Health

How to eat less salt

Chances are you consume too much sodium, which can cause high blood pressure. Putting away the saltshaker is never a bad idea, but the vast majority of the sodium we consume comes from packaged foods and restaurant meals. ...

Vaccination

US gives full approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

U.S. health regulators on Monday granted full approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, a shot that's already been given to tens of millions of Americans since its emergency authorization over a year ago.

Medications

Few alarms over cases of drug-resistant COVID

As the latest coronavirus variant upends expectations about the pandemic's coming months, drug manufacturers are working to expand treatment options to fight those stricken with severe disease. Even as new pills from Pfizer ...

Medications

Powerful new antivirals for COVID are coming

(HealthDay)—People newly infected with COVID-19 might soon have access to what essentially is Tamiflu for the novel coronavirus, a breakthrough that experts say would drastically alter the course of the ongoing pandemic.

Medications

Lanadelumab in hereditary angioedema: Added benefit not proven

The monoclonal antibody lanadelumab has been approved in Europe since 2015 as a long-term prophylaxis to prevent attacks of hereditary angioedema. Since this is a rare disease, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) initially ...

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