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US panel votes to authorize J&J Covid vaccine booster

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A high level panel of US medical experts voted unanimously Friday to recommend authorizing a second shot of the...

US experts recommend Moderna booster for older and at-risk groups

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — An expert committee on Thursday recommended a booster dose of Moderna’s anti-Covid vaccine in the United States for certain...

Moderna or Pfizer booster works better for people vaccinated with J&J: study

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People who received Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine may benefit from a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna, preliminary...

El Nino puts millions in childhood malnutrition: study

by Patrick GALEY Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) – Changing rain patterns caused by the El Nino warming phenomenon frequently drives millions of children...

Widely used chemical linked to 100,000 US deaths per year: study

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Daily exposure to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in everything from plastic containers to makeup, may lead...

Daily aspirin may harm more than help seniors: US medical panel

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A US government expert panel said Tuesday it no longer recommends a daily dose of aspirin to reduce the...

WHO experts back extra Covid jab for people with weak immune systems

by Robin MILLARD GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization’s vaccine advisers on Monday recommended people with weakened immune systems should be offered...

AstraZeneca logs upbeat trial results from Covid drug

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) – British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Monday revealed more positive results from a trial of a treatment for Covid-19 symptoms....

Vaccines prevent severe Covid, even from Delta: study

PARIS, France (AFP) — Vaccination is highly effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19, even against the Delta variant, a vast study in France...

Covid vaccines for kids? Strategies around the world

  by Paul RICARD Agence France Presse Pfizer on Thursday requested emergency approval from US health authorities to use its Covid jab in children...

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