Posted: 2020-08-05 08:47:00
Dr. Paul Offit, who serves on the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisory board, says he doesn't think an effective vaccine that's undergone adequate testing can be ready this year....
Posted: 2020-08-04 08:07:00
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a fast-acting nasal spray to treat suicidal patients. The spray contains a chemical cousin of the anesthetic and party drug ketamine....
2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In Th...

2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season


With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 ...
Posted: 2020-08-04 02:00:56
2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season
With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 ...
WHO Chief Warns 'There Might Never Be�...

WHO Chief Warns 'There Might Never Be' A Silver Bullet For Coronavirus


Vaccine candidates are in advanced clinical trials, and WHO's director-general expresses hope they will be effective. But until then, he said, the world is reliant on "the basics" of disease...
Posted: 2020-08-03 06:46:01
WHO Chief Warns 'There Might Never Be' A Silver Bullet For Coronavirus
Vaccine candidates are in advanced clinical trials, and WHO's director-general expresses hope they will be effective. But until then, he said, the world is reliant on "the basics" of disease...
Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tou...

Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tough Choices


For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other do...
Posted: 2020-08-03 09:02:00
Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tough Choices
For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other do...

Posted: 2020-08-01 12:00:00
Public health officials say a promising coronavirus vaccine is on it's way in 2021. But does that matter if only half of Americans say they're willing to get such a vaccination?...
Posted: 2020-07-31 07:29:57
The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson's widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities....
U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, G...

U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline For COVID-19 Vaccine Push


This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date....
Posted: 2020-07-31 04:02:00
U.S. Reaches $2.1 Billion Deal With Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline For COVID-19 Vaccine Push
This is the sixth vaccine candidate to join Operation Warp Speed's portfolio, and the largest vaccine deal to date....
Federal Push For Faster, Cheaper Coronavirus ...

Federal Push For Faster, Cheaper Coronavirus Tests Focuses On 7 New Technologies


The National Institutes of Health is giving $248.7 million dollars to seven companies developing new technologies for testing, including use of the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISP...
Posted: 2020-07-31 03:21:47
Federal Push For Faster, Cheaper Coronavirus Tests Focuses On 7 New Technologies
The National Institutes of Health is giving $248.7 million dollars to seven companies developing new technologies for testing, including use of the revolutionary gene-editing technique CRISP...
Vaccine Candidate Delivers Protection In A Si...

Vaccine Candidate Delivers Protection In A Single Shot (In Monkeys)


Studies COVID-19 vaccine candidates in monkeys show promise of an effective vaccine, but it will large scale human trials to know for sure if they work....
Posted: 2020-07-30 08:10:57
Vaccine Candidate Delivers Protection In A Single Shot (In Monkeys)
Studies COVID-19 vaccine candidates in monkeys show promise of an effective vaccine, but it will large scale human trials to know for sure if they work....

Posted: 2020-07-29 09:00:03
Scientists are now checking to see if purified blood serum from people who have recovered from COVID-19 might be more than a useful treatment. Perhaps it's a way to prevent disease in someon...
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:07:00
With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can't contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers do...
Demand Surges For See-through Face Masks As P...

Demand Surges For See-through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells


Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don't hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent altern...
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:07
Demand Surges For See-through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells
Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don't hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent altern...
2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing ...

2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing Phase


Two potential coronavirus vaccines started their final phase of testing Monday. Each trial will include up to 30,000 volunteers....
Posted: 2020-07-27 08:06:00
2 Coronavirus Vaccines Move To Final Testing Phase
Two potential coronavirus vaccines started their final phase of testing Monday. Each trial will include up to 30,000 volunteers....
COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Heads To Widesprea...

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Heads To Widespread Testing In U.S.


A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the US company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing today. It's one of a handful of candidates to reach t...
Posted: 2020-07-27 12:30:00
COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Heads To Widespread Testing In U.S.
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the US company Moderna and the National Institutes of Health starts its final phase of testing today. It's one of a handful of candidates to reach t...

