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3:59 a.m. Dec. 2, 2021 - By Patrick Carter,
Most school shooters get their guns from home—and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went upThe gun used in the Oxford High School shooting was purchased on Black Friday by the father of suspect, sheriff says
3:33 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
FDA Advisors Vote Narrowly in Favor of Merck Covid Pill The 13-10 vote effectively rubber-stamped the emergency-use authorization of the pill, though the agency itself still needs to act on the recommendation.
12:00 a.m. Dec. 1, 2021 - Barrons.com
No Nation Has Conquered Covid Four scholars looked around the world at responses to the pandemic. There have been successes, but none have come easily or at huge scale.
10:41 a.m. Nov. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Here's what we know about COVID omicron variant -- and what we don't know yetIt’s unclear where the new variant first emerged, but scientists in South Africa alerted the World Health Organization in recent days, and it has now been seen in travelers arriving in several countries, from Australia to Israel to the Netherlands.
12:10 p.m. Nov. 27, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alertThe new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.
9:00 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
Doctors reveal exactly what kind of face mask travelers should wear on the airplane to protect against COVID-19N95, KN95 or surgical mask: What face mask is right if you're worried about catching or spreading COVID while traveling?
6:28 a.m. Oct. 31, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Earth gets hotter, deadlier during decades of climate talksWorld leaders have been meeting for 29 years to try to curb global warming, and in that time Earth has become a much hotter and deadlier planet.
12:40 p.m. Oct. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Should you move in your 50s or 60s? How to choose where to live in retirementThe author of 'Right Place Right Time' has some smart ideas to help you answer two critical questions about where to live in the second half of life.
12:00 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
You don’t have to follow strict rules or give up steak forever, and this diet can have life-changing benefitsGoing plant-based isn't as tough as you might think and it helps people of all ages maintain or improve their health. Here are some steps to get there.
1:12 p.m. Oct. 21, 2021 - By Fang Block
George D. Snell’s Nobel Prize Is Headed to AuctionThe 1980 medal awarded in medicine has a starting bid of $200,000
10:03 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021 - By Steve Gelsi
Bank of America shuts down bank account of FDA-approved cannabis research firmScottsdale Research Institute receives notification that its decision to close bank account is final and won't be reconsidered. Bank of America declines to comment.
3:09 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines shifts to religious exemptions — and what constitutes 'sincerely held beliefs'A college football coach unsuccessfully asked for a religious exemption and lost his $3 million–a–year job
1:23 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Prime Is the Newest Gene Editing, and It's Getting Better Prime editing derives from Crispr-Cas9 technique, which lets scientists snip the flawed DNA underlying a genetic disorder such as sickle cell disease.
12:26 p.m. Oct. 19, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Japan becomes surprise overnight COVID success storyBut experts worry that without knowing what exactly why cases have dropped so drastically, Japan could face another wave like this summer.
3:54 p.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - Barrons.com
The Man Behind Moderna on What’s Next in Biotech Noubar Afeyan runs a unique venture-creation business called Flagship Pioneering, which doesn’t just invest in companies—it also develops areas of innovation and performs the research.
7:09 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
I’ve tested nearly 80 mattresses over 3 years, and this one is my absolute favorite: ‘You’ll have it for much longer than if you were to buy a cheaper, poor-quality mattress.’Plus, 3 of the best mattresses, according to doctors and professional reviewers.
6:31 a.m. Oct. 15, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
I’m the director of the Emory Sleep Center and a 'light sleeper.' This is the mattress I sleep on each nightPlus, the 3 best mattresses, according to doctors and mattress reviewers.
12:00 p.m. Oct. 14, 2021 - Barrons.com
Moderna Booster Gets Nod From FDA Panel Advisory committee supports authorizing a third, smaller dose of Covid vaccine for people aged 18 to 64 at high risk of severe disease, or whose work puts them at higher risk.
6:51 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Exercise is the wonder drug for healthy agingRegular exercise is linked to lower risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia
1:19 a.m. Oct. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Three U.S.-based economists share Nobel prize for natural experiment work Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.”
5:33 a.m. Oct. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
Exercise Is the Wonder Drug for Healthy Aging Here's what to know.
12:30 a.m. Oct. 8, 2021 - Barrons.com
The World Is Taking a Crucial Step Toward Eliminating Malaria The new malaria vaccine isn't just the first approved for malaria, writes Christopher Plowe. It's the first vaccine for any human parasitic disease.
