In his final White House COVID briefing, Fauci voices hope for less deadly COVID wave this winter

In his final briefing as President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Tuesday that immunity from vaccination and prior infection could provide enough protection to Americans to result in a less deadly wave of COVID-19 this winter, despite a growing array of new variants.  This was likely to be Fauci’s last More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
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FDA approves most expensive drug ever, a $3.5 million-per-dose gene therapy for hemophilia B

Washington — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved the first gene therapy for hemophilia, a $3.5 million one-time treatment for the blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Hemgenix, More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022
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USC not liable in former football player’s death, jury finds in landmark case

A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a claim by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a linebacker More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
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Pediatric ICUs face bed shortage amid RSV surge: “It’s not hyperbole to call it a crisis”

Boston — For every patient discharged from the pediatric intensive care unit at Mass General for Children in Boston, three more are waiting for that bed. A surge in cases of respiratory syncytial virus, also More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
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Mathew Gee’s widow asks jury for $55M in landmark football head trauma case

Los Angeles — Attorneys asked a jury Monday to award $55 million to the widow of a former USC football player in a landmark case accusing the NCAA of failing to protect him from repetitive head trauma that More...

By admin On Saturday, November 19th, 2022
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Several children hospitalized in growing measles outbreak affecting 7 Ohio daycares

Health officials are investigating a measles outbreak in several childcare facilities in the Columbus area of central Ohio. There are currently 18 cases under investigation, Kelli Newman, a spokesperson for More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2022
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Schools struggle to staff up for youth mental health crisis

Mira Ugwuadu felt anxious and depressed when she returned to her high school in Cobb County, Georgia, last fall after months of remote learning, so she sought help. But her school counselor kept rescheduling More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2022
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Even as kids’ deaths blamed on COVID restrictions, China responds to soaring cases with more quarantine beds

Beijing — Just weeks after authorities apologized for the death of a three-year-old boy in the western city of Lanzhou, who couldn’t get emergency medical help in time because his neighborhood was one More...

By admin On Friday, November 18th, 2022
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Chris Hemsworth discovers he has rare genetic makeup that significantly increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease: “My biggest fear”

Chris Hemsworth’s new show with National Geographic on Disney Plus is “a mission to live better for longer.” But because of that show, he has come face-to-face with his “biggest fear” More...

By admin On Thursday, November 17th, 2022
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Top government researcher Nora Volkow calls for easier access to drug that treats opioid use disorder: “No reason why not”

The top addiction researcher in the U.S. government is calling for the broad deregulation of methadone — a medication that can reduce dependency on opioids — in a major departure from how it is currently More...