National parks — islands in a desert? Effectiveness of biodiversity conservation in national parks is associated with socioeconomic conditions — ScienceDaily

Despite commendable conservation efforts and investments by governments, NGOs and international as well as national conservation agencies, biodiversity continues to decline across the globe. One of the key strategies to…

Model predicts effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers assessed the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine effectiveness (VE) against symptomatic infections with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2…

Eligibility, Side Effects and Effectiveness – NBC Chicago

With a rise in COVID-19 metrics, several Chicago-area counties have entered a “high” alert level under guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, according to the…

Effectiveness of antibiotics significantly reduced when multiple bugs present — ScienceDaily

A study has found that much higher doses of antibiotics are needed to eliminate a bacterial infection of the airways when other microbes are present. It helps explain why respiratory…

Effectiveness of Maternal Vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy Against COVID-19–Associated Hospitalization in Infants Aged 6 Months — 17 States, July 2021–January 2022

On February 15, 2022, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. Natasha B. Halasa, MD1,*; Samantha M. Olson, MPH2,*; Mary A. Staat, MD3; Margaret M. Newhams, MPH4;…

Inciting instead of coercing, ‘nudges’ prove their effectiveness — ScienceDaily

Developed by the American economist Richard Thaler in the late 2000s, the theory behind “nudging” theory is based on the principle that our choices are not only determined by our…