Who was Joan Barrows? NJ vaxxed woman dies from ‘breakthrough’ Covid
Who was Joan Barrows? NJ vaxxed woman dies from ‘breakthrough’ Covid

Joan Barrows received both shots of the Moderna vaccine, and still succumbed to Covid-19, that doesn't mean everyone is in danger

Anthony Fauci was aware 'enhanced' virus variants could emerge after vaccination
Anthony Fauci was aware 'enhanced' virus variants could emerge after vaccination

Dr Steven Black of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations informed Dr Anthony Fauci that his team was evaluating the risk of 'enhanced disease following vaccination' in March 2020

Did Covid-19 develop naturally? Dr Anthony Fauci 'not convinced', seeks probe into 'what went on in China'
Did Covid-19 develop naturally? Dr Anthony Fauci 'not convinced', seeks probe into 'what went on in China'

'We should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened', said Dr Fauci

Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused after rare blood clot in 6 women, Joe Biden admin says won't hit rollout plan
Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused after rare blood clot in 6 women, Joe Biden admin says won't hit rollout plan

One of the women died and a second is currently in hospital, according to reports

West Virginia is facing 'most concerning' HIV outbreak, here's the truth behind reports from Kanawha County
West Virginia is facing 'most concerning' HIV outbreak, here's the truth behind reports from Kanawha County

Additional HIV cases seem to be from 'injecting drug use is the primary risk factor and many of them of homeless'

Who is Leigh King? Autistic child's mother, 41, suffers severe rash after taking AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Who is Leigh King? Autistic child's mother, 41, suffers severe rash after taking AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

'My skin was so sore and constantly hot. I have never felt pain like this it has been a horrible experience. I am a very healthy person and am not on any medication or anything like that,' King said

Joe Biden's new travel rules: What is a HIPAA-compliant Covid-19 card? Here's all about vaccine passport
Joe Biden's new travel rules: What is a HIPAA-compliant Covid-19 card? Here's all about vaccine passport

A vaccine passport system could be a hard sell in the US, where the pandemic has exposed drastic political divides over coronavirus mitigation strategies

Did California hospital study REALLY claim injecting men with female hormones could treat Covid-19?
Did California hospital study REALLY claim injecting men with female hormones could treat Covid-19?

Female hormone progesterone dampens an immune response called 'cytokine storm', which often damages lungs and other organs in Covid-19 patients

Joe Biden dubs governors lifting mask mandates as ‘Neanderthal thinking’, Internet calls it 'insult' to cavemen
Joe Biden dubs governors lifting mask mandates as ‘Neanderthal thinking’, Internet calls it 'insult' to cavemen

'The last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking,' the president said a day after Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced their plans to allow businesses to reopen at full capacity and lift mask mandates

 What’s impact of rising temperatures on people with MS? It may worsen symptoms, send more to hospital: Study
What’s impact of rising temperatures on people with MS? It may worsen symptoms, send more to hospital: Study

During periods of anomalously warm weather, people with multiple sclerosis had a 4% increased chance of having an emergency department visit compared to periods of normal weather, shows analysis

Cannabis may not give relief from migraine and may even lead to rebound headaches, says study
Cannabis may not give relief from migraine and may even lead to rebound headaches, says study

People using cannabis are six times more likely to have medication overuse headache than those who did not use it

Covid-19 vaccine acceptance lowest among pregnant women and mothers of young kids in US, says global survey
Covid-19 vaccine acceptance lowest among pregnant women and mothers of young kids in US, says global survey

Pregnant women who were reluctant said they had concerns about exposing their baby to possible harmful side effects, the vaccine being rushed for political reasons and lack of safety and data

Birth weight of 2.5 kg or more linked to risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood, says report
Birth weight of 2.5 kg or more linked to risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood, says report

It is associated with lower levels of key glucose regulator hormone

How much and what food to eat for a longer life? Study suggests daily servings of 2 fruits and 3 vegetables
How much and what food to eat for a longer life? Study suggests daily servings of 2 fruits and 3 vegetables

Eating more than five servings is not associated with any additional benefit

J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets nod, Fauci urges Americans to accept any of the 3 'highly efficacious' shots
J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine gets nod, Fauci urges Americans to accept any of the 3 'highly efficacious' shots

Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have shown higher efficacy rates as compared to Johnson & Johnson but experts have advised against direct comparison and say all three provide strong protection 

Is decline in US Covid-19 cases stalling? CDC warns ‘not the time to relax restrictions' as new variants spread
Is decline in US Covid-19 cases stalling? CDC warns ‘not the time to relax restrictions' as new variants spread

