FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster with 2-month gap for ages 18 and up
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee on Friday endorsed an emergency authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster when administered at least two months after the initial dose among people ages 18 years and older.
CDC: Record high drug overdose deaths in US at over 96,000 in 12-month period
U.S. drug overdose deaths exceeded 96,000 in the 12 months leading to March 2021, amid a national decline of opioid prescriptions over the past ten years, according to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
FDA panel endorses Moderna’s COVID-19 booster vaccine for certain high risk groups
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel on Thursday endorsed emergency authorization for Moderna’s half-dose COVID-19 vaccine booster shot when administered at least six months following the two-dose series among people ages 65 and older and those ages 18-64 at high risk of occupational exposure and severe COVID-19.
Fauci says COVID-19 pandemic uncontrolled as 66M remain unvaccinated
With the U.S. averaging nearly 90,000 new COVID-19 infections each day and some 66 million Americans remaining unvaccinated, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said the country needs to gain control to approach normalcy.
Low-dose aspirin should no longer be taken to prevent first heart attack, stroke: panel
Low-dose aspirin should no longer be initially prescribed to try to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, a panel from an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice on Tuesday.
UNC Chapel Hill cancels classes amid suicide fears, mental health crisis
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill announced that Tuesday classes would be canceled for its 30,000 graduate and undergraduate students after campus police investigated a possible suicide and what they believe was an attempted suicide over the weekend.