Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox

The European Union said Tuesday it has purchased almost 110,000 vaccine doses to help tackle the monkeypox outbreak and would share them out among the bloc's members.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO: Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries

The World Health Organization says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as "containable" and proposed ...

Neuroscience

Family size may influence cognitive functioning in later life

A new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and the Robert Butler Columbia Aging Center and Université Paris-Dauphine—PSL, found that having three or more versus two children has a negative effect ...

Health

Women locked in care cycle as COVID-19 diverts funds

Health inequalities facing women and girls, already stark before the onset of COVID-19, have widened glaringly during the pandemic. Lockdowns restricted access to sexual and reproductive health services, increased violence ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Environmental factors behind depression in Sri Lanka

Depression is influenced more by environmental factors than genetic ones, said a study conducted in Sri Lanka—a country devastated by a long-running civil war (1983–2009) and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, resulting in ...

Vaccination

COVID program delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries

The World Health Organization said Sunday that a U.N.-backed program shipping coronavirus vaccines to many poor countries has now delivered 1 billion doses, but that milestone "is only a reminder of the work that remains" ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU leaders urge booster shots, seek coordinated travel rules

European Union leaders agreed Thursday that administering booster shots is "urgent" and "crucial" to tackle the surge of coronavirus infections across the continent and the emergence of the new omicron variant.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron to be dominant variant in EU by mid-January

Omicron is expected to be the dominant coronavirus variant in the European Union's 27 nations by mid-January, the bloc's top official said Wednesday amid concerns that a dramatic rise in infections will leave Europe shrouded ...

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