Monday, June 24, 2024


“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.”

— William Wilberforce


Antibiotics Largely Ineffective for Children in Asia-Pacific Region

child in hospital bed

A recent report published in The Lancet Regional Health–Southeast Asia from previously published studies found high levels of resistance to the antibiotics commonly used for empirical treatment of sepsis and meningitis in babies and children in the Asia-Pacific region.1 Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia conducted this study to guide the empiric treatment […]

Coronavirus Vaccine: Why It’s Important to Know What’s in the Placebo

woman holding a syringe

Some researchers conducting clinical trials on a COVID-19 vaccine have not revealed to the public what the placebo contains, but they should. This is because the placebo ingredients influence how effective or harmful the active treatment, with which the placebo is compared, appears. Our new guideline published in PLOS Medicine remedies this problem by providing a […]

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