• coronavirus Feb 12

    Doctors Warn That Covid Will Become Endemic and People Need to Learn to Live With It

    More and more physicians and public health officials are warning that even with the mass rollout of vaccines, Covid may become endemic.

  • coronavirus Dec 7, 2020

    Biden Taps MGH Doctor to Lead CDC

    President-elect Joe Biden chose experts with New England ties to assume key leadership roles in the battle against COVID-19 Monday, including a doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital to be the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, will...

  • coronavirus Dec 7, 2020

    Biden's Health Team Has Ties to New England

    Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, was nominated by the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other key nominations to Biden’s health team, announced Monday morning, who have ties to New England include Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon...

  • Mass General Hospital Dec 7, 2020

    Biden Taps Top MGH Infectious Diseases Doc to Lead CDC: Report

    President-elect Joe Biden has selected a doctor from Massachusetts General Hospital to be the next head of the the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a report released Sunday night. Sources told Politico that Dr. Rochelle Walensky, chief of infectious diseases at MGH and a professor at Harvard Medical School, will be appointed to the position....

  • California Jun 13, 2019

    Jessica Biel Denies She's Anti-Vaccination After Lobbying Against California Bill

    Actress Jessica Biel says she’s not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions. The 37-year-old has drawn criticism after appearing this week in Sacramento with vaccination skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to voice concerns about the measure. Biel posted on Instagram Thursday morning that she supports children getting vaccinated and...

  • United States Feb 14, 2019

    Flu Vaccine Doing a Relatively Good Job This Season

    The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine is 47 percent effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send someone to the doctor’s office. Health officials are generally pleased if a flu vaccine works in 40 to 60...

  • Nebraska Jan 3, 2019

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Nebraska Jan 3, 2019

    American Possibly Exposed to Ebola Monitored at Nebraska Hospital

    An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson...

  • Massachusetts Feb 10, 2018

    Researchers Hope to Combat Worsening Flu Epidemic

    We all know this year’s flu season has been severe. But now the Centers for Disease Control says in the U.S., we’ve reached levels that rival the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

  • United States Jun 21, 2017

    Flu Vaccine Ineffective for People 65 and Older Last Winter

    The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on Wednesday released new vaccine data showing it did a so-so job overall. The vaccine was about 42 percent effective in preventing illness severe enough to send a patient to...

  • Pacific Ocean Mar 24, 2017

    Bad Breath: Study Find Array of Bacteria When Orcas Exhale

    When the mighty orca breaks to the surface and exhales, the whale sprays an array of bacteria and fungi in its his breath, scientists said, some good, and some bad such as salmonella. The findings in a new study raises concerns about the potential role of infectious diseases as another major stress factor for the struggling population of endangered Puget...

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