Vaccination

UN official urges acceleration in coronavirus vaccinations

The U.N. official spearheading global vaccination efforts against the coronavirus said Monday the number of countries where 10% or less of the population has been vaccinated dropped from 34 to 18 since January and called ...

Genetics

Big US gene database has volunteers from all walks of life

Scientists are getting their first peek at the genes of nearly 100,000 Americans in what's considered a uniquely diverse genomic database—part of a quest to reduce health disparities and end cookie-cutter care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows trust in science predicts pandemic compliance

Trust in the scientific research community is the best predictor of a person's compliance with public health measures intended to prevent COVID-19, according to a study from The University of Alabama.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Telehealth could 'break barriers' to antenatal care

Telemedicine should be used to increase access to routine care delivered to expectant mothers from the time they conceive to the onset of labor in resource-limited settings, a Ghana-based study suggests.

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