JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) -South Africa has signed an agreement to buy 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech dual-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, boosting plans to ramp up vaccinations from this month.
FILE PHOTO: A municipal worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) disinfects Eleftheria square, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Nicosia, Cyprus January 30, 2021. REUTERS/Yiannis KourtoglouNICOSIA (Reuters) – More than a quarter of COVID-19
FILE PHOTO: British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain February 4, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – The evidence indicates that vaccines are proving
The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited interest in wastewater surveillance, where sewage systems are monitored for the presence of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Non-infective fragments of the virus’s genetic material have been found in untreated
Zellweger syndrome is a rare disease which at its mildest form can cause developmental delays in childhood and vision and hearing loss in adulthood. At its most severe, it can mean weak muscle tone, feeding
Electronic health records (EHRs) contain important information about patients’ health outlook and the care they receive, but the records are not always precise. A new study describes an approach that uses machine learning, a type
Reduced air pollution through measures to be taken against COVID-19 saves lives In the past, scientific studies have shown that reduced air pollution improves health significantly. This is now confirmed also during the Corona pandemic.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a molecular pathway that, when silenced, could restore the normal function of immune cells in people with fatty liver disease. The findings could lead to new strategies
All neurodegenerative diseases have a common thread: the appearance of protein clumps in the brain such as amyloid-beta plaques in Alzheimer’s disease and alpha synuclein aggregates in Parkinson’s. The root cause of this buildup has
Like Dr. Mehmet Oz, who recently learned that his mother, Suna Oz, has Alzheimer’s, it is easy to miss the early warning signs of the disease. The host of The Dr. Oz Show, 59, told