Health

Woman Who Survived Spanish Flu, World War Succumbs To COVID

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground st...

Study Highlights Difficulty Of Stopping Antidepressants

A study of British patients with a long history of depression highlights how difficult it can be to stop medication, even for those who feel well enough to try. Slightly more th...

Lawyer: New York Governor Uses God Unfairly In Vaccine Fight

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has encouraged religious-minded people to get a COVID-19 vaccine by saying it is God's will that they get inoculated. A lawyer argued ...

World Health Organization Reports 10% Global Drop In New Virus Cases

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization(WHO) reported that the global number of new coronavirus cases and deaths continued to fall in the past week, with an estimated 3.3 milli...

BDE: Grandson Of Eda Charedis Leader Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Passes Away From Coronavirus

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Jerusalem Eda Chareidis mourns the passing of Rabbi Shlomo Yehuda Zilbiger, the grandson and close aide of Rabbi Yitzchak Tuvia Weiss Shlita, the leader o...

Business Economists Lower Growth Forecasts Due To Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's business economists now expect slower economic growth this year due to the widespread delta variant of the coronavirus, while also saying the economy c...

Vaccination Deadline Arrives For NY Healthcare Workers

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The deadline for hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to be vaccinated against COVID-19 arrived Monday with the prospect of severe staff shortage...

Chinese Man Dies After Guzzling 1.5 Liters Of Coca Cola In 10 Minutes

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — After reading this story people may have second thoughts about their Coca-Cola habits. A Chinese man allegedly died of a fatal gas buildup in his stomach af...

Pfizer Close To Big Step Toward Kids’ Vaccine

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WASHINGTON — Pfizer’s CEO says “it’s a question of days, not weeks” before the company and German partner BioNTech submit data to U.S. regulators for federal authorization of a COV...

US Has Enough COVID-19 Vaccines For Boosters, Kids’ Shots

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With more than 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines available, U.S. health authorities said they're confident there will be enough for both qualified older...

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Could Mean Billions For Drugmakers

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Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. How...

Federal Judge Delays Vaccine Mandate For NYC Teachers

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge just days before ...

New York Health Chief, Defender Of Cuomo Policies, Resigning

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resign...

Florida Makes Quarantine Optional For Exposed Students

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after assuming his job, Florida's newly appointed surgeon general on Wednesday signed new protocols allowing parents to decide whether their children sho...

FDA Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Boosters For Seniors, High-risk

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Adminis...

COVID Has Killed About As Many Americans As The 1918-19 Flu

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COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it ...

US Easing Foreign Travel Restrictions; Vaccinations Required

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions to the U.S. beginning in November, allowing foreigners into the country if they have proof of vaccinatio...

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11

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Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations ...

New Claims In NYC Restaurant Brawl Over Vaccine Proof

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NEW YORK (AP) — New details have emerged about a brawl outside a popular New York City restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant's require...

Health Official: Booster Use May Be Expanded

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WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health director says a government advisory panel’s decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as tho...