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Racial disparity in mortality after cancer surgery persists

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Disparities between Black and white patients in mortality after cancer surgery have persisted even as death rates have declined in both groups, a U.S. study finds.

Drug industry trade groups sue Trump admin over drug pricing rule

By Carl O'Donnell and Michael Erman WASHINGTON (Reuters)Drug industry trade groups filed two lawsuits against the Trump administration on Friday challenging new U.S. rules to lower drug prices,

U.N. warns 2021 shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Next year is shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe and rich countries must not trample poor countries in a "stampede for vaccines" to combat the

Psychotherapy following acute pharmacotherapy lowers major depression relapse risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Patients with major depressive disorder who receive acute pharmacotherapy followed by psychotherapy may have a lowered risk of relapse or recurrence, a

INSIGHT-Russian state employees describe pressure to join vaccine trials

By Polina Ivanova, Rinat Sagdiev, Gleb Stolyarov and Kate Kelland MOSCOW (Reuters) - In late September, Moscow municipal official Sergei Martyanov sent a series of text messages to his subordinates: "

Warmer winters tied to increased drownings in falls through ice

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - During warm winters, ice drownings increase exponentially in regions where winter air temperatures hover just below water's freezing point of 0 degrees Celsius, a

LGBT+ groups see surge in calls after UK court ruling on trans teens

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British LGBT+ groups have received a surge in calls and emails from transgender children and their parents following a court ruling this week

WHO warns against pandemic complacency amid vaccine rollout

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - Recent progress on COVID-19 vaccines is positive but the World Health Organization is concerned this has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to

Airlines try COVID-19 tested transatlantic flights to build confidence

By Reuters Staff AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - KLM, the Dutch arm of Air France-KLM, on Friday said it would begin offering COVID-19 tested flights to Atlanta, the latest example of a European airline

Interval likelihood ratios of urinalysis results can help predict UTI more accurately in kids

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Interval likelihood ratios of urinalysis components can help predict the probability of a true urinary tract infection (UTI) in young children, new research

Prolonged prone ventilation could put COVID patients at risk for orbital compartment syndrome

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - COVID-19 patients who have to remain in a prolonged prone position because of ventilation during intensive care appear to be at risk for elevated

Fetal exposure to biologics, thiopurine not linked to worse pregnancy outcomes

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who take biologics with or without thiopurine during pregnancy are not at increased risk of adverse outcomes,

Study supports link between endosomal-traffic defect and Alzheimer's

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New findings confirm that endosomal-trafficking disruption is often involved in Alzheimer's disease. Endosomes are part of the intracellular transport

Claudication often recurs after endovascular treatment without risk-factor management

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most patients who undergo elective endovascular interventions for claudication are not medically optimized first, as recommended, and only a minority are

Sedentary time tied to heart failure hospitalization in postmenopausal women

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women who spend more time sitting and lying down have increased odds of requiring hospitalization for heart failure, a recent study suggests.

Lasting high? Cannabis industry aims to build on Thanksgiving rush

By Shariq Khan (Reuters) - U.S. cannabis sales hit record levels over the Thanksgiving weekend, prompting industry predictions the combination of COVID-19 anxiety and a trend towards legalisation has

UPDATE 1-EXCLUSIVE-FDA chief had 'robust discussion' with White House about vaccine timelines

(Adds quotes from Hahn, background) By Jeff Mason and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's chief had a "robust discussion" with the White House this week

Children experience treadmill injuries at home

By Carolyn Crist NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children under age 13 may hurt themselves on treadmills at home - either by using one themselves or interacting with an adult or older child - leading to

More than half of Spaniards not willing to take COVID-19 vaccine immediately, survey shows

By Inti Landauro and Emma Pinedo MADRID (Reuters) - More than half of Spaniards are not willing to get COVID-19 vaccine shots as soon as they are available, a survey showed on Friday as the government

Lilly and UnitedHealth launch trial of COVID-19 antibody

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co and insurer UnitedHealth Group on Friday said they have partnered to conduct a study of Lilly's COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment

