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Nigeria slams UK's 'discriminatory' travel ban over omicron New! 2021-12-06 09:06:18A Nigerian official has criticized a travel ban imposed on the West African nation by the British government amid fears about the new omicron variant

Mayor: Vaccine mandates to be required for all New! 2021-12-06 09:03:31Mayor Bill de Blasio says all New York City employers will have to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their workers by Dec. 22

New York City mayor says he is imposing New! 2021-12-06 08:59:42New York City mayor says he is imposing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on private sector employers

WHO: No 'doomsday,' but malaria fight disrupted by New! 2021-12-06 08:37:59The U.N. says the response to the longtime threat of malaria has been hit.

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near New! 2021-12-06 08:33:07Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people.

Russia reports its first cases of omicron COVID-19 New! 2021-12-06 06:35:31Russian health authorities on Monday said they have confirmed the first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus in travelers who returned from

High school seniors return to classrooms in Vietnam New! 2021-12-06 00:47:01High school seniors are returning to their classrooms in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, for the first time in more than six months as the city eases

Cruise ship with COVID-19 infections arrives in New 2021-12-05 15:04:31At least 10 passengers and crew members are infected with COVID-19.

Putin hopes WHO soon approves Russia's Sputnik V 2021-12-05 14:17:31Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced hope for a quick approval of the country’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organiz

Tunisia records its first case of the omicron 2021-12-05 13:15:01Tunisia has recorded its first case of the omicron variant

Senegal registers its first cases of the omicron 2021-12-05 12:53:30Senegal has recorded its first cases of the coronavirus omicron variant

Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 2021-12-05 12:27:40Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse some rowdy protesters.

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F.D.A. Advisers Endorses Merck’s Covid Pill for High-Risk 2021-11-30 17:32:06The drug, molnupiravir, could be authorized within days for patients at high risk of severe illness.

Regeneron Antibody Treatment May Not Be as Effective 2021-11-30 17:30:45The company said that analyses and modeling of mutations in the variant suggest that they may weaken the effect of the treatment, but that studies usi

South African Company Nears License to Sell J. 2021-11-30 16:07:51The new agreement makes Aspen Pharmacare the first African company to market a Covid vaccine on the continent. But it stops short of allowing Aspen to

Counterfeit Covid Masks Are Still Sold Everywhere 2021-11-30 15:53:25Rising Covid cases have spurred a return to mask-wearing in the U.S. and overseas, at a time when flawed KN95s from China continue to dominate e-comme

What We Know About the New Covid Variant, 2021-11-30 14:56:58Intense research into the new coronavirus variant first identified in southern Africa has just begun. World leaders have urged people not to panic &md

Your Heart and Diet: A Heart-Healthy Way to 2021-11-30 13:40:11Aim for an overall healthful dietary pattern, the American Heart Association advises, rather than focusing on “good” or “bad”

New 'Omicron' Variant Stokes Concern but Vaccines May 2021-11-30 12:36:09The Omicron variant carries worrisome mutations that may let it evade antibodies, scientists said. But it will take more research to know how it fares

Omicron Has Scary Mutations. That Doesn't Mean They 2021-11-30 12:35:09Mutations can work together to make a virus more fearsome, but they can also cancel one another out. This phenomenon, called epistasis, is why scienti

How Did the New Covid Variant, Omicron, Get 2021-11-30 12:34:07The World Health Organization began naming the variants after Greek letters to avoid public confusion and stigma.

Will the Covid Vaccines Stop Omicron? Scientists Are 2021-11-30 12:33:26A “Frankenstein mix” of mutations raises concerns, but the variant may remain vulnerable to current vaccines. If not, revisions will be ne

With Scant Information on Omicron, Biden Turned to 2021-11-30 12:33:06“Here’s what it does: It gives us time,” President Biden said of the flight restrictions. He called the new variant a cause for conc

Booster Rollout for Nursing Homes Is Sluggish 2021-11-30 09:53:52Thousands of new cases have been reported among vulnerable elderly residents in the last several months, as the virulent Delta variant fuels outbreaks

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Do Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Work Better in Men? 2021-12-04 02:00:00Title: Do Immune-Based Cancer Drugs Work Better in Men?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Study Finds Delta Somewhat Resistant to Vaccines — 2021-12-04 02:00:00Title: Study Finds Delta Somewhat Resistant to Vaccines — What About Omicron?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial R

Is the Mumps Vaccine Becoming Less Effective? 2021-12-04 02:00:00Title: Is the Mumps Vaccine Becoming Less Effective?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AM

