Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU eyes autumn approval of Pfizer jab for COVID variants

The EU's medicines watchdog said Wednesday it aims to approve this autumn a Pfizer/BioNTech COVID vaccine adapted for two fast-spreading subvariants of the Omicron strain.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risk of miscarriage may increase during the summer

Up to 30 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage, defined as pregnancy loss before 20 weeks of pregnancy. As many as half of miscarriages are unexplained, and there are few known risk factors for these pregnancy losses, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture surgery generally lower during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Among older individuals, hip fracture surgery volumes were generally lower during the COVID-19 pandemic than two years earlier until the COVID-19 vaccine became available, according to a research letter published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany hits goal in push for 30 million new vaccine shots

Germany has reached its goal of 30 million additional immunizations against COVID-19 by year's end, a push aimed at re-energizing a lagging vaccination campaign and countering a resurgence in COVID-19 infections.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine effective against virus variants: study

Kaiser Permanente research published on December 15, 2021 in The British Medical Journal showed 2 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine were highly effective against all SARS-CoV-2 variants; however, vaccine effectiveness against ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World passes threshold of 4.5 mn COVID deaths

The world has passed the grim threshold of 4.5 million COVID-19 deaths, according to an AFP tally on Monday, as the virulent Delta variant wreaks havoc globally.

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