4:54 a.m. Oct. 7, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
The hidden pandemic of orphanhood: 120,000 children in the U.S. and 1.5 worldwide have lost a caregiver to COVID-19'Overall, there were up to five times more children who lost a father than who lost a mother.'
10:04 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
WHO endorses the world's first malaria vaccine and recommend African children get first dosesThe World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the world's first malaria vaccine and said it should be given to children across Africa in the hope that it will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease.
8:43 a.m. Oct. 2, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Does your job make you eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot?Instructions from federal and state authorities are 'going to be purposefully vague,' says one public-health expert.
7:45 a.m. Sept. 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
Voters Love It. Patients Need It. Why Dental Care Still Isn’t Universal. Tens of millions of American's lack dental coverage. That might finally change, but opposition is deep-rooted.
3:32 a.m. Aug. 27, 2021 - Barrons.com
Blood Clot Risk 'Much Higher' With Covid Than Vaccines The risk of developing blood clots is much higher following a Covid-19 infection than after a first dose of either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine, an Oxford University study has found.
5:07 a.m. Aug. 22, 2021 - By Alisa Wolfson
How to buy face masks that help protect you from the coronavirus delta variantSelecting the right mask that fits correctly is key.
10:12 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Will COVID-19 have long-term effects on the brain?A roundup of the latest news in dementia research: A rise in younger-onset dementia, the impact of lockdowns, plus other news from a recent conference.
3:07 a.m. Aug. 9, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
As the more contagious delta variant circulates, public health experts say herd immunity has become an even more distant goalThe delta variant is twice as contagious as the original strain of the virus, and its ability to infect so many more people, including a small number of whom are fully vaccinated, is going to make it even harder to achieve herd immunity.
8:21 a.m. July 21, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 will likely be dominant strain globally within months after spreading to 124 countries, says WHOThe highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19, now present in 124 countries, will become the dominant strain globally in the coming months as it is rapidly outcompeting other variants, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
2:10 p.m. July 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Drug Distributors Reach $1.2 Billion Opioid Settlement with New York Drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson have been on trial since late June along with four other companies in a case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
6:34 a.m. July 19, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
Pfizer is making the case for COVID-19 booster shots, but Fauci says we don't need a third dose yetA very public regulatory debate about COVID-19 booster shots has seemingly put Pfizer at odds with federal health officials who say it’s not necessary to get another shot at this time.
2:44 a.m. July 12, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
Pfizer, citing Israeli data that says the delta variant is making its COVID-19 shot less effective, calls for boosters. Medical experts say it's too soon to worry.Israel said the delta variant is blunting the effectiveness of BioNTech and Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot, but how well a vaccine works is going to fluctuate in the real world and a single data point may not tell the whole story.
2:38 a.m. July 12, 2021 - Barrons.com
The FDA Is Under Fire. Here’s How It Affects Investors. Critics say the decision on Biogen’s drug creates uncertainty over how the agency will act in the future.
3:25 a.m. July 7, 2021 - By Jaimy Lee
As worries emerge about the delta variant and the J&J shot, health officials — and, so far, the research — say the vaccinated are still protectedThe Delta variant is already the most dominant strain of the virus in some U.S. states, and that’s putting some Americans easing back into “normal” life on edge.
6:12 a.m. July 3, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Europe in vaccination race against COVID-19's delta variantCountries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations and outpace the spread of the more infectious delta variant, in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients fighting for their lives.
6:35 a.m. July 2, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
'I’m going to go broke': This is how soaring inflation impacts Americans living on Social Security'I can’t believe cat litter and food have gone up by $5. How could they even do that? It’s kitty litter and cat food for God’s sake.'
11:33 a.m. June 20, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
U.S. sends Taiwan 2.5 million doses of COVID vaccine, tripling pledgeThe U.S. sent 2.5 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan on Sunday, tripling an earlier pledge in a donation with both public health and geopolitical meaning.
5:22 p.m. June 14, 2021 - By Jason Douglas
U.K. data show COVID-19 vaccines provide significant protection from delta variantSeparate studies from researchers in England and Scotland published Monday found that while protection against infection was somewhat diminished against delta compared with more established variants, two doses of vaccine offered considerable protection against severe illness and hospitalization.
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