Drug overdose deaths have surged during pandemic, CDC data shows

April 14, 2021 at 23:25

As the COVID-19 pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed what already was one of the country’s greatest public health crises: drug addiction. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 87,000...

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine pause extended, CDC committee wants more time to review

April 14, 2021 at 21:29

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) committee did not hold a vote regarding guidance on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday after federal officials recommended a pause in the rollout. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Prac...

Loneliness is rampant. A simple call, or hug, may be a cure

April 14, 2021 at 20:07

Rampant loneliness existed long before COVID-19, and experts believe it’s now worse. In addition to psychological distress, some studies suggest loneliness may cause physical changes including inflammation and elevated stress hormones that may tighten blood...

Pause in Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout could be seen as 'positive issue,' Fauci says

April 14, 2021 at 16:44

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that while some questioned whether the FDA and CDC’s call to pause the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid rare instances of blood clots would contribute to vaccine hesitancy, it could actually be viewed as a...

Denmark won't use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of rare blood clots

April 14, 2021 at 16:30

European countries diverged Wednesday on whether they would push ahead with giving their residents Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after reports of very rare blood clots in a handful of recipients in the United States. The Johnson & Johnson vac...

Half of kids with coronavirus-linked MIS-C have neurological symptoms, study finds

April 14, 2021 at 15:06

Half of children in a small study who had a rare but serious inflammatory illness following a coronavirus infection developed neurological symptoms, early findings suggest. The kids were 10 years old on average and 80% of patients were of non-white ethnicit...

Inactivity increases risk of COVID-19 death, study suggests

April 14, 2021 at 12:45

A recent study of nearly 50,000 coronavirus patients found that those who were consistently inactive were at greater risk of death due to the virus than those who engaged in exercise. The study, which relied on the "Exercise Vital Sign" measurement develope...

Snoring linked to learning hurdles in kids, study finds

April 14, 2021 at 11:16

Snoring — and the health issues it creates — is a problem long presumed to be reserved for adults. But new research reveals that snoring children are suffering during waking hours too. The new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, observed...

How does Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine compare to Moderna, Pfizer?

April 14, 2021 at 10:18

With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine facing an FDA-recommended pause after several instances of severe blood clots were reported in recipients, those who had scheduled J&J shots could see a bumpy rescheduling process involving canceled or delay...

CDC investigating death possibly connected to Johnson & Johnson vaccine

April 13, 2021 at 22:47

The death of a woman who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is under investigation by federal health authorities as part of a broader probe into potential "adverse side effects" from the vaccine. Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Da...

FDA's call to pause Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 'strong argument for safety,' Fauci says

April 13, 2021 at 17:54

The FDA and CDC’s call to pause Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a "strong argument for safety," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s chief medical officer, said during a press briefing Tuesday. Fauci said the agencies raising the red fla...

Who is at risk for developing blood clots?

April 13, 2021 at 16:24

The CDC estimates venous thromboembolism (VTE), or clotting in the veins, affects some 900,000 Americans annually, and 100,000 succumb to blood clots each year. Another severe, rare type of clotting prompted federal health officials to recommend a pause in...

'Data is in': Dr. Makary on Fauci cautioning against indoor dining after being vaccinated

April 13, 2021 at 14:17

Fox News contributor Dr. Marty Makary reacted to Dr. Fauci cautioning against indoor dining, even after being fully vaccinated, during a Tuesday appearance on "Fox & Friends." MARTY MAKARY: You’re hearing a lot of mixed messaging and as a result, a lot...

New York to honor Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 appointments with Pfizer doses

April 13, 2021 at 13:52

New York paused Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations Tuesday and will honor all such appointments with the Pfizer vaccine instead at state mass vaccination sites, following a federal recommendation to suspend rollout after several instances of severe...

You got Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine: What should you do?

April 13, 2021 at 12:44

Over 6.8 million Americans have received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which is now facing renewed scrutiny after six of those recipients developed a rare, severe type of blood clot that has caused the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and P...

FDA recommends pause of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after blood clot cases

April 13, 2021 at 11:15

The Food and Drug Administration together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending a pause in the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after several instances of a severe blood clot in recipients. According...

Australia has 2nd likely AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine clot case

April 13, 2021 at 11:00

Australian authorities have identified a second case of a rare blot clot likely linked to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Officials said Tuesday the woman is in her 40s and is in a stable condition. A 44-year-old man developed the same condition follow...

Should people vaccinated against coronavirus still get tested?

April 12, 2021 at 21:11

As COVID-19 vaccines go into arms at record pace, and more than one in four U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some may question whether testing is still necessary...

Michigan coronavirus strategy should focus on restrictions, not more vaccine supply, Walensky says

April 12, 2021 at 16:38

Michigan’s governor has renewed her call for additional vaccine supply from the Biden administration to combat the state’s surging coronavirus cases, but federal officials have instead said the focus should be on implementing restrictions to stop the spread...

Regeneron COVID-19 antibody cocktail helps prevent symptomatic disease in study

April 12, 2021 at 15:44

A monoclonal antibody cocktail developed by Regeneron and Roche dropped the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 by up to 76% after three days for recently infected individuals not yet experiencing symptoms, according to a press release posted Monday. The drug, REG...