Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID in South Africa: What to expect in the short and long term

In light of the approaching winter months combined with the recent lifting of the national disaster act, South Africans have anxiously been watching an increase in COVID infections. The Conversation Africa spoke to infectious ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why do we get teary when we're tired or sick?

It's been a big week and you feel exhausted, and suddenly you find yourself crying at a nice nappy commercial. Or maybe you are struck with a cold or the coronavirus and the fact your partner used up all the milk just makes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shines light on longevity of COVID-19 immune response

By uniting research from eight cohorts across the U.S., a group of researchers has accelerated collection of data integral in answering questions about immune responses needed for long lasting protection from SARS-CoV-2. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies reveal key clues about COVID-19 immunity, immune recall

How does the immune system remember and recognize viral invaders it has encountered in the past? A trio of newly published studies of people infected with SARS-CoV-2, vaccinated against the virus, or both are providing tantalizing ...

Vaccination

WHO clears China's CanSino COVID vaccine for emergency use

The World Health Organization said Thursday that it has granted an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by China's CanSino Biologics, the 11th such shot to receive the green light.

Pediatrics

Q and A: A parents' guide to COVID booster shots for kids 5-11

With COVID-19 cases rising again in the Bay Area, parents have a new consideration for protecting their children this week: The Food and Drug Administration granted emergency use authorization Tuesday for kids ages 5-11 to ...

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