Moderna Inc. completed the enrollment of 30,000 participants in a late-stage study testing the company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine, with over a third of the participants from communities of color.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines includes a higher complication rate with Covid-19 versus the flu.

Adult obesity is rising in the United States – with a greater impact on racial and ethnic minorities – a U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report showed, at a time when the health condition is seen causing heightened risk for severe Covid-19.

A roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Numerous studies have found that in the U.S., minorities such as African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans are often underrepresented in clinical trials. Regulatory agencies and various organizations are making an effort to address this issue.

Bay Area-based Genentech launched a new study assessing the company’s rheumatoid arthritis drug Actemra as a potential treatment for COVID-19 with an eye toward increasing diversity and inclusion among patients treated.

Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease is projected to double in the next 40 years unless a cure or preventive measures are found.

Outcome Health, which provides health education at the moment of care to improve patient outcomes, announced today an initiative with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, the first national patient-centered organization solely focused on women’s heart disease.