Health

Interim statement of the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) has reviewed reports of rare cases of blood clots with low platelets following vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (including Covishield) since...

NIH experts call for accelerated research to address concurrent HIV and COVID-19 pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people with or at risk for HIV both indirectly, by interfering with HIV treatment and prevention services, and directly, by threatening individual health. An effective response to these dual pandemics requires...

NIH-funded research team develops language test for people with Down syndrome

A research team funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a test to evaluate the expressive language skills of people with Down syndrome, a condition resulting from an extra copy or piece of chromosome 21. Expressive language is the...

Nearly 80 percent of teachers, school staff, and childcare workers receive at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Nearly 80 percent of Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and childcare workers received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March, according to the CDC’s latest estimates and survey data.

CDC Issues Next Phase of the Conditional Sail Order for Cruise Ship Operators

On Apr.2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the next phase of technical guidance under the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) requiring cruise lines to establish agreements at ports where they intend to operate,...

Moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size

Pregnant women who consumed the caffeine equivalent of as little as half a cup of coffee a day on average had slightly smaller babies than pregnant women who did not consume caffeinated beverages, according to a study by researchers at the National...

NIH scientists develop breath test for methylmalonic acidemia

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Breath test for methylmalonic acidemia measures disease severity and success of liver transplantation for patients.

CDC Issues Updated Guidance on Travel for Fully Vaccinated People

Apr.2 , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent studies evaluating the real-world effects of vaccination, CDC recommends that...

CDC Investigation Notice: CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to wild songbirds

A CDC Investigation Notice regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections has been posted:

India Has More Than 80,000 New Daily COVID Cases

India’s health ministry Friday reported 81,466 new COVID cases in the previous 24-hour period. The new tally is the South Asian country’s highest daily count in six months. The western state of Maharashtra has more than half of the new cases with 43,...