Posted: 2020-07-27 09:00:00
Gene therapy has helped a 9-year-old boy regain enough muscle strength to run. If successful in others, the treatment could change the lives of thousands of children with Duchenne muscular d...
Posted: 2020-07-27 05:02:27
Two new human studies back earlier hints that vaccines designed to prevent respiratory infections might also provide some protection against Alzheimer's disease....
City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizati...

City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizations Down In Coronavirus Battle


The only hospital in Yakima, Wash., nearly reached its capacity in June due to the coronavirus. But the community took action and now offers lessons on how to bring hospitalizations down....
Posted: 2020-07-24 08:16:00
City in Washington State Drives Hospitalizations Down In Coronavirus Battle
The only hospital in Yakima, Wash., nearly reached its capacity in June due to the coronavirus. But the community took action and now offers lessons on how to bring hospitalizations down....
Scientists Are Researching Ways To Transfuse ...

Scientists Are Researching Ways To Transfuse Antibodies In Coronavirus Treatment


Scientists are trying to determine whether blood serum taken from recovered COVID-19 patients could help prevent the disease in others....
Posted: 2020-07-24 08:16:00
Scientists Are Researching Ways To Transfuse Antibodies In Coronavirus Treatment
Scientists are trying to determine whether blood serum taken from recovered COVID-19 patients could help prevent the disease in others....
How Long Will Immunity To The Coronavirus Las...

How Long Will Immunity To The Coronavirus Last?


Recent studies have raised fears that immunity to the coronavirus might be fleeting, thus making potential vaccines ineffective. The reality of the science is more complex — and more reass...
Posted: 2020-07-23 05:49:25
How Long Will Immunity To The Coronavirus Last?
Recent studies have raised fears that immunity to the coronavirus might be fleeting, thus making potential vaccines ineffective. The reality of the science is more complex — and more reass...

Posted: 2020-07-22 08:05:00
Some studies suggest immunity to the coronavirus doesn't last long. That might have implications for the development of vaccines....
Posted: 2020-07-22 05:00:00
A college student's bill for outpatient knee surgery is a whopper — $96K — but the most mysterious part is a $1,167 charge from a health care provider she didn't even know was in the ope...
Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testi...

Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testing Has A Place, Scientists Say


A single test that can give false reassurance sounds bad. But a $10 test for the coronavirus, if repeated daily, would discover real infections, say proponents of such tests as screening too...
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:03:00
Rapid, Cheap, Less Accurate Coronavirus Testing Has A Place, Scientists Say
A single test that can give false reassurance sounds bad. But a $10 test for the coronavirus, if repeated daily, would discover real infections, say proponents of such tests as screening too...
Black Mayors Call For Governors To Let Them E...

Black Mayors Call For Governors To Let Them Enforce Rules To Fight COVID-19


"State, local and tribal governments are uniquely positioned to determine the level of mitigation required to combat the virus in their communities," the African American Mayors Association ...
Posted: 2020-07-22 12:20:43
Black Mayors Call For Governors To Let Them Enforce Rules To Fight COVID-19
"State, local and tribal governments are uniquely positioned to determine the level of mitigation required to combat the virus in their communities," the African American Mayors Association ...
To Stop Deadly Overdoses, 'The Opioid Fi...

To Stop Deadly Overdoses, 'The Opioid Fix' Urges Better Use Of Tools We Already Have


Early data suggest the pandemic may be driving up overdoses. Author Barbara Andraka-Christou says the solution to the addiction crisis is right before us: Improve access to life-saving medic...
Posted: 2020-07-21 06:05:07
To Stop Deadly Overdoses, 'The Opioid Fix' Urges Better Use Of Tools We Already Have
Early data suggest the pandemic may be driving up overdoses. Author Barbara Andraka-Christou says the solution to the addiction crisis is right before us: Improve access to life-saving medic...

Posted: 2020-07-20 08:09:00
Researchers believe gene therapy is poised to change the lives of thousands with the fatal genetic disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy — thanks to over 40 years of scientist Jude Samulski...
Posted: 2020-07-20 11:13:00
The first gene therapy for hemophilia could be approved by the FDA within six months, according to the drugmaker, raising hopes among families. But the drug's price could be $3 million per p...
NPR Investigation: Opioids Are Still The King...

