Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeypox outbreak can be contained, White House says

The White House said Sunday it was confident authorities could "eliminate" monkeypox from the United States by speeding up the rollout of vaccinations and treatment to combat the virus's spread.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Smacking children: What the research says

The question of whether it is ever acceptable to smack a child—hitting them with the flat inside of the hand with the aim of achieving compliance—is still highly controversial. In England, this controversy was recently ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK health boss: COVID-19 rules could tighten by Christmas

Britain's health secretary has refused to rule out imposing tougher COVID-19 restrictions before Christmas amid the rapid rise of infections and continuing uncertainty about the omicron variant.

Other

UK to probe 'systematic bias' in medical devices tech

Britain's health secretary announced Sunday he has launched an independent review to examine if "systematic bias" exists in the development of medical devices, after COVID-19 brought the issue "to the fore".

Vaccination

UK ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues

Authorities in Britain have decided not to require vaccine passports for entry into nightclubs and other crowded events in England, Britain's health secretary said Sunday, reversing course amid opposition from some of the ...

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

London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London and its surrounding areas will be placed under Britain's highest level of coronavirus restrictions beginning Wednesday as infections rise rapidly in the capital, the health secretary said Monday, adding that a new ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biden's health team offers glimpse of his COVID-19 strategy

President-elect Joe Biden's choices for his health care team point to a stronger federal role in the nation's COVID-19 strategy, restoration of a guiding stress on science and an emphasis on equitable distribution of vaccines ...

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