Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treating the COVID-19 'infodemic' as an epidemic

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, a trio of science communication researchers proposes to treat the COVID-19 misinformation "infodemic" with the same methods used to halt epidemics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low risk of infection in babies born to mothers with COVID-19

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have studied newborn babies whose mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy or childbirth. The results show that although babies born ...


Shortages, confusion in India's vaccination drive

India's mammoth push to beat its raging COVID surge with vaccinations looks troubled, with its vast inoculation programme plagued by shortages, confusion and political squabbles.


Dramatic drop in common viruses raises question: Masks forever?

Masks and physical distancing are proving to have major fringe benefits, keeping people from getting all kinds of illnesses—not just COVID-19. But it's unclear whether the protocols will be worth the pain in the long run.

Oncology & Cancer

WHO says virus 'catastrophic' for cancer care in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a "catastrophic" impact on cancer treatment, the World Health Organization's European branch warned on Thursday, with cancer services disrupted in a third of countries in the region.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

7 of top 10 killers pre-Covid were non-communicable diseases: WHO

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for seven of the top 10 causes of death before the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, with heart disease killing more people than ever before.

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