Health

  • San Francisco shuts burger spot for not checking vaccination
    The In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor dining for refusing to check customers’ vaccination statusByThe Associated PressOctober 20, 2021, 6:51 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe In-N-Out hamburger chain is sizzling mad after San Francisco shut down its indoor... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By The Associated Press
  • Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with new test
    Scientists temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.Pigs have been the most recent research focus to address the organ shortage, but among the hurdles: A sugar... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer
  • Taliban agree to new polio vaccination across Afghanistan
    ISTANBUL, Turkey -- U.N. agencies are gearing up to vaccinate all of Afghanistan’s children under 5 against polio for the first time since 2018, after the Taliban agreed to the campaign, the World Health Organization says.For the past three years, the Taliban barred U.N.-organized vaccination teams from doing door-to-door campaigns... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press
  • Union Pacific and its unions sue each other over vaccine
    Union Pacific and its labor unions are suing each other to determine whether the railroad has the authority to require its employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirusBy JOSH FUNK AP Business WriterOctober 20, 2021, 2:19 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleOMAHA, Neb. -- Union Pacific... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer
  • Southwest: We won't put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave
    Southwest Airlines is backing away from a plan to put unvaccinated workers on unpaid leaveBy DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines WriterOctober 20, 2021, 12:58 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleDALLAS -- Southwest Airlines will let unvaccinated employees keep working past early December instead of putting them on... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer
  • Businesses nervously await fine print of vax-or-test rule
    WASHINGTON -- More than six weeks after promising a new vaccination-or-testing rule covering the millions of Americans at companies with 100 or more workers, President Joe Biden’s most aggressive move yet to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is almost ready to see the light of day.An obscure White House office is... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19
  • US high court won’t stop vaccines for Maine health workers
    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an emergency appeal aimed at stopping a vaccine requirement for Maine health care workersByThe Associated PressOctober 19, 2021, 8:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePORTLAND, Maine -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an emergency appeal... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By The Associated Press
  • South African regulator rejects Russia's COVID-19 vaccine
    The South African drug regulator has rejected the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, citing some safety concerns the manufacturer wasn’t able to answerBy MARIA CHENG and MOGOMOTSI MAGOME Associated PressOctober 19, 2021, 8:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJOHANNESBURG -- The South African drug regulator has... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19
  • Income test for Medicare dental under debate; gets pushback
    WASHINGTON -- For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between.But as Democrats try to design a dental benefit for the program, one idea calls for limiting it based on income. The so-called “means test”... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19
  • As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate
    MOSCOW -- Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t need to see government statistics or hear about the records being broken every day for infections and deaths to know that Russia is struggling through a particularly alarming phase of the coronavirus pandemic.He simply looks around his filled-to-capacity intensive care unit at Moscow’s Hospital... Read more
    Source: ABC - Health Published on: 2021-10-19

  • FDA issues proposal to create new category of over-the-counter hearing aids
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal Tuesday to create a new category of over-the-counter hearing aids in an effort to improve access and lower costs for millions of Americans. Once finalized, the rule would allow the hearing aids to be sold to consumers in stores and online without... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By Louis Casiano
  • Front-line health care worker shortage due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, burnout
    Hospital staffing shortages due to COVID-19 vaccination disputes have continued across the U.S. this month, leaving patients untreated amid surges of the virus' delta variant. Health care workers against vaccine mandates have stood their ground, despite the fact that millions of Americans have been safely vaccinated against coronavirus with a Pfizer/BioNTech,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By Julia Musto
  • Colin Powell's cancer: What is multiple myeloma?
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died Monday at age 84 due to complications of COVID-19, had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that impairs the body’s ability to fight infections and to respond well to vaccines.WOMAN BATTLING STAGE 4 BREAST CANCER AFTER DELAYED SCREENINGS AMID PANDEMICThe cancer attacks plasma... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By Julia Musto
  • Blood pressure medication recalled over possibly containing cancer-causing 'impurity'
    A Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. blood pressure medication is being recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for potentially containing a "probable human carcinogen."The voluntary recall includes the company's Irbesartan tablets and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets at the consumer level. CDC INVESTIGATING E. COLI OUTBREAK POSSIBLY TIED TO RAW CAKE BATTERIn an Oct.... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-19 By Julia Musto
  • COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot: Is it safe to receive both on same day?
    As the flu season approaches and coincides with millions of Americans newly eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster, with expert backing for boosters developed by Moderna and J&J, many may wonder whether it’s safe to receive both a booster and a flu vaccine in one visit."Flu vaccines and COVID-19... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-18 By Amy McGorry
  • Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications despite vaccine: Medical experts weigh in
    Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died Monday at 84 years of age from COVID-related complications, even though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. His death, medical experts say, underscores the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots among older adults and high-risk populations to shore up protection.Powell was afflicted... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-18 By Kayla Rivas
  • Woman battling stage 4 breast cancer after delayed screenings amid pandemic
    Woobie Rust went for a massage last June, when she noticed pain in her breast while lying on the massage table.Rust, 39 of New York, did a self-exam and told Fox News she immediately met with a doctor and underwent a series of imaging studies. Within two weeks, she was... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-18 By Amy McGorry
  • How to maintain lower sodium intake
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week issued final guidance to the food industry for voluntarily reducing sodium in processed, packaged and prepared foods. The agency's aim is to cut the average sodium intake by 12% – from 3,400 to 3,000 milligrams a day – over the next 2... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-17 By Julia Musto
  • FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster with 2-month gap for ages 18 and up
    A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday endorsed an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster when administered at least two months after the initial dose among people ages 18 years and older. The vote was 19-0. The recommendation is not final and will go... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-15 By Kayla Rivas
  • Bill Clinton hospitalized with urological infection: Medical experts weigh in
    Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday for a urological infection, a source close to the situation told Fox News.  By Thursday evening, the former president, 75, remained hospitalized for monitoring at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, according to spokesperson Angel Urena. "After two days of treatment,... Read more
    Source: Fox - Health Published on: 2021-10-15 By Amy McGorry