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UN: Europe’s pandemic restrictions are absolutely necessary

LONDON – The head of the World Health Organization’s Europe office said the exponential surge of coronavirus cases across the continent has warranted the restrictive measures being taken, calling...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Centura Health-Mercy welcomes primary care physician Dr. Micah Helton

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center welcomes primary care physician Micah Helton, M.D., to Mercy Family Medicine-Horse Gulch and Mercy Internal Medicine, 810 E. Third St., Suite 201....

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

2nd COVID-19 vaccine trial paused over unexplained illness

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A late-stage study of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate has been paused while the company investigates whether a study participant’s “unexplained illness” is...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Antibody drugs are no cure but seem promising for COVID-19

WASHINGTON – They’re not cures and it’s not likely that everyone will be able to get them as President Donald Trump has suggested. But experimental antibody drugs like the one Trump was given are...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

WHO warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus

LONDON – The head of the World Health Organization warned against the idea that herd immunity might be a realistic strategy to stop the pandemic, dismissing such proposals as “simply unethical.” At...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

2 million stillbirths every year, pandemic might worsen toll

LONDON – The World Health Organization, UNICEF and partners said there are about 2 million stillbirths every year, mostly in the developing world, according to the first-ever global estimates...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

How long could I be contagious before a positive virus test?

How long could I be contagious before a positive virus test? Studies have shown that people may be contagious for about two days before developing COVID-19 symptoms. In fact, right before...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’

October is prime time for flu vaccinations, and the U.S. and Europe are gearing up for what experts hope is high demand as countries seek to avoid a “twindemic” with COVID-19. “There’s considerable...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. panel tackles race, poverty in virus vaccine priorities

A U.S. advisory panel made recommendations Friday for who should be first in line to get COVID-19 vaccine, including a plea for special efforts by states and cities to get the shots to low-income...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 cases rising among U.S. children as schools reopen

After preying heavily on the elderly in the spring, the coronavirus is increasingly infecting American children and teens in a trend authorities say appears fueled by school reopenings and the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreads

NEW YORK – The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting – and then taking down – an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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