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How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships
on October 18, 2021 at 6:56 pm
Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's been placed under one.
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report
on October 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm
Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal report says, and the numbers are growing as the population gets older.
Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain
on October 18, 2021 at 4:38 pm
Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain tumors.
FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine
on October 15, 2021 at 8:23 pm
The panel suggests that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines.
State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates
on October 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm
According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate of those who got the shot.
Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance
on October 15, 2021 at 6:18 pm
During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.
Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments
on October 15, 2021 at 5:24 pm
Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain’s signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease.
Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?
on October 15, 2021 at 4:41 pm
How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.
$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage
on October 15, 2021 at 3:58 pm
The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds.
FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters
on October 14, 2021 at 9:03 pm
The panel voted to authorize Moderna boosters for the same groups who’ve gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses.
Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed
on October 14, 2021 at 8:55 pm
President Joe Biden updated the nation on vaccination numbers and shared his three priorities going forward to maintain progress against COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci shared some optimism during a separate press briefing.
CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll
on October 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm
A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise
History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New
on October 14, 2021 at 8:38 pm
Division and disagreement over vaccines and mandates may seem like a modern phenomenon, but news clippings from the 1860s through recent history tell a different story.
WHO Honors Henrietta Lacks as Family Pursues Justice
on October 14, 2021 at 7:24 pm
Lacks’s cells, commonly known as “HeLa,” are the only known human cells that continue to stay alive and reproduce outside of the human body. Her cells have been used for decades in medical discoveries and live-saving treatments.
Baby Cereal Sold at Walmart Recalled for Arsenic Levels
on October 13, 2021 at 6:23 pm
A sample from the three lots, which were sold only at Walmart, tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, according to a company announcement on the recall from Maple Island that was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
'Extreme Heat' Days Triple Since 1980s, and More Are Coming
on October 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm
By the researchers' estimates, 1.7 billion urban dwellers -- or almost one-fifth of the planet -- were exposed to a rising number of extreme heat days between 1983 and 2016.
FDA Authorizes First E-Cigarette
on October 13, 2021 at 4:29 pm
The permission to sell was granted to R.J. Reynolds for three of its Vuse tobacco-flavored vaping products.
Learning to Live With CSU
on October 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm
Living with chronic spontaneous urticaria means finding out what works for you and avoiding triggers that seem to set off a flare.
Climate Change Is Already Affecting Almost Everyone on Earth
on October 12, 2021 at 8:20 pm
A study shows that 85% of the global population has already experienced effects from climate change resulting from human activities.
Men, Women Behaved Differently During Pandemic Lockdowns
on October 12, 2021 at 8:05 pm
A new study looks at their behavior during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.