Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New Zealand marks 100 days of virus elimination

New Zealand on Sunday marked 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by the disease.

Surgery

Shortened fasting feasible for children undergoing surgery

(HealthDay)—The incidence of pulmonary aspiration is low in children undergoing elective surgery, even when allowed free clear fluids until called to the operating suite, according to research published online May 4 in ...

Health

Experts question election pledges on GP access

As the general election in the UK approaches, experts writing in The BMJ this week question whether the party promises on access to general practice are likely to be achievable.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal adds virus booster jab incentives, cuts isolation

Portugal's government announced Thursday further incentives for people to get COVID-19 booster shots and said new rules will require people to isolate only if they live with someone who tests positive.

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