Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge

WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears, imperilling the pandemic fight as infection rates surge.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England's children go back to school after virus lockdown

Children return to school in England on Monday for the first time since January, as the government begins to ease tough restrictions thanks to a mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stressed teenagers reluctant to seek formal help, research finds

Young New Zealanders who are experiencing stress are more likely to seek help from friends and families than from counselors or other specialists, according to a new study published in Stress and Health, raising questions ...

Medical economics

New technology could increase health inequities

New technology is good for patients and the healthcare system. But it could also expand the already significant health disparities in Norway and other countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Czechs fear pandemic inactivity swells child obesity

Dana Gavrinevova, a sports teacher at a Prague secondary school, has watched in horror as her students have piled on weight after coronavirus restrictions required them to adopt distance learning.

Health

France makes period products free for students

The French government said Tuesday it would make period products free for students, joining a global drive to end "period poverty"—the inability to pay for menstrual protection.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse more common in LGB people

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are significantly more likely to have mental health conditions and report alcohol and drug misuse than heterosexual people—according to a new study led by UCL researchers in collaboration ...

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