The coronavirus death toll surpassed 200,000 in the U.S. on Tuesday, which was nearly half the number of Americans killed in World War II. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce new standards for approving a coronavirus vaccine in an appar...
In addition to possibly helping to protect the liver, coffee could also aide in colon cancer patients’ longevity, according to a new study. In a study of 1,171 patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer, researchers found that increased coffee i...
The Portland Press Herald/Sunday Telegram reported 14 "imminent health citations," penalizing businesses for dismissing preventative measures, including social distancing and wearing of masks. If the business violates the citation within 30 days, the state...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is discouraging Americans from participating in traditional trick-or-treating and indoor costume parties this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, if trick-or-treaters end up hitting the...
A new study suggests a mosquito-borne illness called dengue may afford some immunity against coronavirus. Researchers at Duke University analyzed factors contributing to the spread of coronavirus cases in Brazil, and found an inverse correlation between the...
The novel coronavirus was apparently no match for a 102-year-old woman in New Hampshire. Mildred "Gerri" Schappals, who lives at The Huntington at Nashua, an assisted living facility, contracted COVID-19 in May but quickly recovered. "I was surprised," her...
The United States hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus epidemic on Tuesday when the death toll surpassed 200,000, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Brazil has the second-highest death toll and trails the U.S. by more than 40,0...
The coronavirus is still out there "and any time we are not careful, it can come back to bite us," former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden warned Monday on "Your World". Frieden told host Neil Cavuto that although the United States is not among the countries co...
A manufacturer is recalling thyroid tablets found to be subpotent and with adverse effects, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Acella Pharmaceuticals is recalling two lots of NP Thyroid, which “may have as low as 87% of the labeled am...
The Japanese woman who is considered by the Guinness World Records to be the oldest person in the world has just reached another milestone in Japan, where she set a record as the country's longest living person. On Saturday, Kane Tanaka marked 117 years and...
The Japanese woman who is considered by the Guinness World Records to be the oldest person in the world has just reached another milestone in Japan, where she set a record as the country's longest living person. On Saturday, Kane Tanaka marked 117 years and...
The coronavirus has claimed the life of a young doctor, her family said. Dr. Adeline Fagan, originally from Lafayette, N.Y., near Syracuse, who was working on her second year of residency as an OB-GYN in Houston, Texas, died on Saturday, according to a GoFu...
Gatherings over Labor Day are possibly behind a recent surge in cases of the novel coronavirus in Los Angeles County, officials there recently said. On Saturday, officials with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 13 new deaths and 1...
Flu season may be pretty mild this year thanks to measures taken to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, nothing is certain when it comes to the flu season, especially dur...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to learn about coronavirus transmission and the severity of the resulting illness. In an updated guidance, the CDC said the virus spreads through droplets and small airborne particles suspended in the...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a correction on its website Monday, saying a draft of proposed changes, including guidance on airborne transmission of coronavirus, was posted in error. “A draft version of proposed changes to these reco...
Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer re...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course again Friday, now recommending that people get tested if they come into contact with someone who has coronavirus, even if they are asymptomatic. "Due to the significance of asymptomatic and pre-...
Medical groups and health organizations have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remain transparent and maintain independent authority when giving approval to COVID-19 vaccine candidates, which they say will play a key role in earning the p...
Editors of a highly respected medical journal discussed on Wednesday "Operation Warp Speed" and the government's response to COVID-19, focusing mostly on therapeutics. "Operation Warp Speed" is the U.S. government's plan to quickly ramp up the development a...