Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 clinical trials lack diversity, study shows

Despite disproportionately higher rates of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death among people of color, minority groups are significantly underrepresented in COVID-19 clinical trials, according to a new perspective ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Trajectories of antidepressant medication use during pregnancy

In an analysis of women who started pregnancy when taking antidepressant medications, investigators identified three trajectories of antidepressant dispensing during pregnancy: more than half stopped their treatment, a quarter ...

Addiction

Safe injection sites may curb opioid deaths, report suggests

A safe haven in the U.S. where people can give themselves heroin and other drugs has observed more than 10,500 injections over five years and treated 33 overdoses with none proving fatal, researchers reported Wednesday.

Medical research

No time to be complacent about polio in Australia

Despite being declared polio-free in 2000, Australia consistently fails to reach some World Health Organization (WHO) benchmarks for adequate surveillance, showing a "level of complacency among physicians," say the authors ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese coronavirus vaccine approved for military use

China's military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks that has been developed by its research unit and a biotech firm, the company said Monday.

Health

'Stay at home but don't stay still,' researchers recommend

The adverse side effects of the social isolation measures implemented to combat COVID-19 include an increase in sedentary behavior and physical inactivity, which can contribute to a deterioration in cardiovascular health ...

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