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August 18, 2022

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Global child and adolescent health targets in jeopardy without urgent, comprehensive reform, experts warn

With 8.6 million deaths reported globally among stillbirths, children, and adolescents up to 20 years of age in 2019, achieving targets to reduce child and adolescent mortality by 2030 remains a global challenge. Economic inequality continues to drive disparities in health outcomes, with children who face early life poverty being at least twice as likely […]
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Stricter COVID-19 measures associated with negative mental health effects and lower opinion of government’s pandemic response, new research suggests

The mental health of people in countries that tried to control virus transmission was more impacted by COVID-19 than that of people in countries that tried to suppress transmission. Physical distancing restrictions were more closely linked to mental health than were closures of schools, workplaces, public transport, cancellations of public events, and restrictions on
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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Two years after infection, half of the people hospitalised with COVID-19 have at least one symptom, a follow-up study suggests

A study of 1,192 participants hospitalised with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, between January 7th and May 29th, 2020, followed up at six months, 12 months, and two years after discharge. Physical and mental health improved over time regardless of initial disease severity, with 55% reporting at least one symptom caused by the initial COVID-19 infection […]
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Virus found in pig heart used in human transplant

Researchers trying to learn what killed the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig have discovered the organ harbored an animal virus but cannot yet say if it played any role in the man’s death. A Maryland man, 57-year-old David Bennett Sr., died in March, two months after the groundbreaking experimental transplant. […]
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Threat of untreatable gonorrhoea could be tackled using an existing meningitis vaccine

Three research papers identify effective ways of improving protection against gonorrhoea infections in the face of rising cases and increasing drug resistance. An observational study of the effectiveness of 4CMenB in a large-scale vaccination programme in South Australia indicates two doses of the vaccine is 33% effective against gonorrhoea in adolescents and young adults.
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Vaccines provide extra protection for those with immunity from a previous COVID-19 infection, according to two new studies

Two new studies confirm that COVID-19 vaccination provides significant additional protection among people who have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, especially against severe disease. As populations increasingly include individuals with both vaccination- and infection-driven immunity, studies that offer insights into the protection associated with different forms of