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Vaccinated groups at highest risk of Covid-19 hospitalisation and death identified using new QCovid tool

Researchers from the University of Oxford have today reported on findings on the vaccinated people who are at greatest risk…

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Moderna Covid vaccine edges Pfizer in new US research

A new study released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday is the latest to…

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Allergies to mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines rare, generally mild, study finds

Allergic reactions to the new mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines are rare, typically mild and treatable, and they should not deter people…

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Lessons from how bats resist covid could inform new treatments in humans

A paper published in the prestigious journal, Science Immunology, explores the idea that studying bats’ responses to SARS-CoV-2 may provide…

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Our immune system is as unique as a fingerprint or our DNA

Every person appears to have a completely unique immune system. Researchers from Utrecht University discovered this immune diversity after mapping…

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Sex ed curriculum elevates pregnancy prevention skills among Native American teens

A sex education program delivered in the setting of a two-week summer basketball camp in Arizona significantly impacted key factors…

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Studying aging through metabolite changes in saliva

Researchers in Japan have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the metabolites that make up human saliva using samples given voluntarily…

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New nano particles suppress resistance to cancer immunotherapy

Hokkaido University scientists and colleagues in Japan have found a way that could help some patients overcome resistance to an…

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How bad will this flu season be?

The 2020–2021 flu season was the mildest on record, but experts can’t rule out a “twin-demic” of influenza and COVID-19…

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‘Knot and tuck’ masks for better COVID protection

Experts are calling on the Ministry of Health to improve its mask wearing guidelines to ensure New Zealanders are protected…