Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch advance first Covid jabs to Wednesday, last in EU

The Netherlands has brought forward its first coronavirus jabs by two days to Wednesday, as pressure grows on the government in the last EU country to launch its vaccination campaign.

Other

Who is the girl behind the face of CPR?

She is the face that many have kissed during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training and she has saved millions of lives, but who is she and what is her story?

Health

The ethics of human challenge trials

The first human challenge trial to test COVID-19 treatments and vaccines is set to begin in January in the United Kingdom. These trials, in which healthy volunteers are infected with the virus after being given different ...

Medical research

Medical research is broken: Here's how we can fix it

Every year, around US$200 billion (£150 billion) is spent globally on health research. Meanwhile, millions of people volunteer their time to be participants in health studies. Despite all the resources that go into creating ...

Genetics

New clues to lung-scarring disease may aid treatment

Scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona, have discovered previously unreported genetic and cellular changes that occur in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Monkeys, ferrets offer needed clues in COVID-19 vaccine race

The global race for a COVID-19 vaccine boils down to some critical questions: How much must the shots rev up someone's immune system to really work? And could revving it the wrong way cause harm?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The complex ethics of reopening America

Since the pandemic reached U.S. shores, public health experts and government officials have stressed aggressive social distancing policies in order to "flatten the curve" and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent the ...

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