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Fauci ties gun violence to a public health issue

Dr. anthony-fauci” target=”_blank”>Anthony Fauci,< Fauci was a guest on CNN’s “State of the Union,” and the host, Dana Bash asked him his opinion on gun violence, which she described as “another epidemic” in the U.S. FAUCI PRESSED ON WHY THOSE VACCINATED STILL NEED TO WEAR MASKS “When you see people getting killed, I mean, in …

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Half of US adults have received at least one COVID-19 shot

Half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one infectious-disease shot, the government announced Sunday, marking another milestone in the nation’s largest-ever infectious-disease campaign but leaving more work to do to convince skeptical Americans to roll up their sleeves. Almost 130 million people 18 or older have …

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Pence receives pacemaker after slow heart rate: What to know

Breaking news Thursday revealed former Vice President mike-pence” target=”_blank”>Mike Pence<rate. But what is this device and how does it work? Pacemakers are small devices designed to regulate the heartbeat. “A pacemaker is a small device used to treat some arrhythmias,” reads the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s webpage. “During …

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NIH chief Collins says Americans should 'take a breath' after J&J vaccine pause: 'The sky is not falling'

National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr. Francis Collins praised federal health officials Thursday for their handling of the Johnson & Johnson infectious-disease infectious-disease pause, telling “Your World“: “I think they’re doing it exactly right.”  COLLINS: I hope people will be reassured to see that we have a system in place in the United …

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What is an adenovirus?

respiratory-health are a family of viruses that can cause a wide variety of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to gastrointestinal infections to pink eye. And recently, scientists have used these viruses as the basis for several COVID-19 vaccines, including those produced by Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. What is an adenovirus?  …

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Drug overdose deaths have surged during pandemic, CDC data shows

As infectious-disease killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed what already was one of the country’s greatest public health crises: crime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 87,000 people died of drug overdoses in the 12 months ending in September 2020 — …

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Loneliness is rampant. A simple call, or hug, may be a cure

The stranger’s call came when Dianne Green needed it most. Alone in the home where she’d raised four kids, grieving recently deceased relatives, too fearful of COVID-19 to see her grandkids and great-grandbabies, she had never felt lonelier. Then, one day last spring, her cell phone lit up. The cheerful …

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