Medical economics

First study on neighborhood deprivation and COVID-19 in Louisiana

A study by researchers at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, believed to be the first study to investigate the role of neighborhood deprivation on COVID-19 in Louisiana, found that the more a neighborhood is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal unveils its national vaccination plan for COVID-19

Portugal is aiming to vaccinate almost 1 million people against the coronavirus between January and April at the latest, and perhaps by the end of February, depending on the pace of vaccine deliveries, officials said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In historic first, UK to introduce Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week

Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech's drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity's fightback against the ...

Ophthalmology

Targets for avoidable sight loss 'not being met'

Public health services across the world are failing to meet targets to reduce avoidable sight loss, according to a new study published today (1 December) in The Lancet Global Health.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental ill-health major contributor to Australian youth suicide

The majority of young Australians who died by suicide between 2006 and 2015 had either a diagnosed or a likely mental health disorder, yet more than two-thirds were not in contact with mental health services at the time of ...

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