Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Polish miners' blood boosts search for new COVID-19 drug

Blood donations from Polish coal miners who recovered from coronavirus have helped research into a new plasma-derived drug, researchers said on Tuesday, as they announced the start of production and testing in Poland.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus resurging in Europe as restrictions ease: WHO

Europe has seen a surge of COVID-19 cases since countries began easing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the potentially fatal virus, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Health

Fishing among worst jobs for health

People working in the fishing industry have among the poorest health of all workers in England and Wales, new research suggests.

Health

Miners, fearing retaliation, may skip black lung screenings

Federal officials are examining potential barriers, such as a fear of retaliation from employers, that may explain why only about one-third of coal miners participate in a program to screen for black lung disease even as ...

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