Medical research

Two doses of BNT162b2 SARS-CoV-2 vaccine highly effective

Two doses of BNT162b2 are highly effective for preventing symptomatic and asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections and other outcomes, according to a study published online May ...

Vaccination

WHO panel OKs emergency use of China's Sinopharm vaccine (Update)

The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long COVID presents new challenges for the years ahead

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic's acute effects on people's lives has appropriately held the nation's attention, but the long-term effects that many people suffer is garnering increasing attention. Now officially termed Post-Acute ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is PTSD overdiagnosed?

Some clinicians are concerned that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis has risen throughout Western society since the late 1980s. Is this correct? And if so, has the true incidence of PTSD really spiralled out ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD meds can help preschoolers, but effects vary

Parents of preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be advised to give their child medication to help them concentrate, sit still and/or control impulsive behaviors.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19

Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Do people become more religious in times of crisis?

Organized religion has been on the decline for decades in the United States. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers found that online searches for the word "prayer" soared to their highest level ever in over 90 ...

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