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More Hospitals Impose Vaccine Mandates for Employees

Lun, 26/07/2021 - 11:02
With some health care workers still refusing to be immunized, medical centers around the country are requiring shots as cases climb once again.

A Common Heart Problem That’s Easy to Miss

Lun, 26/07/2021 - 11:00
About three million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with A-fib, a heart-rhythm abnormality that’s on the rise. Here’s how to recognize the signs and treat it.

Biden Officials Now Expect Vulnerable Americans to Need Booster Shots

Lun, 26/07/2021 - 10:57
The growing consensus that at least some Americans will need a booster is partly tied to research suggesting that Pfizer’s vaccine is less effective after about six months.

Fauci Sounds Alarm Over Low Covid Vaccination Rates

Lun, 26/07/2021 - 06:21
With only about half of Americans vaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other current and former health officials vigorously pressed the case on Sunday that inoculations were the best way to stem a tide of new Covid cases.

The Delta Variant Is the Symptom of a Bigger Threat: Vaccine Refusal

Dom, 25/07/2021 - 23:59
There are almost as many reasons for vaccine hesitancy and refusal as there are unvaccinated Americans. But this problem, not the variant, lies at the root of rising infection rates.

Olympics Covid Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing

Dom, 25/07/2021 - 23:30
Frequent screening of healthy, vaccinated people will pick up even the mildest infections. How much testing is too much?

Fauci Wants to Make Vaccines for the Next Pandemic Before It Hits

Dom, 25/07/2021 - 11:00
If funded, a government program costing several billion dollars could develop “prototype” vaccines to protect against 20 families of viruses.

Why Some Americans Are Still Hesitant to Get Vaccinated

Dom, 25/07/2021 - 07:00
The U.S. vaccine rollout has plateaued and the course of the coronavirus pandemic in this country may depend on how many people are ultimately swayed to get vaccinated.

What Is HIPAA and How Does the Law Work?

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 20:00
The measure prohibits health professionals from revealing your medical records, but it is perfectly legal to ask whether someone has been vaccinated.

The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 17:06
Researchers and regulators say Joseph Mercola, an osteopathic physician, creates and profits from misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines.

For Older Adults, Home Care Has Become Harder to Find

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 11:00
Staffing shortages have long plagued the home care industry. But the pandemic has intensified the problem.

Israeli Data Suggests Possible Waning in Effectiveness of Pfizer Vaccine

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 02:27
The new numbers still show overwhelmingly strong protection against severe disease but diminished effectiveness against infection.

Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 01:02
The vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus.

C.D.C. Warns of Superbug Fungus Outbreaks in 2 Cities

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 00:40
For the first time, the C.D.C. identified several cases of Candida auris that were resistant to all drugs, in two health facilities in Texas and a long-term care center in Washington, D.C.

Purnell Choppin, 91, Dies; Researcher Laid Groundwork for Pandemic Fight

Sab, 24/07/2021 - 00:25
He explored how viruses multiply. An accomplished administrator, he also turned the Howard Hughes Medical Institute into a global biomedical powerhouse.

Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 22:40
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.

When Euphemisms (but Never Sharks) Attack

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 21:02
Plus, orphaned grizzlies, baby deer in the shower, hoot-owl restrictions and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.

A.I. Predicts the Shapes of Molecules to Come

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 17:37
DeepMind has given 3-D structure to 350,000 proteins, including every one made by humans, promising a boon for medicine and drug design.

‘Not Out of the Woods’: C.D.C. Issues Warning to the Unvaccinated

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 15:11
The renewed sense of urgency was aimed at millions of people who have not yet been vaccinated and therefore are most likely to be infected.

Should People Who Took The Covid-19 Vaccine Start Wearing Masks Again?

Ven, 23/07/2021 - 14:24
With daily reports of breakthrough infections and the rise of the Delta variant, vaccinated people may need to take a few more precautions. Here’s what you need to know.