The shift may be a sign that new, highly transmissible variants of the coronavirus are beginning to take hold, according to public health experts

Should teachers get vaccinated before schools reopen? 59% Americans say it's vital to fight Covid-19: Survey
Should teachers get vaccinated before schools reopen? 59% Americans say it's vital to fight Covid-19: Survey

61% also believe that students falling behind academically should be a top consideration in school reopening

Is B.1.526 dangerous? New Covid-19 variant identified in New York may weaken efficacy of vaccines, say experts
Is B.1.526 dangerous? New Covid-19 variant identified in New York may weaken efficacy of vaccines, say experts

According to the team, this discovery also highlights the need for a concerted national surveillance program to track and contain the spread of novel coronavirus variants

Were US diplomats in China asked to take anal swab tests for Covid-19? Beijing denies allegations
Were US diplomats in China asked to take anal swab tests for Covid-19? Beijing denies allegations

‘As far as I know, China has never asked US diplomats in China to conduct anal swab tests,’ said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian 

How many Americans identify as LGBT? It’s a record 5.6% of US adults with ‘Generation Z’ driving growth: Poll
How many Americans identify as LGBT? It’s a record 5.6% of US adults with ‘Generation Z’ driving growth: Poll

Women far more likely than men to consider themselves as LGBT

How safe is J&J’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine? FDA says it's effective and meets ‘favorable safety profile’
How safe is J&J’s single-shot Covid-19 vaccine? FDA says it's effective and meets ‘favorable safety profile’

Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine is 85% effective at preventing severe cases of coronavirus, reveals analysis

Can people with depression and anxiety develop Alzheimer’s at a younger age? Study says it may be possible
Can people with depression and anxiety develop Alzheimer’s at a younger age? Study says it may be possible

Those with anxiety who develop Alzheimer’s may start experiencing dementia symptoms about three years earlier than those who do not have the condition

People who like staying up late twice as likely to underperform at work compared to early birds, claims study
People who like staying up late twice as likely to underperform at work compared to early birds, claims study

Morning chronotypes or 'larks' tend to do better early in the morning, evening-types or 'owls' later in the evening, while intermediate types have no strong preference, says the study

What role do teachers play in Covid-19 spread at schools? CDC warns they could be ‘central’ drivers
What role do teachers play in Covid-19 spread at schools? CDC warns they could be ‘central’ drivers

9 Covid-19 transmission clusters found in US schools involved less than ideal physical distancing, and 5 involved inadequate mask use by students

Anthony Fauci blames Trump and political divide in America as US Covid-19 deaths cross 500,000
Anthony Fauci blames Trump and political divide in America as US Covid-19 deaths cross 500,000

He said mixed signals from the White House under the Trump administration were not helpful in the fight against coronavirus

Anthony Fauci says Americans have to wear masks till 2022, here's how far the US is from Covid-19 herd immunity
Anthony Fauci says Americans have to wear masks till 2022, here's how far the US is from Covid-19 herd immunity

Research indicates it will take the US at least till 2022, if not longer to vaccinate enough people to justify ending mitigation measures. Until then, masks represent our best line of defense

Did Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy cause over 1,000 Covid-19 deaths? It may have led to spike, says report
Did Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home policy cause over 1,000 Covid-19 deaths? It may have led to spike, says report

According to researchers, each facility outside of New York City and its suburbs that accepted coronavirus patients averaged 9.33 additional deaths than those that did not

What is the pulse oximeter? FDA says key medical device used in Covid-19 fight may not work on Black patients
What is the pulse oximeter? FDA says key medical device used in Covid-19 fight may not work on Black patients

Pulse oximeters that measure the percentage of oxygen in the blood are more likely to be inaccurate for people with dark skin

'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard': Meet fashion mogul who liked his women 'petite' and 'round ass'
'Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygard': Meet fashion mogul who liked his women 'petite' and 'round ass'

'Episode 3: The Pamper Parties' gives a first-person account of how the 'King of Polyester' made the parties made raves look like children's kiddy birthday parties

Is porn the new sex ed? Young Americans find it ‘most helpful source’ of information on how to have sex: Study
Is porn the new sex ed? Young Americans find it ‘most helpful source’ of information on how to have sex: Study

Most free, online pornography is not there to teach you what you are supposed to do when you are having sex, warn experts

What is ‘global gag rule’ on abortions? Here’s what Joe Biden’s move to reverse the policy means for women
What is ‘global gag rule’ on abortions? Here’s what Joe Biden’s move to reverse the policy means for women

The rule banned federal funds going to international aid organizations that perform or promote abortions or provide information about them

