Health

Disruptions in health services due to COVID-19 “may have contributed to an additional 239,000 child and maternal deaths in South Asia” - UN report
Brazil Seeks to Import Excess US Coronavirus Vaccines

Brazil is in talks with the United States to import excess doses of coronavirus vaccines, its Foreign Ministry tweeted Saturday.

The South American nation recorded 79,069 new coronavirus infections in a 24-hour period, its Health Ministry said...

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

On Mar 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

Study of mosquito protein could lead to treatments against life-threatening viruses

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Bite by an Aedes mosquito. This species can transmit diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, and Zika.

NIH-led team sets new bar in retinal imaging

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The mosaic of cone and rod photoreceptor cells is shown by confocal imaging (left) and split detection.

WHO adds Janssen vaccine to list of safe and effective emergency tools against COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 March 2021 listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and for COVAX roll-out. The decision comes on the back of the European...

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

iolence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or...

New global breast cancer initiative highlights renewed commitment to improve survival

A major new collaborative effort, the Global Breast Cancer Initiative, is being introduced on Mar. 8 by the World Health Organization, with the objective of reducing global breast cancer mortality by 2.5% per year until 2040, thereby averting an...

CDC Issues First Set of Guidelines on How Fully Vaccinated People Can Visit Safely with Others

ar. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume.

Statement on NIH starting enrollment for third trial of blood clotting treatments for COVID-19

The National Institutes of Health has launched the last of three Phase 3 clinical trials to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of blood thinners to prevent life-threatening blood clots in adults diagnosed with COVID-19. The first patient in the...