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UN authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for emergency use

TORONTO – The World Health Organization has granted an emergency authorization to AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, a move that should allow the U.N. agency’s partners to ship millions of d...

CDC study finds two masks are better than one vs. COVID-19

NEW YORK – U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up. ...

Durango local finds new strength after near-fatal crash

‘Maybe I can help someone’

‘New chance at life’: Man gets face, hands in rare surgery

NEW YORK – Almost six months after a rare face and hands transplant, Joe DiMeo is relearning how to smile, blink, pinch and squeeze. The 22-year-old New Jersey resident had the op...

Karen Zink made call that launched community vaccination clinic

‘My cellphone is a heck of a tool’

‘Simple is beautiful’: One-shot vaccine proves effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in a key study released Friday, offering the world a potentially important new to...

Even with vaccine, public should follow health guidelines, SJBPH says

Virus remains transmissible in days, weeks after shot

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus. Thursday’...

COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

Overdoses rose in 2020 as people faced heightened risk factors

La Plata County nonprofit receives 3,000 pounds of vitamins

Supplements will help those with nutritional, health needs

Another record decline reported in U.S. cancer death rate

NEW YORK – Researchers on Tuesday reported another record one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they attribute to success against lung cancer. The overall cancer ...

COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

GENEVA – The World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this...
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