Red Cross warns of severe blood shortage

(HealthDay)—There's a severe blood shortage in the United States due to a recent surge in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries, the American Red Cross says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arthritis drug shows promise against severe COVID: study

A repurposed arthritis drug has shown positive results in a clinical trial of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a paper published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Inflammatory disorders

Higher BMI linked to increased risk for developing psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Higher body mass index (BMI) seems to be associated with an increased risk for developing psoriasis, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU moves to pre-COVID normal as cases spike in Moscow

The European Union on Wednesday agreed to lift coronavirus restrictions for US travellers as Western countries move toward a return to pre-COVID life, but in a stark reminder that the global pandemic is far from over, Moscow ...


US buying 200 mn more doses of Moderna COVID vaccine

The United States has reached a deal to buy 200 million more doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, with the option to purchase variant-specific boosters that are in the pipeline, the biotech company said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

After COVID, many Americans are struck by new maladies: study

Suffering through a case of COVID-19 unleashed a host of other health problems in hundreds of thousands of Americans participating in the largest study yet of the long-term effects of coronavirus infection.

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