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Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

Spears Case Drives California Bid to Limit Conservatorships

By Don Thompson | Jan 20, 2022

Disability rights activists and advocates for Britney Spears backed a California proposal Wednesday to provide more protections for those under court-ordered conservatorships, while promoting less-restrictive alternatives.

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

More Than 2 Dozen Drugmakers to Make Merck's COVID-19 Pill

Jan 20, 2022

A U.N.-backed organization announced that it has signed agreements with more than two dozen generic drug makers to produce versions of Merck's COVID-19 pill to supply 105 developing countries.

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Research Shows If You Have an Older Brother, You're More Likely to Be Gay

Jan 19, 2022

New research shows having a greater number of older brothers increases the probability of a person entering a same-sex union at some point in their lives.

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

Biden 'Committed to' Fact-Based - Not Stigma-Based - Blood Donation Policy

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 19, 2022

The White House expressed a commitment to "science, not fiction or stigma" as a basis for determining blood donor eligibility.

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

Biden to Give Away 400 Million N95 Masks Starting Next Week

By Zeke Miller | Jan 19, 2022

The White House announced Wednesday that the masks will come from the government's Strategic National Stockpile, which has more than 750 million of the highly protective masks on hand.

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

What the 'No Surprise Act' Means for Your Medical Bills

By Alex Rosenberg, NerdWallet | Jan 19, 2022

"This law puts an end to the practice of charging patients exorbitant bills for unexpected, out-of-network care," Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

Israel Study: 4th Vaccine Shows Limited Results with Omicron

By Josef Federman | Jan 18, 2022

Preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant.

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

What Patients Can Learn From One Negative Rapid Test (Hint: Very Little)

By Julie Appleby, Phil Galewitz | Jan 15, 2022

While home antigen testing remains a useful — and underutilized — tool to curb the pandemic, experts say, it is often misused and may provide false confidence.

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

How Will Forthcoming Website for Free Virus Tests Work?

By Zeke Miller, Darlene Superville | Jan 15, 2022

A new federal website to request free test kits launches Wednesday, with the first shipments going out to Americans by the end of the month.

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

Expect More Worrisome Variants After Omicron, Scientists Say

By Laura Ungar | Jan 15, 2022

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

Why Briotech's Powerful Cleansing Products are Actually Good for Your Skin

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 15, 2022

Briotech harnesses the power of natural HOCl for a skincare line that offers a pure cleansing and rejuvenating option for all of your skincare needs.

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Hindered by Shortages as Omicron Rages

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 14, 2022

Two brand-new COVID-19 pills that were supposed to be an important weapon against the pandemic in the U.S. are in short supply.

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule for U.S. Businesses

By Mark Sherman and Jessica Gresko | Jan 14, 2022

The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate.

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

By Meg Kinnard | Jan 13, 2022

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar.

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

When Am I Contagious if Infected With Omicron?

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 13, 2022

Some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants — possibly within a day after infection.

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Study Indicates Cannabis Can be Used to Fight Covid

Jan 12, 2022

Can cannabis protect against Covid? Such is the contention of a study published this week by researchers affiliated with Oregon State University.

How Hot and Cold Pack Therapeutic Treatments Look So Fab with HurtSkurt

How Hot and Cold Pack Therapeutic Treatments Look So Fab with HurtSkurt

SPONSORED CONTENT | Jan 12, 2022

A reusable gel sleeve available in different sizes and patterns, the HurtSkurt provides hot or cold relief to combat joint and muscle pain — and doubles as a fab accessory.

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

Universal Health Care Bill Advances in California Assembly

By Adam Beam | Jan 12, 2022

California Democrats on Tuesday took their first step toward abolishing the private health insurance market in the nation's most populous state.

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

Omicron May Be Headed For a Rapid Drop in US and Britain

By Maria Cheng, Carla K. Johnson | Jan 11, 2022

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19's alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S.

New Study Explores COVID Vaccination Rates, Hesitancy Among LGBTQ Youth

New Study Explores COVID Vaccination Rates, Hesitancy Among LGBTQ Youth

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 11, 2022

A new study reveals fresh data around COVID vaccination rates and hesitancy among LGBTQ+ youth, finding that education and socio-economic status are among the chief factors.

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