How Tokyo Olympics COVID-19 Countermeasures May Be Falling Short

HOW TOKYO OLYMPICS COVID-19 COUNTERMEASURES MAY BE FALLING SHORT

Holding an Olympics during a pandemic was never going to be easy, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee consulted with numerous public...

SUMMER CAMPS ACROSS THE U.S. ARE DEALING WITH COVID-19 OUTBREAKS. SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SCHOOL STARTS?

Clear Creek Community Church took COVID-19 seriously from the beginning. The interdenominational church, which has five locations in...

 
 
 

THE 6 FACTORS THAT WILL DETERMINE THE SEVERITY OF THE COVID-19 SURGE IN THE U.S. THIS FALL

Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in...

CAN EMPLOYER MANDATES GET MORE AMERICANS VACCINATED? NEW YORK AND CALIFORNIA ARE FINDING OUT

What to do about the U.S. vaccine uptake rate? Even with what appears to be a slight increase as people try to protect themselves against...

 
 
 
The Story Behind Team USA Women's Gymnasts' Leotards

THE STORY BEHIND TEAM USA WOMEN'S GYMNASTS' LEOTARDS

There was probably little doubt that when the U.S. women's gymnastics team walked into the arena at the Tokyo Olympics for the team...

THE CDC IS ABOUT TO RECOMMEND THAT VACCINATED AMERICANS MASK UP AGAIN

The nation's top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people...

 
 
 
Simone Biles' Olympic Team Final Withdrawal Could Help Athletes Put Their Mental Health First

SIMONE BILES' OLYMPIC TEAM FINAL WITHDRAWAL COULD HELP ATHLETES PUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

When Simone Biles strode into Ariake Gymnastics Center for the women's gymnastics team competition on July 27, the expression on her...

I'M A PANDEMIC DAD WHO'S BEEN COVERING COVID-19. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO THINK ABOUT THE RISK ANYMORE

I'll say this for the pre-vaccine days: it was far easier to think about risk when the only sensible option-for those lucky enough...

 
 
 
How the Delta Variant Overtook Missouri: A Lesson for the Rest of the U.S

HOW THE DELTA VARIANT OVERTOOK MISSOURI: A LESSON FOR THE REST OF THE U.S

In mid-June, U.S. maps tracking the spread of COVID-19 began showing a cluster of cases growing in the middle of the country. The epicenter...

NOW IS OUR CHANCE TO REBUILD U.S. PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO ADDRESS BOTH CLIMATE CHANGE AND RACIAL INEQUALITY

When school facilities closed for in-person learning in early March 2020 , the assumption was that the shutdown and pandemic would...

 
 
 
How Will Empty Stands Affect Olympic Athletes in Tokyo?

HOW WILL EMPTY STANDS AFFECT OLYMPIC ATHLETES IN TOKYO?

The Opening Ceremony provided the first taste of what an Olympics without fans is like-devoid of the normal buzz of excitement and...

How Olympians Are Fighting to Put Athletes' Mental Health First

HOW OLYMPIANS ARE FIGHTING TO PUT ATHLETES' MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

Jackson Avenue is the main road that cuts through Oxford, Miss. At its northern limit, it circles the Ole Miss campus where Raven Saunders...

 
 
 

WHY THE RESPIRATORY DISEASE RSV IS HAVING AN OFF-SEASON SURGE

Dr. James Antoon, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, often goes an entire summer without...

When Parents Said No to Their Kids Being Vaccinated, This Teenager Created VaxTeen. It's Now More Crucial Than Ever

WHEN PARENTS SAID NO TO THEIR KIDS BEING VACCINATED, THIS TEENAGER CREATED VAXTEEN. IT'S NOW MORE CRUCIAL THAN EVER

Like many 18-year-olds, Kelly Danielpour is preparing to start college in the fall, planning out her classes, buying dorm necessities...

 
 
 

COVID-19 CAUSED U.S. LIFE EXPECTANCY TO DROP 1.5 YEARS

Life expectancy in the United States dropped the most in more than seven decades last year as Covid-19 sent hundreds of thousands of...

This Is What Happens When an Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19 at the Tokyo Olympics

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN ATHLETE TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AT THE TOKYO OLYMPICS

Japanese health authorities have an aggressive testing plan in place for the Tokyo Olympics, but positive COVID-19 tests are already...

 
 
 
How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System

HOW COVID-19 LONG HAULERS COULD CHANGE THE U.S. DISABILITY BENEFITS SYSTEM

When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and...

A FOURTH WAVE OF COVID-19 IS BREWING IN THE U.S. IS THERE ENOUGH TIME TO STOP IT?

With every passing day, the United States appears more likely to be on the cusp of a dreaded fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, even...

 
 
 

TEXAS LAWMAKER IN D.C. ON TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19: ‘LET THIS BE A REMINDER'

On Monday, 51 Texas lawmakers boarded planes to Washington, D.C. The legislators, the bulk of the Texas House of Representatives Democratic...

CHINA REVIEWING WHO PLAN FOR NEXT PHASE OF VIRUS-ORIGIN PROBE

China said it was reviewing plans for further inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, after the World Health Organization chief...

 
 
 



Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...