COVID boosters: Who can get Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Colorado

Coloradans who received COVID-19 vaccines produced by Moderna or Johnson & Johnson have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to get booster shots under certain conditions, greatly expanding the pool of who can get additional doses. In August, the CDC approved boosters for people who have suppressed immune systems. A month later came approval for certain […]

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Smokers who switch to e-cigs are 10% more likely to relapse

Smokers who switch to e-cigs instead of quitting all tobacco products are 10% more likely to relapse and use cigarettes again, study finds A person who drops cigarettes for e-cigarettes is less likely to successfully quit smoking than someone who drops tobacco entirely, a new study finds More than 50% of people who dropped tobacco did not relapse within the next […]

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China should provide raw data on pandemic's origins – WHO's Tedros

FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a bilateral meeting with Swiss Interior and Health Minister Alain Berset on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly at the WHO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland May 24, 2021. Laurent Gillieron/Pool via REUTERSBERLIN (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organisation said […]

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WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

Coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the 22 countries of the eastern Mediterranean region after two months of steady decline because of increased international travel, low protection and limited vaccination, World Health Organization officials said Wednesday. The region, which includes the Gulf, North African and Asian countries, has registered over 11 million infections and over 220,000 deaths since […]

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WHO, at Heart of World’s Sluggish COVID Response, Could Face Shake-Up

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization, at the heart of the world’s sluggish handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, faces a potential shake-up to prevent future outbreaks as a top official warned that “the pathogens have the upper hand”. Health ministers agreed on Monday to study recommendations for ambitious reforms made by independent experts to strengthen the capacity of both […]

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Pandemic plateauing with deaths and cases declining – WHO

FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoGENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Monday the world was seeing a plateauing in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, […]

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Healthy young adults who had COVID-19 may have long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health

New research published in Experimental Physiology highlight the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus. Increased stiffness of arteries in particular was found in young adults, which may impact heart health, and can also be important for other populations who may […]

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Biden move on vaccine IP 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight – WHO chief

FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERSGENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that U.S. […]

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