The mu variant has now been identified in all 50 states. It is not nearly as contagious as delta, but the World Health Organization labeled it a “variant of interest.” It makes up less than one percent of all U.S. Covid cases.
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Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South Africa flagged concerns about its safety for people at risk of HIV. Regulator SAHPRA decided not to approve an emergency use application for Sputnik V for now because some studies suggested that administration of vaccines using the Adenovirus Type 5 vector - which Sputnik V does - can lead to higher susceptibility to HIV in men.
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At least 1 person died after inhaling an aromatherapy room spray from Walmart that contained a rare, deadly bacteria
The Better & Home lavender and chamomile scented spray was recalled from 55 Walmart stores after the CDC identified one contaminated bottle.
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The CDC is telling consumers to throw their onions away.
This Mom Wants Others To Learn From Her Story After She Went Septic Because Doctors Didn't Believe Her
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The antibody boost was particularly pronounced after people who recovered from COVID-19 got a second dose.
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NBC News investigated the factors driving Britain's surge and the lessons that can be gleaned from the country's experience of vaccinating and reopening early.
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Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys. Thayut Sutheeravut/Shutterstock.comEvery 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit the reset button and become fitter, finer versions of ourselves. As usual for January, social media is humming with advice on how to eat better, exercise regularly, lose weight and remain healthy. We feel particularly invincible at
(Reuters) -Roche Holding AG on Friday won approval from the U.S. health regulator for its eye implant to treat a chronic disorder causing blurred vision, giving patients an alternative to receiving monthly eye injections with existing treatments. The surgically implantable device Susvimo is intended to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a disorder caused by the leak of fluid or blood from abnormal blood vessels into an area near the retina called the macula. The device is designed to continuously deliver a customized version of the Swiss company's drug ranibizumab, branded as Lucentis, which is an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy.
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CDC advisors vote unanimously to give boosters to everyone with a J&J shot and some with Moderna. Here's how to know if you should get one.
COVID-19 booster shots should be available in the coming days for everyone who's had J&J, as well as select groups of Moderna recipients.
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CDC adds mental health disorders to list of conditions linked to higher risk of severe COVID-19. Here's why.
The CDC added mental health disorders last week to the list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19.
Most of the new infections were reported in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city that has been under a strict lockdown for more than two months. The risks of a further spread from the case reported in Blenheim, in the north east of the South Island, remained low, health officials said, with the person likely in the late stage of infection. On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand will end its strict lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Few are left to inoculate in wealthy Singapore after a vigorous campaign achieved a level of coverage envied by many nations battling the coronavirus pandemic, but a record surge in deaths and infections gives warning of risks that may still lie ahead. Despite mask mandates, strict social curbs and COVID-19 booster doses available for over a month, infections in the Asian city-state's latest outbreak, driven by the Delta variant, took the death toll to 280, up from 55 early in September. "Singapore may potentially experience two to three epidemic waves as measures are increasingly relaxed," said Alex Cook, a disease modelling expert at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
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Salmonella outbreak linked to onions: Throw away onions if you don't know where they're from, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked fresh whole onions to a growing and mysterious salmonella outbreak with cases in 37 states.
The mother of two also claims that the milk helps her fiancé's health—but is that entirely true? Here's what the science says.
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Whether you should do cardio or weights first depends on your fitness goals. Do you want to burn fat? Build muscle? Here's what you need to know.
The family of Julian Fraser has fundraised for research into rare cancers with a cross-country bike ride in honor of the late collegiate water polo player.
Drinking tea has many health benefits. Here's how a daily cup (or two!) can be good for you, along with healthy teas you should try.
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Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story
Children and parents lined up for polio vaccines outside a Syracuse, New York school in 1961. AP PhotoThe ongoing battles over COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. are likely to get more heated when the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, expected later this fall. California has announced it will require the vaccine for elementary school attendance once it receives full FDA approval after emergency use authorization, and other states may foll
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Hoda Kotb and Olivia Newton-John opened up about breast cancer in a 'Today' interview. “We’re sisters,” Newton-John said of their shared breast cancer battle.