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Brain scans of coronavirus patients suggest ‘significant’ grey matter loss over time: study
An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with COVID-19 suggested a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, researchers say.
Murphy says NJ hits COVID-19 vaccination goal
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday the state hit a vaccination goal with 4.7 million people fully protected against COVID-19.
CDC warns on uptick in RSV cases after low activity during COVID-19: What to know about respiratory illness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national surveillance system has noted an uptick in the number of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases detected in the U.S. over the last several weeks, noting that the illness can be associated with severe disease in young children and older adults.
Doctors warn over TikTok challenge involving fake tongue piercings
Doctors are warning over a dangerous TikTok challenge involving fake tongue piercings with magnetic balls, said to pose a deadly risk if the magnets are swallowed.
Canada: Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccine preferred 2nd dose after AstraZeneca
Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization said Thursday people who got the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose should get Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna for their second shot.
Ohio ends COVID-19 state of emergency after 15 months
Ohio’s governor announced the COVID-19 state of emergency would end Friday citing a decline in new cases and hospitalizations.
Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines don’t lower sperm count, study says
Men who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine did not see a drop in sperm count or quality, a new study found.
CDC panel meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, rare heart issues postponed in observance of Juneteenth
Friday’s scheduled CDC panel discussion on reports of heart inflammation among a small fraction of COVID-19 vaccine recipients has been postponed in observance of the Juneteenth National Independence Day holiday, the agency said.
Fauci: US to spend $3.2 billion for antiviral pills for COVID-19
The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics.
UK records over 10,000 coronavirus cases for first time since Feb
The U.K.'s latest surge in coronavirus infections gathered pace Thursday with new confirmed cases rising above 10,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a result of the spread of the more contagious delta variant.
EU regulator will weigh COVID-19 vaccine candidates with below 50% efficacy
A top official with Europe’s regulatory agency on Thursday said it would weigh COVID-19 vaccines for approval despite the efficacy potentially falling below a 50% threshold.
Novartis experimental prostate cancer drug gets FDA breakthrough designation
Novartis announced on Wednesday that the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to an experimental therapy that targets advanced castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Intermittent fasting 'no magic bullet' for weight loss, researchers say
While a preferred method of many dieters, intermittent fasting may not be the most effective way to lose weight.
Germany’s CureVac COVID-19 vaccine flops in clinical trial
Preliminary data behind German biopharmaceutical company CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine candidate revealed a disappointing 47% efficacy against COVID-19 disease of any severity, and failed to meet statistical success criteria in a late-stage trial, sending stocks tanking.
Australia says AstraZeneca vaccine only for people 60 and older
Australia has limited use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to those 60 and over, recommending that younger adults receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jab instead amid instances of rare, severe blood clots.
Coronavirus variants behind fresh surge in Indonesia, WHO warns
Indonesia’s president ordered authorities to speed up the country's vaccination campaign as the World Health Organization warned Thursday of the need to increase social restrictions in the country amid a fresh surge of coronavirus infections caused by worrisome variants.
COVID-19 vaccine effort turns into slog as Delta spreads
As cases tumble and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated.
Can you mix and match COVID-19 vaccines?
Can you mix and match two-dose COVID-19 vaccines?
Biogen's debated Alzheimer's drug given to first patient
A Rhode Island man became the first patient worldwide to receive Biogen’s hotly debated Alzheimer’s drug outside of a clinical trial on Wednesday, a hospital spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.
Nearly 25% of coronavirus survivors sought care for new medical ailments, study finds
A large study found nearly one quarter of coronavirus survivors received first-time diagnoses for other medical ailments following 30 days of infection.