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In COVID Battle, Omicron May Outrun Delta, Experts Say

In COVID Battle, Omicron May Outrun Delta, Experts Say

The genetic changes found in the new Omicron variant show that it could be passed more easily from person to person than Delta, according to the latest threat assessment from the United Kingdom’s Health Security Agency

Gene Found in Amish Helps Protect Their Hearts

Gene Found in Amish Helps Protect Their Hearts

A new study suggests Amish have a rare gene variant that may help lower "bad" cholesterol and protect against heart disease.

Costs Block Prescription Access for Millions: Study

Costs Block Prescription Access for Millions: Study

More adults with private insurance than those on Medicare couldn’t afford their drugs pre-pandemic; the poor and patients with multiple chronic conditions also went without.

Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

Researchers hope this new information could help improve efforts to prevent hearing loss.

When Grief Doesn’t Go Away

When Grief Doesn’t Go Away

Sometimes grief over the death of a loved one can cut so deep so that it’s hard to get over your mourning. That’s especially true if the relationship had unresolved issues or other complicating factors.

Breast Cancer: Test Reveals Who Can Skip Chemo After Surgery

Breast Cancer: Test Reveals Who Can Skip Chemo After Surgery

For decades, chemotherapy has been used after breast cancer surgery when the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

First Malaria Vaccine a Major Milestone Despite Hurdles Ahead

First Malaria Vaccine a Major Milestone Despite Hurdles Ahead

The four-dose vaccine, advanced by landmark COVID-19 prevention efforts, is an achievement that scientists have been painstakingly working toward for decades.

South Africa COVID-19 Cases Almost Double in 24 Hours

South Africa COVID-19 Cases Almost Double in 24 Hours

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases almost doubled within 24 hours, jumping from a reported 4,300 new cases on Tuesday to 8,500 new daily cases on Wednesday.

New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis

New HIV and AIDS Strategy Calls Racism a Public Health Crisis

Promising to take “aggressive action” to end HIV in the U.S., President Joe Biden on Worlds Aids Day on Wednesday announced a 3-year roadmap to help reduce new HIV transmissions in the U.S. by 90% by 2030. And he did so by being the first U.S. president to link systemic racism and other discrimination directly to the prolonged HIV epidemic.

How to Help a Loved One With Peripheral Artery Disease

How to Help a Loved One With Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease can be a life-changing condition. Here’s how one man helped a friend through his diagnosis.

Vaping Can Trigger Gene Changes in Cells

Vaping Can Trigger Gene Changes in Cells

A new study warns that vaping triggers the same gene regulation changes that smoking does, so it may raise the risk of cancer and other serious diseases.

Pfizer or Moderna: Which COVID Vaccine Is Better?

Pfizer or Moderna: Which COVID Vaccine Is Better?

While both vaccines were highly effective in preventing infection, hospitalization and death, data reveals one delivers better results.