EXCLUSIVE-FDA chief Hahn says 20 mln Americans could be vaccinated this year

By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expects to move quickly after a Dec. 10 review of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and 20 million

Over half of Italians back giving up freedoms for public health amid COVID-19 - survey

By Angelo Amante ROME (Reuters) - More than half of Italians think it is right to give up personal freedom to protect public health, a survey said on Friday, suggesting the government's curbs to fight

Death of senior doctor rings alarm bells in pandemic-struck Indonesia

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Dr Sardjono Utomo, a senior Indonesian doctor, admitted himself to his local hospital in East Java late Tuesday afternoon. In just

ANALYSIS-First U.S. delivery of COVID-19 vaccine will leave out many high-risk workers

By Rebecca Spalding and Carl O'Donnell NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government's first shipment of millions of coronavirus vaccine doses to be divided among states and federal agencies, including the

REFILE-COVID-19 tied to abnormal spermatogenesis on autopsy

(Adds slug, with no changes to text.) By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Men who recover from COVID-19 infection might have an increased risk of infertility due to high ACE-2 receptor expression in

COVID-19 tied to abnormal spermatogenesis on autopsy

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Men who recover from COVID-19 infection might have an increased risk of infertility due to high ACE-2 receptor expression in the testes that is associated with

Surge in U.S. overdose-related cardiac arrests during COVID-19 pandemic

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - The COVID-19 pandemic may be driving a surge in drug-overdose deaths in the U.S., a new study suggests. In an analysis of emergency medical services data,

Chinese cancer researcher accused by U.S. of smuggling vials admits to false statements

By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) - A Chinese cancer researcher accused of trying to smuggle lab samples to his home country from a Harvard-affiliated hospital pleaded guilty on Thursday to making

California governor unveils plan for regional lockdowns as ICUs near capacity

By Sharon Bernstein and Steve Gorman SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's governor on Thursday announced plans to impose COVID-19 stay-at-home orders on a regional basis, with new restrictions

Fauci apologises for casting doubt over UK's approval of Pfizer vaccine

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, apologised on Thursday after casting doubt over the rigour of the British regulators who approved the Pfizer

Intestinal IgA-producing B cells help curb CNS inflammation in MS

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During a multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbation, specific IgA-producing B cells in the intestines travel to inflamed sites in the central nervous system (

Racial disparities in atrial cardiopathy among ischemic stroke patients

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Differences in left atrial structure and pathophysiology between Black and white ischemic stroke patients may help explain racial disparities in stroke risk, a U.S.

U.S. infectious disease expert Fauci criticises UK's swift approval of Pfizer vaccine

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, criticised UK regulators on Thursday for the swift approval of Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine, a day after

UPDATE 1-Canada could approve Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine soon, Quebec cancels Christmas for some

(Adds Quebec stops households mixing) By Reuters Staff OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian health authorities could complete their regulatory review of Pfizer Inc's coronavirus vaccine within the next week,

Britain to cover COVID-19 vaccine side effects under damages scheme

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Britain could pay 120,000 pounds ($161,676) to individuals who suffer from any severe side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines, the government said on Thursday, ahead of a

CORRECTED-U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

(Corrects number of coronavirus cases globally to nearly 65 million in paragraph 2) By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried

Even low doses of steroids tied to higher heart-disease risk

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even low doses of steroids are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a large observational study from the U.K. "The

Biden picks two former Obama officials to help lead COVID-19 response -Politico

By Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden has selected former Obama administration official Jeff Zients to be his White House coronavirus coordinator and former

England announces new quarantine exemptions for 'high-value' business travellers

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - England announced new quarantine exemptions for "high-value" business travellers, performing arts professionals, journalists and certain others, meaning that if

Airports reject vaccine requirement as travel debate intensifies

By Allison Lampert and Jamie Freed MONTREAL/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Aviation industry opposition to requiring mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for passengers has intensified as impending drug approvals

U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried countries - without naming names - who rejected the facts about the coronavirus

Canada could rule on Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine within the next week -health official

