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Health Nov 20Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.
Pfizer said Friday it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic…
Health Sep 18Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups
Companies are struggling to recruit diverse volunteers in final U.S. tests of possible COVID-19 vaccines. New recruitment efforts are gearing up, with the help of trusted voices in hard-hit communities of color, such as Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors.
Politics May 11WATCH: Fauci warns senators of more death and economic damage if U.S. reopens too fast
Leading health officials who have coordinated the American response to the coronavirus pandemic will face questions on Tuesday about safely reopening schools and workplaces from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Watch live here on Tuesday at…
Health Feb 27U.S. reports worrisome new virus case in California after Trump urges calm
The person in California doesn't appear to have the usual risk factors of having traveled abroad or being exposed to another patient.
Health Jan 161st malaria vaccine tried out in babies in 3 African nations
Malaria is one of the world's deadliest and most stubborn diseases. Now babies in three African nations are getting the first vaccine for malaria in an unusual pilot program.
Health Dec 17Proposed rules could shorten patient wait times for organ transplants
The rules proposed Tuesday aim to ease an organ shortage so severe that more than 113,000 Americans linger on the transplant waiting list — and about 20 die each day.
Politics Jul 10WATCH: Trump to sign executive order on kidney care reform
President Donald Trump is directing the government to revamp the nation's care for kidney disease, so that more people whose kidneys fail have a chance at early transplants and home dialysis — along with better prevention so patients don't get…
Health Sep 14To prevent identity theft, government will issue new Medicare cards
While the first mailings of new cards begin next April, Congress has set an April 2019 deadline for all beneficiaries to have received one.
Health Aug 30U.S. clears first ‘gene therapy’ for tough childhood leukemia
Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek and destroy childhood leukemia.
Health Oct 27Bid to speed transplants with hepatitis C-infected kidneys
WASHINGTON — Some patients facing a years-long wait for a kidney transplant are jumping ahead in line thanks to a startling experiment: They're agreeing to an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.