The guidance was issued following pressure from the airline industry and amid surging cases of coronavirus in the United States and strong evidence on the effectiveness of masks in curbing transmission, according to CDC officials.

We are tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.

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But potential signs of the disorder could be forgetting how to get to a place you visit frequently or having problems with daily activities, such as eating, dressing and hygiene.

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The approximately 50 percent drop in environmental noise exposure brought it below the level generally considered to carry health risks

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Talk to your doctor about whether you’re able to get certain vaccines. But we should all be more mindful about spreading germs.

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Within weeks of the gathering that drew nearly half a million bikers, the Dakotas, along with Wyoming, Minnesota and Montana, were leading the nation in new coronavirus infections per capita.

“The beauty of this procedure . . . is that you can restore an area that has no cartilage left by putting in a patient’s own normal cells,” orthopedic surgeon says.

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To strengthen your injured limb, experts still recommend the old sports acronym RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Here are the steps to follow.

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Movement and even minor exercise bring nutrients to the joints and keeps them healthy, health experts say.

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One researchers says long-term knuckle cracking can cause significant damage short of arthritis to the hands, stressing and ultimately degenerating cartilage.

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Weekly newsletter explores themes such as diversity in medicine, suffering and uncertainty.

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Pfizer chief executive Albert Bourla confirmed Friday the company will not file for regulatory authorization until the third week of November.

Post-covid-19 clinics are opening to help those who continue to suffer from brain fog, fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms.

This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its advice on how people should handle the upcoming holidays, saying people at elevated risk of a severe covid-19 illness -- older people and those with chronic conditions -- “should not attend in-person holiday celebrations.”

Doubts spread inside and outside the administration about the usefulness, legality and political propriety of offering $200 to older Americans just before the election.

The National Institutes of Health chief calls the Focused Protection idea ’dangerous’ and ‘fringe.’

The rising numbers are especially concerning because they set the stage for an even greater surge this winter when the virus will be helped by drier conditions and people spending more time indoors.

The trial is the second large vaccine trial to temporarily stop giving inoculations in the United States.

The Washington Post has catalogued questions about the novel coronavirus and provided a guide to help you find the answers.

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Top doctors say a toxic political culture has become a public health hazard.

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