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Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government – one of several candidates in the...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 recovery can take a few weeks even for young adults

Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday. Lingering symptoms can even affect otherwise healthy young...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection also is gone or...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Antarctica, shutting...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON – Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the shot....

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Black kids die more often after surgery, new research shows

Black children were more likely than whites to die after common surgeries, a U.S. study found, echoing evidence seen in adults. The researchers examined national data on nearly 173,000 operations...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

New studies clarify what drugs help, hurt for COVID-19

Fresh studies give more information about what treatments do or don’t work for COVID-19, with high-quality methods that give reliable results. British researchers on Friday published their research...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

What role children play in the coronavirus pandemic is the hot-button question of the summer as kids relish their free time while schools labor over how to resume classes. The Trump administration...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy hospital to host free Facebook Live discussion on bone health

Mercy Regional Medical Center will host a free discussion about bone health at 6 p.m. Wednesday via Facebook Live. The discussion will feature Mercy Orthopedic Associates Bone Health Specialist...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday – as the shots are poised to begin key final testing....

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Desperation science’ slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamoring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste. The ironic, and perhaps tragic, result:...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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