Health/Fitness

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

CDC Begs Americans Not to Travel for Thanksgiving

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe and Heather Hollingsworth | Nov 19, 2020

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

Watch: Muzamil Fitness's 10-Minute Morning Workout

Watch: Muzamil Fitness's 10-Minute Morning Workout

FITNESS | Nov 19, 2020

Does your midweek need a pick-me-up? Muzamil Fitness offers a 10-minute workout, no equipment needed!

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

Large African Study Makes Important Breakthrough in HIV Prevention

HIV/AIDS | Nov 19, 2020

Scientists from the HIV Prevention Trials Network recently found that a PrEP regimen of long-acting cabotegravir (CAB LA) injections once every eight weeks was better than the daily tablet used for HIV prevention.

'Tired to the Bone': Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

'Tired to the Bone': Hospitals Overwhelmed With Virus Cases

HEALTH | By Paul J. Weber, Sarah Rankin | Nov 19, 2020

Conditions inside the nation's hospitals are deteriorating by the day as the coronavirus rages across the U.S. at an unrelenting pace and the confirmed death toll surpasses 250,000.

No, Soaring COVID-19 Cases Are Not Due to More Testing, They Show a Surging Pandemic

No, Soaring COVID-19 Cases Are Not Due to More Testing, They Show a Surging Pandemic

HEALTH | Nov 19, 2020

The evidence is clear that these high numbers reflect a true increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In

HEALTH | By Giles Bruce | Nov 18, 2020

As winter approaches, hundreds — perhaps thousands — of people in Chicago are living on the streets: some in encampments, others hopping from corner to corner. And the numbers could grow.

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

CDC Announces New Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

HEALTH | Nov 18, 2020

"We have the tools at our hands to prevent infection and to keep people living with HIV healthy. Our barrier to achieving this vision is no longer science; it is systemic racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia," says Dr. Demetre Daskalakis.

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

Dolly Parton $1M Donation Funded Moderna COVID Vaccine Research

HEALTH | By Kevin Schattenkirk | Nov 18, 2020

As if there aren't already enough reasons to love her, we all may owe a debt of gratitude to country legend Dolly Parton when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

Europe Has Half of World's 4M New Virus Cases But Sees Hope

Europe Has Half of World's 4M New Virus Cases But Sees Hope

HEALTH | By Jamey Keaten | Nov 18, 2020

Europe made up almost half of the world's 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures.

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

FDA Allows 1st Rapid Virus Test That Gives At-Home Results

HEALTH | By Matthew Perrone | Nov 18, 2020

U.S. regulators on Tuesday allowed emergency use of the first rapid coronavirus test that can be performed entirely at home and delivers results in 30 minutes.

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

Pfizer: COVID-19 Shot 95% Effective, Seeking Clearance Soon

HEALTH | By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 18, 2020

Pfizer says that more interim results from its ongoing coronavirus vaccine study suggest the shots are 95% effective and that the vaccine protects older people most at risk of dying from COVID-19.

Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID's Next Round

Long-Term Care Workers, Grieving and Under Siege, Brace for COVID's Next Round

HEALTH | By Judith Graham | Nov 17, 2020

As the coronavirus surges around the country, hundreds of thousands of workers in nursing homes and assisted living centers are watching cases rise in long-term care facilities with a sense of dread.

Who Will Be the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

Who Will Be the First to Get COVID-19 Vaccines?

HEALTH | Nov 17, 2020

Once a vaccine gets a green light from the Food and Drug Administration, an expert panel will look at clinical trial data on side effects and how people of various ages, ethnicities and health statuses responded.

At 95% Capacity, A Look Inside France's ICU Wards Amid Pandemic

At 95% Capacity, A Look Inside France's ICU Wards Amid Pandemic

HEALTH | By Lori Hinnant | Nov 17, 2020

Journalists spent 24 hours with the intensive care team at La Timone, southern France's largest hospital, as they struggled to keep even one bed open for the influx of patients to come.

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy

HEALTH | Nov 17, 2020

The online colossus opened an online pharmacy Tuesday that allows customers to order medication or prescription refills, and have them delivered to the front door in a couple days.

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

2nd Coronavirus Vaccine Shows Early Success in U.S. Tests

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 16, 2020

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop of coronavirus surges in the U.S. and around the world.

Prayers and Grief Counseling After COVID: Trying to Aid Healing in Long-Term Care

Prayers and Grief Counseling After COVID: Trying to Aid Healing in Long-Term Care

HEALTH | By Judith Graham | Nov 16, 2020

A tidal wave of grief and loss has rolled through long-term care facilities as the coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 91,000 residents and staffers — nearly 40% of recorded COVID-19 deaths in the U.S.

BioNTech Scientist: Vaccine Could Halve Virus Transmission

BioNTech Scientist: Vaccine Could Halve Virus Transmission

HEALTH | Nov 16, 2020

One of the scientists behind the experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer said Sunday that he was confident that it could halve the transmission of the virus.

Biden Seeks Window on Vaccine Plans as Trump Stalls Handoff

Biden Seeks Window on Vaccine Plans as Trump Stalls Handoff

HEALTH | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Will Weissert | Nov 16, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden's scientific advisers plan to meet with vaccine makers in coming days even as a stalled presidential transition keeps them out of the loop on government plans to inoculate all Americans against COVID-19.

Biden Faces Tough Choice of Whether to Back Virus Lockdowns

Biden Faces Tough Choice of Whether to Back Virus Lockdowns

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe | Nov 14, 2020

Joe Biden faces a decision unlike any other incoming president: whether to back a short-term national lockdown to finally arrest a raging pandemic.

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