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COVID-19 vaccine elicits antibodies in 90% taking immunosuppressants

Written by | 19 Oct 2021

COVID-19 vaccination elicited antibody responses in nearly nine out of 10 people with weakened immune systems, although their responses were only about one-third as strong as those mounted […]

New research could help clear backlog of surgery

Written by | 15 Oct 2021

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) by researchers from the University of Bristol can help to improve the efficiency of surgery and help tackle […]

EU shortage of arthritis drugs due to use as treatment for severe CV-19 cases

Written by | 13 Oct 2021

EULAR President, Professor Annamaria Iagnocco, said: “EULAR is aware that more and more EU member states are experiencing shortages of essential anti-inflammatory drugs and that certain manufacturers have […]

COVID-19 infection linked to increased risk of dangerous blood clots during surgery

Written by | 11 Oct 2021

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which dangerous blood clots form in the veins and has been described as the number one preventable cause of death in […]

New findings on ambient UVB radiation, vitamin D, and protection against severe COVID-19

Written by | 1 Oct 2021

New research from Trinity College Dublin and University of Edinburgh has examined the association between vitamin D and COVID-19, and found that ambient ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation (which […]

Plant-based diet associated with lower risk of covid infection and less severe disease

Written by | 14 Sep 2021

In a recent study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Kings College Hospital published in Gut, people whose diets were based on healthy plant-based foods […]

Physical health predicts mental well-being during pandemic

Written by | 4 Sep 2021

Pre-pandemic physiological data can help predict how individuals coped with the psychological strain many suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published in the journal Psychophysiology. […]

Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine demonstrated a durable immune response and elicited dual mechanisms of protection against delta and other SARS-CoV-2 variants in data published in NEJM

Written by | 3 Aug 2021

Interim results from a Phase 1/IIa sub-study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) demonstrated that both humoral (antibody) and cellular (T-cell) immune responses generated by […]

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate

Written by | 1 May 2021

In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the […]

COVID-19 patients may only need one vaccine dose

Written by | 22 Apr 2021

People who have recovered from COVID-19 had a robust antibody response after the first mRNA vaccine dose, but little immune benefit after the second dose, according to new […]

Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study shows

Written by | 15 Apr 2021

Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA – could act as a simple […]

Children and Corona: More infections than reported cases during second wave in Germany

Written by | 12 Apr 2021

The prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in preschool and school children is an important benchmark for deciding whether to open kindergartens and schools. The screening study “Fr1da” led by […]

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