The first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may be waning. For vaccine developers, that could be a problem.
Scientists hunt pandemic hotspots in race to test vaccines
The current practice of testing most pregnant women for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) may be leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy being overdiagnosed, overtreated
Tobacco kills more than eight million people globally every year. More than seven million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.
WHO: Smokers more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19
There are signs that thousands of Australians used the coronavirus shutdown to give up smoking.
Many Australians used lockdown to give up smoking
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops from lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). It has many subtypes.
Clinical trial shows promising new treatment for rare blood cancer
A simple blood test could help to identify men with prostate cancer who are less likely to respond to treatment or more likely to relapse, research has suggested.
Blood test could predict how well prostate cancer patients respond to treatment
European countries should brace themselves for a deadly second wave of coronavirus infections because the pandemic is not over, the World Health Organization’s top official in Europe has said.
Second more deadly wave of coronavirus expected 'to hit Europe this winter'
A team of scientists studying the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, found that it was especially well-suited to jump from animals to humans by shapeshifting as it gained the ability to infect human cells.
Evolution of pandemic coronavirus outlines path from animals to humans
For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections — and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial found.
New prostate cancer pill may work better than injections, researchers say
The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS 2019) found that one in five adults in Malaysia suffers from diabetes. That’s 3.9 million people aged 18 years old and above.
Diabetes becoming more prevalent in Malaysia

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