Vaccination

COVID: China's mRNA vaccine showing early promise

China, the country that first detected the novel coronavirus, remains one of the few not to have imported one of the exceptionally effective mRNA COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Instead, it has so far relied ...

Medications

Did pandemic lockdowns worsen the epidemic of opioid abuse?

(HealthDay)—Pandemic lockdowns may have led fewer Americans to seek pain treatment last year, but folks who did seek help had higher-than-usual odds of receiving dangerous opioid painkillers, a new study says.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Grape seed extract found to extend lifespan of old mice

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions in China and the U.S. has found that injecting procyanidin C1 (PCC1), a chemical found in grape seed extract, into older mice extended their lifespan. In their ...

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