Health

Five ways the pandemic has affected routine medical care

Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID has infected at least a third of the U.K. population and is estimated to have factored in the deaths of almost 200,000 people in the U.K. But critically, COVID has also had a devastating ...

Vaccination

US: Pfizer COVID-19 shot appears effective for kids under 5

Federal health officials said Sunday that kid-sized doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines appear to be safe and effective for kids under 5, a key step toward a long-awaited decision to begin vaccinating the youngest American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

Diners returned to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month Monday as authorities further eased pandemic-related restrictions after largely eradicating a small COVID-19 outbreak in the capital ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Urging caution but not panic on monkeypox

Endemic to Central and West Africa, monkeypox has been making headlines in Europe and the United States. An initially small outbreak of the poxvirus—a relative of the much deadlier smallpox—has been rippling through countries ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Estimated 2 million have long COVID in UK: official data

An estimated two million people in the UK, which represents around three percent of the population, have reported experiencing so-called long COVID, official statistics showed Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccines bring optimism as COVID cases soar in South America

After a reprieve of months, confirmed cases of COVID-19 are surging in the southern tip of South America. But officials in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay hope high vaccination rates mean this latest wave will not be as deadly ...

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