Vaccination

High hopes but slow start: Europe's COVID vaccine drive

Armed with COVID-19 vaccines developed in record time, authorities across Europe are scrambling to quickly innoculate populations against an outbreak that has killed more than 626,000 people on the continent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fauci says US could see return to normal by next summer

If the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines proceeds smoothly, it might be possible to achieve widespread population immunity in the United States by next summer, top scientist Anthony Fauci has said.

Health

CDC: Life expectancy for U.S. population increased in 2019

(HealthDay)—Life expectancy for the U.S. population increased in 2019, while the rate of drug overdose deaths increased from 2018 to 2019, according to two December data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Panel: People over 75, essential workers next for vaccines

A federal advisory panel recommended Sunday that people 75 and older and essential workers like firefighters, teachers and grocery store workers should be next in line for COVID-19 shots, while a second vaccine began rolling ...

Vaccination

Vietnam starts human trial of coronavirus vaccine

A Vietnamese pharmaceutical company began testing a coronavirus vaccine on volunteers in Hanoi on Thursday, as developing countries jostle with richer nations to access affordable inoculations.

Health

Nightmares linked with anxiety and insomnia in heart patients

Heart patients with weekly nightmares are five times more likely to feel depressed or anxious and even more likely to have difficulty sleeping compared to those without frequent nightmares. That's the finding of a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Digital trackers for mental health not yet fit for purpose

Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny, says an expert in digital analytics from the University of Bath.

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