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Scientists are building more comprehensive tests for COVID-19

New strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may have greater transmissibility or altered virulence, or may exhibit resistance to the current vaccines. Now, scientists are racing to develop better ways to detect emerging SARS-CoV-2 strains among the high number of diagnosed infections. Johns Hopkins assistant professor of pathology Ben Larman, Ph.D., and his […]

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Giroir calls for kids to return to school, predicts 'more herd immunity' by summer

Giroir: Americans can expect ‘more normal’ conditions by summer Former Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force member discusses what’s next in pandemic on ‘The Story’ Americans will likely see life begin to return to normal this summer as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline, former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir told “The […]

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WHO says more than 11,000 Ebola vaccines will go to Guinea

The World Health Organization says it will be sending more than 11,000 Ebola vaccinations to the West African nation of Guinea in the coming days to combat the recent epidemic of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has been declared in the country’s southern N’Zerekore region. WHO regional director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said Thursday […]

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Cold weather exercise could burn more fat

If you want to burn fat this winter, take your exercise outdoors, researchers say. A Canadian study suggests that vigorous exercise in cold weather may burn more fat than working out indoors. Regular physical activity speeds metabolism and helps regulate fat in the blood (“lipids”), and high-intensity training is better for burning fat than moderate-intensity […]

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More dangerous mouthwashes and hand sanitizers recalled

(HealthDay)—A hand sanitizer has been recalled because it may contain methanol, a toxic chemical known as wood alcohol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition, a mouthwash is being recalled because it may be tainted with bacteria that are particularly dangerous for people with COVID-19. Shane Erickson Inc. is recalling three brands […]