Vaccination

WHO experts say countries should keep using AstraZeneca jab

World Health Organization experts on Wednesday recommended countries continue to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, but said they were looking into the jab's safety after a slew of countries suspended its use over health fears.

Oncology & Cancer

Disparities in lung cancer screening eligibility still exist

(HealthDay)—Despite increases in lung cancer screening eligibility, gender, racial, and ethnic screening disparities may still persist, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early warning system fills in gaps in infectious disease surveillance

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health developed an infectious disease early warning system that includes areas lacking health clinics participating in infectious disease surveillance. The approach ...

Health

Health worse for baby boomer caregivers versus noncaregivers

(HealthDay)—Baby boomer caregivers more often have chronic health conditions and frequent mental distress (FMD) than noncaregivers, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More than one in four seniors reported falling in past year

(HealthDay)—In 2018, 27.5 percent of older adults reported falling at least once in the previous year, with 10.2 percent reporting an injury from a fall, according to research published in the July 10 issue of the U.S. ...

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