Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows trust in science predicts pandemic compliance

Trust in the scientific research community is the best predictor of a person's compliance with public health measures intended to prevent COVID-19, according to a study from The University of Alabama.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu shots and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone over 6 months get a flu shot every season with rare exceptions.

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Call for urgent action as COVID-19 mental health crisis exposed

New data from two of South Australia's preeminent mental health research institutes indicates the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social restrictions are having a greater impact on mental health than was first feared.

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Zika and Chikungunya viruses: Diagnostic pitfalls

Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Zika-related malformations in newborns particularly warrant reliable diagnostics. ...

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Omicron: Better to be safe (and quick) than sorry

On discovering the omicron variant, many countries moved quickly to impose travel restrictions and other public health measures, such as compulsory mask wearing. But, given the lack of data, is this the best course of action?

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European nations pin hopes on new measures as virus cases mount

Austria and Britain were among European nations grappling with mounting coronavirus infections Sunday, while restrictions were eased in the South Korean capital Seoul and work resumed on a much-hyped potential vaccine.