Health

Researchers propose that humidity from masks may lessen severity of COVID-19

Masks help protect the people wearing them from getting or spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but now researchers from the National Institutes of Health have added evidence for yet another potential benefit for wearers: The humidity...

Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The findings from the study, supported by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of the...

UNICEF deploys staff, medical equipment and supplies in response to new Ebola case in eastern DRC

UNICEF is deploying additional staff and preparing to send medical equipment and supplies to North Kivu following the confirmation of a new case of Ebola in eastern DRC.

World Bank Approves $50.7 Million for Affordable and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Mongolia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved on February 11, additional financing in the amount of $50.7 million for the Mongolia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project to enable affordable and equitable access to...

NIH study shows hyaluronan is effective in treating chronic lung disease

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Research shows that inhaling hyaluronan interferes at almost every step of...

German Health Minister Expects Approval of AstraZenaca COVID-19 Vaccine

Germany’s health minister said Friday he expects the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use later in the day but possibly only for restricted use.

Nutrition crisis looms as more than 39 billion in-school meals missed since start of pandemic – UNICEF and WFP

More than 39 billion in-school meals have been missed globally since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to school closures, according to a new report released on January 28 by the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti and the World Food Programme...

Janssen Investigational COVID-19 Vaccine: Interim Analysis of Phase 3 Clinical Data Released

An investigational COVID-19 vaccine developed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals appears to be safe and effective at preventing moderate and severe COVID-19 in adults, according to an interim analysis of Phase 3 clinical data conducted Jan. 21. The vaccine,...

Researchers use patients’ cells to test gene therapy for rare eye disease

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have developed a promising gene therapy strategy for a rare disease that causes severe vision loss in childhood. A form of Leber congenital amaurosis, the disease is caused by autosomal-dominant mutations...

In Wuhan, WHO Team Begins Probe Into Coronavirus Origin

World Health Organization investigators exited a two-week quarantine Thursday in Wuhan, China, to begin their work in search of the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.