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Vaccinated people may spread the coronavirus, though rarely, reports the American CDC

In yet another unexpected and unwelcome twist in the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday strongly suggesting that fully...

Mt. Sinai Leads Nation in Geriatric Hospital Services

Mt. Sinai Hospital, in New York City, was no. 1 this year in geriatric care, according to rankings by US News & World Report. The...

256 COVID-19 cases now linked to Provincetown cluster, health officials say

Massachusetts health officials now say 256 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been linked to a Fourth of July holiday cluster in Provincetown. The Massachusetts Department...

Highly Respected, Beloved Pediatric Neurologist Dies

Verne Strudwick Caviness, Jr, MD, PhD, a highly respected pediatric neurologist and researcher, died at his home in Rockport, Massachusetts, on July 6. He was...

Purdue Pharma Exit Plan Gains Steam With OK From More States

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15 states...

Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

By Martha Bebinger, WBUR Friday, June 25, 2021 (Kaiser News) — One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was...

Lobster Diver Swallowed By Humpback Has A Whale Of A Tale To Tell

Michael Packard has a whale of a tale to tell: He survived being swallowed by a humpback whale early Friday morning. Around 8 a.m., the...

Officer who tackled Boston Marathon bomber retires

A suburban Boston police officer who became a national hero in 2013 when he tackled one of the Boston Marathon bombers has retired from the...

Big Gaps in Vaccine Rates Across the US Worry Health Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A steady crowd of people flowed into the New England Patriots’...

China hackers targeted NTPC infrastructure just days back: US outfit | India News

NEW DELHI: The intrusion into India’s power plant infrastructure by Chinese state-backed hacker group Red Echo continues. The last such activity was noticed as recently...

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

COVID Pivot to Telepsychiatry Offers New View Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Tufts University psychiatrist Manuel Pacheco, MD, sees his patients these...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

California Bypasses Tough Nurse Care Rules Amid Virus Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nerissa Black was already having a hard...

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Confirmed in NEJM Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National...

PTSD, Depression Combo Tied to High Risk for Early Death in Women

Middle-aged women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid depression have a nearly fourfold increased risk for early death from a variety of causes in...

Even More Women May Forgo Chemo for Breast Cancer

More women with early-stage breast cancer may safely forgo chemotherapy, suggests an interim analysis that had a median follow-up of 5 years of the large-scale...

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests....

Biden’s Pick to Head CDC Welcomed by Public Health Experts

Experts in public health offered quick praise for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of a noted HIV expert to lead the Centers for Disease Control and...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...