Health, Fitness & Food

Jacqueline Dunlap places whole blood samples into a centrifuge to separate plasma for antibody testing at the Bloodworks Northwest Laboratory during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Renton, Washington, September 9, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of a prior coronavirus infection as of late July, suggesting that
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President Donald J. Trump talks about his healthcare vision and signs executive order in Charlotte NCÂ United States on September 24, 2020. Peter Zay | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images In a speech unveiling his health-care “vision” for America, President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement: that cash cards will soon be sent to millions
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A street seller wearing a face mask (L) proposes straw hats to tourists outside the Colosseum monument on August 22, 2020 in Rome during the Covid-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. VINCENZO PINTO | AFP | Getty Images As coronavirus cases began to surge in France, Spain and the U.K. this month, there were
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Veego, a plant-based protein developed by Life3 Biotech that tastes like chicken. Courtesy Life3 Biotech The coronavirus crisis has magnified Singapore‘s food security concerns — an issue made worse by climate change — and the city-state is looking to ramp up its local food production. Tech entrepreneurs say they want to help. To boost national self-sufficiency, more local start-ups
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Tourists look at a placard by the city of Nice of hygienic measures and the activities allowed on the beach at the ‘Promenade des Anglais’ in the French riviera city of Nice, southern France, on May 16, 2020, after France eased lockdown measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the
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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | POOL | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed controversial coronavirus testing guidance, which previously said that people who
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April. He said the U.S. will have at
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Top U.S. health officials testified before a congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, speaking on public safety measures and expected timelines for vaccine approval and a return to “regular life.” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said face masks may provide more protection than an eventual vaccine, which he separately said could
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The disruption to schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a “global education emergency” that threatens to derail the education of at least 24 million students projected to drop out of school as a result, said Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund.  “At the height of Covid-19,” 192 countries shuttered schools, leaving 1.6
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Health officials and epidemiologists will be watching U.S. infection trends closely this week for any early indications of a potential spike in cases brought on by the Labor Day holiday weekend. Steady economic reopening — including the resumption later this month of indoor dining in New York City, the original U.S. hot spot of the virus — could
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AstraZeneca’s building in Luton, Britain. Tim Ireland | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Phase three trials for AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine have resumed in the U.K. after they were halted earlier this week over safety concerns, the company announced Saturday. AstraZeneca said it received confirmation from the United Kingdom’s Medicines Health Regulatory Authority that it was
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Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Public health specialists and the medical community are criticizing the Trump
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The U.S. reported more than 35,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest daily tally since Sep. 5, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The holiday weekend likely impacted the data over the past few days and is only now beginning to stabilize. The seven-day average of daily new cases has
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Nine drugmakers working on coronavirus vaccines publicly pledged on Tuesday to prioritize safety and uphold rigorous scientific standards as concerns mount of political pressure to bring a vaccine to market before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. The pledge sought to “ensure public confidence” by committing to only apply for regulatory authorization when enough data
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Hoteliers and prospective visitors hope Fort Lauderdale’s all-important beach, the local tourist industry’s most valuable asset, will be open for the Labor Day weekend. Thus far, officials say, it will be. Amy Beth Bennett| Sun Sentinel | Tribune News Service via Getty Images The United States is headed for a new phase of the coronavirus
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Roberto Arias prepares a grave for burial at Woodlawn Cemetery during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., May 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reutes The U.S. will top more than 410,000 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year as the country heads into the fall and winter, according to a new forecast from the Institute
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With Labor Day weekend approaching, top U.S. health officials are pleading with the American public to maintain public safety precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing. The U.S. is headed into the fall with a troubling level of spread, if the country can’t bring the daily numbers down through September, White House coronavirus advisor
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In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine | AP Pfizer could have results from its late-stage coronavirus
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The U.S. reported just 33,888 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, the lowest daily tally reported in weeks, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. However, daily case reporting tends to dip early in the week after local public health offices close for the weekend. Across the country, 26 states reported rising cases,
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