Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Japan approves Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines

Japan formally approved Moderna and AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, but the latter will not be used immediately because of lingering concern over very rare blood clots.

Vaccination

Vaccination: Personal values and group dynamics are decisive

It's hard to understand the reluctance of some hospital workers to get vaccinated, given that the pandemic affects them directly and the surge of patients has pushed them to the limit. Although the proportion of staff willing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO team urges patience after 1st look for origin of virus

An international team behind a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues on Tuesday called it a "first start," while the United States and allies expressed concerns about the findings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Wuhan lab at the heart of the 'extremely unlikely' leak theory

A team commissioned by the World Health Organization to investigate the source of the coronavirus in Wuhan in January concluded that it was "extremely unlikely" that the pathogen originated in a top-security lab in the ground-zero ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychological forest: What trees reveal about Antarctic researchers

At the bottom of the world, there's a small island about four kilometers off the coast of Antarctica. In summer, temperatures climb to freezing with uninterrupted daylight for two months. In winter, they fall to minus 40 ...

Cardiology

Nurse work environment influences stroke outcomes

Stroke remains a leading cause of death worldwide and one of the most common reasons for disability. While a wide variety of factors influence stroke outcomes, data show that avoiding readmissions and long lengths of stay ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

World awaits China COVID origins report

The much-anticipated report from the international mission to Wuhan to investigate COVID-19's origins is set to be published this week, following intense US and Chinese pressure over its contents.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

The global community will find out "fairly soon, within the next few years" what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into the pandemic's origins said on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China granted WHO team full access in Wuhan

A member of the World Health Organization expert team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan says the Chinese side granted full access to all sites and personnel they requested to visit and meet with.

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