Medications

Simple monitoring could reduce medicine misuse in care homes

New research from Swansea University suggests that a simple nurse- or carer-led medicines' monitoring system can help reduce medication-related illness for people living in residential care homes—and the process takes just ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fraught history haunts Japan virus vaccine roll-out

A history of vaccine controversies in Japan may cast a long shadow over the coronavirus jab roll-out, experts warn, even as the country battles a severe third wave of infections.

Vaccination

What we know about COVID-19 vaccines and side effects

The distribution of the first vaccines for the coronavirus has raised hopes that the end of the pandemic may be in sight, but it has also sparked some concern about side effects.

Vaccination

US experts convene to decide whether to OK Pfizer vaccine

A U.S. government advisory panel convened on Thursday to decide whether to endorse large-scale use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to help conquer the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.

Vaccination

UK probes whether COVID-19 vaccine caused allergic reactions

Britain's medical regulator warned Wednesday that people with a history of serious allergic reactions shouldn't get the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, and investigators looked into whether two reactions on the ...

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