Vaccination

WHO: Vaccine hesitancy persists among Africa health workers

Africa is seeing a rise in deliveries of vaccine doses to the continent, but only one in four of its health workers has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the World Health Organization regional office said on Thursday.

Medications

Smarter prescriptions from doctors could save NHS billions

GP's could save billions of pounds for the NHS by switching patients' prescriptions from patented medicine to alternative drugs whose patent has expired, a new study shows. Researchers found that whilst some practitioners ...

Vaccination

Moderna has no plans to share its COVID-19 vaccine recipe

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company's own production is the best way to increase the global supply, the company's chairman said Monday.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Apps 'valuable tool' in helping manage chronic pain

Smartphone apps have proved invaluable for helping people manage chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic, but researchers warn that the need for information sharing and education in this area is being neglected.

Pediatrics

Bed sharing not as critical as claimed

New research led by the University of Kent has found that there is no link between bed sharing, infant-mother attachment, and infant behavioral outcomes.

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