Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global study finds increase in deaths from COVID-19 on weekends

The average number of global deaths from COVID-19 were 6% higher on weekends compared to weekdays (8,532 vs 8,083) throughout the pandemic, according to new research analyzing all deaths reported to the WHO COVID-19 database ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lies that 'might' eventually come true seem less unethical

People may be willing to condone statements they know to be false and even spread misinformation on social media if they believe those statements could become true in the future, according to research published by the American ...

Health informatics

Using convolutional neural networks to analyze medical imaging

COVID-19 remains a significant challenge the world over. Research in the International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design, discusses how X-ray images and CT (computerized tomography) scans can reveal much about ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid Covid tests not as accurate with Omicron: US regulator

Rapid Covid home tests are more likely to give a false negative with the heavily-mutated Omicron variant compared to earlier strains, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday.

Medical economics

Study: Vaccine incentives don't work, and may actually backfire

When the COVID-19 vaccine first became available in the United States, demand far exceeded supply. At the height of the vaccination campaign, nearly 2 million people were being fully vaccinated each week. By October 2021, ...

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