How many Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes went underreported? 'As much as 50 percent,' report suggests
How many Covid-19 deaths in New York nursing homes went underreported? 'As much as 50 percent,' report suggests

The initial analysis is based on a survey of 62 nursing homes, a roughly 10 percent sample of total facilities across New York state

How dangerous is South African Covid-19 variant? First two US cases of virus strain detected in South Carolina
How dangerous is South African Covid-19 variant? First two US cases of virus strain detected in South Carolina

Like the UK and Brazilian variants, preliminary data suggests this variant may spread more easily and quickly than other variants, noted the CDC

Spike in student suicides forces LA school district to reopen for in-person learning amid rising Covid-19 cases
Spike in student suicides forces LA school district to reopen for in-person learning amid rising Covid-19 cases

The Clark County School District in Nevada has seen 18 suicides in nine months since it closed schools in March 2020 as compared to 9 in 2019

1 in 5 Americans suffer from sexually transmitted infections, about half the cases among 15 to 24-year-olds: CDC
1 in 5 Americans suffer from sexually transmitted infections, about half the cases among 15 to 24-year-olds: CDC

There were an estimated 67.6 million prevalent and 26.2 million newly-acquired sexually transmitted infections in the US in 2018 alone

What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient
What is P.1? US confirms its first case of contagious Covid-19 variant from Brazil in Minnesota patient

A resident of Twin Cities metro area, the person with the Brazil coronavirus variant recently returned to Minnesota after having traveled to Brazil

69% Americans approve of Joe Biden’s Covid-19 response, but nearly one-third oppose US rejoining WHO: Poll
69% Americans approve of Joe Biden’s Covid-19 response, but nearly one-third oppose US rejoining WHO: Poll

Results show 34% are against the US recommitting to the Paris Agreement on climate change

How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data
How many Covid-19 vaccines does the US have? White House blames Trump administration for lack of data

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky says that efforts to accelerate vaccination may be hindered by supply constraints

US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains
US to undo Trump's order and impose Covid-19 travel restrictions on South Africa, UK and Brazil to fight new strains

This will impact the entry of non-US citizens from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and 26 countries in Europe where new and more contagious coronavirus strains have emerged

Is B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant more deadly? It may be associated with increased risk of death, suggests report
Is B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant more deadly? It may be associated with increased risk of death, suggests report

However, the evidence is preliminary and more studies are needed to make firm conclusions, say experts

60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll
60% of Americans don’t know when to get Covid-19 vaccine, 55% unaware where they can get the shot: Poll

Black and Hispanic adults, as well as low-income households, are among the groups least likely to say they have enough information

Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools
Joe Biden's 'wartime' Covid-19 plan includes more mask-wearing, vaccination, scientific data and help for schools

The national strategy includes restoring public trust as well as increasing supplies of PPE, testing materials and vaccines through the Defense Production Act

Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports
Pfizer vaccine effective against infectious Covid-19 variant, Moderna shot also offers protection: Reports

The B.1.1.7 lineage is a rapidly spreading variant that carries a larger than usual number of genetic changes with 10 mutations located in the spike protein

Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study
Highly infectious UK Covid-19 strain was probably spreading in US weeks before England detected it: Study

Researchers found that clusters of the B.1.1.7 variant had emerged in California by November 6 and by November 23 in Florida

Is US heading towards another drug crisis? Meth-related deaths have increased five-fold in 7 years, says study
Is US heading towards another drug crisis? Meth-related deaths have increased five-fold in 7 years, says study

The sharpest rise in number of deaths has been among American Indians and Alaska Natives

Are kids with autism at high risk for mental health conditions? Nearly 78% suffer from one, finds study
Are kids with autism at high risk for mental health conditions? Nearly 78% suffer from one, finds study

Co-occurring mental health conditions such as anxiety, attention, mood and behavior disorders are a part of this burden, but a population-based prevalence estimate has been lacking

What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study
What’s CAL.20C? New Covid-19 strain in LA may be behind dramatic rise in Southern California cases: Study

Researchers are yet to determine whether the local variant is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus

Can fried food increase your risk of heart disease, stroke? Just 114g weekly serving can be bad, warns study
Can fried food increase your risk of heart disease, stroke? Just 114g weekly serving can be bad, warns study

Compared with the lowest category of weekly fried food consumption, the highest was associated with a 28% increased risk of major cardiovascular events

What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California
What is L452R? Here’s what we know about Covid-19 strain linked to several outbreaks in California

According to public health officials, it is too soon to know if this Covid-19 variant will spread more rapidly than others