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More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to ...
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One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press ...
Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure ...
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Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a ...
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Pope on COVID-19 Vaccine: Needy, Vulnerable Must Come First

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 ...
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COVID-19 Spikes Follow in Prisons After Inmate Transfers

DETROIT (AP) — Families of men incarcerated at Michigan's Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote location ...
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US Regulators OK Genetically Modified Pig for Food, Drugs

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a genetically modified pig for food and medical ...
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US Vaccinations Ramp Up as 2nd COVID-19 Shot Nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots to their workers ...
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Virus Outbreak Delays Production at World’s Top Glove Maker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Top Glove Corp., the world's largest maker of rubber gloves, ...
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Millions Stick to Thanksgiving Travel Plans Despite Warnings

About 1 million Americans a day packed airports and planes over the weekend even as coronavirus ...
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Air Quality Up in Some EU Cities During Pandemic Lockdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — Air quality significantly improved in European metropolitan areas such as Milan and Madrid ...
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3rd Major COVID-19 Vaccine Shown to be Effective and Cheaper

LONDON (AP) — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed its COVID-19 vaccine is highly ...
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Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some ...
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CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health ...
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Not Just COVID: Nursing Home Neglect Deaths Surge in Shadows

When COVID-19 tore through Donald Wallace's nursing home, he was one of the lucky few to ...
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Oxford Scientists Expect COVID-19 Vaccine Data by Christmas

LONDON (AP) — University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of ...
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Evers to Extend Mask Mandate as COVID Strains Hospitals

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Wednesday that he will extend an order ...
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Heart Risk Factors Vary Greatly Among Asian Immigrants

Asian immigrants in the United States are a widely diverse group with heart health risk factors ...
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States Tightening Anti-Virus Restrictions Amid Case Surge

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing ...
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2nd Virus Vaccine Shows Striking Success in US Tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early ...
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Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
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Missouri Guidance Change Seeks to Reduce School Quarantines

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced new guidance aimed at keeping ...
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States Ramp Up For Biggest Vaccination Effort in US History

With a COVID-19 vaccine drawing closer, public health officials across the country are gearing up for ...
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High Court Seems Likely to Leave to Health Care Law in Place

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Tuesday to leave in place the bulk of ...
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Study Finds Long-Acting Shot Helps Women Avoid HIV Infection

Researchers are stopping a study early after finding that a shot of an experimental medicine every ...
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Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine is Looking 90% Effective

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine may be a remarkable 90% effective, based on ...
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FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding ...
Nonprofit Spotlight: Rise Recovery in Texas Helps Youths Overcome Addiction and Change the Course of their Lives 

Nonprofit Spotlight: Rise Recovery in Texas Helps Youths Overcome Addiction and Change the Course of their Lives 

Read our Nonprofit Spotlight with Rise Recovery CEO Evita Morin on helping youths overcome addiction and ...
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Is Honey Healthy? How to Make Sure You Don’t Get Stung

As temperatures fall, honey's popularity tends to rise. Whether used as an ingredient in autumn recipes ...
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Washington Passes 1st Voter-Approved Sex Ed Mandate in US

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for ...
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Hospitals Competing for Nurses as US Coronavirus Cases Surge

FENTON, Michigan (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation and infections and hospitalizations ...
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Families, Day Cares Feel Strain of New COVID-19 Health Rules

SEATTLE (AP) — Joelle Wheatley hit her pandemic-parenting rock bottom after her son was sent home ...
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US Vetted Stars’ Politics to Showcase Trump Virus Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public relations firms hired by the Department of Health and Human Services vetted ...
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Halloween in 2020: Some Fun with Death and Fear, Anyone?

PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The setting: a rolling patch of Pennsylvania farmland, about 15 miles from ...
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Coronavirus Deaths are Rising Again in the US, As Feared

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the ...
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Feeding Houston’s Hungry: 1M Pounds of Food Daily for Needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who ...
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Attack, Then Pandemic: Pittsburgh Jewish Congregations Cope

Two years ago, the three congregations sharing space at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue relocated after ...
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Some Hospitals in Crisis as US Nears High for COVID-19 Cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The United States is approaching a record for the number of new ...
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Florida Says it Will Give More Scrutiny to COVID-19 Deaths

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida plans to more closely scrutinize deaths attributed to the coronavirus, as ...
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Next Up in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging ...