• Socialism with Chinese characteristics suits China’s national conditions the best: former Hungarian PM Peter Medgyessy

    The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the social system of socialism with Chinese characteristics suit China the best and are bound to help China continue with development and achieve greater progress in the future, former Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy said in an interview with People’s Daily recently.

    Every country is looking for a social system that best fits its history, culture and fundamental realities, Medgyessy said.

  • Some of the temporary amendments to the Health Insurance Act due to COVID-19 to remain in effect

    Kela will continue to provide reimbursements for the costs of travel to a COVID-19 vaccination or testing site. The reimbursement of costs for PCR and antigen tests performed by private healthcare providers will also continue.

    Several temporary amendments have been made to the Health Insurance Act due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

  • Study discovers low levels of vitamin D association with long Covid

    Long-term COVID risk has been observed to rise with low vitamin D levels, according to a study presented at the 25th European Congress of Endocrinology in Istanbul.

    The findings imply that people should have their vitamin D levels monitored following COVID-19.

  • Study evaluates reason behind increased transmission in SARS-CoV-2 variants

    Recently a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine study found that although two SARS-CoV-2 variants are associated with the higher transmission, patients with these variants show no evidence of higher viral loads in their upper respiratory tracts compared to the control group.

    The emergence and higher transmission of the evolving variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been concerning.

  • Study finds a longer lasting COVID vaccine

    Researchers have found rare naturally occurring T cells that are capable of targeting a protein found in SARS-CoV-2 and a range of other coronaviruses.

    The study has been published in the 'Cell Reports Journal'.

  • Study finds COVID infection risk rises after second vaccine dose

    A new study has found a gradual increase in the risk of COVID-19 infection from 90 days after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

    Results confirm that protection wanes with time and suggest a third (booster) dose might be warranted.

  • Study finds COVID patients on antidepressants are less likely to die

    A new study of health records from 87 health care centres across the United States found that people taking a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were less likely to die of COVID-19.

  • Study finds COVID-19 Omicron variant neutralized by booster dose

    The new COVID-19 Omicron variant is more transmissible than the Delta variant. However, its biological characteristics are still relatively unknown.

    The study about this variant has been published in the 'Nature Journal'.

  • Study finds COVID-19 vaccines offer lasting protection

    A new research has found that COVID-19 vaccination offers long-lasting protection from the worst outcomes of COVID-19.

    The research has been published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine'.

  • Study finds day care centres were hit the hardest by COVID-19 pandemic

    A new study found that amid the COVID-19 crisis, daycare centres had to suspend their services to homeless people due to economic difficulties.

    The study has been published in the 'Disasters Journal'.

  • Study finds lung function unaffected post COVID-19 infection

    COVID-19 infection does not appear to affect the lung function of young adults, according to a recent study by clinical researchers.

    These findings were recently presented at the virtual European Respiratory Society International Congress.

  • Study finds new type of UV light makes indoor air as safe as outdoors

    According to a new study led by Columbia University, a new type of ultraviolet light is safe for people. It took less than five minutes to reduce the level of indoor airborne microbes by more than 98 per cent.

    The study was published in the journal, 'Scientific Reports'.

  • Study finds why some COVID cases are more critical than others

    A new study has found that some COVID cases are more critical than others due to the antiviral inflammatory response to the virus, with the help of humanized mice.

    The study, led by Yale University's Richard Flavell, has been published in the 'Nature Biotechnology Journal'.

  • Study identifies how COVID-19 linked to Alzheimer's disease-like cognitive impairment

    A new Cleveland clinic-led study has identified mechanisms by which COVID-19 can lead to Alzheimer's disease-like dementia.

    The findings, published in Alzheimer's Research and Therapy, indicate an overlap between COVID-19 and brain changes common in Alzheimer's and may help inform risk management and therapeutic strategies for COVID-19-associated cognitive impairment.

  • Study identifies potential factor contributing to severity of COVID-19

    A protein that may critically contribute to severe forms of COVID-19 has recently been identified by the University of Kent's School of Biosciences and the Institute of Medical Virology at Goethe-University.

  • Study proposes a low cost, high efficiency mask design

    A new paper in Oxford Open Materials Science, published by Oxford University Press, presents low-cost modifications to existing N95 masks that prolongs their effectiveness and improves their reusability post disinfectants.

  • Study reveal severe asthma attacks doubled post Covid-19

    After Covid-19 limitations were loosened in the UK, adults with asthma experienced about the doubled risk of having a severe asthma attack, according to recent research.

    Episodes of progressive worsening of asthma symptoms, termed exacerbations or asthma attacks, are the major cause of illness and death in this condition. Asthma affects more than 5 million people in the UK and more than 300 million globally. Symptoms include breathlessness and chest tightness as well as wheezing and coughing.

  • Study reveals most long covid symptoms resolve within a year after mild infection

    According to a comprehensive study published in The BMJ, most symptoms or diseases that occur after mild Covid-19 infection last for several months but recover to normal within a year.

    In particular, vaccinated people were at lower risk of breathing difficulties - the most common effect to develop after mild infection - compared with unvaccinated people.

  • Study reveals why some Covid patients continue to have difficulty in exercising

    While some individuals are able to recover from the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection, others have continued to endure COVID-19 aftereffects for a very long time. The inability to exercise as much is one of these persistent COVID symptoms. But there are still unanswered issues about the reasons underpinning why some COVID patients continue to have reduced exercise ability while others recover without this issue.

  • Study sheds light on inequities in COVID-19 mortality across racial groups

    Black women are dying at significantly higher rates than white men, and that disparity in mortality rates among women of all races are greater than those between white women and white men. These are the findings of a new study led by Harvard University researchers.

    The results of the new research were published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.