Health

WHO announces updated definitions of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis

The definition of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has been revised by the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global TB Programme, who have also defined pre-XDR-TB for the first time, highlighting the seriousness of these forms of TB....

CDC estimates 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a sexually transmitted infection

New data published by the CDC estimate that on any given day in 2018, 1 in 5 people in the U.S. had a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The analyses show the burden of diagnosed and undiagnosed STIs in the U.S. and the estimated medical costs...

NIH study compares low-fat, plant-based diet to low-carb, animal-based diet

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Examples of dinners given to study participants: low-carb, animal-based diet (left) and low-fat, plant-based...

NIH launches database to track neurological symptoms associated with COVID-19

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The COVID-19 Neuro Databank/Biobank (NeuroCOVID) will be a resource of clinical information as well as...

Britain to Require COVID-19 Tests for Visitors to Prevent New Strains

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Friday that travel corridors into the nation would be closed to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Banned from Sydney Harbor New Year’s Fireworks Show

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted authorities in Australia to ban people from witnessing in person one of the world’s most iconic New Year’s celebrations.

EU Countries Begin Vaccinations Against Coronavirus

Several European Union countries began vaccinating against COVID-19 Sunday.

France, Romania Receive First Doses of Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

France on Saturday received its first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, which were delivered to the Paris hospital pharmacy network.

South Korea, Japan, Indonesia Record Highest Daily Increases in COVID Cases

South Korea, Japan, and Indonesia recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus cases Friday as a third wave of COVID-19 hit the countries.

Investing in midwife-led interventions could save 4.3 million lives per year, new study finds

About two-thirds of maternal deaths, newborn deaths and stillbirths could be prevented by 2035 if the current level of care by professional midwives educated and regulated to international standards was scaled up to provide universal access, finds a...