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Need a New Knee or Hip? A Robot May Help Install It

4 hours 11 min ago

As more people strive to stay active on aging frames, robots and other technologies are likely to play a wider role in helping surgeons replace joints.

Biden Picks Former F.D.A. Chief to Lead Federal Vaccine Efforts

4 hours 11 min ago

Dr. David Kessler, who helped speed the development and approval of AIDS drugs in the 1990s, will become the top science official at Operation Warp Speed.

‘It Became Sort of Lawless’: Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:59

Florida decided people 65 and older should get the coronavirus vaccine first. But demand has overwhelmed supply, and people are frustrated.

Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Personal Physician, Dies at 73

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 16:56

He attested that President Trump would be the “healthiest president ever,” but he was later expelled from his orbit.

What Does a More Contagious Virus Mean for Schools?

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 14:46

The coronavirus variant discovered in Britain is more easily spread among children, as it is among adults. Current safeguards should protect schools, experts said, but only if strictly enforced.

Which Americans Can Get a Covid-19 Vaccine Now? Full Guidance

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:06

Here are answers to some common questions about the U.S. government’s issued recommendations regarding which people in the country should be vaccinated first.

Some Medical Students Wait in Line for Covid Vaccine, While Others Share Selfies of Shots

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:03

Across states and schools, medical students’ access to the coronavirus vaccine has varied widely, creating some confusion and stress.

At Elite Medical Centers, Even Workers Who Don’t Qualify Are Vaccinated

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:54

Administrators and young graduate students have been inoculated at leading research hospitals, contrary to state and federal guidelines.

Does Double-Masking Help Slow the Spread of Covid?

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:35

Health experts double down on their advice for slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Negative Coronavirus Test Required For Travelers Entering U.S.

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 11:17

Beginning Jan. 26, international travelers bound for the United States must show negative coronavirus test results before boarding their flights. Here’s what you need to know.

Johnson & Johnson Expects Covid Vaccine Results Soon but Lags in Production

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:21

The U.S. needs J.&J.’s one-shot vaccine more than ever. But the company is behind on manufacturing promises made in its Operation Warp Speed contract.

China Places Over 22 Million on Lockdown Amid New Covid Wave

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:55

The country is experiencing its worst coronavirus flare-up since last summer, testing the government’s success in subduing the disease.

Zoom Funeral Tips

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 08:09

Holding a funeral or memorial on a videoconferencing platform like Zoom offers several advantages: It’s easy for distant guests to attend, and you can record it.

China Bars Entry to 2 Members of W.H.O. Team Investigating Covid in Wuhan

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 07:23

Beijing has repeatedly impeded the global inquiry into the emergence of the coronavirus. Two scientists on the team remained in Singapore after testing positive for antibodies.

Covid Vaccine Effort: The Push to Reach Wary Medical Workers

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:00

Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.

Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:00

Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.

When the Cancer Doctor Leaves

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 04:00

I knew how difficult it would be to tell my colleagues I was leaving for a new job. I didn’t anticipate how hard it would be to tell my patients.

Covid Deaths Lowered in Trial of Tocilizumab and Sarilumab

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 14:53

The big dip in mortality shown in the trial of about 800 patients has caught some experts by surprise because previous studies of the drugs showed little benefit.

Vitamins C and E Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinson’s Disease

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 13:51

Consuming foods high in vitamins C and E may help protect against the onset of Parkinson’s later in life, a Swedish study suggests.

Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied to Fertility Issues in Sons

Wed, 01/13/2021 - 12:15

Being overweight may be tied to hormone imbalances that affect a male offspring’s reproductive system, a new study suggests.

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