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3:54 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
'I’ve been ready for this since this was declared a pandemic': J&J's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is enticing for people who hate needlesApproximately 16% of adults patients skipped flu shots due to a 'trypanophobia,' a fear of needles, according to one study.
3:00 a.m. Feb. 27, 2021 - By Abby Schultz
Solving the Problem of Oxygen Access in Developing CountriesA collaboration of the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is up for a $100 million MacArthur Foundation award
6:38 a.m. Feb. 25, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
Only 50 people are known to have contracted COVID-19 more than once — but new strains have medical experts on high alertIt’s very rare for someone to get infected with COVID-19 a second time, but the few confirmed cases of reinfection tell us that immunity to the virus isn’t guaranteed and vaccines could become a regular part of our medical care going forward.
3:16 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 -
What’s Behind the Tech Selloff Facebook befriends Australia again, two of Biden’s most controversial cabinet picks begin confirmation hearings today, Democrats aim to push stimulus through House this week, and other news to start your day.
3:04 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
These hospitals gave wealthy donors early COVID-19 vaccinations --- and they each gave novel excuses for doing so ‘It’s indefensible,’ said one bioethics expert.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 19, 2021 -
Free Stock Trading Always Came With a Catch Robinhood, Citadel face scrutiny from lawmakers, Uber just lost a big court case, agriculture hit hard by winter storm, and other news to start your day.
6:08 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 -
Federal agents seize over 10 million counterfeit N95 masksFederal agents have seized more than 10 million fake 3M brand N95 masks in recent weeks, the result of an ongoing investigation into counterfeits sold in at least five states to hospitals, medical facilities and government agencies.
4:25 a.m. Feb. 18, 2021 -
Vaccine Boosters for South African Strain Appear More Likely to Be Needed Research found the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine was two-thirds less effective against a lab-built virus similar to the new strain than against the original variety.
5:54 a.m. Feb. 12, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Want family members to get COVID-19 vaccination? Try Apple's tactic for selling AirPods — and these other psychological approaches'It will be tragic if we fail to curtail the virus because Americans refuse to be vaccinated.'
8:27 a.m. Feb. 7, 2021 -
The Coming Alzheimer’s Crisis Covid-19 has highlighted the shortcomings in the care and treatment of Alzheimer’s—a disease that threatens livelihoods and the broader economy as the U.S. population ages.
11:10 a.m. Feb. 6, 2021 - By Maria LaMagna
The best business, finance and retirement accounts to follow on Twitter in 2021There are more than 300 million active users on Twitter. Want to know the best people to follow for expertise on investing, retirement, electric vehicles, personal finance and more? Read on.
1:11 p.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
‘Just because we’re undocumented does not mean we’re worth less than other people': Will undocumented immigrants get COVID-19 vaccines under Biden?Experts anticipate several challenges to vaccinating undocumented immigrants.
3:42 a.m. Feb. 4, 2021 - By Brett Arends
We still know frustratingly little about Alzheimer's disease, but there are ways to minimize your riskWhy has our understanding of this disease advanced so little?
10:32 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - By Lina Saigol
Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine shows 91.6% efficacy in late-stage trialPreliminary findings, published in The Lancet on Tuesday, are based on data gathered from 19,866 participants.
8:07 a.m. Feb. 1, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. tops 26 million COVID cases as blizzard conditions hamper vaccinations in NortheastThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 103 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that number, as a snowstorm created blizzard conditions across the Northeast and shuttered vaccination sites.
10:40 a.m. Jan. 28, 2021 -
Health Care Solutions | The Wealth GapHealth disparities have become more acute amid the Covid-19 crisis. Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., director of Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, take a look at potential solutions.
6:18 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
Black Americans are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than others — but they are also getting vaccinated at lower ratesA new analysis reveals the racial disparity in health-care worker vaccinations.
7:50 a.m. Jan. 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden signs flurry of orders to tackle pandemic that has now cost more than 407,000 American lives Fauci addresses board of World Health Organization with promise that U.S. will join international response to crisisThe global case tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged above 97 million on Thursday with the U.S. accounting for 24 million of those cases, as President Joe Biden wasted no time in implementing his plan to address a crisis that has caused the loss of more than 407,000 American lives.
11:59 a.m. Jan. 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Deaths of despair’ during COVID-19 have risen significantly in 2020, new research says They were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of ChicagoThey were disproportionately experienced by working aged men, driven in part by synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to Casey Mulligan, professor of economics at the University of Chicago.
10:11 a.m. Jan. 14, 2021 -
With Rare Speed, Gene Editing Emerges as Biotech’s New Cutting Edge Stocks of start-ups wielding tools like Crispr-Cas9 that allow companies to edit DNA and attack genetic diseases and cancer are suddenly hot. But the science is moving with incredible speed and the competition is rising.
9:39 a.m. Jan. 7, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. counts record of almost 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in a day as virus continues to wreak havoc Experts fear the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday may have created a superspreader event as few wore face masksAs the dramatic events in Washington, D.C. were unfolding Wednesday, the coroanvirus-borne illness COVID-19 continued to wreak havoc in the U.S., claiming a record of almost 4,000 American lives, the most in a single day since the start of the outbreak.
