Paxlovid, a drug to treat COVID-19, has been free so far. Next year, patients will have to pay the cost.

Nearly 6 million Americans have taken Paxlovid for free, courtesy of the federal government. The Pfizer pill has helped prevent many people infected with COVID-19 from being hospitalized or dying, and it may even reduce the risk of developing long COVID. But the government plans to stop footing the bill within months, and millions of people who More...

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By admin On Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
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Family block “urgent operation” for infant as authorities won’t guarantee blood without COVID-19 vaccine

Wellington, New Zealand — New Zealand authorities on Tuesday launched a battle for custody of an infant whose parents are blocking life-saving surgery because blood donors may have been vaccinated against More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
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Frozen raspberries recalled due to potential hepatitis A contamination

Frozen raspberries are being recalled because of potential hepatitis A contamination. Exportadora Copramar, a company that exports fruit, is voluntarily recalling 1,260 cases of frozen raspberries sold under More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
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Hospital shutdown in Pennsylvania spurs questions about private equity in health care

After a car accident last month, Latifa Dixon, a mother of two, arrived at the emergency room at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in suburban Philadelphia only to learn the ER had just shut down. Twenty-eight-year-old More...

By admin On Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Former medical director at Virginia children’s hospital charged with sex crimes: “This was a long time coming”

A former medical director of a Virginia hospital that serves vulnerable children has been charged with four felony sex crimes in connection with abuse that authorities say happened at the facility years ago. More...

By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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China signals possible shift from “zero-COVID” policy after unprecedented protests

Beijing — Three years after the first COVID-19 patient was documented in central China, officials in Beijing appear, finally, to be coming to terms with some realities that most other countries eagerly seized More...

By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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FDA likely to end blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood

Research backed by the Food and Drug Administration “will likely support” ending a blanket ban on blood donations from sexually active gay men, the agency said Wednesday. The move would mark a significant More...

By admin On Thursday, December 1st, 2022
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Use of drugs for weight loss, such as Wegovy, cause supply shortage

Dramatic stories about weight loss seem to be everywhere on social media. Jennifer Huber, who shared her own story online, has lost more than 50 pounds in five months after starting Mounjaro, an injectable drug More...

By admin On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
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Hailey Bieber opens up about a cyst on her ovary “the size of an apple”

Hailey Bieber has opened up about a health issue affecting her – ovarian cysts. On Instagram, the model posted about the condition, which causes sacs, usually filled with fluid, to grow on the ovaries.  “I More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams announces new initiative that will involuntarily hospitalize more mentally ill people

Mayor Eric Adams makes mental health treatment announcement Mayor Eric Adams makes mental health treatment announcement  More...