Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Major COVID-19 vaccine trial resumes in UK after safety review

Pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Saturday said they had resumed a COVID-19 vaccine trial after getting the all-clear from British regulators, following a pause caused by a UK volunteer falling ill.

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Five reasons to get the flu shot—especially this year

This fall, COVID-19 and the flu will circulate in the United States at the same time, and what will happen then is a bit of a wild card. Wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping six feet away from other people to avoid COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

Well-intentioned "citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations ...

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Could common vaccine given to kids help prevent COVID-19 in adults?

Washington University School of Medicine is helping lead an ambitious, worldwide study to see if giving adults the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - a common vaccine administered to young children - could help protect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine trial resumes as virus continues grim march

Clinical trials of one of the most advanced experimental COVID-19 vaccines resumed Saturday after a brief safety pause, as infection numbers continued to march upward in countries across the globe.

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Polio vaccine in the crossfire of misinformation

As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of COVID-19, another deadly disease, polio, has become the latest target of misinformation campaigns online.

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