Don't wait to get this year's flu vaccine

Flu season is upon us again, and while case numbers in Texas remain relatively low, a physician with Texas A&M University Health Services says the best time to get vaccinated is right now.


Why mothers and babies will suffer more as Africa grows hotter

As Africa gets hotter, mothers and babies are most at risk. Why is this and what can be done about it? Matthew Chersich, a specialist in climate change and maternal health, explains the reasons to health editor Nadine Dreyer.


Commentary: Should mask rules remain in health care settings?

In a new commentary, public health experts from several prominent universities suggest that both patients and health care professionals should draw upon lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to mask up ...

Medical economics

Disability in a pandemic—Africa's forgotten families

In 2017, a road accident left Anna Nzioka with two fractures in her right leg. After a series of operations and physiotherapy, she has slowly learned to walk again, although with the aid of a crutch.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New INSPIRE group data shows 'long COVID' not a single condition

The latest data from the nationwide INSPIRE study assessing the long-term symptoms and outcomes of the COVID-19 virus in nearly 6000 participants identifies four clinically distinct symptom presentations (phenotypes),adding ...

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