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The Pfizer/BioNTech mRNA vaccine directed at COVID-19 is much better than natural infection at revving up key immune cells called killer T cells to fight future infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Stanford Medicine investigators have found. more
Keeping COVID-19 in check likely to require periodic boosters

Between natural infection and a global vaccination campaign, most people now have some immunity against the virus that causes COVID-19.

COVID-19 Spread: Nepal confirms spread of XBB.1.16 sub-variant

Kathmandu: Nepal has confirmed the spread of Omicron’s sub-variant XBB.1.16 in the Himalayan nation.

One in six people worldwide is affected by infertility, warns WHO

New York: One in six people worldwide is affected by infertility and access to affordable care is insufficient, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday, in a major new re ...

Study says shedding pounds may benefit your heart

Dallas: Losing weight with lifestyle changes in an intensive behavioral weight loss program was associated with a decrease in risk factors for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes f ...

China reports third human case of H3N8 strain of bird flu

Beijing: China has reported its third human case of the H3N8 strain of bird flu, media reports said.

UNICEF sounds alarm over fast-spreading cholera outbreaks in Africa

New York: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for emergency funding to broaden efforts to reach millions living across 11 eastern and southern African countries which have be ...

Holistic approach urgent for health of people, animals and environment

New York: UN agency chiefs issued a call on Monday for global action to balance and optimize the health of people, animals and the environment, as part of a new “One Health” a ...

Sniffing other people's body odour may reduce social anxiety, reveals study

London: A study has revealed that sniffing other people's body odour might be useful in therapy for social anxiety.

Study shows Mediterranean diet reduces risk of heart disease, death in women

A world-first look at the effect of the Mediterranean diet in women confirms it lowers risk of heart disease and death and should be recommended for prevention.