Rare hepatitis virus afflicts children across EU, US and UK | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

Rare hepatitis virus afflicts children across EU, US and UK |  Science |  In-depth reporting on science and technology |  DW

Health officials in the European Union, the US and the UK are looking into an outbreak of unexplained cases of hepatitis in young children. Some of them have been severe, requiring liver transplants. It’s very rare to come across serious cases of hepatitis in children, said William Irving, a professor of virology at the University … Read more

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated; COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Omicron infection induces limited immune response in unvaccinated;  COVID hospital deaths rise on weekends

Test tube labeled “COVID-19 Omicron variant test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken January 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 18 (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings … Read more

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

The case for testing Pfizer’s Paxlovid for treating long COVID

Two long COVID patients recover after Paxlovid treatment Side effects, safety issues need to be studied CHICAGO, April 18 (Reuters) – Reports of two patients who found relief from long COVID after taking Pfizer Inc’s (PFE.N) antiviral Paxlovid, including a researcher who tested it on herself, provide intriguing evidence for clinical trials to help those … Read more

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes; COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood cells

Fourth shot protects against severe Omicron outcomes;  COVID may increase risk of rare eye blood cells

A health worker prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine as the COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues amid talks of a fourth dose for high-risk groups including those over the age of 60, in Malcha shopping mall, Jerusalem, December 22, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar Awad Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 14 … Read more

Florida urges vaccine amid meningococcal disease outbreak

A photomicrograph of the bacteria “Neisseria meningitidis” recovered from the urethra of an asymptomatic male and magnified. The bacteria causes meningococcal disease, a serious disease that is spiking in Florida, state health officials say. So far this year Florida has confirmed 21 cases of meningococcal disease, far outpacing annual averages, said state health officials, who … Read more

Expert Advice for Those Eligible for a Second COVID Booster

US officials now say that people 50 and older can get a second COVID-19 booster shot to fortify their immune defenses against COVID-19. But for individuals in that group, the decision is complicated. Here are considerations health experts say people should weigh. WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION? Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration and … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Bill for mandatory shots fails to get majority Fighting pandemic in autumn more difficult, says minister Failure evokes challenging differences within ruling coalition BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was disappointed the lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people over 60, but would … Read more

Fatigue After COVID Is a Real Issue. Here Are 5 Things You Can Do About It

Fatigue After COVID Is a Real Issue.  Here Are 5 Things You Can Do About It

People are often surprised by how tired they are during a COVID infection. Fatigue is more than being worn out or sleepy. It’s an excessive tiredness that persists despite resting or good sleep. It’s likely a result of our body’s strong immune response to the virus. But in some people the fatigue drags on even … Read more

Fed officials to take clearer to balance sheet; ‘many’ back big rate hikes

Fed officials to take clearer to balance sheet;  ‘many’ back big rate hikes

April 6 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials in March “generally agreed” to cut up to $95 billion a month from the central bank’s asset holdings as another tool in the fight against surging inflation, even as the war in Ukraine tempered the first US interest rate increase. Minutes of the Fed’s March 15-16 meeting showed … Read more

Shanghai lockdown deepens after new surge in asymptomatic COVID cases

Shanghai lockdown deepens after new surge in asymptomatic COVID cases

SHANGHAI, April 5 (Reuters) – The major Chinese financial center of Shanghai extended restrictions on transportation on Tuesday after a day of intensive city-wide testing saw new COVID-19 cases surge to more than 13,000, with no end to the lockdown in sight . After originally taking a more piecemeal approach aimed at minimizing economic disruptions, … Read more