Sunday, January 23, 2022

HEALTH

Person gets nose swabbed by a healthcare worker wearing protective gear.

No. No. 1 ranking-tennis player Djokovic departs Australia following losing appeal. Live COVID-19 updates

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Novak Djokovic (the world's number one tennis player) flew out of Australia on Sunday. On Sunday, the world's No. 1 tennis player flew to Australia after he lost his appeal to not be...
US deaths from virus in 2021 surpass 2020 total; Johnson & Johnson seeks FDA clearance for booster shots: COVID updates

Pfizer seeks OK for boosters for all adults; New York City workforce 93% vaccinated;...

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Ninety-three percent of New York City's workforce is now vaccinated against COVID-19 under a strict and controversial requirement that Mayor Bill de Blasio touted Monday as "more proof that mandates work." The Sanitation Department is...
Drugmakers seek FDA emergency authorization for molnupiravir, antiviral pill to treat COVID-19: Latest updates

FDA requests drugmakers to authorize molnupiravir as an antiviral medication for COVID-19. The latest...

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Pharmaceutical companies Merck & Co. and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced Monday the submission of emergency use authorization to the Food and Drug Administration for molnupiravir, an antiviral drug that offers the promise that COVID-19 could soon be treated by a...
PET scan shows the scar tissue in a heart after a heart attack. It's this scar tissue that a new approach developed at the University of Pennsylvania aims to treat.

Study suggests that technology used in the mRNA COVID vaccinations may offer hope for...

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University of Pennsylvania researchers have proven that they can successfully treat heart disease using a combination of technologies already successful in combating cancer and COVID-19.While the feat has not yet been reached in...
FDA: Consumers could buy less-expensive hearing aids without a prescription under new rule

FDA: Under a new rule, consumers could purchase less expensive hearing aids with no...

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Millions of American with mild to moderate hearing loss would be able to buy hearing aids at stores or online without a doctor's referral under a Food and Drug Administration proposal to broaden access...
Omicron surge leads to canceled flights, scaled-back events and sidelined sports stars: COVID-19 updates

Omicron surge causes cancellations of flights and scaled back events, as well as sidelined...

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The rapid spread of the omicron coronavirus variant has prompted flights to be canceled, events to be scaled back and sports stars to be sidelined as the nation celebrates the holidays amid a new wave of...
These states have the best- and worst-performing health care systems for people of color, report finds

This report reveals which states offer the most and least-effective health care for persons...

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The pandemic revealed entrenched health disparities that existed long before COVID-19, and a new report shows no state is immune.While some do better than others, the comprehensive report of 2019 and 2020 data by The...
'Hard to know what's coming next' as virus cases rise in many states: COVID-19 updates

'Hard to know what's coming next' as virus cases rise in many states: COVID-19...

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The USA is now entering a more uncertain stage of the pandemic.“It’s hard to know what’s coming next with this virus,” said Linsey Marr, a Virginia Tech researcher who studies airborne spread of the...
Bartley Griffith, left, was the lead surgeon for Dave Bennett, who received a pig heart.

The first-ever transplant of a heart from a pig to a human offers hope...

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Maryland man lived three days without a heartbeat from a pig.At the University of Maryland Medical Center this is the first time that a gene-edited porc has been used to donate an organ.Dave...
US deaths from virus in 2021 surpass 2020 total; Johnson & Johnson seeks FDA clearance for booster shots: COVID updates

New York should allow religious exemptions. Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is not vaccinated...

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New York must allow religious exemptions to the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for medical workers, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.U.S. Northern District Justice David Hurd of Utica granted a preliminary injunction temporarily barring New York...
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