Health

Blood lead levels in Haiti 'a warning for other countries'

Blood lead levels among the population of Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince are on average five times higher than in the United States, say researchers, highlighting the urgent need to address the problem in developing countries ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For new mothers, feeling low in social status poses risk to health

When it comes to the link between socioeconomic status and health, perception can be as important as reality. A study published by the American Psychological Association finds that new mothers who see themselves as lower ...

Cardiology

World's first international cardiac rehabilitation registry

In collaboration with the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, researchers from York and Qatar Universities have launched the first-of-its-kind International Cardiac Rehabilitation Registry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple screening for COPD could relieve millions globally

The global burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of common lung conditions that affects more than 300 million people, could be significantly reduced with a simple health assessment, concludes a large-scale ...

Vaccination

WHO approves Novavax vaccine for emergency use against COVID

The World Health Organization has given emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine made by U.S.-based Novavax and the Serum Institute of India, paving the way for its inclusion in the U.N.-backed program to get such vaccines ...

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