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sudok1/iStock (MONTREAL) — A mom who went viral while sharing her battle with ovarian cancer on social media has died. Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, 43, died on Oct. 5, according to Concordia University, where she worked as a neuroscientist and professor. “Nadia was a force of nature,” Concordia president Graham Carr said in a statement. “She […]

Inside Creative House/iStock (NEW YORK) — With COVID-19 vaccine mandates proliferating across the country in the public and private sectors as well as some school districts, the pushback from those unwilling or hesitant to get their shots is heating up. The vaccination effort has raised new questions about exemptions because mandates for adults are generally […]

Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC (NEW YORK) — Dr. Jennifer Ashton’s anxiety attacks started to happen after she had a severe allergic reaction to a food. “I had a couple of episodes where I thought mistakenly that I had eaten that same food that I was allergic to,” said Ashton, ABC News’ chief medical correspondent and a board-certified […]

Veronika Zimina/iStock (NEW YORK) — Shayla, a 22-year-old from Georgia, has had days during the coronavirus pandemic when she said it has been a struggle to get out of bed. The part-time college student said she was out of work for a time due to restaurants being closed during the lockdown, and in addition to […]

iStock/Pornpak Khunatorn (NEW YORK) — The flu season is notorious for being difficult to predict. However, flu trends from last year and from other parts of the globe can help us make informed estimates. So far, experts are on the fence if this year’s flu season may be mild like last year’s, or if it […]

digitalskillet/iStock (ATLANTA) — Over 140,000 children have experienced the loss of a parent or caretaker since the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Thursday. The study, which considered data from April 2020 until June 2021, quantified an under-discussed issue of the pandemic: the magnitude […]

Circle Creative Studio/iStock (NEW YORK) — It’s the critical aspect of the fight against the pandemic that the U.S. is still figuring out nearly two years after the first documented cases of COVID-19, which has claimed more than 700,000 American lives: coronavirus testing. At first, testing supply was extremely limited with long lab turnaround times, […]

iStock/narvikk (NEW YORK) — Ellume is recalling nearly 200,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 antigen tests out of concerns over an abnormally high rate of false positives observed from certain lots of its tests. Roughly 427,000 test kits, including thousands sent to retailers and some provided to the Department of Defense, have been impacted by the issue. […]

iStock/PeopleImages (LOS ANGELES) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the “Momnibus Act” into law on Monday to address racial disparities in maternal and infant health, a victory especially for families of color. The law will create a fund to grow and diversify the midwifery workforce, extend California’s Medicaid coverage for doulas — trained professionals who […]

iStock/virojt (NEW YORK) — A North Carolina school board voted Monday to make masks optional for students and staff indoors, even as 430 students are under quarantine. The Harnett County School Board voted 4 to 1 for the optional mask policy Monday and it takes effect Tuesday. Prior to Tuesday, masks were mandatory in the […]

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