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uscoronavirus aug18 An overall decrease in the number of daily Covid positive cases and hospitalizations due to the viral disease have been reported in the United States in the last two weeks. Cases have fallen by 18 percent in the last fortnight, New York Times' latest tally shows.

rochellewalensky aug18 The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC director, Rochelle Walensky, has initiated a reorganization of the public health agency noting that it failed to reliably meet expectations during the coronavirus pandemic period, reports said. The proposed changes for a reset in the agency are expected to help it respond quicker to new health threats.

schoolreopen aug17 With another school year approaching, the Biden administration has laid out a set of resources and guidance to ensure that every school in the United States has the tools it needs to reopen safely and to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 on campuses.

medicinedrugs aug17 President Joe Biden made a scathing attack on big drug manufacturers and Republican lawmakers for fighting tooth and nail to scuttle the Inflation Reduction Act. "Big drug companies spent nearly $100 million to defeat this bill. And remember: Every single Republican in Congress voted against this bill," Biden said while delivering remarks ahead of signing the sweeping $739 billion bill into law.

jillbiden aug17 First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 a week after her husband and President Joe Biden recovered from two consecutive bouts of the viral disease. This was revealed by the First Lady's Communications Director Elizabeth Alexander. "After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evenin

For many years, cancer cell metabolism has always been a paradox for scientists. The latest work from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis reveals that it might not be such an anomaly after all. Glucose, which is a common sugar in food, is one of the most important nutrients in the body....

uscoronavirus aug16 The United States has seen an 18 percent decrease in the number of people getting infected with the coronavirus a day over the last two weeks. With 99,543 new cases reported on Monday, the total number of people that have been infected with the coronavirus in the country has risen to 93,029,887, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

lioydaustin aug16 US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. This was revealed by Austin in a statement Monday. "This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and will quarantine at home for the next five days in accordance with CDC guidelines," he said. The Defense Secretary said he will retain all authorities and plan to maintain

Swiss drug major Roche Holding AG (RHHBY) announced Monday the launch of the Elecsys IGRA SARS-CoV-2 test in countries that accept the CE Mark. The Elecsys IGRA SARS-CoV-2 test is intended as an aid in identifying individuals with an adaptive T-cell response to SARS-CoV-2, which is indicative of past...

cdcendquarantine aug12 The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC has ended recommendations for social distancing and quarantine with a view to minimize covid-19's impact on persons, communities, and health care systems. The agency also ended recommendation for test-to-stay in schools, CNN noted.

Researchers at UT Southwestern have identified a molecular pathway, which is responsible for the spread of glioblastoma cancer to surrounding tissue in the brain, and also an existing drug that curbed the tumor growth in animal models. The findings, published in Nature Cell Biology, have led to a clinical...

uscoronavirus aug11 After a week, daily Covid-positive cases in the United States have again crossed the 200,000 mark. With 220,566 new cases reported on Wednesday, the total number of people that have been infected with coronavirus in the country has risen to 92,562,436, as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data.

monicabertagnolli aug11 President Joe Biden has appointed world-renowned surgical oncologist Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as the new Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Bertagnolli will be the 16th American and the first woman to lead the country's largest biomedical research institute.

A campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri state has secured enough signatures to make it on the November ballot, the secretary of state said on Tuesday. If the constitutional amendment on marijuana gets approval from voters, those aged 21 and older can buy and grow marijuana for personal...

The latest study done by researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of Washington has revealed that future treatments for advanced cancer can work by sticking cancer cells in place and preventing their spread around the body. The study shows how an antibody strengthens the...

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