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Health Jan 29Johnson & Johnson’ single-shot vaccine is 66 percent effective against COVID-19
With vaccinations off to a rocky start globally, experts had been counting on a one-dose vaccine that would stretch scarce supplies and avoid the logistics nightmare of getting people to return for boosters.
Politics Nov 14AP FACT CHECK: Trump relies on falsehoods to deny Biden win
President Donald Trump rebelled this past week against Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election with denial, delay and outright misrepresentation. Trump raged about widespread cases of fake ballots that aren’t so and undertook legal challenges that even state GOP…
Health Sep 09WATCH: NIH says halted vaccine study shows ‘no compromises’ on safety
The National Institutes of Health director is telling Congress that AstraZeneca's suspension of its COVID-19 vaccine study shows there will be "no compromises" on safety in developing the shots.
Health Sep 08AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study paused after one illness
"This is not something to be alarmed about," Fuller said. Instead, it's reassuring that the company is pausing the study to figure out what's happening and carefully monitoring the health of study participants.
Politics May 15WATCH: Trump expresses confidence in ‘warp speed’ vaccine push as studies ramp up
Trump expressed his confidence in the test from Abbott Laboratories after a preliminary study by New York University researchers reported problems with it.
Health Mar 19Blood donors urgently needed to avert shortage amid outbreak
Blood has a short shelf life and regular donations are needed to replenish it. Even with elective surgeries canceled, hospitals will need blood on hand for trauma or other emergencies.
Nation Nov 23Researchers use new ‘gene drive’ to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove — using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
Health Feb 10Report urges better diagnosis for chronic fatigue syndrome
WASHINGTON -- Chronic fatigue syndrome is a real and serious disease that needs a new name to reflect that -- and a straightforward way to diagnose the illness, a government advisory group declared Tuesday.
World Jan 22West Africa studies for two possible Ebola vaccines just weeks away
Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Health Jan 01Mimicking real-life experience for alcoholics, NIH transforms lab into a bar to test treatment
WASHINGTON -- The tequila sure looks real, so do the beer taps. Inside the hospital at the National Institutes of Health, researchers are testing a possible new treatment to help heavy drinkers cut back -- using a replica of a…