By Reuters Staff OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian health authorities could complete their regulatory review of Pfizer Inc's coronavirus vaccine within the next week or 10 days, a senior medical official

Former U.S. Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton willing to take coronavirus vaccine on camera

By Steve Holland and Daniel Trotta (Reuters) - Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton said they were willing to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus on television

Eye injuries from 'less-than lethal' weapons during U.S. protests

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Across the United States, protesters sustained eye injuries, including blindness, from "less than lethal" munitions used by law enforcement during protests

Hackers targeting groups involved in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, IBM warns

By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) - IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their

Prednisone can help prevent episodic cluster headache

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prednisone is better than placebo for short-term prevention of episodic cluster headaches and should be used as first-line treatment along with verapamil

SGLT2 inhibitor reduces filling pressure in HFrEF patients

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Twelve weeks of treatment with empagliflozin reduces filling pressure in patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), new

Novel ablation technique appears to ease osteoarthritis shoulder and hip pain

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cooled radiofrequency ablation (c-RFA) appears to provide lasting pain relief for patients with moderate to severe osteoarthritis in the hip or shoulder,

Dexamethasone may curb efficacy of immune-checkpoint blockade in glioblastoma

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Dexamethasone given to combat cerebral edema in patients with glioblastoma may negatively affect immunotherapy, according to work in mice and clinical data

INSIGHT-Fortune or foresight? AstraZeneca and Oxford's stories clash on COVID-19 vaccine

By Ludwig Burger, Kate Kelland and Abhirup Roy LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca and Oxford University have given conflicting accounts of how they came upon the most effective dosing pattern for their

WHO looks at possible 'e-vaccination certificates' for travel

By John Miller and Stephanie Nebehay ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend countries issuing "immunity passports" for those who have recovered from COVID-19,

Africa foresees 60% of people vaccinated against COVID in 2-3 years

By Reuters Staff JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa aims to have 60% of its population vaccinated against COVID-19 within the next two to three years, the African Union's disease control group said on

Ensuring global COVID-19 vaccine access seen worth billions to rich nations

By Sonia Elks LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich nations stand to lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output over the next five years if poorer countries do not get equal access

Biden's potential COVID-19 'czar' Zients would oversee daunting task of pandemic response

By Jarrett Renshaw and Trevor Hunnicutt WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - When technical problems marred the ballyhooed launch of the Affordable Care Act's website, President Barack Obama turned to Jeff

Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

By Katie Paul and Elizabeth Culliford PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts,

Where malaria risk is high, anti-malaria drugs prevent illness after anemia treatment

By Gene Emery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors treating children hospitalized for severe anemia in Kenya and Uganda cut the odds of rehospitalization or death by 70% by giving them three months of

How accurate are prehospital prediction scales for large anterior vessel occlusion?

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A comparison of seven prediction scales for symptomatic large anterior vessel occlusion (sLAVO) found that all had good accuracy, high specificity and

Pembrolizumab plus bevacizumab and oral cyclophosphamide beneficial in recurrent ovarian cancer

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, the combination of pembrolizumab plus bevacizumab and oral cyclophosphamide demonstrated clinical benefit and

Skin's interstitial fluid, sampling device could yield new source of biomarkers

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - An array of tiny needles allowed researchers to sample the skin's interstitial fluid, a largely unexplored bodily liquid that could potentially yield diagnostic

CVS pilots giving Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug at patient's home

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp said on Wednesday it would administer Eli Lilly & Co's experimental antibody treatment to COVID-19 patients in their homes and in long-term care facilities

U.S. employers could mandate a COVID-19 vaccine, but are unlikely to do so -experts

By Tina Bellon (Reuters) - Private U.S. companies have the right under the law to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but are unlikely to do so because of the risks of legal and

U.S. health agency shortens quarantine recommendations following coronavirus exposure

By Manas Mishra and Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday said it was recommending shorter self-quarantine periods after potential exposure

REFILE-INSIGHT-The U.S. has spent billions stockpiling ventilators, but many won't save critically ill COVID-19 patients

