UK appoints vaccines minister to oversee COVID inoculations

The British government appointed a vaccines minister on Saturday as it prepares to inoculate millions of people against the coronavirus, potentially starting within days. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Conservative lawmaker Nadhim Zahawi will oversee the country’s biggest vaccine program in decades. The U.K. medicines regulator is currently assessing two…

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prepregnancy Obesity in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 — From 2016 to 2019, there was an increase in prepregnancy obesity in the United States, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Anne K. Driscoll, Ph.D., and Elizabeth C.W. Gregory, M.P.H.,…