Health

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, senior Clinical Research Nurse Ajithkumar Sukumaran prepares the COVID-19 vaccine to administer to a volunteer, at a clinic in London. U.K. researchers said Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020, they are preparing to begin a controversial experiment that will infect healthy volunteers with the new coronavirus to study the disease in hopes of speeding up development of a vaccine. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
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October 20, 2020 - 1:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Danica Marcos wants to be infected with COVID-19. While other people are wearing masks and staying home to avoid the disease, the 22-year-old Londoner has volunteered to contract the new coronavirus as part of a controversial study that hopes to speed development of a vaccine. Marcos...
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October 20, 2020 - 6:52 am
By MEGAN STONE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. In an announcement on social media , the Big Lebowski actor didn't mince words about the seriousness of his diagnosis. With a nod to one of his signature characters, Bridges began...
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October 19, 2020 - 6:42 am
By HAYLEY FITZPATRICK (NEW YORK) -- Olivia Newton-John continually uses her platform to advocate for cancer research and now she is taking it a step further with the launch of her new foundation. The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and actress, who is currently battling breast cancer for the...
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October 17, 2020 - 11:29 am
BY: DR. MIRANDA ROSENBERG, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Antibody medicines like the one that earned President Donald Trump 's praise after treatment earlier this month are not just for COVID-19 . For the past 30 years, this type of medicine has been used to treat cancers, inflammatory diseases and...
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ABC News
October 17, 2020 - 11:01 am
BY: DEVIN DWYER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — As COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, so are the number of options to test for coronavirus infection. The Trump administration says more than 120 million tests will be available in October nationwide. But far fewer Americans are actually being tested: only...
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October 16, 2020 - 6:59 pm
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Hospitals in and around Kansas City, Missouri, are overwhelmed amid a troubling spike in COVID-19 cases that has forced some facilitates to refuse non-emergency care and others to turn away ambulances due to over-occupancy. Average daily COVID-19...
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October 16, 2020 - 10:48 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Pregnant women should avoid a group of over-the-counter pain relievers, including Advil and Aleve, for one month longer than previously advised, according to a new warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) . Those pain relievers should now be...
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October 16, 2020 - 8:39 am
By ERIN SCHUMAKER and MARK NICHOLS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Americans watched as the novel coronavirus swept through the country this year, eyes glued to colorful maps tracking the virus like a storm as it blasted through New York, spread through meatpacking plants in the Midwest and ravaged schools...
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October 16, 2020 - 8:18 am
By SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Schools have received a lot of attention during the pandemic, but without a rigorous national effort to collect more and better data it's too early to tell whether in-person schooling is significantly contributing to COVID-19 transmissions, according to...
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October 15, 2020 - 9:14 pm
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- While news coverage of United States' opioid epidemic has taken a backseat to the coronavirus this year, new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast a grim year for fatal overdoses. During the first three months of 2020, drug...
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