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FDA Panel Backs Second Shot for Those Who Got J&J Vaccine

The panel suggests that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It’s not technically a booster, but it’s moving Johnson & Johnson from a one-dose vaccine to a two-dose one, similar to Moderna’s and Pfizer’s vaccines.

State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate of those who got the shot.

Gut Bacteria May Fuel Prostate Cancer Treatment Resistance

During prostate cancer treatment, some gut bacteria start making hormones that may support cancer growth and treatment resistance.

Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments

Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain’s signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease.

Myth Busters: Does This Food Cause Cancer?

How do specific foods or diets affect our risk of cancer? The evidence behind some of the most popular cancer-related diet claims.

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage

The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds.

FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters

The panel voted to authorize Moderna boosters for the same groups who’ve gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses.

Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed

President Joe Biden updated the nation on vaccination numbers and shared his three priorities going forward to maintain progress against COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci shared some optimism during a separate press briefing.

CDC Reports Record High 12-Month Drug Overdose Death Toll

A record high 96,779 drug overdose deaths occurred between March 2020 and March 2021, representing a 29.6% rise

History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New

Division and disagreement over vaccines and mandates may seem like a modern phenomenon, but news clippings from the 1860s through recent history tell a different story.

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