Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect omicron?

At-home rapid COVID-19 tests are getting harder to find leading up to the Christmas holiday. Adding to the confusion, new preliminary information that suggests some rapid tests may not be able to detect the omicron variant, ...

Vaccination

WHO approves Novavax vaccine for emergency use against COVID

The World Health Organization has given emergency approval to a coronavirus vaccine made by U.S.-based Novavax and the Serum Institute of India, paving the way for its inclusion in the U.N.-backed program to get such vaccines ...

Medications

Researchers develop potential oral treatment for COVID-19

Eugenol, an oily liquid extracted from cloves and a Southeast Asian plant known as holy basil, has been effective in treating mice infected with COVID-19 in a laboratory study, according to newly published research results ...

Vaccination

How can scientists update coronavirus vaccines for omicron?

If the omicron variant of the coronavirus is different enough from the original variant, it's possible that existing vaccines won't be as effective as they have been. If so, it's likely that companies will need to update ...

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