Health, Fitness & Food

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April. He said the U.S. will have at
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Staff work at the Top Glove factory research and development lab in Shah Alam on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on August 26, 2020. MOHD RASFAN | AFP via Getty Images SINGAPORE — Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest medical glove maker, sees “very strong” growth ahead, according to the company’s managing director, Lee Kim Meow.
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The disruption to schools caused by the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a “global education emergency” that threatens to derail the education of at least 24 million students projected to drop out of school as a result, said Henrietta Fore, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund.  “At the height of Covid-19,” 192 countries shuttered schools, leaving 1.6
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Health officials and epidemiologists will be watching U.S. infection trends closely this week for any early indications of a potential spike in cases brought on by the Labor Day holiday weekend. Steady economic reopening — including the resumption later this month of indoor dining in New York City, the original U.S. hot spot of the virus — could
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An employee at work at the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Healthcare Ministry that produces a COVID-19 vaccine. Vyacheslav Prokofyev | TASS | Getty Images A group of scientists have questioned the reliability of data published by Russian epidemiologists on early clinical trials of its “Sputnik V” coronavirus vaccine,
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Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Public health specialists and the medical community are criticizing the Trump
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The U.S. reported more than 35,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest daily tally since Sep. 5, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The holiday weekend likely impacted the data over the past few days and is only now beginning to stabilize. The seven-day average of daily new cases has
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Nine drugmakers working on coronavirus vaccines publicly pledged on Tuesday to prioritize safety and uphold rigorous scientific standards as concerns mount of political pressure to bring a vaccine to market before the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election. The pledge sought to “ensure public confidence” by committing to only apply for regulatory authorization when enough data
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Hoteliers and prospective visitors hope Fort Lauderdale’s all-important beach, the local tourist industry’s most valuable asset, will be open for the Labor Day weekend. Thus far, officials say, it will be. Amy Beth Bennett| Sun Sentinel | Tribune News Service via Getty Images The United States is headed for a new phase of the coronavirus
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Roberto Arias prepares a grave for burial at Woodlawn Cemetery during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., May 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reutes The U.S. will top more than 410,000 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year as the country heads into the fall and winter, according to a new forecast from the Institute
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With Labor Day weekend approaching, top U.S. health officials are pleading with the American public to maintain public safety precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing. The U.S. is headed into the fall with a troubling level of spread, if the country can’t bring the daily numbers down through September, White House coronavirus advisor
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In this May 4, 2020 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, receives an injection. University of Maryland School of Medicine | AP Pfizer could have results from its late-stage coronavirus
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Biofourmis is part of a small but growing group of venture-backed start-ups looking to augment traditional medicines with digital technology, including wearables and software. The hope for these kinds of digital-drug combinations is to add personalization to medicine to help ensure the right patient gets access to the right drug at the right time. By tracking
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Hundreds of people queue outside an Australian government welfare centre, Centrelink, in Melbourne on March 23, 2020. William West | AFP via Getty Images Australia on Wednesday became the latest country to officially enter a recession as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate economies worldwide. Data released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed
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A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey. Chris Helgren | Reuters It’s time to say goodbye to the $200 ticket-change fee. United Airlines on Sunday said that it will permanently scrap fees to change domestic flights, a big bet that more flexible
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A pig with a Neuralink implant. Screengrab of live demo Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, conducted a live demo of its technology on Friday, showing a coin-sized device without wires. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO brought along three pigs, who had varying levels of interest in cooperating. Eventually, the audience was shown real-time neural
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Gavin Newsom, governor of California. Rich Pedroncelli | AP | Bloomberg via Getty Images California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday a new framework for individual counties to reopen, outlining the possibility of non-essential indoor businesses and schools to return depending on the coronavirus’ spread in the area.  The state will adopt a four-tiered approach
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Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing CZU August Lightning Complex Fire Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Boulder Creek, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP Photo Historic wildfires tearing through California have so far burned nearly 1.3 million acres, destroying hundreds of structures
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Scientists are expressing some doubts about the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma as a treatment for Covid-19 patients. In a Sunday news briefing, President Donald Trump touted the treatment as a “breakthrough.” Former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC that while there was enough data to justify the authorization, the
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Shannon Axelsson takes a break from sitting on the beach to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Revere, Massachusetts, August 11, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters New coronavirus cases in the U.S. grew by nearly 48,700 on Friday, marking seven consecutive days the daily count fell below 50,000 as the nation gradually descends
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