Vaccination

England minorities: Higher COVID-19 cases, fewer vaccinated

England's ethnic minority communities have higher levels of COVID-19 infections and lower levels of vaccine acceptance than other groups, according to a new study that highlights how the pandemic is worsening health inequalities.

Health

Parents, religion guard against college drinking

Religious college students report less alcohol use than their classmates – and the reason may have to do with how their parents handle stress, according to new research by a Michigan State University scholar.

Pediatrics

Third MMR vaccine dose can curtail mumps outbreak

(HealthDay)—Administering a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine reduced the village-wide attack rate by about 75 percent in a community experiencing a large mumps outbreak despite a high rate of previous ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany plans to limit social gatherings at Christmas

Germany's 16 states have agreed to guidelines limiting social contact over Christmas, according to a draft deal seen by AFP on Tuesday, dashing hopes for large holiday gatherings.

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