Neuroscience

Manual workers face twice the risk of developing ALS

ALS is a progressive neurological disease that attacks the nerves that interact with the body's muscles. The disease typically leads to complete paralysis of the body, robbing patients of their ability to walk, speak, eat ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19

New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

Since the pandemic's descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk—older Americans, some of them medically vulnerable, figuring out how to navigate life in a COVID-saturated, increasingly isolated ...

Vaccination

FDA plans to OK 2nd COVID-19 vaccine after panel endorsement

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the shot won the key endorsement of a government ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

A U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine Thursday, putting the country just one step away from launching an epic vaccination campaign against the outbreak that has killed close ...

Vaccination

US experts convene to decide whether to OK Pfizer vaccine

A U.S. government advisory panel convened on Thursday to decide whether to endorse large-scale use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to help conquer the outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.

Vaccination

US regulators post positive review of Pfizer vaccine data

Documents released by U.S. regulators Tuesday confirmed that Pfizer's vaccine was strongly protective against COVID-19 and appeared safe—offering the world's first detailed look at the evidence behind the shots.

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