(Corrects punctuation in headline, no change to article text) By Tom Bergin (Reuters) - With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across its shores earlier this year, the U.S. government in April announced

INSIGHT-The U.S. has spent billions stockpiling ventilators, but many won"t save critically ill COVID-19 patients

By Tom Bergin (Reuters) - With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across its shores earlier this year, the U.S. government in April announced orders for almost $3 billion of ventilators for a national

Hyperglycemia on hospital admission tied to COVID-19 mortality

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Blood glucose level on hospital admission is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality during hospitalization for COVID-19, according to Spanish

COVID-19 infection linked to detectable viral levels in HIV patients on ART

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Heath) - People with HIV who have recovered from COVID-19 infection are more likely to have detectable levels of HIV-1 RNA in their plasma than individuals with HIV

Simple eye exam could lead to early diagnosis of Parkinson's

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simple eye exam, coupled with an advanced machine-learning algorithm, can help diagnose Parkinson's disease early, new research suggests. "The single most

Tumor marker of bone metastasis in ER+ breast cancer identified

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Upregulation of trefoil factor-1 (TFF1) in primary estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer may help identify women at high-risk of bone metastasis,

AHA urges more attention to heart risks during menopausal transition

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women going through the menopausal transition (MT) face "accelerating" risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), underscoring the importance of monitoring

COVID vaccinations in Germany will take over a year -expert panel head

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - It will take until 2022 to vaccinate the whole population of Germany against COVID-19 due to capacity limits, according to the head of an expert panel that will

Moderna CEO expects emergency use nod for COVID-19 vaccine shortly after FDA's Dec. 17 meet

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine could be approved for emergency use within 24 to 72 hours after the U.S. health regulator's advisory committee meeting, Chief Executive

North Korea-linked hackers targeted J&J, Novavax in hunt for COVID research

By Raphael Satter and Jack Stubbs WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected North Korean hackers have recently tried to break into at least nine health organizations, including pharmaceutical giant

Putin orders Russia to begin mass COVID-19 vaccinations

By Reuters Staff MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian authorities on Wednesday to begin mass voluntary vaccinations against COVID-19 next week as Russia recorded 589 new daily

EU criticises 'hasty' UK approval of COVID-19 vaccine

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union criticised Britain's rapid approval of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, saying its own procedure was more thorough,

WHO reviewing Pfizer vaccine for possible emergency listing - statement

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it had received data from Pfizer and BioNTech on the COVID-19 vaccine and was reviewing it for "possible listing for

Pfizer-BioNTech seeks full marketing approval from UK for COVID-19 vaccine

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Pfizer is seeking full marketing authorisation from Britain for its COVID-19 vaccine, an executive said on Wednesday as the U.S. drugmaker gears up to deliver by

Scarce early vaccine supply should go to health workers, nursing homes -U.S. health advisers

By Julie Steenhuysen and Manojna Maddipatla NEW YORK (Reuters) - A panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday voted 13 to 1 to recommend that healthcare

WHO fine-tunes advice on COVID masks for public, health workers

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Wednesday tightened guidelines on wearing face masks, recommending that, where COVID-19 is spreading, they be worn by everyone

COVID-19 patients on some cancer therapies may be contagious for months -study

By Manas Mishra (Reuters) - COVID-19 patients who received cancer treatments that suppress their immune system may remain contagious and able to spread the coronavirus for two months or more,

Children prescribed antipsychotics often not receiving metabolic monitoring

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Most U.S. children receiving antipsychotic medications are not getting recommended metabolic monitoring, a new study suggests. In an analysis of Centers for

Fertility preservation tied to better reproductive outcomes after breast cancer

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who undergo fertility preservation are more likely than those who don't to have successful assisted reproductive technology (ART)

Peripheral nerve imaging can aid decision-making for post-COVID-19 neuromuscular symptoms

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with neuromuscular symptoms after recovering from COVID-19, peripheral nerve imaging can help pinpoint the cause and aid in management,

