Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The connection between smoking, COVID-19

It's common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. And, when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, the side effects of smoking and the behaviors of people who smoke or vape could create a one-two punch.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Living with dementia in a virtual world: hope for the future

With much of the U.K. just emerging from its second coronavirus 'lockdown' into new tiers, the amount of social contact we are able to have is still limited. Among the worst affected are people living in the country's care ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In historic first, UK to introduce Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine next week

Britain on Wednesday became the first Western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine for general use, announcing a rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech's drug from next week in a historic advance for humanity's fightback against the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pets, touch and COVID-19: Why our furry friends are lifesavers

Lockdowns, job losses and social isolation have been the hallmarks of 2020 as COVID-19 tightens its grip on the world, not only infecting millions and leaving a mounting death toll, but also denying humans the most basic ...

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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