Health/Medicine

Genetic Risks for Depression Differ Between Ancestral Groups

A large genome-wide association study in East Asians uncovers novel genetic links to depression, calling attention to the consequences of underrepresentation of non-European groups in genetic research data.

FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids
FDA says Pfizer COVID vaccine looks effective for young kids

In their analysis, FDA scientists concluded that in almost every scenario the vaccine’s benefit for preventing hospitalizations and death from COVID-19 would outweigh any serious potential side effects in children.

Belgium braces for another surge in COVID-19 cases
Belgium braces for another surge in COVID-19 cases

Belgium, a nation of 11 million, again has over 3,000 infections a day, an increase of 50% compared to the week earlier. Hospital admissions are at 80 a day now, an increase of over 40%.