Some big U.S. pharmacies will not check ID before administering COVID-19 vaccines

By Richa Naidu, Tina Bellon, Aishwarya Venugopal CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many U.S. pharmacies, including those inside Kroger Co supermarkets and the drugstore chain of CVS Health Corp, say they will not be checking IDs before administering COVID-19...

Scientists uncover new path toward treating a rare but deadly neurologic condition

by Massachusetts General Hospital Studies with a popular laboratory model, the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, have revealed a possible therapeutic avenue for a rare but deadly condition in which children are born without the ability to make molybdenum...

Acute itching in eczema patients linked to environmental allergens

by Jim Dryden, Washington University School of Medicine In addition to a skin rash, many eczema sufferers also experience chronic itching, but sometimes that itching can become torturous. Worse, antihistamines—the standard treatment for itching and allergy—often...

Kidney stones: causes, symptoms and treatment

They can be excruciatingly painful – but what exactly are kidney stones? And what can you do about them? By Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP Kidney stones have made it onto the list of top 20...

Bumpy road ahead for global COVID-19 vaccine rollout, experts say

By Kate Kelland and Michele Gershberg LONDON-  Japan Today Governments worldwide face a tremendous challenge in building up the logistics needed for mass vaccination against COVID-19 and providing clear messaging to their citizens to boost confidence...

Study suggests compound protects myelin, nerve fibers

by Erik Robinson, Oregon Health & Science University A compound developed at Oregon Health & Science University appears to protect nerve fibers and the fatty sheath, called myelin, that covers nerve cells in the brain and...

Mothers of children with autism found to have significantly different metabolite levels

by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Blood sample analysis showed that, two to five years after they gave birth, mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) had several significantly different metabolite levels compared to mothers of typically...

Contraception methods: how choose the right birth control for you

From the implant to the pill, help choosing the right contraception for you. By Dr Juliet McGrattan (MBChB) Contraceptive methods are designed to prevent unwanted pregnancy. If used correctly, you can have sex without the worry of getting...

HIV and AIDS: causes, symptoms, treatments and future prospects

Everything you need to know about HIV and AIDS including common symptoms and where to get tested. By Dr Roger Henderson HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the body's immune system and is most...

Emetophobia: how to overcome the fear of vomiting

Terrified of throwing up? The fear of being sick is a surprisingly common phobia. Here's how to manage it. Medically reviewed by Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP and words by Annie Hayes No one likes being...

What exactly does the sun do to your skin?

We know we should sun smart but what does that mean these days? What actually happens when the sun hits your skin? And is sun damage reversible? https://www.smh.com.au-By Samantha Selinger-Morris Swimmers at Icebergs in Bondi sunbake...

3 Reasons A Negative Test Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’re Not Infected

Nasopharyngeal swabs, which collect samples from the back of your nose and throat, are still more reliable than less invasive throat swabs and nasal swabs. World(c) 2021 The Washington PostMarisa Iati, The Washington Post Coronavirus testing...

China’s Sinovac defends COVID-19 vaccine after disappointing Brazil data

By Reuters Staff KUALA LUMPUR/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China’s Sinovac Biotech defended the safety and efficacy of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, after researchers in Brazil released late-stage clinical data showing efficacy that was much lower...

Nanoparticle immunization technology could protect against many strains of coronaviruses

by California Institute of Technology The SARS-CoV-2 virus that is causing the COVID-19 pandemic is just one of many different viruses in the coronavirus family. Many of these are circulating in populations of animals like bats...

Metabolism may play role in recurrent major depression

by University of California - San Diego Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists, have found that certain metabolites—small molecules produced by the process of metabolism—may be predictive...

Australian scientists raise doubts over AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine efficacy

Experts cited data showing the AstraZeneca jab had 62 percent efficacy compared with over 90 percent for the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine. (Reuters) Short Url https://arab.news/5c4zm Reuters Opposition to the vaccine casts a cloud over Australia’s immunization plans with 53...

Why you should ignore the pressure to be productive during lockdown

During the coronavirus pandemic, we’re told to spend every minute focused on gig work or self-improvement. Think about whom that really benefits ‘It seems like every second that I don’t put toward building a side...

The nobody-nose job: how the pandemic led to a rise in plastic surgery

Wanting to emerge from lockdown ‘better’ versions of themselves, some people are turning to drastic measures ‘Most of my friends have said, “Oh, I want to get this done during the pandemic.”’ Photograph: fotografstockholm/Getty Images Brianna...

Higher coffee intake may be linked to lower prostate cancer risk

by British Medical Journal Drinking several cups of coffee every day may be linked to a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, suggests a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published in the online journal BMJ...

Study finds fragmented sleep patterns can predict vulnerability to chronic stress

by New York University New research from NYU Abu Dhabi's Laboratory of Neural Systems and Behavior for the first time used an animal model to demonstrate how abnormal sleep architecture can be a predictor of stress...