Health & Medicine

  1. boxes of fluvoxamine tablets
    Health & Medicine

    The antidepressant fluvoxamine could keep mild COVID-19 from worsening

    Newly infected patients who chose to take fluvoxamine quickly recovered, while 12.5 percent who didn’t wound up hospitalized.

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  2. COVID-19 vaccination clinic
    Health & Medicine

    What do COVID-19 vaccines mean for daily life in the months ahead?

    Effective COVID-19 vaccines are a ray of hope. But masks and distancing are still necessary, especially with contagious variants spreading.

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  3. Sara Berech draws a dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    One-shot COVID-19 vaccine is effective against severe disease

    The effectiveness of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine at preventing hospitalization and death holds up against a South Africa variant of the coronavirus.

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  4. Novavax headquarters sign
    Health & Medicine

    Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective, but less so with some variants

    Novavax’s vaccine fends off the original coronavirus and a U.K. variant, but had more trouble with a South Africa variant.

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  5. woman getting vaccinated at a drive-through clinic
    Health & Medicine

    How coronavirus variants may pose challenges for COVID-19 vaccines

    Some coronavirus mutations may make vaccines less effective, but the immune system is multifaceted and vaccines can be updated.

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  6. masked student looking at a computer
    Psychology

    The COVID-19 pandemic made U.S. college students’ mental health even worse

    College students struggled with mental health problems before the pandemic. Now, some vulnerable students are even more at risk.

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  7. Lincoln Memorial covid ceremony
    Science & Society

    Biden administration outlines its ambitious plan to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic

    Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, an adviser to the Biden transition team, talks about the plans to tackle the public health crisis COVID-19 created.

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  8. health care worker receives vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    The more contagious coronavirus variant may soon be the U.S.’s dominant strain

    More rigorous efforts to vaccinate, wear masks and social distance are needed to curb the variant’s spread, CDC says.

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  9. coronavirus vaccine vials
    Health & Medicine

    Could delaying a second vaccine dose lead to more dangerous coronavirus strains?

    Some experts worry extending the time between vaccine doses could help the virus evolve in potentially harmful ways, but viral evolution is complex.

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  10. baby getting polio vaccine in Mauritania
    Health & Medicine

    A new polio vaccine joins the fight to vanquish the paralyzing disease

    Work on the ground to vaccinate children continues in the push to finally eradicate polio.

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  11. man getting a COVID-19 vaccine
    Health & Medicine

    Severe allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are extremely rare, CDC says

    Out of the first 1.9 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine given in the United States, there were 21 reported cases of anaphylaxis, a CDC study finds.

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  12. peanuts in a bowl
    Health & Medicine

    Against all odds, 2020 featured some good health news

    Good health news in 2020 included a first treatment for peanut allergies, a rare self-cure for HIV, and an Ebola outbreak ends.

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