Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Distancing and masks are not enough

Wear a mask, keep your distance, avoid crowds—these are the common recommendations to contain the COVID-19 epidemic. However, the scientific foundations on which these recommendations are based are decades old and no longer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK data: COVID-19 vaccines sharply cut hospitalizations

Two U.K. studies released Monday showed that COVID-19 vaccination programs are contributing to a sharp drop in hospitalizations, boosting hopes that the shots will work as well in the real world as they have in carefully ...

Vaccination

US floats idea of early approval for eventual vaccine

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration raised the possibility in an interview published Sunday that a future vaccine against the coronavirus might be given emergency approval before the end of trials designed to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Speaker's power to act on words influences listeners' brain response

A speaker's power to act on his words influences how a listener perceives the meaning of their message, according to research published July 24 in the open access journal PLoS ONE by Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky from the University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany lists France as COVID-19 high-risk zone

Germany on Friday declared the whole of France a "high risk" area for coronavirus infections, a move that means travellers need to show a negative COVID-19 test and quarantine upon arrival.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK govt advisors sound warning on easing virus lockdown

Senior advisors to Boris Johnson's government on Saturday warned it was too early to lift the lockdown, just two days before the UK further relaxes coronavirus restrictions.