Researchers study impact of pandemic cancer screening pause

John Abraham’s colonoscopy was postponed for several months because of the pandemic. When he finally got it, doctors found a growth too big to be removed safely during the scope exam. He had to...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

LONDON – At least a dozen countries including Germany, France, Italy and Spain have now temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine after reports last week that some people...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Stick a pin in it: Fort Lewis College study measures whether dry needling affects foot posture

A small group of people were on pins and needles — or at least needles — Saturday at Fort Lewis College, as members of the school’s exercise physiology department and therapists from Absolute...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 deaths falling but Americans ‘must remain vigilant’

NEW YORK – U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful will accelerate as more...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

UN says Ebola in Guinea may be linked to 2014 outbreak

GENEVA – A top official at the World Health Organization said that a genetic analysis of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Guinea suggests it may have been sparked by a survivor of the devastating West...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Expert says origins of pandemic could be known in few years

LONDON – The global community will find out “fairly soon, within the next few years” what started the coronavirus pandemic, a key member of a World Health Organization-led investigation into the...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK – Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials....

DATE: March 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK – A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. The Centers...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

Swelling after COVID-19 shots may cause cancer false alarms

Getting a mammogram or other cancer check soon after a COVID-19 vaccination? Be sure to tell the doctor about the shot to avoid false alarm over a temporary side effect. That’s the advice from...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ COVID-19 will end soon

GENEVA – A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of the year, but that the recent arrival of...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

New coronavirus variant in New York spurs caution, concern

NEW YORK – Another mutated version of the coronavirus has popped up in New York City, and experts reacted to the the news with a mixture of caution and concern. The new variant first appeared in...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, a staggering number that all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. President Joe Biden...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Health

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