Medical research

Medics should treat gender and sex differently

Patients' sex and gender are being confused by doctors at the risk of reducing the effectiveness of treatment, a group of senior medical researchers, led by the University of St Andrews, has concluded.

Vaccination

Why we need a more precise understanding of vaccine hesitation

As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be distributed, equity is vital to the process. Vaccination availability for individuals from minority groups is an important issue—partly because of longstanding inequitable access ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste and smell gone forever? The anguish of COVID survivors

Three days after testing positive for COVID-19, "everything tasted like cardboard," recalls 38-year-old Elizabeth Medina, who lost her sense of taste and smell at the start of the pandemic. A year later, she fears she will ...

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