Moderna's Dr. Jacqueline Miller says people who were more recently vaccinated had a 36% lower rate of breakthrough infections compared to those vaccinated longer ago – one reason the company wants approval for a booster used just like Pfizer’s. (Oct. 14)
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MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia reported a record 1,002 deaths from coronavirus on Saturday, the first time the daily number has passed the 1,000-mark since the start of the pandemic. New COVID-19 cases, confirmed in the past 24 hours, were at 33,208, setting a record for the fifth consecutive day, the Russian coronavirus task force said. Russian authorities blame a slow vaccination campaign for the sharp rise of infections and deaths, which forced the health ministry this week to ask retired vaccinated medics to return to hospitals.
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Georgia Bulldog and Kentucky Wildcat fans are excited for a great SEC East game.
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Do people go to an infections disease physician for back problems? Why, then, are some people taking medical advice from non-physician chiropractors?
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Zantac unlikely to turn into cancer-causing chemical in the body, but concerns remain about how drugs age on the shelf
Pharmaceutical companies recalled metformin, a Type 2 diabetes drug, after finding high levels of NDMA impurities. Scott Olson via Getty ImagesWhen consumers get a prescription drug from the pharmacy, they assume that it’s been tested and is safe to use. But what if a drug changes in harmful ways as it sits on the shelf or in the body? One dangerous result has been the creation of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable carcinogen, in certain drugs. NDMA is found in chlorinated water, food and
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Democrats may have to slash the number of families who qualify for the direct payments to satisfy Joe Manchin.
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The leader of the military junta that has ruled Myanmar since its coup will not be invited to a top diplomatic summit for the region, and it represents a rare snub for the leader from the Southeast Asian country.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations - or ASEAN - agreed to the move at an emergency meeting on Friday (October 16).The move is seen as unprecedented. Myanmar's Army chief Min Aung Hlaing led the coup against the country's elected civilian government in February. But the ASEAN bloc is consensus-driven, and Friday's decision marks a rare bold step for it. ASEAN traditionally favors a policy of engagement and non-interference.The bloc says it will invite a non-political representative from Myanmar instead. Singapore's foreign ministry said on Saturday the move to sideline Myanmar's military chief was a "difficult but necessary decision to uphold ASEAN’s credibility."The statement went on to cite the lack of progress made on a roadmap to restore peace in Myanmar that the military had agreed to with the bloc in April.ASEAN's current chair Brunei said some member states had received requests from Myanmar's National Unity Government, formed by opponents of the army, to attend the summit.The bloc has faced increasing international pressure to take a tougher stand against Myanmar. It was criticized in the past for its ineffectiveness in dealing with leaders accused of rights abuses, subverting democracy and intimidating political opponents.More than 1,000 civilians have been killed by Myanmar security forces and thousands arrested, according to the United Nations, amid a crackdown on strikes and protests.The military says those estimates of the death toll are exaggerated and blames "foreign interference" for their exclusion.
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China surprised U.S. officials by testing a new hypersonic missile in August that went around the globe before it made its way toward the intended target, according to a report.
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Even as the pandemic appears to be receding, a culture war over vaccine mandates is showing signs of only growing more intense.
LONDON (Reuters) -Britain is considering a number of options to boost the security of lawmakers after a parliamentarian was stabbed to death during a meeting with constituents, interior minister Priti Patel said on Sunday. The killing of David Amess, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, took place five years after the murder of Jo Cox, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, and has prompted a review of politicians' security. "The speaker has already put in a range of measures post Friday as we have with policing," Patel told Sky News.
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Browsing the supplement aisle at your local drugstore or supermarket can feel overwhelming. In front of you are countless supplements claiming to provide everything from better heart health to improved cognitive function to weight loss. And while some supplements do deliver on their promises, many fall short. Worse yet, some could do more harm than good.In fact, there's one supplement that has so much potential to cause harm that experts recommend you avoid it entirely. According to Courtney D'A
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Almost overnight, Japan has become a stunning, and somewhat mysterious, coronavirus success story. Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted from a mid-August peak of nearly 6,000 in Tokyo, with caseloads in the densely populated capital now routinely below 100, an 11-month low. Japan, unlike other places in Europe and Asia, has never had anything close to a lockdown, just a series of relatively toothless states of emergency.
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Some say a fermented apple a day will help stabilize blood sugar, support weight loss, and lower blood pressure—here’s the truth.
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A CNN contributor is telling her network to rein it in after the outlet aired "dishonest" coverage about podcast host Joe Rogan's use of ivermectin to fight COVID-19.
Bill Clinton Released from the Hospital After Treatment for Infection: 'We Will Continue to Monitor'
"His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics," says University of California Irvine Medical Center's Dr. Alpesh N. Amin
An unvaccinated couple refused the COVID-19 vaccine against their family's urges. Both parents died, leaving behind four children.
"They were going off what they've been hearing and reading on the internet," a relative said about the couple who left behind four kids ages 11 to 17.
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GoFundMeA Washington State physician’s assistant who mounted a “public campaign touting the use of ivermectin” for treating COVID, allegedly bullying hospital staffers to prescribe the unproven drug, had his license suspended by the state medical commission.Scott Miller runs a private pediatric medical practice in Washougal that provides services such as genetic testing, lactation counseling, and treatment for pediatric autism, ADHD, and sleep disorders. A quote from Miller on his office website
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New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in
Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than usual this year. In 2021, New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, a rare, potentially fatal disease comes from exposure to rats.
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You might think Alzheimer's Disease or dementia makes you forgetful, debilitatingly so, but can't be fatal. That's a myth. Forgive the bluntness but "Alzheimer's disease has no survivors," says the Alzheimer's Association. "It destroys brain cells and causes memory changes, erratic behaviors and loss of body functions. It slowly and painfully takes away a person's identity, ability to connect with others, think, eat, talk, walk and find his or her way home." No one wants that to happen—and you c