What can science tell us about mediums who hear voices?

Researchers have investigated what characterizes people who say that they can hear the voices of the dead. Spiritualism is a movement whose adherents believe that the spirits of deceased people cont… [+6676 chars]

How does fake news of 5G and COVID-19 spread worldwide?

<ul><li>A recent study finds misinformation on the new coronavirus spreads differently across various countries. However, there was a consistent misunderstanding of 5G technology. </li><li>Among the … [+7738 chars]

COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Israel: Successes, lessons, and caveats

Israel is a world leader in the race to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine. In this Special Feature, Medical News Today look at why the vaccine rollout has been so successful in Israel and discuss the con… [+11285 chars]

A blood test could diagnose depression and bipolar disorder

Researchers found that levels of a nerve growth factor were lower in people with depression or bipolar disorder than in healthy controls. Doctors could potentially use levels of the growth factor to … [+5242 chars]

COVID-19: How do inactivated vaccines work?

Inactivated vaccines use a pathogen that has been modified so that it cannot replicate to stimulate our immune system. They are safe because they cannot cause disease. However, booster doses may be n… [+4485 chars]

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — January 22

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the headlines and our daily lives for most of the past year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, i… [+9539 chars]

COVID-19 live updates: Total number of cases passes 97.5 million

<ul><li>The coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. </li><li>Known as SARS-CoV-2, the virus has resulted in more than 97.5 million infections and more than 2 million deaths.</li… [+61261 chars]

COVID-19 vaccine: Live updates

<ul><li>COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.</li><li>Researchers across the globe are working to develop a vaccine.</li><li>Currently, there are 77 candidate vaccines on … [+67596 chars]

First wave of COVID-19 linked to spike in cardiovascular deaths

In the United States, cardiovascular deaths that were not directly due to COVID-19 surged early in the pandemic. The postponement of procedures, the extra strain on services, and patients avoidance o… [+4912 chars]

Vaccines and COVID-19: The latest hopeful research

What is the latest in COVID-19 vaccine advances? Can currently authorized vaccines protect against newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants? In this Hope Behind the Headlines feature, we examine these and … [+7978 chars]