Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan rolls out vaccine slowly, despite looming Olympics

Three months before it hosts the Olympics—the biggest international event since the pandemic began—Japan has fully vaccinated less than one percent of its population in a cautious, slow-moving programme.

Pediatrics

Timing of SNAP benefits can reduce childhood injuries

A new study published recently in BMC Pediatrics shows a connection between the time of the month when low-income families receive their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the number of emergency ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

To combat COVID-19, behavioral pitfalls must be addressed

During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA gives first Ebola vaccine for adults the green light

(HealthDay)—The first Ebola vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is a single-dose injection called Ervebo. The vaccine from Merck & Co. is approved to protect against the Zaire ebolavirus in people ...

Diabetes

Use of more costly diabetes medications varies widely

(HealthDay)—Even within an integrated Veterans Affairs (VA) system with a uniform national formulary and established criteria for drug use, there is substantial variation in the use of thiazolidinediones and long-acting ...