How to make sense of 'polygenic' risk scores.
Recent research found around a quarter of people with classic COVID symptoms didn't get tested.
PCR and antigen tests are still reliable in detecting the new variant, although in the first few days saliva could be better than nose swabs at picking up the virus.
Autoimmune diseases are becoming more prevalent around the world. They come about when the body’s immune system has difficulty distinguishing healthy cells from unhealthy microorganisms. These diseases include type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The global spread of Western diets is linked to higher levels of autoimmune disease.
A new report uncovers how temperature-related deaths and hospital admissions have changed since 2001.
A new study shows that Epstein-Barr virus infection is strongly linked to multiple sclerosis. There is currently no cure to multiple sclerosis, and access to innovative treatments is limited in many countries. Vaccinating for EBV instead could provide a more equitable path to treat and ultimately prevent the disease.
Wealthy countries have given their citizens third booster doses, yet have so far failed to ensure that those in less well-resourced nations are also protected; experts warn this inability to respond to a shared crisis could threaten climate negotiations.
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 million deaths globally in 2019.
A recent cold is no substitute for a COVID-19 vaccine, but lingering immunity from one might protect a lucky few.
Despite fleeing their homes because of civil unrest and violence, mothers in the camps are doing whatever it takes to protect their children by getting them immunised.