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Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK – A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. The Centers...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Swelling after COVID-19 shots may cause cancer false alarms

Getting a mammogram or other cancer check soon after a COVID-19 vaccination? Be sure to tell the doctor about the shot to avoid false alarm over a temporary side effect. That’s the advice from...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

GENEVA – A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK – Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant first appeared in...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. President Joe Biden...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Life expectancy in the United States dropped a staggering one year during the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic caused its first wave of deaths, health officials are reporting....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

UN authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

TORONTO – The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency’s partners to ship millions of doses to...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

CDC study finds two masks are better than one vs. COVID-19

NEW YORK – U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. The...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

‘New chance at life’: Man gets face, hands in rare surgery

NEW YORK – Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and squeeze. The 22-year-old New Jersey resident had the operation last...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

‘Simple is beautiful’: One-shot vaccine proves effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released Friday, offering the world a potentially important new tool as...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus. Thursday’s approval of the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Racial disparities emerge in state’s COVID-19 vaccination rates

White Coloradans are more likely to have received a coronavirus vaccine than those who are Black or Hispanic, according to new data released Friday by state health officials. The numbers show that...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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