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He Had Severe Abdominal Pain and a Fever. It Wasn’t Food Poisoning.

8 hours 2 min ago

He was too weak to even get out of the bed to go to the bathroom. What could be causing this devastating illness?

How to Remember What Your Doctor Says

9 hours 37 min ago

Assert yourself, particularly if you’re confused. Try repeating what you’re hearing.

N.I.H. Says Bat Research Group Failed to Submit Prompt Virus Findings

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 23:00

The federal agency told a G.O.P. House member that it had notified EcoHealth Alliance, a group criticized for its U.S.-funded work with Wuhan scientists, to file data within five days.

How to Decide Which Covid Booster Shot to Get

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 20:44

Health officials approved mix-and-match Covid booster shots, but didn’t say whether it’s better to switch vaccines or stick with your original shot.

C.D.C. Panel Endorses Moderna and J.&J. Boosters for Millions

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 20:39

Recipients of the Moderna and the J.&J. vaccines may receive extra doses, although the shots continue to prevent illness and death.

Patients Must Be Warned of Breast Implant Risks, F.D.A. Says

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 19:19

A decade after scientists identified a link between certain implants and cancer, the agency ordered “black box” warnings and a new checklist of risks for patients to review.

Next Year Some Immunocompromised People Can Get 4th Covid Shot, C.D.C. Says

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 18:23

The agency said that a booster could be administered at least six months after severely or moderately immunocompromised adults received a third dose of an mRNA vaccine that was authorized over the summer just for them.

Fluvoxamine Helps Lower Risk of Hospitalization From Covid, Study Finds

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:30

Scientists say the results of the latest research examining the inflammation-fighting qualities of fluvoxamine, capping similar smaller studies, could lead to new treatment guidelines.

Fluvoxamine Helps Lower Risk of Hospitalization From Covid, Study Finds

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 17:30

Scientists say the results of the latest research examining the inflammation-fighting qualities of fluvoxamine, capping similar smaller studies, could lead to new treatment guidelines.

Merck Will Share Formula for Its Covid Pill With Poor Countries

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 16:07

The company announced a licensing deal that will allow the drug, molnupiravir, to be made and sold cheaply in 105 developing nations.

She Climbed Yosemite's El Capitan to Celebrate Turning 70

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 14:24

Dierdre Wolownick, whose son, Alex Honnold, is one of the world’s top rock climbers, ascended Yosemite’s El Capitan to celebrate her 70th birthday.

Why Scientists Have Spent Years Mapping This Creature’s Brain

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:50

An enormous new analysis of the wiring of the fruit fly brain is a milestone for the young field of modern connectomics, researchers say.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Have Slower Response to Vaccine, Research Says

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 12:07

They remain susceptible to the virus for longer after the first vaccination, but achieve a mostly normal response after the second, a study says.

Democrats' Campaign to Control Drug Prices Nears Collapse

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 06:53

Democrats have made giving government the power to negotiate drug prices a central campaign theme for decades. With the power to make it happen, they may fall short yet again.

How Social Media Turned ‘Prioritizing Mental Health’ Into a Trap

Wed, 10/27/2021 - 04:00

Online fame can be taxing. For one new show, that’s a clever excuse to pay even more attention to a famous family.

Louisiana’s governor lifts the state’s indoor mask mandate except in schools.

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 22:58

But he cautioned that the pandemic is not over and that the state lags far behind in vaccinations.

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Vaccine for Children 5 to 11

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 19:59

Covid-19 was “the eighth-highest killer of kids in this age group over the past year,” said a C.D.C. official in favor of broader authorization.

Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Young Children 5 to 11

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 18:43

White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.

Your Questions About Covid Vaccine Dosage for Children, Answered

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 18:42

We turned to five experts to answer these frequently-asked questions.

Coronavirus Vaccines Should Begin Soon for Children 5 and Up

Tue, 10/26/2021 - 16:24

An advisory panel to the F.D.A. will consider Pfizer’s application for those ages 5-to-11 on Tuesday.

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