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U.S. clears Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, 2nd shot in arsenal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. added a second COVID-19 vaccine to its arsenal Friday, boosting efforts to beat back an outbreak so dire that the nation is regularly recording more than 3,000 deaths a day....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. experts debate: Who should be next in line for vaccine?

NEW YORK – The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun, and the few available doses are mostly going into the arms of health-care workers and nursing home residents. But what about in January,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

What to know about COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S.

NEW YORK – The first shots of COVID-19 vaccine are being delivered, but it will likely be months before doses are widely available for everyone at U.S. drugstores and doctor’s office. Details are...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. allows emergency COVID-19 vaccine in bid to end pandemic

WASHINGTON – The U.S. gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Explainer: When and where? How vaccines will roll out in U.S.

NEW YORK – With coronavirus vaccines on the horizon, when and where will most Americans get their shots? Many of the details are still being worked out, as regulators review the first vaccine...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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

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