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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says

NEW YORK – Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 pushed total U.S. deaths beyond 3.3 million last year

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed total U.S. deaths last year beyond 3.3 million, the nation’s highest annual death toll, the government reported Wednesday. The coronavirus caused approximately 375,000...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence that...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 vaccine found highly effective in real-world U.S. study

NEW YORK – The U.S. government’s first look at the real-world use of COVID-19 vaccines found their effectiveness was nearly as robust as it was in controlled studies. The two vaccines available...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine – and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. “Sparkles make everything better,” declared Marisol...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

A ‘remarkable’ flu season: It nearly disappeared

To the relief of medical and public health professionals, there has been a key absence in the health scene this winter: the seasonal flu. Heading into Colorado’s 2020-21 flu season, health...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham’s colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

LONDON – At least a dozen countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain have now temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine after reports last week that some people...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans ‘must remain vigilant’

NEW YORK – U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful will accelerate as more...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak

GENEVA – A top official at the World Health Organization said that a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

LONDON – The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into the...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials....

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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