Australia shows an increase in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, says study

A disturbing new study by researchers at the Australian National University details an increase in vaccine hesitancy among many Australians over the period of August 2020 to January 2021. This may have serious implications for the country’s ability to achieve universal immunization. Study: Change in vaccine willingness in Australia: August […]

9-Year-Old Girl Dies in Her Sleep 3 Days After Testing Positive for COVID: ‘Our Family Is Shattered’

The family of a 9-year-old girl is "shattered" after she suddenly died in her sleep, just three days after testing positive for COVID-19. Makenzie Gongora, a 4th-grader from San Antonio, Texas, started feeling sick in her after-school care program on Friday, Jan. 29. "Kenzie was complaining about a really bad […]

COVID Vaccine Likely Won’t Be Available to the General Public by End of February, Says CDC Director

As issues with COVID-19 vaccine distribution and availability continue, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control said that the vaccine likely will not be available to the general public for another few months. In December, former Trump administration health secretary Alex Azar had told Today that he expected […]

Pfizer Vaccine Should Still Be Effective Against the New COVID Strain, Study Finds

Amid concerns about the new, faster-spreading COVID-19 strain, researchers at Pfizer have said that their vaccine should still be effective at fighting the virus. The new COVID-19 variant, B.1.1.7, emerged soon after the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's vaccine and the country began distributing it around the country, leaving […]

Brain imaging predicts PTSD after injury, finds study

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain […]

7 Nursing Home Residents Died of COVID After Staff Attended 300-Person Wedding in Washington

A November wedding ceremony that violated Washington's public health guidelines has now potentially been linked to the deaths of seven nursing home residents. Grant County health officials announced last week that seven residents of three separate long-term care facilities had died following previously-reported coronavirus outbreaks, bringing the total number of […]

Patrick Dempsey on How His Kids Are Dealing with Homeschooling amid Pandemic: 'It's Really Hard'

Patrick Dempsey's kids are still getting into the swing of how to navigate their educations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Grey's Anatomy star, 54, appeared virtually on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, where he chatted about his recent surprise return to the ABC medical drama and how his kids — […]

Kristen Bell Says She and Dax Shepard Have a 'Pretty Respectful Way' of Co-Parenting at Home

"I'm secretly loving the fact that the world is recognizing that now. So I think we could see a lot of growth come out of this beyond just never judging stay-at-home moms again," she continued. "I think we have the opportunity, if we use this time wisely, for marriages to […]