Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Old vaccines can fight new pandemics like COVID-19

Inoculation with live attenuated vaccines (LAV) such as those used against TB, polio or measles can stimulate the immune system to provide protection against other infectious diseases, including COVID-19, says a new study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it safe to have surgery after COVID-19 infection?

It is now clear that the lingering effects of COVID-19 can affect your health in many ways—including how your body reacts to surgery. In this case, the changes are significant. A growing number of studies have shown a substantial ...

Vaccination

Will people really need a yearly COVID booster vaccine?

(HealthDay)—As the number of people fully immunized against COVID-19 rises into the hundreds of millions, immunologists and infectious disease experts now are pondering a new question in the unfolding pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine protection may diminish need for yearly boosters

Scientists have found clues that the world's leading COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection that could diminish the need for frequent booster shots, but they caution that more research is needed and that virus mutations ...

Immunology

Improving bone marrow transplants in mice to help fight disease

To study the immune system in human health and disease, scientists commonly use the genetic manipulation of mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) as a powerful model system. These studies have been extremely ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Overcoming pandemic procrastination

Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone.

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