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Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine does not appear to increase severe adverse events

Written by | 7 May 2022

Investigators report that even though there was some increase in cases of low-severity adverse events after third-dose vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 infection with mRNA vaccines, such third-dose vaccination did […]

Conventional vaccine messages miss the mark

Written by | 3 May 2022

Promotional campaigns designed to increase vaccine uptake are often ineffective, according to a new study in eight European countries. Some initiatives which highlight the benefits of immunisation may […]

EU experts cautious on fourth dose of COVID-19

Written by | 30 Apr 2022

It is ‘too early’ to consider using a fourth dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in the general population, according to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European […]

A third of healthcare workers took sick leave after Covid vaccination, study finds

Written by | 25 Apr 2022

A third of healthcare workers took sick leave after being vaccinated against COVID-19, a German study presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases […]

Additional COVID vaccine helps protect transplant patients

Written by | 24 Apr 2022

Additional booster doses of vaccine against COVID-19 are particularly important for those who are immunosuppressed, namely those who have had solid organ transplants, a new study shows. The […]

New COVID-19 nasal spray outperforms current antibody treatments in mice

Written by | 19 Apr 2022

A new protein-based antiviral nasal spray developed by researchers at Northwestern University, University of Washington and Washington University at St. Louis is being advanced toward Phase I human […]

Smoking increased in those trying to quit during COVID-19, study shows

Written by | 13 Apr 2022

While smoking rates have declined dramatically in the United States, there are still 35 million smokers. There are few data about whether, and if so, how current cigarette […]

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

Written by | 11 Apr 2022

Researchers are rolling out a data set that provides detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine shipments and wastage across the United States, with the goal of spurring new data […]

Pandemic drives use of telehealth for mental health care

Written by | 8 Apr 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University. The retrospective analysis was published […]

Coronavirus and mental health

Written by | 7 Apr 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health in general but especially on health care workers and on children, according to Professor Lynn Crismon. Commenting […]

Pandemic lockdowns had severe mental health consequences for women in the developing world

Written by | 6 Apr 2022

While potentially crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19, lockdowns are associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety as well as food insecurity among women in India […]

COVID-19 ups risk of diabetes

Written by | 2 Apr 2022

Covid-19 patients are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on March 21, 2022 in Diabetologia.  “Put simply, this means that the relative risk of developing […]

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