The antiviral remdesivir should not be used as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, the WHO now says, citing a lack of evidence that it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilators, 

One of the first conditions to be screened for in utero and one of the least severe, Down syndrome is regarded as the “canary in the coal mine” for selective reproduction.   In Denmark, where universal Down syndrome screening is available, nearly all families get the test…

One of the biggest challenges of distributing a COVID-19 vaccine: cold storage—and one of the most promising vaccine candidates yet has particularly high maintenance requirements.   Pfizer’s vaccine must be kept “colder than winter in Antarctica”: -70 degrees C to be exact…

Less disruptive and costly COVID-19 restrictions can work as well as more intrusive steps like lockdowns to slow the spread of SARS-CoV2, according to a new study ranking the effectiveness of government interventions around the world. The researchers from the Medical…

It sounds like a scene in Ocean’s Eleven, but this real-life heist story had something perhaps more valuable than money at stake: vaccine supplies.   In 1959, at the height of Montreal’s polio outbreak, masked gunmen stormed a University of Montreal research lab, stealing…

Pharmaceuticals are disappearing across Lebanon, sending people scrambling to find pain relievers and antidepressants to diabetes treatments and pills used to treat fevers from COVID-19,

Months of progress in making COVID-19 care more efficient in US hospitals is being erased by staggering COVID-19 case numbers and rising health worker burnout.  

Italian cancer researchers unexpectedly discovered signs that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Italy months before the first patient was identified there in January 2020, 

Measles—one of the most contagious diseases—is on a rampage thanks to falling vaccination levels.

A “humanitarian disaster.” And: “covid-hell.”