Oncology & Cancer

Study: Higher alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of cancers

Europe is the region with the highest per capita consumption of alcohol in the world. To reduce alcohol consumption and the associated health burden, increasing taxes on alcoholic beverages is a promising policy option. Alongside ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US to end travel bans for vaccinated passengers

The United States announced Monday it will lift COVID travel bans on all air passengers in November if they are fully vaccinated and undergo testing and contact tracing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends COVID pass

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from COVID-19, authorities said.


EU earmarks 30 billion euros for health crisis agency

The European Union said Thursday that it will fund its new health preparedness and rapid response agency to the tune of 30 billion euros ($35 billion) over the next six years, even pushing it higher if individual efforts ...


EU agency says to focus on vaccines first not booster shots

The European Union's infectious diseases agency on Thursday urged countries to push ahead with their primary coronavirus vaccination programs and played down the need for booster shoots to ward off the delta variant among ...


Spain says 70% of population fully vaccinated

One of the global frontrunners in vaccination against the coronavirus, Spain on Wednesday it had fully vaccinated just over 70 percent of its 47 million residents.

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