News: Health

Biden Backs Waiving International Patent Protections For COVID-19 Vaccines
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Emma Bowman, Ashish Valentine | May 5, 2021
President Biden on Wednesday came out in favor of the World Trade Organization's proposed waiver of patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines.Evan Vucci | AP Updated May 5, 2021 at 6:43 PM ET President Biden threw his support behind a World Trade Organization proposal on Wednesday to waive intellectual property protections ...
Why Is India Running Out Of Oxygen?
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Lauren Frayer, Sushmita Pathak | May 5, 2021
A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided at a tent installed at a gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, in Ghaziabad, India, on May 2.Sajjad Hussain | AFP via Getty Images MUMBAI, India — Sanchi Gupta was running around, trying to get her hands on an oxygen ...
Giving 2 Doses Of Different COVID-19 Vaccines Could Boost Immune Response
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Joe Palca | May 5, 2021
Mixing different kinds of COVID-19 vaccines might help boost immune responses, but the idea has been slow to catch on.Angela Weiss | AFP via Getty Images Typically, if you get a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses, you should get two of the same vaccine. Two Pfizer shots, or two ...
Could Your Headache Be Dangerous? 5 Signs To Watch For
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Kristen Kendrick | May 5, 2021
martin-dm | Getty Images Of all the aches and pains I spend my days investigating as a family doctor, none seem to be as anxiety-provoking as a headache. And that's often true, both for patients wondering, "Could this be something dangerous?" and for clinicians trying to get to the root ...
One Of The World’s Poorest Countries Has One Of The World’s Lowest COVID Death Rates
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Jason Beaubien | May 4, 2021
Haiti's success is not due to some innovative intervention against the virus. Most people have given up wearing masks in public on the streets of Port-au-Prince and elsewhere. And Haiti hasn't yet administered a single COVID-19 vaccine.Valerie Baeriswyl | AFP via Getty Images Haiti has one of the lowest death ...
For Kurdish Americans In Nashville, A Beloved Leader’s Death Prompts Vaccine Push
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Blake Farmer | May 4, 2021
Sumaya Muhamed and her mother, Suad Abdulla, tout the latter's second vaccine dose at the Salahadeen Center in Nashville, Tenn. After weeks of affectionate cajoling and patient explanation, Muhamed convinced her mother to get the shot.Blake Farmer | WPLN On a sloppy spring day in mid-March, hundreds of Kurdish Americans ...
Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals ‘Needs To Be Fixed Now’
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Tamara Keith | May 4, 2021
Medical workers with Delta Health Center prepare to vaccinate people in Leland, Miss., last week. In some places, rural hospital workers have been slow to get the vaccine themselves.Spencer Platt | Getty Images President Biden on Tuesday is set to announce new steps to reach rural Americans in the push ...
An Artist And A Scientist Take On The Stigma Of Addiction
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Jon Hamilton | May 1, 2021
Artist William Stoehr says he wants his portraits to show that addiction affects everyone, and to prompt the sort of conversations that people began having about HIV/AIDS decades ago.William Stoehr William Stoehr is a prominent artist whose sister died of an overdose. Dr. Nora Volkow is the director of the ...
Need A COVID-19 Vaccine? Biden Admin Launches GETVAX Textline And Other Search Tools
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Selena Simmons-Duffin | April 30, 2021
The Biden administration launched Vaccines.gov on Friday to try to help people find COVID-19 vaccines near them.Selena Simmons-Duffin | NPR The Biden administration launched a website and text line on Friday to help people find COVID-19 vaccines near where they live. A national 1-800 hotline in dozens of languages will ...