NPR Investigation: Opioids Are Still The King For Many Doctors, Dentists


The U.S. health care industry has begun reducing the use of high-risk opioid pain medications. But clinicians in many fields still prescribe large quantities of opioids, ignoring federal gui...
Posted: 2020-07-17 07:55:00
NPR Investigation: Opioids Are Still The King For Many Doctors, Dentists
The U.S. health care industry has begun reducing the use of high-risk opioid pain medications. But clinicians in many fields still prescribe large quantities of opioids, ignoring federal gui...
Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely ...

Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse


Dr. Christine Montross says people with serious mental illnesses in the U.S. are far more likely to be incarcerated than to be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Her new book is Waiting for ...
Posted: 2020-07-16 05:42:00
Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse
Dr. Christine Montross says people with serious mental illnesses in the U.S. are far more likely to be incarcerated than to be treated in a psychiatric hospital. Her new book is Waiting for ...
'Meaningless' FDA Certificates Are ...

'Meaningless' FDA Certificates Are Used To Tout Dubious Face Masks


Companies that made hats, socks and teddy bears have started producing surgical masks to protect people from COVID-19. Some sellers exaggerate their standing with the Food and Drug Administ...
Posted: 2020-07-16 04:45:41
'Meaningless' FDA Certificates Are Used To Tout Dubious Face Masks
Companies that made hats, socks and teddy bears have started producing surgical masks to protect people from COVID-19. Some sellers exaggerate their standing with the Food and Drug Administ...

Posted: 2020-07-09 08:42:00
When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better....
Posted: 2020-07-08 09:00:11
Structures inside healthy brain cells nimbly move from one state to the next to perform different functions. But in certain degenerative brain diseases, scientists now think, that process ge...
Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion ...

Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion Into Coronavirus Vaccine Development


The federal government on Tuesday announced grants for the development and manufacture of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 totaling over $2 billion....
Posted: 2020-07-07 07:57:00
Federal Government To Invest Over $2 Billion Into Coronavirus Vaccine Development
The federal government on Tuesday announced grants for the development and manufacture of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 totaling over $2 billion....
Scientist Makes A Discovery That May Lead To ...

Scientist Makes A Discovery That May Lead To New Drugs For Rare Brain Diseases


J. Paul Taylor has found that some brain diseases, like Alzheimer's and ALS, are linked to a basic process inside brain cells. Scientists hope drugs that tweak the process can treat illnesse...
Posted: 2020-07-06 08:13:00
Scientist Makes A Discovery That May Lead To New Drugs For Rare Brain Diseases
J. Paul Taylor has found that some brain diseases, like Alzheimer's and ALS, are linked to a basic process inside brain cells. Scientists hope drugs that tweak the process can treat illnesse...
The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You ...

The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?


Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it....
Posted: 2020-07-06 11:00:26
The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?
Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it....

Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:26
People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are cryin...
Posted: 2020-07-06 09:00:00
Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of t...
How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?...

How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?


Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's pri...
Posted: 2020-07-03 08:01:00
How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost?
Governments and drug companies agree there is an urgency to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But their motives for developing it are different — and it might hugely affect the vaccine's pri...
A Doctor Confronts Medical Errors — And Fla...

A Doctor Confronts Medical Errors — And Flaws In The System That Create Mistakes


Dr. Danielle Ofri says medical errors are more common than most people realize: "If we don't talk about the emotions that keep doctors and nurses from speaking up, we'll never solve this pro...
Posted: 2020-06-30 05:40:00
A Doctor Confronts Medical Errors — And Flaws In The System That Create Mistakes
Dr. Danielle Ofri says medical errors are more common than most people realize: "If we don't talk about the emotions that keep doctors and nurses from speaking up, we'll never solve this pro...
As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does ...

As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need To Subdue The Virus?


