The end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight, the leader of the World Health Organization declared Wednesday, with deaths at their lowest level worldwide since the new coronavirus first began to spread in March 2020.
However, the death rate is relatively flat and not yet at their lowest level in ...
Even though New York Governor Kathy Hochul recently declared polio a state emergency after samples of the virus were found in wastewater in New York City and four surrounding counties, public health experts say it's not time to push the panic button.
Mientras los investigadores exploran las posibilidades de unas vacunas contra la COVID-19 que no requieran una inyección, las autoridades de salud pública de India y China ya aprobaron nuevas versiones sin agujas para sus ciudadanos.
While researchers explore the possibilities of COVID-19 vaccines that don't require an injection, public health officials in India and China have already each approved new needle-free versions for their citizens.
A vaccine advisory panel to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend updated boosters from Pfizer and Moderna that target Omicron variants, paving the way for the shots to get into American arms within days.
All that is needed now is for CDC Director Dr. Ro...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave the green light to updated COVID booster shots from both Pfizer and Moderna that target Omicron variants, paving the way for the shots to get into American arms within a few days.
“The FDA has been planning for the possibility that the composit...
COVID-19 vaccines do not increase your risk for stroke, new research shows, but severe COVID infection does, and experts hope the finding will ease the concerns of those who are hesitant to get the shot.
“We now know that patients who've had a vaccine are not at higher risk of stroke, thanks to a large body of data with millions of patients who have been included,” said Dr. Alexis Sim...
The days of getting free COVID-19 tests by mail are drawing to a close.
The Biden administration plans to stop sending test kits to Americans on Sept. 2 in order to reserve remaining tests for a fall surge. Lack of funding from Congress is the reason for the change, NBC News reported, citing an unnamed senior administration official.
A survey conducted among American gay and bisexual men in early August found about half saying they'd cut down on sexual activity -- including one-night stands and app-based hookups -- in response to the global monkeypox outbreak.
The survey, conducted online Aug. 5-15, was led by Kevin Delaney...
FRIDAY, Aug 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - A total of 84 people across four states have now been made ill by E. coli, in an outbreak possibly tied to contaminated lettuce used in sandwiches sold at Wendy's restaurants.
"Since the last update on August 19, 2022, 47 more illnesses have been reported to CDC,...
After testing negative for COVID-19 and leaving isolation last Sunday, First Lady Jill Biden again tested positive for the virus on Wednesday.
"After testing negative on Tuesday, just now, the First Lady has tested positive for COVID-19 by antigen testing," the First Lady's Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue said in a statement. "This represents a “rebound” positivity."
The Biden Administration plans to roll out updated booster shots that target Omicron variants shortly after Labor Day, in an effort to protect Americans against a possible winter surge in COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Peter Marks, the top vaccine regulator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told the
If you get infected with COVID-19, the time from infection to possible onset of symptoms -- the incubation period -- is significantly shorter now than it was at the beginning of the pandemic, new research shows.
Researchers in China who looked at data from 142 different studies found tha...
MONDAY, Aug 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) - - Amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 37 people in four states, the Wendy's fast food chain has removed romaine lettuce from its sandwiches in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
"A specific food has not yet been confirmed as the source of this outbreak...
By Steven Reinberg and Robin Foster HealthDay Reporters
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2022 (HealthDay) -- As at-risk Americans stand in long lines across the country, trying to get the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, U.S. officials on Tuesday announced they will modify dosing instructions for the shot to help stretch the supply.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that ins...
Flooding, heat waves and drought have made 58% of infectious diseases worse, a new analysis claims.
For the review of previous studies, published Aug. 8 in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers found that 218 of the known 375 infectious diseases have been made worse by climate change, including