Vaccination

Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lockdown fines more common in the poorest areas

Penalties against people breaking COVID-19 lockdown regulations in Scotland were issued disproportionately in the most deprived communities, research shows.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Doctors: Execution drugs could help COVID-19 patients

Secrecy surrounding executions could hinder efforts by a group of medical professionals who are asking the nation's death penalty states for medications used in lethal injections so that they can go to coronavirus patients ...

Health

Neurocognitive basis for free will set out for the first time

Do human beings genuinely have free will? Philosophers and theologians have wrestled with this question for centuries and have set out the 'design features' of free will—but how do our brains actually fulfil them?

Health

Validity of Obama health care law at issue in appeal hearing

An appeals court was to hear arguments Tuesday on whether Congress effectively invalidated former President Barack Obama's entire signature health care law when it zeroed out the tax imposed on those who chose not to buy ...

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