HEALTH

FDA withdraws emergency use authorization of COVID drug because it is unlikely to be effective against new variants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is withdrawing its emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 antibody therapy as a prevention… Read more

With growing popularity of new weight loss drugs, doctors emphasize potential risks

When researchers learned that a class of drugs initially used to treat type 2 diabetes could also bring weight loss, the drugs Victoza and Ozempic… Read more

Ex-doctor convicted of overprescribing opioids to addicted patients

A former Ohio doctor was convicted of overprescribing opioids despite knowing her patients were severely addicted, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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US to ease nationwide mask mandate on planes, buses, transit

WASHINGTON  — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is developing guidance that will ease the nationwide mask mandate on airplanes, buses… Read more

Children with obesity should get proactive treatment: American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Children and adolescents should be proactively evaluated and treated for obesity, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more

WHO sounds the alarm: New COVID variant is most transmissible yet

The World Health Organization is warning that a new omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.5 is the most transmissible strain to date.

As COVID-19… Read more

California seeks sterilization victims to pay reparations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- About 600 people alive today can’t have children because California’s government sterilized them either against their will or… Read more

People flying from China will need negative COVID test to enter US

Starting Jan. 5, people flying from China will need a negative COVID-19 test within two days of their departure in order to enter the United States,… Read more

China's COVID-19 surge raises odds of new coronavirus mutant

Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world?

Scientists don’t know but worry that might happen. It could… Read more