Health News

How the US hit its vaccine stride

How the US hit its vaccine stride

With an average of 3.1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered each day, the United States is on pace to hit another vaccination milestone: Half of adults in the country are expected to have received at least one dose of the vaccine by the end of this week. This signals remarkable progress especially if you…

CDC studies find racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations, ER visits

CDC studies find racial and ethnic disparities in Covid-19 hospitalizations, ER visits

Racial and ethnic minority groups had higher rates of hospitalization for Covid-19 and sought emergency department care for Covid-19 more when compared to White people, according to two new studies published Monday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The reports underscore “the need to address health inequities…

How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

How to make your gym workout less risky during the pandemic

Now that more people are getting vaccinated against coronavirus, is this the moment to trade your neighborhood cycle for a motivating spin class at the gym? People can contract or spread coronavirus by exposure to respiratory droplets carrying the virus, virus accumulated in or flowing through the air, or surfaces contaminated with virus. That means…

Regeneron says its Covid-19 antibody cocktail helps prevent symptomatic Covid-19

Regeneron says its Covid-19 antibody cocktail helps prevent symptomatic Covid-19

New Phase 3 trial data finds a single shot of Regeneron’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail was able to prevent symptomatic Covid-19 among people exposed to the virus, the company said Monday. Regeneron said it will seek expansion of the emergency use authorization for the drug, which is currently available in the United States to treat mild-to-moderate…

When should you get the vaccine if you have had Covid-19? Dr. Wen explains

When should you get the vaccine if you have had Covid-19? Dr. Wen explains

Over 175.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the United States as of April 9, but many people still have questions about when to get the vaccine — particularly if they have had Covid-19 over the past year. Taking the vaccine also becomes more complicated if someone was recently diagnosed with Covid-19…

Losing a long-term spouse can be deadly, studies show

Losing a long-term spouse can be deadly, studies show

The world has joined Queen Elizabeth II in sorrow over the loss Friday of her husband of seven decades, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, just two months shy of his 100th birthday. The duo was a loving and close-knit couple. The Queen told guests at a luncheon on their 50th wedding anniversary that Phillip…

For many sufferers of long Covid, proving they are sick is a big part of the battle

Lyth Hishmeh kept feeling ill months after contracting coronavirus a year ago in March. He had chest pain and couldn’t concentrate. At 26 years old, the former regular runner was fatigued and breathless, struggling to function properly. Yet medical professionals kept telling him he simply could not still be ill. “They were telling me it’s…

How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated

How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated

As a pediatrician, Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez spends many of her days with nervous moms and dads listening to reasons why they’re worried about their kids receiving vaccinations. “It often manifests as just complete disagreements on how to raise kids,” said Bracho-Sanchez. To navigate the complexity, she tells her families that she would never judge parents…

Your guide to avoiding Covid-19 at church and other religious services

Your guide to avoiding Covid-19 at church and other religious services

If you’re wondering how to get back to in-person religious services, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen recommends thinking about it like your finances. Just like a financial budget helps you figure out what your spending limits are, a “coronavirus budget” can help you figure out where your boundaries are in terms of potentially risky…

How to help siblings get along better

How to help siblings get along better

Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life — as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. But experts say parents don’t have to put up with the bickering and the fights: There are strategies and techniques to help brothers and sisters get along better, strengthening a…

How to quarantine your child exposed to Covid-19 at school

How to quarantine your child exposed to Covid-19 at school

Ping! It’s the email you’ve been dreading — your child may have been exposed to Covid-19 at school. How are you to cope with the next two weeks of quarantine and the fear that your child — or another member of the family — may fall ill? By being prepared, experts say. Here’s what you…

FDA will evaluate Pfizer’s request to allow Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 ‘as quickly as possible,’ acting commissioner says

FDA will evaluate Pfizer’s request to allow Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 ‘as quickly as possible,’ acting commissioner says

The Food and Drug Administration will evaluate “as quickly as possible” Pfizer’s request to expand the emergency use authorization of the drug maker’s Covid-19 vaccine to include people ages 12-15 in the United States, FDA Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock said. Pfizer on Friday asked the FDA for the amendment. “While the FDA cannot predict how…

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: How common are blood clots and should I be worried?

AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine: How common are blood clots and should I be worried?

Following weeks of speculation about whether Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine might be connected to dozens of cases of blood clots reported in the region, European drug regulators have now announced that they have indeed established a link. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) stopped short of changing its guidance on how the vaccine is used, maintaining that…