Health, Fitness & Food

A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters More data will be needed from AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine trials to determine the drug’s safety and efficacy following concerns from experts in the U.S., scientists from the University of Oxford and the
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People wait in line to get a 15-minute rapid Covid-19 test on November 24, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin. Andy Manis | Getty Images News | Getty Images The use of technology is going to make health care “almost free around the world,” according to venture capitalist Tim Draper. “Health care is completely going digital,” he
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A test tube labelled vaccine is seen in front of AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken, September 9, 2020. Dado Ruvic | Reuters LONDON — British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Monday said an interim analysis of clinical trials showed its coronavirus vaccine has an average efficacy of 70% in protecting against the virus. This is
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View of Corporate and Research and Development Headquarters of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals on Old Saw Mill River Road in Tarrytown, New York. Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted an emergency use authorization for Regeneron‘s Covid-19 antibody treatment, the experimental therapy given to President Donald Trump when he
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The Dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health, Dr. Ashish Jha, warned that the United States could “see another 100,000 deaths by Inauguration Day” as the coronavirus death rate climbs and public health professionals raise the alarm.  “Once we get into the spring we easily could be at 450,000 or even 500,000 deaths,” said
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European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON — European governments should lift coronavirus lockdowns and other social restrictions gradually to prevent a third wave of infections, according to the president of the European Commission. Europe has been grappling with a second surge in Covid-19 infections since
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A blood sample is prepared for analysis by a laboratory technician at Accel Research Sites on August 4, 2020 in DeLand, Florida, U.S. NurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images Moderna‘s announcement earlier this week that its vaccine was more than 94% effective at preventing the coronavirus, according to preliminary trial data, raised global hopes further
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With Amazon Pharmacy, Prime customers in the United States can get their prescription medications shipped to their home for free. Amazon Amazon is entering the pharmacy business with a new offering called Amazon Pharmacy, allowing customers in the United States to order prescription medications for home delivery, including free delivery for Amazon Prime members. Amazon
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Ugur Sahin, CEO of BioNTech. Andreas Arnold | picture alliance | Getty Images LONDON — Daily life may return to normal by next winter, according to one of the creators of the highly-anticipated prospective coronavirus vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech. Professor Ugur Sahin, co-founder and chief executive of BioNTech, also suggested the vaccine could halve
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Medical professionals treat a patient infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, November 12, 2020. Callaghan O’Hare | Reuters The United States reported a record-high number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 on Friday as more states roll out fresh restrictions to slow the spread of the virus ahead
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In a Friday evening interview on “The News with Shepard Smith,” Jackson, Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said, “there doesn’t appear to be a rhyme or reason to some of the decisions to reverse the statewide mask mandates” as coronavirus hospitalization rates reach the highest level in the state in 2.5 months. “We’re not only the
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Dr. Michael Osterholm, Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, announced advances for COVID-19 testing in Minnesota, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in St. Paul, MN. Glen Stubbe | Star Tribune | Getty Images Shutting down businesses and
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Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned that the coronavirus pandemic is “about to explode” across the United States as the country confirmed more than 10 million coronavirus cases on Monday, a bleak milestone just 10 days after reaching the 9 million mark amid a record surge in daily infections. On Sunday, the country added
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In the spring, U.S. medical workers were heralded as heroes. But by the fall, the rhetoric had started to shift, with the public growing increasingly fatigued by the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump accusing doctors of inflating Covid-19 death counts for money. With the death toll from the coronavirus continuing to tick up, many
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Peter Thiel, co-founder and chairman of Palantir Technologies Inc., pauses during a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON – The U.K. government is considering using software from U.S. data analytics firm Palantir for coronavirus contact tracing in England, according to reports from Bloomberg
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SINGAPORE — Fast and accurate coronavirus tests have become a reality, according to genetic testing firm Prenetics. The Hong Kong-based company last week told CNBC that the accuracy of its rapid coronavirus tests is comparable to the “gold standard” of PCR testing. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been widely used to detect coronavirus infections
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