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First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

The first confirmed U.S. case of the omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The...

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

The first U.S. overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights. People will...

FDA Approves Cytalux (pafolacianine) Injection for Identification of Ovarian Cancer During Surgery

On Target Laboratories, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing fluorescent imaging agents to target and illuminate cancer during surgery,...

Pfizer or Moderna? Head-to-Head Study Shows One Shot Has an Edge

Which coronavirus vaccine is best at beating COVID-19 -- Moderna or Pfizer? New research hands that honor to Moderna: In what is billed as the first head-to-head...

Sage Therapeutics and Biogen Announce Positive, One-Year Zuranolone 50 mg Data in the Ongoing Open-Label SHORELINE Study in Patients with MDD

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – December 1, 2021 – Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SAGE), and Biogen Inc. (Nasdaq: BIIB) today announced 12-month data...

A Little Cash May Help Women Quit Smoking During Pregnancy: Study

Quitting smoking is especially important during pregnancy, and now a new study suggests that when it comes to kicking the habit, cash may be just the incentive...

CDC to Toughen COVID-19 Testing for International Travelers

As the world struggles with ways to stem the spread of the new omicron variant, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that...

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

A settlement that gives protections to Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma should be rejected, a group of states told a federal judge on Tuesday. The...

Biden to Announce Plan to Battle Omicron, Delta Variants This Winter

President Joe Biden plans to announce a new round of measures to protect Americans against the spread of coronavirus variants on Thursday. The strategy...

Seafood Consumption, Mercury Exposure Not Tied to Mortality

Seafood consumption and associated mercury exposure are not significantly associated with the risk for mortality, according to a study published online...

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

With HIV a continuing threat to women's health, the World Health Organization has approved the first long-acting device to protect women from sexually...

Health Highlights: Dec. 2, 2021

White House announces measures to fight COVID-19 this winter. Making rapid at-home coronavirus testing free for more people, maintaining masks on planes,...

Biden to Announce Plan to Battle Omicron, Delta Variants This Winter

President Joe Biden plans to announce a new round of measures to protect Americans against the spread of coronavirus variants on Thursday. The strategy...

Obstetric Morbidities More Common in Women With COVID-19

Maternal morbidities are more common among pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 versus pregnant women without COVID-19, according to a study published...

Cervical Cancer Incidence Varies by Neighborhood Wealth

Cervical cancer incidence varies significantly between poor and wealthy New York City neighborhoods, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in JAMA...

Women Underrepresented in U.S. Health System Leadership

Women are underrepresented in senior leadership throughout the U.S. health system, according to a research letter published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Network...

Vaping Can Trigger Gene Changes in Cells: Study

For those who think vaping is safer than smoking, think again. A new study warns that vaping triggers the same gene regulation changes that smoking does,...

Biden's New HIV/AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Roadblock to Victory

Racism is "a public health threat" that must be tackled to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Biden administration said Wednesday in announcing its...

Assistance Dogs Bring Big Boost to Deaf People

Hearing dogs make a huge difference in deaf people's lives, a new British study shows. The dogs are trained to alert deaf people to everyday sounds such...

Pandemic Stress, Exhaustion Weigh on Health Care Workers

The pandemic is taking a toll on health care workers' sleep, which can put both their mental health and patient care at risk, researchers warn. Their...

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