Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

Here’s why you still need to wear a face mask after you get a COVID vaccine

While [recent vaccine] developments mark a historic moment and hold much promise, that doesn't mean Americans can stop wearing masks ...
‘At this stage, I'm not ready to get vaccinated’: Some Russian doctors refuse to take Sputnik V shot, citing efficacy concerns

‘At this stage, I’m not ready to get vaccinated’: Some Russian doctors refuse to take Sputnik V shot, citing efficacy concerns

Moscow opened the doors of Russia's first 70 vaccination centers [December 2], offering healthcare workers and other crucial groups a ...
Fox’s Laura Ingraham emerges as major peddler of COVID mask disinformation

Fox’s Laura Ingraham emerges as major peddler of COVID mask disinformation

[Fox News host Laura] Ingraham, who has no background in medicine or virology, is one of the most prominent members ...
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Not so random after all: Human egg cells choose which sperm is the lucky winner

[H]ormones present at ovulation can drive a woman to choose a cocky, confident man with a slight stubble and more masculine features. Men can ...
Going vegan? Switching to a plant-based diet to improve your health? You are almost 50% more likely to suffer bone fractures

Going vegan? Switching to a plant-based diet to improve your health? You are almost 50% more likely to suffer bone fractures

Vegans and vegetarians may be at greater risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, according to a large, longitudinal study published [November ...
Government-issued proof-of-vaccination cards are on the way

Government-issued proof-of-vaccination cards are on the way

Vaccination cards will be used as the "simplest" way to keep track of Covid-19 shots, said Dr. Kelly Moore, associate ...
Last surviving white giraffe, a genetic anomaly, fitted with GPS tracker to deter poachers

Last surviving white giraffe, a genetic anomaly, fitted with GPS tracker to deter poachers

The unique male [white] giraffe now stands alone after a female and her calf were killed by poachers in March. [A] ...
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Viewpoint: How the cover was blown on the Steve Bannon, FOX-promoted ‘China did it’ COVID conspiracy theory

A respected Chinese virologist appeared on Tucker Carlson's show on Fox News in mid-September to share the results of her just-completed report ...
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Viewpoint: Track and trace – Why China has entered a post-COVID period while US and many other countries remain mired in crisis

On [October 19, China] posted positive economic growth for the second quarter in a row, underlining how speedily the world's ...
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Scientists create mutant enzyme that chomps plastic bottles for lunch

A team of researchers that previously re-engineered a plastic-eating enzyme named PETase have now combined it with a second enzyme ...
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Viewpoint: How Canada corralled COVID while the US failed

There are a number of theories as to why Canada has managed to flatten the Covid-19 curve much better than ...
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Even if a COVID vaccine is approved this winter, most Americans won’t get access until mid-2021

While a "very limited supply" of a Covid-19 vaccine might be ready in November or December, it "will have to ...
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Struggle to decide when kids should go back to school mirrors 1918 pandemic debate

During the influenza pandemic in 1918, even though the world was a very different place, the discussion [about whether to ...
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‘Overwhelmingly positive’: Fauci says ‘independent board’ has authority to end vaccine trials early and roll out immunizations

Although two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, [Anthony] Fauci ...
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Even if widely embraced, vaccines are not a ‘silver bullet’ to containing COVID

Americans looking to a vaccine as the way out of the coronavirus pandemic should consider a more comprehensive approach, a ...
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Despite anti-vax fears, vaccines are safe

A review of 58 different changes to labels on vaccines made between 1996 and 2015 has shown very few dangers ...
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Trump administration, CDC fumbling efforts to push back against vaccine deniers

While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine -- that it contains monkey brains, that it's ...
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‘Will a COVID vaccine work on the grossly overweight? Our prediction is no’

[I]n the United States, where at least 4.6 million people have been infected and nearly 155,000 have died, the promise ...
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Natural immunity: Some people who have not gotten the virus may be naturally protected

[A] study, published in the journal Nature on [July 29], found that among a sample of 68 healthy adults in Germany who ...
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You are what your hair says you are: Follicles provide a map of your diet and health

Your mop can potentially shed light on whether you prefer veggie burgers or cheeseburgers, a new study has suggested. Researchers ...
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Gum health linked to mental health problems

Periodontal disease is associated with a wide range of health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia, making the ...
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Dinosaur cancer? We suffer from malignancies that afflicted our distant biological relatives

[S]cientists say they have, for the first time, found that dinosaurs suffered from osteosarcoma -- an aggressive malignant cancer that ...
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Beyond anti-vax activism, what could slow embrace of COVID-19 vaccines? Production and logistics

Once a vaccine is approved, every American won't be able to get it at once. That sets up the unenviable ...
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Is Dr. Fauci involved in a plot to profit from coronavirus? Sinclair Network pulls Eric Bolling Plandemic conspiracy program that claimed just that

Over the weekend, Sinclair announced it would postpone and "rework" the segment featuring discredited "Plandemic" researcher Judy Mikovits which was ...
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Vaccine race accelerates, as Moderna-NIH partnership drug induces immune responses in all Phase 1 volunteers

[E]arly results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on [July 14], showed that [Moderna’s COVID-19] vaccine worked to ...
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Aging eyes? Staring at bright red light could rescue your vision

A few minutes of looking into a deep red light could have a dramatic effect on preventing eyesight decline as ...
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Cytokine storms: This doctor hunting down a COVID-19 treatment the same way he cured his own rare disease

35-year-old associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine [David Fajgenbaum] leads the school's Center for Cytokine ...
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Why this COVID-19 spike is different: Current U.S. mutated version much more infectious than first wave virus but no more deadly

[A new COVID-19] mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any ...
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