Health

Guest Editorial: Seniors, Get Your Flu Shot This Fall – It’s Important!

By Seema Verma Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Getting vaccinated for the flu this fall is more important than ever. Not only will a...

U.S. plans for hundreds of millions of cheap, fast COVID-19 tests

Washington DC, Sept 17, 2020 - U.S. manufacturers are sharply increasing production of cheap, fast - but less accurate - COVID-19 tests, aiming for...

U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

Washington DC, Sept 16, 2020 - The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans,...

New research shows increase in number of Americans with uncontrolled high blood pressure

New York, Sept 10, 2020 - “The latest research published in JAMA showing that a greater proportion of Americans, particularly communities of color, were...

U.S. coronavirus deaths projected to more than double to 410,000 by January

Seattle, Sept 5, 2020 - U.S. deaths from the coronavirus will reach 410,000 by the end of the year, more than double the current...

CDC tells states: Be ready to distribute vaccines on Nov. 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Sept 3, 2020 — The federal government has told states to prepare for a coronavirus vaccine to be ready to distribute by...

Wear a mask while having sex, Canada's top doctor suggests

Ottawa, Sept 2, 2020 - Skip kissing and consider wearing a mask when having sex to protect yourself from catching the coronavirus, Canada’s chief...

Junk food linked to age marker in chromosomes

Paris, Sept 1, 2020 — People who eat a lot of industrially processed junk food are more likely to exhibit a change in their...

CDC says testing not needed for some exposed to COVID-19, sparking outcry

Atlanta, Aug 27, 2020 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said this week that people exposed to COVID-19 but not...

To date or not to date: Most Americans complain dating has gotten harder

Washington DC, Aug 26, 2020 — While the coronavirus pandemic has profoundly changed the dating landscape, a new report by the Pew Research Center...