(Reuters Health) - Social media disinformation campaigns designed to cast doubt on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines are contributing to vaccine hesitancy and a meaningful drop in annual coverage, a new cross-national study suggests.
(Reuters Health) - U.S. commercial health plans only covered
biosimilars as "preferred" products in 14% of coverage decisions
last year, according to an analysis of publicly available data
on coverage decisions.
(Reuters Health) - Preeclampsia is associated with increased
risk of any childhood mental disorder in offspring, as well as
child psychological, behavioral, and emotional disorders, a
study in Finland suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Sleep-wake patterns tracked by two popular consumer wearables - the Apple Watch and the Oura Ring - gave results comparable to those found with actigraphy and polysomnography in a small experiment.
With most Americans under stay-at-home orders to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and more than 2 million people infected globally, talk is turning to how antibody tests might help guide efforts to lift these restrictions.
Contact tracing has been used for decades to control the spread of infectious diseases. The basic idea is simple: track down infected people, then find everyone who has been near them and encourage those people to stay home until it is clear they are not sick. | Video
There is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, that is spreading rapidly around the world. But scientists in several countries are testing a century-old tuberculosis (TB) vaccine to see if it might boost the immune system to reduce respiratory symptoms in people who get new coronavirus infections.
(Reuters Health) - Parents should ideally start talking to kids about inappropriate touching during the preschool years, but a new U.S. poll suggests many wait longer.
(Reuters Health) - A magnetic part in e-cigarettes may prevent implanted cardiac defibrillators from detecting and treating dangerous heart rhythm problems, a new case report suggests.
(Reuters Health) - Young men who care about their sperm quality might want to lay off the cheeseburgers and fries, according to a new study that links a typical Western diet with a lower sperm count.