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Why are some scientists turning away from brain scans?

NEW YORK – Brain scans offer a tantalizing glimpse into the mind’s mysteries, promising an almost X-ray-like vision into how we feel pain, interpret faces and wiggle fingers. Studies of brain...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Years of research laid groundwork for speedy COVID-19 shots

How could scientists race out COVID-19 vaccines so fast without cutting corners? A head start helped – over a decade of behind-the-scenes research that had new vaccine technology poised for a...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

BURLINGTON, Vt. – By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, and the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Stay home for the holidays or get tested twice, CDC urges

Don’t travel over the upcoming holidays. But if you must, consider getting coronavirus tests before and after, U.S. health officials urged Wednesday. The federal Centers for Disease Control and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Moderna asking U.S., European regulators to OK its virus vaccine

Moderna Inc. said Monday it was asking U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection – intensifying the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

First blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s goes on sale

A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, a leap for the field that could make it much easier for people to learn whether they have dementia. It also...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Skiing may not spread coronavirus but slopes still risky, UN says

GENEVA – As several European countries have suspended access to the ski slopes to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said the risk of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Thanksgiving could make or break U.S. coronavirus response

In Pennsylvania, if you’re having friends over to socialize, you’re supposed to wear a mask – and so are your friends. That’s the rule, but Barb Chestnut has no intention of following it. “No one...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA allows emergency use of antibody drug Trump received

U.S. health officials Saturday agreed to allow emergency use of a second antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental medicine that President Donald Trump was given when...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in U.S.

Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Health experts clash over use of certain drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. adult smoking rate looks unchanged, vaping rate higher

NEW YORK – The U.S. decline in cigarette smoking could be stalling while the adult vaping rate appears to be rising, according to a government report released Thursday. About 14% of U.S. adults...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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