Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Africa, vaccine hesitancy adds to slow rollout of doses

Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The influence of fake food

Digitisation and globalization mean that today, a large proportion of the world can access content and opinion in an instant and conversely share their own content and opinions just as quickly. The search engines and the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fake news makes Czechs vaccine-wary despite COVID crisis

As the Czech Republic struggles to cope with the world's highest coronavirus infection rate, a tidal wave of disinformation and a bungled government response are hampering vaccination efforts.

Vaccination

'Mum test' not enough to convince people to get the COVID-19 jab

The 'Mum test', invoked by England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan van- Tam, to reassure Britons of COVID-19 vaccine safety, won't be enough to convince people to get the jab, warns the Drug and Therapeutics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why our obsession with happy endings can lead to bad decisions

"All's well that ends well," wrote William Shakespeare over 400 years ago. The words may still seem to ring true today, but turns out they don't. We have just busted the old myth in a recent brain imaging experiment, published ...

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