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 2021-09-17 21:03 

Medscape

Biden Invests $2.1 Billion in Infection Control...

The Biden administration today announced an investment of $2.1 billion to improve infection prevention and control for COVID-19 and future infectious diseases, the largest allocation of its kind in American history. WebMD Health News...

 2021-09-17 21:02 

Medscape

Access, Travel Rules Influence Missionary Vaccine Policies...

The global agency of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical Protestant denomination in the US, announced this month it is requiring vaccinations for missionaries they're sending into the field. Associated Press...

 2021-09-17 20:52 

AP

St. Louis woman after eviction: 'I have no idea' what to do...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The knock on the door that Kristen Bigogno has long dreaded finally arrived Friday — two St. Louis deputies came to evict her, joined by a couple of other men there to change the l......

 2021-09-17 20:48 

AP

DNR: Virus behind deaths of common carp on Detroit-area lake...

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — A virus is being blamed on the deaths of between 300 and 600 mostly adult common carp this summer in a Detroit-area lake.An investigation has confirmed that the koi herpesv......

 2021-09-17 20:47 

Medscape

Alaska Sets Record for Daily COVID Cases...

"Our hospitals have been and continue to be incredibly stressed," Anne Zink, MD, the state's chief medical officer, said on a conference call, according to The Associated Press. WebMD Health News...

 2021-09-17 20:39 

Medscape

FDA Panel Rejects Pfizer's Bid for Booster Shots for 16 and Over...

Pfizer's application for a third dose of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine was rejected for those 16 and over, but the panel may still consider boosters for older adults. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-09-17 20:38 

USA Today

FDA panel approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots only for people 65 and older or at high risk...

There isn't yet sufficient evidence to support boosters for people under 65, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee said....

 2021-09-17 20:37 

AP

COVID-19 deaths in WVa this month double that from August...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic this month has already doubled the total from August.There have been 286 reported deaths from COVID-19 in September......

 2021-09-17 20:34 

Medscape

Cuba Starts Vaccinating Kids as Young as 2...

The pediatric vaccinations started this week, making Cuba one of the first countries in the world to vaccinate children so young. WebMD Health News...

 2021-09-17 20:25 

ABC News (US)

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FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease...

FDA advisory panel endorses COVID-19 booster shots only for Americans 65 and over or at high risk for severe disease...

 2021-09-17 20:08 

AP

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama...

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualif......

 2021-09-17 20:07 

ABC News (US)

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Some faith leaders say no to endorsing vaccine exemptions...

If you're seeking an exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, you might not get any help from your clergy person...

 2021-09-17 19:53 

AP

Oregon poison center: Don't use ivermectin for COVID...

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Dozens of people in Oregon have contacted the state's poison center after self-medicating against COVID-19 with a drug used to treat parasites, with five becoming hospitalized and......

 2021-09-17 19:39 

AP

After Ida: Mounting trash, rising anger in New Orleans...

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Garbage and debris are piling up along many New Orleans streets almost three weeks after Hurricane Ida pounded southeast Louisiana as residents react with increasing anger and, i......

 2021-09-17 19:32 

ABC News (US)

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FDA advisory panel soundly rejects a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans...

FDA advisory panel soundly rejects a plan to offer Pfizer booster shots against COVID-19 to most Americans...

 2021-09-17 19:23 

AP

More than 6,000 Afghan evacuees being housed at Indiana base...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 6,000 Afghan refugees are being housed at the Indiana National Guard's Camp Atterbury training base and preparing for permanent resettlement, two weeks after the first......

 2021-09-17 19:20 

Men's Health News

The 30 Best Workout Moves to Build Your Butt...

These 30 butt-building exercises and glutes-focused workouts build glute muscle, strength, and size (and get more explosive athleticism, too)....

 2021-09-17 18:56 

AP

Thousands of Pennsylvania students request mask exemptions...

Thousands of students have requested to go mask-free in Pennsylvania schools, claiming a medical exemption amid fierce local opposition to the state's new face-covering mandate.The order, which wen......

 2021-09-17 18:48 

AP

Health commissioner targets lawmaker's misinformation...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The head of New Hampshire's health department on Friday accused a Republican lawmaker of spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.Department of Health and Human Serv......

 2021-09-17 18:46 

AP

Hawaii officials have not considered student vaccine mandate...

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's statewide public school system has not yet considered requiring vaccinations for eligible students. Hawaii Department of Education Interim Superintendent Keith Hayashi told......

 2021-09-17 18:41 

ABC News (US)

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Start of school year fuels California job growth in August...

California's unemployment rate declined slightly in August as the state added 104,300 new jobs for the month...

 2021-09-17 17:58 

AP

Mail-in ballots going out in campaign for NJ governor...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The first ballots in this year's contest for governor must start to go out to voters by Saturday.The return of the ballots will kick off voting in the Nov. 2 race between Democ......

 2021-09-17 17:58 

ABC News (US)

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Maskless San Francisco mayor bucks health order at nightclub...

The mayor of San Francisco was spotted dancing and singing at an indoor nightclub without a mask, despite a strict city order to wear masks when inside...

 2021-09-17 17:58 

AP

Maskless San Francisco mayor bucks health order at nightclub...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco was spotted dancing and singing along to live music without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department tha......

 2021-09-17 17:56 

AP

MacKenzie Scott dominates donations to racial equity...

Shock. That's what Ruth Simmons, the president of a historically Black university in Texas, felt in December when she received a call informing her that the school would be gifted $50 million — man......

 2021-09-17 17:48 

Men's Health News

These are Healthiest (and Unhealthiest) Fast Food Burgers According to a New Study...

