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Health Jan 155 reasons to wear a mask even after you’re vaccinated
Health experts say the best hope for ending the pandemic isn’t to choose between masks, physical distancing and vaccines, but to combine them.
Health Oct 28Scientists warn Americans are expecting too much from a COVID-19 vaccine
The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at “warp speed.” But some scientific experts warn they’re all expecting too much, too soon.
Health Sep 15FDA weighs whether to resume AstraZeneca vaccine trials after patient’s serious side effect
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of…
Health Sep 02Fauci says COVID-19 vaccine trials could end early if results are overwhelming
The nation’s top infectious disease official is confident that an independent panel will base vaccine approval on science, not politics.
Health Jun 03Rubber bullets are supposed to be ‘less than lethal,’ but they can still kill or maim
The use by police of rubber bullets has provoked outrage, as graphic images have flashed on social media showing people who have lost an eye or suffered other injuries after being hit.
Health Dec 30Are health care claims overblown about artificial intelligence?
Many health industry experts fear AI-based products won’t be able to match the hype.
Health Apr 04Why expensive, unproven stem cell treatments are a new health care trend
Critics suggest the hospitals are exploiting desperate patients and profiting from trendy but unproven treatments.
Health Jun 12Why cancer patients don’t have enough information to make decisions about their treatments
At a time when expensive new cancer treatments are proliferating rapidly, patients have more therapy choices than ever before. Yet they are largely kept in the dark because their doctors either can’t or won’t communicate clearly. Many patients compound the…
Health Jun 03As government-funded cancer research sags, scientists fear U.S. is ‘losing its edge’
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
Health Jan 10One in three women may receive unnecessary mammograms, study says
The study raises the uncomfortable possibility that some women who believe their lives were saved by mammograms were actually harmed by cancer screenings that led to surgery, radiation and even chemotherapy that they didn’t need.