In Review, Top F.D.A. Scientists Question Imminent Need for Booster Shots

An article, written with other vaccine experts, put the regulators at odds with key federal health officials, including Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.

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Medical Journals Call Climate Change the ‘Greatest Threat to Global Public Health’

An editorial published by more than 200 journals worldwide warned of ‘catastrophic harm to health that will be impossible to reverse.’

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Is Nose Hair Essential to Fighting Off Colds and Other Viral Illnesses?

Expert advice on whether trimming or waxing your nose hairs might increase the risk of respiratory infections.

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Severe Covid Is More Often Fatal in Africa Than in Other Regions

Inadequate treatment for critically ill patients contributed to higher death rates in Africa, compared to other parts of the world, a study found.

#africa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #lancet-the-journal, #research, #your-feed-healthcare

Pfizer Vaccine Is Highly Effective Against Variants, Studies Find

Two studies showed the vaccine to be more than 95 percent effective at protecting against severe disease or death from the variants first identified in South Africa and the U.K.

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Slovakia Claims a Bait-and-Switch With the Russian Vaccines it Ordered

Slovakia says that Sputnik V doses it received did “not have the same characteristics and properties” as a version endorsed by a respected British medical journal.

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Coronavirus Reinfections Are Rare, Danish Researchers Report

People over 65 are more likely to experience a second bout with the virus, according to a large study of medical records.

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6 Months Later, Covid Survivors Plagued by Health Problems

A large study of patients from a Wuhan, China hospital showed that a half-year later, three-quarters were struggling with problems like fatigue, depression and diminished lung function.

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Hotter Planet Already Poses Fatal Risks, Health Experts Warn

A new report presented climate change as an immediate public health danger and urged lawmakers to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity but Lack the Data

Several prominent publishers said they did not track the race and ethnicity of the researchers contributing to their platforms.

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Respecting Children’s Pain

A new study challenges those who care for children to end what researchers say is the common undertreatment of pain in children, starting at birth.

#brain, #children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #lancet-the-journal, #nerves-and-nervous-system, #pain, #parenting

Can Humans Give Coronavirus to Bats, and Other Wildlife?

Federal agencies suggest caution in U.S. bat research to avoid transmitting the novel coronavirus to wildlife.

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The Pandemic Claims New Victims: Prestigious Medical Journals

Two major study retractions in one month have left researchers wondering if the peer review process is broken.

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Two Huge Covid-19 Studies Are Retracted After Scientists Sound Alarms

The reports, published in two leading journals, were retracted after authors could not verify an enormous database of medical records.

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Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Medical records from a little-known company were used in two studies published in major journals. The New England Journal of Medicine has asked to see the data.

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Medical Workers Should Use Respirator Masks, Not Surgical Masks

The surgical masks used in risky settings like hospitals offer much less protection against the coronavirus, an analysis found.

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Scientists Question Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts demanded verification of data and methods used in a study of drugs to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs might have increased deaths.

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Scientists Question Validity of Major Hydroxychloroquine Study

Experts are demanding verification of data and methods used in a study of malaria drugs used to treat Covid-19. The study suggested the drugs may have increased deaths.

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