Pediatrics

Omicron wave did not spur parents to get their kids vaccinated

Parents may have become skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines after seeing breakthrough omicron infections over the winter, causing children's vaccination rates to stall or even pull back, according to data from researchers at Northeastern ...

Vaccination

Who is getting COVID-19 booster shots (and who's resistant)?

The COVID-19 booster shot campaign is moving at a faster clip than the original vaccination push, according to a new U.S. study. That's the good news. The bad news is the pace may not be quick enough to ward off an onslaught ...

Surgery

Number of elderly on U.S. liver transplant list rising

(HealthDay)—The proportion of U.S. elderly patients in need of liver transplant (LT) is sharply increasing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coping with COVID-19 stress easier with a dose of humor

Funny memes may help people cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, making viewers feel calmer and more content, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID contradiction: They wear masks, but won't get vaccinated

People who wear masks but won't get the COVID-19 vaccine pose a public health conundrum―they are concerned enough about the coronavirus to cover their faces, but aren't willing to take the next step by getting vaccinated.

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