Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children’s second dose study

A trial to test how well second doses of different coronavirus vaccines work in children is looking for volunteers. Scientists want to see if giving two doses of different vaccines gives as good an immune response as two doses of the same vaccine. The study, running at University Hospital Southampton, is looking for 360 volunteers … Continue reading Covid: Vaccine volunteers sought for children’s second dose study

What is rabies?

Rabies is a serious disease that is caused by a virus. It is mainly a disease of animals, but humans can get rabies when animals infected with the disease bite them. The virus is transmitted to humans through the infected animal’s saliva. Very rare cases occur when infected saliva gets into someone’s eyes or mouth … Continue reading What is rabies?


What Is Gastroschisis? Gastroschisis is a birth defect that develops in a baby while a woman is pregnant. This condition occurs when an opening forms in the baby’s abdominal wall. The baby’s bowel pushes through this hole. The bowel then develops outside of the baby’s body in the amniotic fluid. The opening is most often … Continue reading Gastrochisis

What is polio?

Poliomyelitis (polio) is a disease caused by poliovirus. It happens mostly in children younger than 5 and in parts of the world that have not yet seen wide-scale vaccination. What causes polio? A virus called poliovirus causes polio. The virus enters the body through the mouth or nose, getting into the digestive and respiratory (breathing) … Continue reading What is polio?

What are nasal polyps?

What are nasal polyps? Nasal polyps are painless and benign (not cancerous) growths. They’re found in nasal passages and sinuses, hollow spaces in the bones around your nose. They form from mucous membranes — thin, soft tissue that lines these body parts. Nasal polyps can get irritated and swollen, partially blocking the nasal passages and … Continue reading What are nasal polyps?

What is Cholelithiasis?

Cholelithiasis is a medical condition where hard, pebble-like deposits develop within the gallbladder of an individual. They are also known as gallstones. These stones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder is a small organ present in the abdominal cavity of human beings whose … Continue reading What is Cholelithiasis?

Sydney COVID-19 cases may hit peak next week as Australia steps up vaccine rollout

SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Authorities in Australia’s New South Wales, the epicentre of the country’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, said on Monday daily infections were expected to peak next week, as they look to speed up immunisations ahead of easing restrictions. Australia is trying to contain a third wave of infections that has locked down … Continue reading Sydney COVID-19 cases may hit peak next week as Australia steps up vaccine rollout


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