6:00 a.m. Jan. 6, 2021 -
A New Gene-Editing Technique May Be Able to Help Children Who Prematurely Age Scientists report that a novel gene-editing technology was able to correct the genetic mutation that causes progeria in lab mice and spare them its effects.
9:19 a.m. Jan. 5, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
January will be worst month for U.S. pandemic so far with post-holiday travel cases seen surging U.S. sets fresh record for hospitalizations and Los Angeles County says a COVID-19 patient is dying every 15 minuteshe number of global cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 edged toward 86 million on Tuesday and the U.S. set yet another record for hospitalizations, as experts warned that January will likely be the worst month of the pandemic so far due to a surge in new infections after holiday travel.
11:59 p.m. Jan. 4, 2021 -
What are longevity supplements, and are they safe?Commercial producers are selling so-called longevity supplements—do they work? We scoured the latest research and interviewed two top scientists on the matter.
3:33 a.m. Dec. 28, 2020 -
Don’t Blame the Fed for Today’s Low Rates, Says Neel Kashkari The Minneapolis Fed chief says it would be ruinous to raise rates now to a level considered “normal.”
10:37 p.m. Dec. 23, 2020 -
Getting COVID-19 may protect you be protected against future infections, two new studies indicateThe results bode well for vaccines, which provoke the immune system to make antibodies — substances that attach to a virus and help it be eliminated.
12:04 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 -
Some older Americans are lining up for COVID vaccine—but others are more cautiousThere are still pockets of resistance, but public health experts are optimistic that more of the population will come around to the idea of rolling up their sleeves to get the shot.
7:34 a.m. Dec. 10, 2020 - By Jack Denton
New drone technology uses data from mobile networks to chart flight paths. Here are the two companies behind itEricsson and Vodafone said that they have successfully tested technology that uses mobile network data to facilitate flight corridors for drones, opening the door to safe and accurate flights for commercial and emergency purposes.
1:18 a.m. Dec. 7, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
Joe Biden’s pandemic plan: Restore Obamacare, mandatory masks, paid sick leave and free COVID-19 tests The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face’The President-elect said: ‘Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face.’
10:01 a.m. Dec. 5, 2020 -
Gene-editing treatment shows promise for sickle cell diseaseScientists are seeing promising early results from the first studies testing gene editing for painful, inherited blood disorders that plague millions worldwide, especially Black people.
9:12 a.m. Dec. 2, 2020 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Cytokine Storm’ — the ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and the 1918 influenza A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?A hyperinflammatory immune response to the influenza of 1918 was seen as one reason healthy people were so hard hit. How big a role has it played in 2020?
3:38 p.m. Dec. 1, 2020 -
Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visasA federal judge on Tuesday struck down two Trump administration rules designed to drastically curtail the number of visas issued each year to skilled foreign workers.
9:55 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Hospital workers called exhausted as U.S. records highest number of COVID deaths since May Parts of Europe are reporting declining cases and Sicily has asked Cuba to send doctors and nursesThe U.S. recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 since May on Tuesday, and continues to average close to 200,000 new cases a day, with hospitals across the nation reporting exhausted health care workers and steadily filling intensive care units.
9:58 a.m. Nov. 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. coronavirus case tally tops 12 million amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge of infections ‘Four days before a holiday with potentially the most indoor and in-person gatherings of the year in the U.S., the virus is here and more prevalent than ever,’ says one analystThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 rose to 58.8 million on Monday and the U.S. tally rose above 12 million, with new daily infections heading toward 200,0000 a day amid growing fears that Thanksgiving travel will spark another surge.
6:32 a.m. Nov. 21, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. moves closer to 200,000 daily COVID cases; Birx and Fauci urge Americans to follow safety measures over Thanksgiving Fauci at press briefing: ‘If you’re fighting a battle, and the cavalry is on the way, you don’t stop shooting. You keep going until the cavalry gets here.’The global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 57 million on Friday, and the U.S. moved closer to 200,000 cases in a day and set a fresh record for hospitalizations as the virus continues to infect people in every state and region.
7:48 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 -
How to cope with seasonal depression in an already challenging yearShorter and cooler days are already limiting opportunities for the boost that comes from socializing and exercising outdoors, and many people have pandemic fatigue.
11:50 a.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. averaging 150,000 COVID-19 cases a day as expert warns of pending ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Experts are worried that President Trump’s refusal to concede election could cause more cases, hospitalizations and deathsThe global case tally for the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 54.5 million on Monday, while the U.S. tally topped 11 million after adding 1 million new cases in six days, with 50 states and territories recording rising numbers and the virus showing no sign of slowing.
6:19 a.m. Nov. 15, 2020 - By Meera Jagannathan
Mammograms and colonoscopies fell by up to 70% in the early months of COVID-19 'If patients do not get important screenings, there could be long-term negative health consequences.'
8:56 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. sets sixth new case record in eight days and more than 65,000 COVID-19 patients are in hospitals for first time U.K. is first European country with more than 50,000 deathsJust one week after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time, it has set a one-day record of almost 143,000, while hospitalizations rose above 65,000 for the first time since the start of the outbreak.
7:47 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
People of Black and Asian descent up to twice as likely to get COVID as white people: meta-analysis And Asian COVID-19 patients may be at higher risk of death and going to the ICU than white patientsAnd Asian COVID-19 patients may be at higher risk of death and going to the ICU than white patients
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