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Pharmacies Are Turning Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th Covid Shot

Pharmacies Are Turning Away Immunocompromised Patients Seeking 4th Covid Shot

By Liz Szabo | Jan 25, 2022

Patients with weakened immune systems say pharmacies are turning them away when they seek additional vaccine doses recommended by federal health officials.

FDA Halts Use of Antibody Drugs Sidelined by Omicron

FDA Halts Use of Antibody Drugs Sidelined by Omicron

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 25, 2022

COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they don't work against the omicron variant.

Pfizer Opens Study of COVID Shots Updated to Match Omicron

Pfizer Opens Study of COVID Shots Updated to Match Omicron

Jan 25, 2022

Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant.

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Jan 24, 2022

New research shows having a greater number of older brothers increases the probability of a person entering a same-sex union at some point in their lives.

CDC Study Shows Booster Shots Needed Against Omicron

CDC Study Shows Booster Shots Needed Against Omicron

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 21, 2022

Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.

Patient, Beware: Some States Still Pushing Ineffective Covid Antibody Treatments

Patient, Beware: Some States Still Pushing Ineffective Covid Antibody Treatments

By JoNel Aleccia | Jan 21, 2022

Health officials warn that certain treatments no longer work against the highly contagious version of the virus that causes COVID-19.

Ready for a Natural Makeover? 7 Ways to Elevate Your Wellness and Skincare Routine with CBD

Ready for a Natural Makeover? 7 Ways to Elevate Your Wellness and Skincare Routine with CBD

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 20, 2022

Clean Beauty & Wellness CBD delivers the highest quality CBD products to elevate your wellness and skincare routine.

What Does it Mean for COVID-19 to be Endemic?

What Does it Mean for COVID-19 to be Endemic?

By Maria Cheng | Jan 20, 2022

Here's a look at what endemic means and the implications for the future.

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

By Don Thompson | Jan 20, 2022

Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

Jan 20, 2022

A U.N.-backed organization announced that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries.

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2022

The White House expressed a commitment to "science, not fiction or stigma" as a basis for determining blood donor eligibility.

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

By Zeke Miller | Jan 19, 2022

The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million of the highly protective masks on hand.

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

By Alex Rosenberg, NerdWallet | Jan 19, 2022

"This law puts an end to the practice of charging patients exorbitant bills for unexpected, out-of-network care," Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

By Josef Federman | Jan 18, 2022

Preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant.

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15, 2022

While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2022

A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

By Laura Ungar | Jan 15, 2022

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 15, 2022

Briotech harnesses the power of natural HOCl for a skincare line that offers a pure cleansing and rejuvenating option for all of your skincare needs.

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 14, 2022

Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply.

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Jan 14, 2022

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate.

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