Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Public Health

New universal flu vaccine can offer broad protection

Scientists from Georgia State University found a new universal flu vaccine constructed with key parts of the influenza virus that offers broad cross-protection against...

COPD and smoking may increase death risk in COVID-19

Scientists from University College London found that smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of severe complications and...

COVID-19 booster increases antibodies by more than 85% in these older people

The pandemic has hit nursing home residents especially hard, with a disproportionately large share of COVID-19 infection and mortality rates in the United States,...

Scientists find new way to predict severe COVID-19

Most research on immunity to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19 vaccine development has focused on antibody responses to the spike protein and other viral...

Flu vaccination may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 40%

Scientists from UTHealth Houston found that people who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop...

COVID-19 may be linked to thyroid diseases

Scientists from London Medical Laboratory found that there is a direct link between SARS-CoV-2 and abnormal thyroid function. They found two factors may be at...

Your BMI is linked to death and longer ICU stay for COVID

Scientists from the University of Gothenburg found in patients with COVID-19, a high body mass index (BMI) is associated with an increased risk of...

Vaccination and previous infection may not effectively stop newer COVID-19 subvariants

Scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that newer COVID-19 subvariants are less vulnerable to immunity induced by vaccination and previous infection. The research...

COVID-19 vaccines have prevented 20 million deaths worldwide

Scientists from Imperial College London found that COVID-19 vaccines reduced the potential global death toll during the pandemic by more than half in the...

A third vaccine dose may increase protection from omicron

The mRNA vaccines used against COVID were never designed to battle the omicron variant, a now dominant strain of the coronavirus that recently claimed...