Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO issues call for experts to help with COVID origins probe

The World Health Organization has issued a call for experts to join a new advisory group it's forming, in part to address the agency's fraught attempts to investigate how the coronavirus pandemic started.

Vaccination

EXPLAINER: How do border policies affect US infection rates?

As the delta variant fuels an increase of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., some of President Joe Biden's critics blame the surge on his border policies, which allow some migrants to enter the country to apply for asylum.

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 ...

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