See which burgers made the cut....

 2021-09-17 17:44 

Men's Health News

How Long Do Survivor Contestants Actually Spend on the Island?...

Ever wonder how you'd fare as a castaway on the CBS reality series 'Survivor'? Here's how long the contestants are stranded on the island....

 2021-09-17 17:42 

Medscape

Most Americans Say COVID-19 Rules Aid Public Health: Poll...

In the Pew Research Center poll released this week, 62% of respondents said the restrictions have been worth the cost, compared to 37% who say the restrictions were not. WebMD Health News...

 2021-09-17 17:41 

AP

New Hampshire US representatives urge Canada border opening...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's two members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday urged President Joe Biden to reopen the land border between Canada and the United States. Democratic ......

 2021-09-17 17:36 

AP

New Mexico reports 5 cases of West Nile virus infections...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say they have identified five cases of West Nile virus infections across New Mexico and that wet weather may be a factor.The Department of Health said F......

 2021-09-17 17:28 

Medscape

Southwest Airlines Offers Extra Pay to Workers Who Get Vaccinated...

Southwest is the latest airline to offer financial incentives to get more employees vaccinated against COVID-19. WebMD Health News...

 2021-09-17 17:17 

AP

Access, travel rules influence missionary vaccine policies...

COVID-19 vaccine refusal rates may be high among white evangelical Christians, but the International Mission Board — which deploys thousands of missionaries — is not hesitant about the shot. The gl......

 2021-09-17 17:13 

Medscape

The Texas Abortion Law's Swift Impact, and Future...

Currently under the new law, abortions in Texas are now prohibited once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around 6 weeks. Associated Press...

 2021-09-17 17:13 

AP

Judge sentences pair who fought with cops after mask request...

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma couple have been sentenced to time behind bars on convictions stemming from a 2020 incident in which they fought with police after coughing on Walmart employees who asked ......

 2021-09-17 17:11 

ABC News (US)

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Judge: Gov. Lee's mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids...

A federal judge has again blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements aimed at limiting coronavirus infections in Shelby County...

 2021-09-17 17:10 

Medscape

Mississippi Now Has Country's Highest Rate for COVID Deaths...

'We're recording well over 2500 (cases) a day, in recent days, far more than we'd like to see,' said State Health Officer Dr Thomas Dobbs. 'A lot of that's going to translate into the tragedy.' Associated Press...

 2021-09-17 17:10 

AP

Judge: Gov. Lee's mask opt-out can endanger disabled kids...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has indefinitely blocked Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee from allowing parents to opt out of school mask requirements in Shelby County, saying Friday that evidence sho......

 2021-09-17 17:04 

ABC News (US)

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North Macedonia: Protest in Tetovo for deadly hospital fire...

Hundreds of protesters in Tetovo, a city in the west of North Macedonia are calling for the resignation of officials in the wake of last week's fire that destroyed a COVID-19 field hospital, killed 14 people and injured a dozen more...

 2021-09-17 17:03 

Men's Health News

How to Watch Clint Eastwood's Cry Macho...

Don't miss the Western legend's new film. Award-winning actor Clint Eastwood's new movie will be out on both streaming and in theaters. Here's how to watch....

 2021-09-17 16:55 

CDC

CDC to Invest $2.1 Billion to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19 and Future Infectious Diseases...

CDC to invest $2.1 billion in infection control to support state and other public health departments against COVID-19....

 2021-09-17 16:43 

Medscape

French Doctors and Scientists Denounce Harassment, Threats...

A group of healthcare professionals and scientists in France have gone public with their fears over COVID-related harassment and threats. They are calling on the government to take immediate action. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-09-17 16:40 

Men's Health News

Keep Yourself Cool at Night with These Bamboo Sheet Sets...

For sweaty sleepers and sustainable sleepers alike, the best bamboo sheets will give your bedroom setup the update it needs. See our top picks now....

 2021-09-17 16:38 

AP

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in......

 2021-09-17 16:30 

AP

Jury selected for Georgia prisoner accused of killing guards...

CAIRO, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection wrapped up Friday in the trial of one of two Georgia prisoners accused of killing two guards more than four years ago, and opening statements are set to begin Monda......

 2021-09-17 16:29 

Medscape

NY Governor Vows to Fight Lawsuit Over Vaccine Mandate...

A federal judge this week temporarily blocked the state from enforcing any part of its mandate that prohibits religious exemptions for healthcare workers. Associated Press...

 2021-09-17 16:25 

AP

Worcester announces indoor face covering mandate...

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The second largest city in Massachusetts will require everyone to wear masks in indoor public spaces and will also require municipal employees to be vaccinated against the c......

 2021-09-17 16:24 

AP

SpaceX's 1st private crew motivates cancer kids from orbit...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's first space tourists are taking in sweeping views of Earth that few have witnessed and motivating children with cancer. The capsule's four passengers are flying......

 2021-09-17 16:24 

Men's Health News

A Russian Chess Legend Says The Queen's Gambit Spread Lies About Her Career...

Nona Gaprindashvili recently filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Netflix, saying 'The Queen's Gambit' spread lies about her career....

 2021-09-17 16:20 

Medscape

What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care?...

The latest evidence on the prevention and management of atrial fibrillation provides guidance to primary care clinicians. The Curbsiders...

 2021-09-17 16:16 

Medscape

COVID-19 Surge Forces Healthcare Rationing in Parts of West...

The decisions marked an escalation of the pandemic in several Western states struggling to convince skeptical people to get vaccinated. Associated Press...

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