Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Segregation, income disparity fueled high COVID-19 numbers

The growth rate of COVID‐19 cases and deaths was higher for U.S. metropolitan areas that exhibited greater Black and white or Hispanic and white segregation, a new University of Michigan study shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU gets vaccine boost as WHO dampens hope of herd immunity

The European Union started the approval process for its third vaccine on Tuesday after WHO scientists warned that herd immunity from coronavirus was unlikely this year even with mass inoculation schemes.

Health

Perception of palliative care in South Asian populations

When dealing with a life-limiting illness, palliative care can improve the quality of life for patients and families. However, for many people, the fear of 'end of life' care prevents them from exploring it. A recent study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks

The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a study published December 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Albin Fontaine of the Institut de Recherche Biomédicale ...

Vaccination

Some 50 countries start Covid-19 vaccinations

Some 50 countries around the world have already started vaccinating their people against COVID-19, barely a year after the first alert by China signalled the start of the epidemic.

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