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COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans ‘must remain vigilant’

NEW YORK – U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful will accelerate as more...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak

GENEVA – A top official at the World Health Organization said that a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

LONDON – The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into the...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials....

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK – A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. The Centers...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Swelling after COVID-19 shots may cause cancer false alarms

Getting a mammogram or other cancer check soon after a COVID-19 vaccination? Be sure to tell the doctor about the shot to avoid false alarm over a temporary side effect. That’s the advice from...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

GENEVA – A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK – Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant first appeared in...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. President Joe Biden...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused its first wave of deaths, health officials are reporting....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

UN authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

TORONTO – The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency’s partners to ship millions of doses to...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC study finds two masks are better than one vs. COVID-19

NEW YORK – U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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