AHA News: Teen With Three Heart Conditions Aims 2021-12-04 02:00:00Title: AHA News: Teen With Three Heart Conditions Aims to Become a Pediatric CardiologistCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/3/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Edito

Survivors of Severe COVID Face Doubled Risk for 2021-12-03 02:00:00Title: Survivors of Severe COVID Face Doubled Risk for Death a Year LaterCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women 2021-12-03 02:00:00Title: WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIVCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/2/20

Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a 2021-12-03 02:00:00Title: Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or ConcussionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/2/2021

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First US Omicron Case Hits in California 2021-12-03 02:00:00Title: First US Omicron Case Hits in CaliforniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM

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Norway Christmas party may have sparked largest omicron 2021-12-04 18:51:16A recent Norwegian omicron outbreak at a Christmas party provides early anecdotal evidence on how the variants spreads between vaccinated people and t

Irritable bowel syndrome may not be all in 2021-12-04 18:44:41Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, may be the result of an abdominal infection that triggers an allergic response, according to the New

Omicron in the US: Where is it? 2021-12-04 13:41:34Cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant are being confirmed around the country this weekend.

Contact tracing revs up in some states as 2021-12-04 10:25:24The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an a

Stroke contributing factors may include losing temper, extreme 2021-12-03 15:24:36Losing one's temper or exercising too rigorously could be contributing factors for a stroke, according to new research.

Omicron variant of COVID-19 found in multiple US 2021-12-03 14:43:29The omicron variant of COVID-19, which had been undetected in the U.S. before the middle of this week, had been discovered in at least five states by

Omicron 3 times more likely to cause reinfection 2021-12-03 13:42:13South African scientists say the risk of reinfection from the omicron COVID-19 variant is at least three times higher than for previous variants.

Allergy sufferers have nearly 40% lower risk of 2021-12-03 10:46:19People who suffer from allergic conditions have a lower risk for developing COVID-19, according to a new U.K. study.

'Long' COVID causes bad smells and tastes, depression 2021-12-02 18:02:49Katrina Haydon can’t eat, shower or brush her teeth the same way she used to six months ago because of parosmia, a smell disorder sometimes asso

COVID vaccine mandates in US: Where do they 2021-12-02 12:42:35What’s the status of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the U.S.? It’s on hold indefinitely because of legal challenges, but employers can st

Minnesota reports second US omicron COVID-19 case 2021-12-02 12:38:13The Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday that lab testing had confirmed the state’s first omicron COVID-19 case.

Omicron variant in the US: What we know 2021-12-02 11:01:29Here's what we know about the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the U.S. after its first case was announced Wednesday.

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FDA expert panel narrowly endorses Merck’s Covid-19 pill 2021-11-30 17:05:02The vote was 13-10.

Testing labs brace for first U.S. cases of 2021-11-30 14:52:10The U.S. surveillance system is in a far stronger position than when the Covid-19 Alpha variant emerged last year.

‘A post-Roe strategy’: The next phase of the 2021-11-30 06:00:44“We’ve had a post-Roe strategy for the last 15 years,” said Kristan Hawkins, the president of the anti-abortion group Students for L

All adults should get a Covid booster shot, 2021-11-29 17:49:37“The recent emergence of the Omicron variant further emphasizes the importance of vaccination, boosters and prevention efforts needed to protect

World Health Organization criticizes travel bans on southern 2021-11-28 16:58:23WHO’s regional director for Africa called on countries to follow science and international health regulations.

Omicron variant will 'inevitably' reach the U.S., Fauci 2021-11-28 11:08:08NIAID Director Anthony Fauci said cases of the Omicron variant have not been detected yet in the U.S., but that “inevitably, it will be here.&rd

Omicron raises concerns about global vaccine equity and 2021-11-28 11:01:54African Union officials have complained about the lack of vaccines since the U.S., U.K. and EU pre-purchased the bulk of available supplies at the end

Fauci: ’I’m going to be saving lives and 2021-11-28 10:06:57Anthony Fauci said claims he lied about certain research funding in the Wuhan lab smacked of contempt for science.

Too early to know answers on Omicron variant, 2021-11-28 09:52:31Francis Collins said there are many unknowns at this point.

South African scientists brace for wave propelled by 2021-11-28 06:42:28The Omicron variant has sent South Africa from a period of low transmission to rapid growth of new confirmed cases.

New Covid variant triggers urgent moment for Biden 2021-11-27 10:49:55There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that's

The overlooked public health issue that could make 2021-11-27 07:00:07Robert Califf, who President Joe Biden nominated this month to lead the agency, is being looked to by forces from all sides as someone who can reboot

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