Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Category: Health

US COVID-19 deaths in 2021 surpass 2020’s toll

COVID-19 deaths in 2021 surpassed the total from 2020 this week, with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data showing cases rising around the country ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. There have...

Israeli company’s COVID-19 drug shows promise in late-stage coronavirus treatment

FIRST ON FOX: An Israeli public company says it developed the “only cure for late-stage COVID” and said that the results of its phase II clinical trial, disclosed first to Fox News, revealed that...

Nearly 1 in 5 US adults with hypertension are taking meds that increase blood pressure 

Many patients with high blood pressure may be unknowingly taking medications that are contributing to increased blood pressure, according to a study in JAMA this week.   A team of researchers out of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in...

Fauci vague on changing definition of ‘fully vaccinated’: ‘We might modify’

Dr. Anthony Fauci has cautioned that health officials may change the definition of “fully vaccinated” to include COVID-19 booster shots – if the data suggests it.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week...

US government plans to purchase large supply of COVID-19 treatment sotrovimab for winter surge

The United States government announced plans to purchase sotrovimab, an investigational monoclonal antibody used for the early treatment of COVID-19, according to a press release from the drugmakers, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) plc and Vir Biotechnology,...

California deaf football team, perennial underdogs, turns perceived deficit into gridiron strength

The California School for the Deaf’s varsity football team is two games away from winning the division championship for the very first time in the school’s 68-year history, according to the New York Times....

COVID-19 increases stillbirths during pregnancy: research

Pregnant women who become infected with the delta variant face a significantly higher risk of a stillbirth or dying during childbirth, new studies show. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report...

CDC panel approves COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all US adults

An influential U.S. advisory panel said Friday it would recommend expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to all adults age 18 and over.  The decision by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP)...

Pandemic causing ‘Great Resignation’ of doctors and nurses

The health care profession is hemorrhaging workers, with nearly one in five quitting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a recent report in the Atlantic. The industry lost approximately half a million workers...

AstraZeneca trials show antibody drug more than 80% effective at preventing COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine maker AstraZeneca announced Thursday that its antibody drug is more than 80% effective at reducing risk of severe disease or death.  The company said new data from the AZD7442 COVID-19 Provent prevention...