Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO clarifies terminology for air-transmitted pathogens

The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a new, catch-all terminology for pathogens that transmit through the air, erasing a distinction that caused dangerous confusion during the COVID pandemic.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The science of stress transmission

The transmission of physiological states in the collective is a robust phenomenon that can be observed in humans and animals. Stress is a natural response most often caused by a potential threat to one's physical or psychological ...


Q&A: How war worsened the opioid crisis in Ukraine

Medications to treat opioid use disorder, including methadone and buprenorphine, have been shown to save lives, cutting overdose deaths by up to 60% and reducing the transmission of HIV by offering a safe alternative to injection ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers examine the benefits of COVID-19 nasal spray vaccination

A research team at Freie Universität Berlin has conducted a comprehensive comparison of the efficacy of a mucosal, replication-competent but fully attenuated virus vaccine, sCPD9-ΔFCS, with the monovalent mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 ...

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