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Man’s Ebola relapse spawned dozens of new cases in Africa

A man in Africa who developed Ebola despite receiving a vaccine recovered but suffered a relapse nearly six months later that led to 91 new cases before he died. The report adds to evidence ...

COVID-19 vaccine found highly effective in real-world U.S. study

NEW YORK – The U.S. government’s first look at the real-world use of COVID-19 vaccines found their effectiveness was nearly as robust as it was in controlled studies. The two vacc...

Shots in little arms: COVID-19 vaccine testing turns to kids

The 9-year-old twins didn’t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine – and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot. “Sparkles make everything better,” decl...

A ‘remarkable’ flu season: It nearly disappeared

Several factors may have caused dramatic drop in rates of infection

Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham’s colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had...

Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

LONDON – At least a dozen countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain have now temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine after reports last week that some...

Stick a pin in it: Fort Lewis College study measures whether dry needling affects foot posture

The relatively new therapeutic technique has not been well researched

COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans ‘must remain vigilant’

NEW YORK – U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful will accelerate as mo...

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak

GENEVA – A top official at the World Health Organization said that a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastati...

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

LONDON – The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into...

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health offi...

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK – A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. ...
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