Vaccination

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask—a potentially major shift in policy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. sees continued drop in new COVID cases

New coronavirus case counts are now steadily dropping across the United States, as the worst of the latest surge in the pandemic seems to be subsiding.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extent of India's COVID nudge campaign revealed

The Government of India's use of nudge theory in the first three months of the pandemic helped to tackle the virus on numerous fronts, a new study suggests.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa lockdowns begin as coronavirus cases above 1,000

Lockdowns have begun in Africa as coronavirus cases rise above 1,000, while Nigeria on Saturday announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent's most populous country.

Other

Search for surrogates draws Chinese to US

For decades China has been a top destination for Americans seeking to adopt a child from abroad, but now its own citizens are making the reverse trek across the Pacific to fulfil their parental dreams—through surrogacy.

Addiction

Racial differences exist in reports of workplace drug testing

(Medical Xpress)—Drug testing occurs more often in workplaces where racial and ethnic minorities are employed, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine. The study appears online in the Early View of the American ...