March 25, 2021

UN Chief Warns Of Risk Of Famine For Millions Around The World

Millions of people around the world risk dying of hunger, and the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are increasing the threat, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said.
March 25, 2021

EU Leaders’ Decision To Delay AstraZeneca Covid Jab ‘Hugely Damaged’ Public Trust In Vaccine, Poll Shows

The UK government is considering making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for health workers who care for the most vulnerable patients, the country’s health secretary Matt Hancock has said.
March 17, 2021

More Lockdowns On The Horizon As Third Coronavirus Wave Sweeps Through Europe

Half of Italy's 20 regions have gone into the strictest form of lockdown as a third wave of coronavirus has threatened to overrun hospitals across the country.
March 12, 2021

One-Third Of U.S. Adults Continue To Be Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccines

More than one-third of nonelderly U.S. adults say they are unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report released by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
March 5, 2021

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Hospitalization Risk In Older Population

Vitamin D deficiency increases the likelihood of hospitalization and the length of stay in the population aged over 60, according to a cross-sectional study of over 3,000 people.
March 5, 2021

New Coronavirus Variant Spreading In New York

A new form of the coronavirus spreading rapidly in New York City carries a worrisome mutation that may weaken the effectiveness of vaccines, two teams of researchers have found.
February 24, 2021

More Than One In Five Diabetes Patients In Hospital With COVID-19 Die Within 28 Days

More than one in five diabetes patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 die within 28 days, according to a study conducted in France.
February 24, 2021

Genetic Variants For Skin Color In African Americans Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency

One day, physicians may be able to look at an African American's skin color, and, with the help of other determinants, know if prescribing vitamin D supplements would lower that person's risk of getting cancers of the prostate, colon, rectum, or breast.