Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Italy's Lombardy again in virus crisis as Brescia sees surge

Italy's northern Lombardy region, where Europe's coronavirus outbreak erupted last year, asked the national government Thursday for more vaccines to help stem a surge of new COVID-19 cases that are taxing the health system ...

Vaccination

India to vaccinate over-60s from March 1

India plans to expand its vast but faltering coronavirus vaccination programme from March 1 by offering jabs to the over 60s, the government said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Loss of sense of smell and taste may last up to 5 months after COVID-19

People with COVID-19 may lose their sense of smell and taste for up to five months after infection, according to a preliminary study released today, February 22, 2021, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers studying wearable device to detect COVID-19 upon infection

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers are recruiting health care workers to study whether a wearable device, a wristwatch, can capture real time data that can be used to alert wearers of subtle physiological ...

Vaccination

Philippines approves Chinese jab but health workers to miss out

The Philippines' drug regulator gave emergency approval Monday to the Chinese-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, with the first doses set to arrive this week—but health workers will not get the jab due to its comparatively ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetics may play role in determining immunity to COVID-19

Neutralizing antibodies develop within two weeks of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, but their durability and intensity can vary by individual, prompting concerns about the prospects of long-lasting immunity and efficacy of COVID-19 ...

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