes spread coronavirus?

The pathogens mosquitoes spread by sucking our blood cause over half a million deaths each year and hundreds of millions of cases of severe illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hygienic housing key to eliminating visceral leishmaniasis

A new study conducted in Nepal highlights household hygiene as key to eliminating visceral leishmaniasis, a disfiguring and often fatal disease caused by the Leishmania donovani parasite that is transmitted by the bite of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US regulator approves limited use of malaria drugs for virus

A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus skeptics, deniers: Why some of us stick to deadly beliefs

In recent weeks, several conservative media personalities, political and business leaders and other influencers have publicly shrugged off warnings about the dangers of the novel coronavirus, calling it no deadlier than the ...

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