Vaccination

New data shows the power of COVID vaccines

(HealthDay)—The effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines is borne out in new government data showing that more than 99.99% of fully vaccinated Americans have not had a breakthrough infection resulting in hospitalization or death.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Buying time for people approaching Alzheimer's

Australians living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) could know five years in advance whether they are at high risk of developing Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia—according to new research from ...

Genetics

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track "any form of genetic manipulation" and proposing a whistle-blowing mechanism to raise concerns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea's cases jump to 1,200 amid slow vaccination

South Korea on Wednesday reported 1,212 new cases, a steep rise in coronavirus infections unseen since the winter outbreak as it slips into another surge while most of its people are still unvaccinated.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers zero in on longer lockdowns to crush COVID-19

The NSW Government faces a high-pressure decision this week about whether to relax current restrictions because of the latest COVID-19 outbreak, according to an expert from The Australian National University (ANU).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Have a pandemic plan? Most people did not

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, medical experts have stressed the importance of having a plan in the event of a positive test result. Where should you self-isolate? Do you have personal protective equipment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lisbon drives virus surge as Portugal is chided for failings

The Lisbon region's surge in COVID-19 cases is powering ahead, with new infections pushing Portugal's daily new cases to a four-month high as a report by health experts finds fault with the government's pandemic response.

Vaccination

Vaccine hesitancy puts India's gains against virus at risk

In Jamsoti, a village tucked deep inside India's most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, the common refrain among the villagers is that the coronavirus spreads only in cities. The deadly infection, they believe, does not exist ...

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