A new NPR/Harvard analysis finds most states' testing efforts still fall far short of what's needed to beat back the pandemic. Find out how your state is doing....
Posted: 2020-06-30 09:05:00
As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need To Subdue The Virus?
A new NPR/Harvard analysis finds most states' testing efforts still fall far short of what's needed to beat back the pandemic. Find out how your state is doing....

Posted: 2020-06-29 11:39:00
An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expe...
Posted: 2020-06-29 12:21:04
Dr. Elias Zerhouni was head of the National Institutes of Health under President George W. Bush. He says the Trump administration's response to the pandemic has not protected the American pe...
This Coronavirus Doesn't Change Quickly,...

This Coronavirus Doesn't Change Quickly, And That's Good News For Vaccine Makers


A coronavirus vaccine could become ineffective if the virus were to undergo certain genetic changes. But so far, so good: Scientists see no evidence that's happening....
Posted: 2020-06-26 09:00:06
This Coronavirus Doesn't Change Quickly, And That's Good News For Vaccine Makers
A coronavirus vaccine could become ineffective if the virus were to undergo certain genetic changes. But so far, so good: Scientists see no evidence that's happening....
How Mutations In The Coronavirus May Affect D...

How Mutations In The Coronavirus May Affect Development Of A Vaccine


Researchers around the world are tracking the mutations in the coronavirus as it reproduces and spreads to ensure changes in the virus do not affect the development of the vaccine....
Posted: 2020-06-25 08:42:00
How Mutations In The Coronavirus May Affect Development Of A Vaccine
Researchers around the world are tracking the mutations in the coronavirus as it reproduces and spreads to ensure changes in the virus do not affect the development of the vaccine....
'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More ...

'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers


Unrest over social injustice spotlights the acute need for, and the high historical barriers to, mental health treatment for Black people facing layers of emotional pain....
Posted: 2020-06-25 04:00:00
'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers
Unrest over social injustice spotlights the acute need for, and the high historical barriers to, mental health treatment for Black people facing layers of emotional pain....

Posted: 2020-06-25 09:00:13
Cities continue to dismantle homeless encampments despite recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to hold off during the pandemic to limit the spread of the coron...
Posted: 2020-06-25 07:01:00
After a decade of failure in treating Alzheimer's with drugs, the National Institutes of Health is funding a five-year effort in Seattle to learn more about how the disease starts in the bra...
All You Wanted To Know About Coronavirus Vacc...

All You Wanted To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Science But Were Afraid To Ask


Some of the technology behind coronavirus vaccine development dates back to the first vaccines; other techniques are much newer. Here are eight top strategies scientists are pursuing....
Posted: 2020-06-24 11:26:42
All You Wanted To Know About Coronavirus Vaccine Science But Were Afraid To Ask
Some of the technology behind coronavirus vaccine development dates back to the first vaccines; other techniques are much newer. Here are eight top strategies scientists are pursuing....
How Widespread Coronavirus Testing Helped Mea...

How Widespread Coronavirus Testing Helped Meatpacking Plants Slow Outbreaks


Thousands of meatpacking workers have been infected with the coronavirus. Some of their employers now are rolling out large-scale testing, and their experience may offer lessons for other bu...
Posted: 2020-06-22 08:04:00
How Widespread Coronavirus Testing Helped Meatpacking Plants Slow Outbreaks
Thousands of meatpacking workers have been infected with the coronavirus. Some of their employers now are rolling out large-scale testing, and their experience may offer lessons for other bu...
Supplies Sent To Labs By Trump Administration...

Supplies Sent To Labs By Trump Administration To Boost Testing Are Not Always Helpful


The program shipping swabs and other supplies to labs is one of the Trump administration's efforts to ensure sufficient coronavirus testing. But some of these supplies have turned out to be ...
Posted: 2020-06-22 08:04:00
Supplies Sent To Labs By Trump Administration To Boost Testing Are Not Always Helpful
The program shipping swabs and other supplies to labs is one of the Trump administration's efforts to ensure sufficient coronavirus testing. But some of these supplies have turned out to be ...