Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'This is not a game': Global virus death toll hits 2 million

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday, crossing the threshold amid a vaccine rollout so immense but so uneven that in some countries there is real hope of vanquishing the outbreak, while in other, less-developed ...

Medical research

Men more susceptible to COVID-19 than women

Males are more likely to test positive for COVID-19, more likely to have complications and more likely to die from the virus than females, independent of age, according to a new study published this week in the open-access ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Few OB-GYNs can prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use

(HealthDay)—Fewer than 2 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists who accept Medicaid are able to prescribe buprenorphine, according to a study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Network Open.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Expert warns of depression risk in aftermath of Cyclone Imogen

A Western Sydney University rural health expert is calling for additional economic support for businesses and increased disaster relief and recovery services, to help address the potential mental health impacts of Cyclone ...

Vaccination

Mexico to vaccinate rural elderly, but still awaits vaccine

Once Mexico has vaccinated its frontline medical workers against COVID-19, the government will turn its attention to the elderly living in its most remote places, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday.

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