The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new.
Pancakes are a beloved breakfast food. Fluffy and filling, pancakes can be soaked in syrup and/or topped with any number of fruits or nuts. Pancakes also can be turned into delicious desserts when paired with ice cream and other treats.
Travel precautions will be imposed for individuals coming to the US from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- two countries fighting recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday.
A third vaccine is poised to join the fight against Covid-19, with 3.9 million doses expected to be available right away, a health official said Friday.
The health director in Tennessee's largest county resigned Friday after the state health department found that 2,500 Covid-19 vaccine were either wasted or expired and two children were "inappropriately vaccinated" at a county vaccination site.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted new recommendations Friday on the importance of good ventilation in preventing coronavirus spread in schools and daycares. Its top recommendation: Open a window.
Canada expects to receive more than 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by the end of March, with tens of millions more vaccines arriving between April and June, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted Friday to recommend the agency grant emergency use authorization to Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine.
Just one dose of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine can induce a strong enough immune response in people who have already had Covid-19 that it could protect from future disease, according to two new papers published in the journal The Lancet on Thursday.
For years, I had thought about cooking a rabbit. I searched through my cookbook collection and found this recipe of Emeril Lagasse for Rabbit Fricassee.
This week, millions in Texas are reeling from a historic cold front that has left damage across the state. Beyond the widespread rolling power outages, many residents are also experiencing flooding emergencies due to freezing pipes.
Orchids are some of the most attractive and colorful flowers that come in many shapes and sizes. Growing them at home is somewhat tricky, but they will reward you with their beauty if given the proper conditions.
With Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine on the verge of being authorized for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration, Americans are taking another look at the vaccine and it's data. And what they see might initially give them pause.
When you visit the doctor, often the first order of business is wrapping a blood pressure cuff around your arm and looking to the display screen for the magic number. What's that number, you ask? Less than 120 over 80, or 120/80, measured in millimeters per mercury, is what has long been und…
Even with a third vaccine nearing authorization and a rise in vaccination rates, officials say another devastating Covid-19 spike could be on the horizon depending on what the United States does next.
US Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisers are scheduled to meet Friday to discuss the potential emergency authorization of a third coronavirus vaccine for the US, this one made by Johnson & Johnson's vaccine arm Janssen Biotech.
Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can help critically ill Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, one new study finds.
There's enough to worry about during a pregnancy, even without a pandemic. As the vaccine rollout continues, there's still concern over its impact on pregnancy. Covid-19 has added an entirely new layer of health anxiety for anyone expecting a child. That's why one of the biggest questions on…
I have always lived among the Irish. I grew up in Boston, a legendary Celtic hub, and settled in Missoula, Montana, 100 miles downstream from America’s most Irish city per capita: Butte. I used to credit my affinity for that feisty tribe to this coincidental geographic overlap, but now I see…
Wearing masks and other safety precautions are key to stop the spread of Covid-19 during indoor group exercise, according to two new reports published by the US Centers for Disease and Prevention.
PepsiCo isn't joining the hard seltzer trend just yet. But it wants to be part of your at-home cocktail experience with a new line of mixers.
A majority of US adults -- nearly six in 10 -- say that K-12 schools that are not currently open for in-person learning should wait until all teachers receive the Covid-19 vaccine before they reopen, according to a new survey.
If a steaming bowl of soup strikes you as the ultimate in old-fashioned comfort, you've got plenty of company. Soup is one of the world's oldest and most universal foods, said Janet Clarkson, author of the book "Soup: A Global History."
Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of some of the new coronavirus variants that are causing concern around the world.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be doing more to guide and encourage improved air circulation in buildings -- especially in schools -- to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, ventilation experts say.
After six straight weeks of declines in new Covid-19 cases in the US, that number has started to plateau, even as hospitalizations and deaths continue to drop.
Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast that carries mutations that help it evade the body's natural immune response -- as well as the effects of monoclonal antibody treatments.
As demand for Covid-19 vaccines continues to outpace supply, there's still not sufficient supply to cover everyone within even the top priority groups. But by targeting vaccine distribution to more specific vulnerable populations, states could have the opportunity to save thousands of lives …
The receptionist at the doctor's office asks a question from behind her double mask and face guard on the opposite side of a large, plastic partition.
Tiger Woods' rollover car crash led to serious leg injuries and a flurry of medical terms most people aren't familiar with.
There's new evidence that connects testing positive for Covid-19 antibodies from a prior infection with a significantly lower risk of becoming infected again in the future.
In an analysis released Wednesday, the US Food and Drug Administration said the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine has met the requirements for emergency use authorization -- another step toward the authorization of a third shot for the United States.
Johnson & Johnson says that it has 4 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine ready to ship "immediately" once it receives emergency use authorization, which could happen this week. But as the decision nears, it's unclear when or where those doses will be delivered.
Each week, Sheri McGregor gets hundreds of emails from parents shut out of their children's lives. Every story is different, she said. What the parents have in common is a profound sense of isolation.
Coronavirus infections across the US are still on the way down, and more Americans are getting vaccinated -- but variants could cause complications soon.
The United States can expect to see a total of 240 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of March, drug companies told a House subcommittee Tuesday.
I like this recipe because it calls for only a half-cup of chocolate chips and two eggs. (My other favorite brownie recipe uses 5 eggs and 2 whole chocolate bars. That's a recipe for another day.)
The traditional working day doesn't benefit night owls, with people who prefer to stay up late twice as likely to underperform at work as early birds, a new study from Finland has suggested.