Cardiology

Getting on top of rural Asia's blood pressure

A low-cost intervention to improve hypertension prevention and management can be cost effectively scaled up for rural communities in low- and middle-income countries, according to findings from a multi-country trial published ...

Vaccination

Germany looks to AstraZeneca shot to boost vaccine rollout

Eager to deliver hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses that have been piling up, Germany has begun ramping up its use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine after authorities said it could be safely given to people age 65 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

English health official warns pandemic entering worst weeks

England's chief medical officer warned Monday that the coming weeks would be the worst of the pandemic for the National Health Service as he appealed to the public to strictly follow guidelines meant to prevent the spread ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK ramps up vaccine rollout, targets every adult by autumn

Britain's health secretary said Sunday that every adult in the country will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine by the autumn as the U.K. ramps up its mass vaccination program amid a huge surge of infections and hospital admissions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One in seven medical diagnoses incorrect

The estimated 140,000 diagnostic errors made in Australia every year could be prevented by implementing key strategies, according to a perspective paper by a University of Queensland researcher.

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