Most U.S. states expect to vaccinate healthcare workers within 3 weeks -CDC meeting

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most state and local jurisdictions expect to be able to vaccinate their healthcare workers within three weeks of receiving the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine,

Androgen-deprivation therapy linked to worse fitness, CV mortality

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) is associated with worse cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and higher cardiovascular (CV) mortality in prostate

Argentine prosecutors raid home of Maradona's psychiatrist in probe

By Ramiro Scandolo BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine investigators raided the home of Diego Maradona's psychiatrist on Tuesday, the latest twist in a probe into the soccer legend's death last week,

UPDATE 1-Madrid region inaugurates COVID-19 hospital, unions protest lack of staff

(Adds quote, covid-19 data) By Reuters Staff MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid region on Tuesday inaugurated a 100-million-euro hospital to treat COVID-19 patients, though unions say a lack of healthcare

UPDATE 1-First U.S. COVID-19 shots could be given 24-to-48 hours after FDA nod -health official

(Adds details about additional vaccines under development.) By Rebecca Spalding and Mrinalika Roy (Reuters) - Healthcare workers and others recommended for the first COVID-19 inoculations could start

Could IL-6 inhibition benefit patients with severe COVID-19?

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers behind a new observational study say they have found a "signal" of benefit for interleukin-6 (IL-6) inhibitors such as tocilizumab in reducing

Women fare worse after first severe heart attack

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women are more likely than men to develop heart failure or die within five years after suffering a first severe myocardial infarction (MI), according to a

Personalizing rTMS target sites likely to improve antidepressant effects

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with depression will have a stronger response to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) when it's delivered to a personalized target,

3D-printed nasal swabs on par with traditional swabs for coronavirus testing

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nasal swabs created with a 3D printer proved as effective as traditional swabs in detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in a head-to-head comparison. When the

Cannabis with CBD but no THC might be safe for driving, but questions remain

By Frederik Joelving NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Vaping cannabis containing cannabidiol (CBD) but no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does not appear to cause driving impairment, an on-the-road randomized

Amantadine, modafinil, methylphenidate not superior to placebo for MS fatigue

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Amantadine, modafinil, and methylphenidate are not superior to placebo for improving multiple sclerosis fatigue but the medications do cause more adverse events, a

First U.S. COVID-19 shots could be given 24-to-48 hours after FDA nod -health official

By Rebecca Spalding and Mrinalika Roy (Reuters) - Healthcare workers and others recommended for the first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within 24 hours after the vaccine receives

SPECIAL REPORT-U.S. air monitors routinely miss pollution - even refinery explosions

By Tim McLaughlin, Laila Kearney and Laura Sanicola (Reuters) - When explosions ripped through a Philadelphia oil refinery last year, the shock waves knocked Felicia Menna's front door frame out of

Elton John calls for wider HIV testing to end new cases in England by 2030

By Hugo Greenhalgh LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Singer Elton John has joined leading British HIV/AIDS charities in calling for wider HIV testing to halt new transmissions in England within a

HIV generic drug for babies to be rolled out in Africa in 2021 - aid agencies

By Reuters Staff GENEVA (Reuters) - A strawberry-flavoured tablet for children living with HIV will be rolled out in African countries in 2021, the first generic pediatric version of a key

Madrid region inaugurates COVID-19 hospital, unions protest lack of staff

By Reuters Staff MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid region on Tuesday inaugurated a 100-million-euro hospital to treat COVID-19 patients, though unions say a lack of healthcare workers has raised questions

Polish doctors fear high rate of positive COVID tests show pandemic worse than it appears

By Joanna Plucinska WARSAW (Reuters) - Waldemar Witecki from the southwestern Polish town of Zagan was a healthy 64-year-old with no pre-existing conditions when he first developed a fever and chills

ANALYSIS-Could COVID knock out flu in Europe this winter?

By Matthias Blamont PARIS (Reuters) - As Europeans brace for a grim winter with the threat of rising COVID-19 infections, minimal numbers of flu cases recorded so far point to a possible silver lining

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