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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

CDC: Wearing a mask could keep you from catching virus

NEW YORK – U.S. health officials are taking a new tack to encourage Americans to wear masks: They’re emphasizing recent research that a mask protects the person who wears it. Previously, the...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years

LONDON – The number of children sickened by measles in 2019 was the highest in 23 years, according to new data published by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. allows 1st emergency use of a COVID-19 antibody drug

WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight COVID-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on early and incomplete test results that nevertheless brought a big burst of optimism to a world...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

More U.S. patients to have easy, free access to doctor’s notes

More U.S. patients will soon have free, electronic access to the notes their doctors write about them under a new federal requirement for transparency. Many health systems are opening up records...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setback

For the second time, a study testing an experimental antibody drug for COVID-19 has been paused to investigate a possible safety issue in hospitalized patients. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. said...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise

NEW YORK – The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It’s a small decrease and the data is preliminary, but...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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