GERMAN GOVERNMENT SEEKS MORE POWERS TO SET PANDEMIC RULES

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that her government wants clear, uniform rules imposed in all regions with high numbers...

UK HITS VACCINE TARGET; JOHNSON WARNS OF MORE VIRUS DEATHS

Britain has begun offering coronavirus vaccinations to anyone over 45 after hitting its target of giving at last one dose to everyone...

 
 
 

US RECOMMENDS 'PAUSE' FOR SINGLE-DOSE JOHNSON & JOHNSON COVID-19 VACCINE TO INVESTIGATE CLOTTING REPORTS

US RECOMMENDS 'PAUSE' FOR J&J VACCINE OVER CLOT REPORTS

The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of...

 
 
 

THAILAND RECORDS MORE THAN 900 CASES FOR THIRD DAY IN A ROW

Thailand recorded a third day straight with more than 900 coronavirus cases on Tuesday as thousands of people swarmed to beaches to...

THE LATEST: BRITAIN MEETS TARGET ON JABS FOR OVER-50S

Britain says it has hit its target of giving at least one dose of vaccine to everyone over 50 and others in groups at highest risk...

 
 
 

AUSTRIA'S HEALTH MINISTER RESIGNS, SAYING HE'S OVERWORKED

Austria's health minister has announced his resignation

INDIA TO APPROVE CORONAVIRUS SHOTS GREEN-LIT BY WHO, OTHERS

India says it is approving the use of all coronavirus vaccines that have been given an emergency nod by the World Health Organization...

 
 
 

WHO URGES PAUSE IN MARKET SALE OF CAPTURED LIVE WILD ANIMALS

The U.N. health agency is urging countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency...

AUSTRALIA RULES OUT ADDING J&J VACCINE TO INOCULATION PLAN

The Australian government decided against buying the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine and identified a second case...

 
 
 

INDIA REELS AMID VIRUS SURGE, AFFECTING WORLD VACCINE SUPPLY

India is experiencing its worst pandemic surge, with average daily infections exceeding 130,000 over the past week

HAWAII TO ALLOW SOME NURSES TO PERFORM ABORTIONS

Gov. David Ige has signed legislation making Hawaii the latest state to allow some nurses to perform abortions

 
 
 

CALIFORNIA LIFTS COVID-19 LIMITS ON INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES

California has lifted its limits on indoor worship services in the face of U.S. Supreme Court and other rulings that struck down the...

CDC CHIEF URGES MICHIGAN TO 'CLOSE THINGS DOWN' AMID SPIKE

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Michigan should “close things down” to help address surging coronavirus...

 
 
 

CALIFORNIA RE-OPENS ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

California has re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange

MICROSOFT BUYING SPEECH RECOGNITION FIRM NUANCE IN $16B DEAL

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a cash deal worth $16 billion

 
 
 

IMMUNE-BOOSTING DRUG MAY HELP BEFORE LUNG CANCER SURGERY

Doctors say that a drug that boosts the immune system may help before lung cancer surgery

NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR SET TO SIGN RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA BILL

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is set to sign legislation that will legalize recreational marijuana use and sales in the state

 
 
 

INDONESIA SATISFIED WITH EFFECTIVENESS OF CHINESE VACCINE

Indonesia says it is satisfied with the effectiveness of the Sinovac coronavirus vaccine it is using, after the acknowledgement by...

CZECHS START TO EASE LOCKDOWN, YOUNGEST KIDS BACK TO SCHOOLS

The Czech Republic has taken its first steps toward easing a tight lockdown

 
 
 



Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Changes in B Cell Responses to Coronaviruses in Kids, Adults

Memory B cells that bind to SARS-CoV-2 and cross-react with other coronaviruses were identified in kids even before the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ...

Big bank helps customers collect half-a-billion dollars

CBA is applying behavioural economics to help customers claim benefits they would not likely have claimed otherwise Read more ...

Task Force Reviewing Race Modifier in eGFR Issues Interim Report

Task force of the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology formed to reassess the race coefficient for calculating eGFR releases progress report, promises... Read more ...

Covid-19: US agencies call for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Federal agencies act out of an "abundance of caution" after extremely rare cases of blood clotting. Read more ...

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Covid-19 Linked With 6 Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

Increase in eating disorders was seen during the pandemic. Eating disorder preventive interventions and treatments should be made easily accessible, affordable and widely... Read more ...

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

COVID-19 Raised Mental Health Issues Within Families

The study by Penn State researchers found that in the first months of the pandemic, parents reported that their children were experiencing higher levels of depression and... Read more ...

Balance of power shifts as tenants prepare to negotiate cheaper rents

Many property investors holding apartments in inner-city Melbourne and Sydney are being forced to slash rents, with some are asking up to 25 per cent less than a decade ago. Read more ...

Time for action to curb high-interest credit cards

Fresh regulatory ideas are needed to curb high-interest credit cards that tend to hurt the people who can least afford it. Read more ...

Why not try tax deductibility of interest for first home buyers?

It would help many young people struggling with rising housing affordability to get a foot on the property ladder. Read more ...

CDC and FDA Call for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Blood Clotting...

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control will stop using the vaccine at federal sites and urge states to do so as well while they examine the safety... Read more ...