WARSAW, Poland — Doctors at Poland’s main children’s hospital said Tuesday that they will carry out a liver transplant on a 6-year-old Afghan boy who ate highly poisonous mushrooms with his family. However his 5-year-old brother is in a coma and they are carrying out tests to establish if he is brain dead. The boys […]
European nations are scrambling to ramp up vaccination drives, using a carrot-and-stick approach to persuade the reluctant to get their shots as the more transmissible delta variant drives a surge in infections. Greece became the latest to enact new restrictions on Friday, requiring proof of vaccination or recent recovery from COVID-19 for access to indoor […]
Cancer patients from the UK were 1.5 times more likely to die following a diagnosis with COVID-19 than cancer patients from European countries. This is the finding of a study of over 1000 patients—924 from European countries and 468 from the UK—during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research team, led by Imperial […]
PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top health advisory body in charge of COVID-19 vaccines recommended on Friday that recipients of a first dose of the AstraZeneca shot who are under 55 should receive a second dose with a so-called messenger RNA vaccine. Reuters reported on Thursday that the Haute Autorite de la Sante (HAS) had opted […]
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose this month an EU-wide digital certificate providing proof of a COVID-19 vaccination that could allow Europeans to travel more freely over the summer. The EU executive aims to present its plans for a “digital green pass” on March 17 and to cooperate with international organisations to ensure […]
Results showing once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide, as an adjunct to intensive behavioral therapy and an initial low calorie diet, induced weight loss that was 10.3% greater compared with placebo over 68 weeks in people with obesity or overweight, were published today in JAMA. The findings, from the phase 3, randomized, double-blind STEP 3 study for the […]
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the European Union (EU) on Monday and should soon be available in all 27 member nations. Deliveries of the vaccine are expected to begin this weekend, with shots beginning across the EU between Dec. 27 and 29, the Associated Press reported. “As we have promised, this vaccine will […]
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