US Expands COVID Boosters to Age 16
2021-12-09 22:19:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. health authorities again expanded the nation’s booster campaign Thursday, opening extra doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to several million 16- and 17-year-olds.
The U.S. and many other nations already were urging adults to get booster shots to pump up immunity that ca...
Unvaccinated People to Face Tighter Restrictions in Germany
2021-12-02 19:33:18 UTC
Germany to ban unvaccinated people from ‘culture and leisure nationwide’ as COVID fears worsen.
Those who have yet to be vaccinated are to face additional restrictions after German leaders held talks on Thursday.
The concern is mainly with the newly detected Omicron strain of the coronavir...
Another Step Backwards for Women: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Reversing Abortion Rights
2021-12-01 22:14:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle ground in Wednesday’s showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the constitutional right to an abortion or wipe it away altogether.
Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that declared a nationwide right...
WHO: Global Risk of Omicron Variant Is “Very High”
2021-11-29 21:58:59 UTC
<p>GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.”</p><p>The assessment from the U.N. h...
Court: Texas Can Continue Banning Abortions
2021-10-15 03:54:30 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to stop a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years.
The decision could push the law closer to re...
What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients.
The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...
Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...
Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
2021-09-02 05:28:03 UTC
A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...
Olympics Reveals Impact of Athlete's Mental Health
2021-07-28 18:01:46 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done.
For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some, shockingly — she decided she wasn’t...
US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
<p>The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. </p><p>“Sparkles make everything better,” declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...
US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...
UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom.
Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...
COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.”
Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...
EU: Doctors, Nurses, Elderly Rolled Up Their Sleeves to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-27 21:41:01 UTC
ROME (AP) — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century.
Weeks after the U.S....
Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC
Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonab...
First Shot: UK Starts COVID-19 Vaccination
2020-12-08 07:22:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval.
The first shot came early in the morning at o...
Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC
<p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation’s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills ...
Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens.
Multiple vaccine candidates m...
Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC
“There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness
There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, so...
Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
(Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.
The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...
Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.
Although scientists ha...
US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results
2020-05-18 18:31:14 UTC
WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.
Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambr...
WHO Warns: This Virus May Never Go Away
2021-12-22 19:27:18 UTC
<p>GENEVA (Reuters) - The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it. “It is important...
Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
2021-12-22 19:26:37 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between March 11 and May 2, about 24,000 ...
A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...