The U.S. Just Set a New Daily Record for COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. Just Set a New Daily Record for COVID-19 Cases

Just days before a momentous and unpredictable Presidential election, the United States has reached a new record high in the number of daily COVID-19 infections, surpassing the peak in mid-July during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic’s domestic toll.

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The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

Heat is crucial to the process: Directions call for applying the product to the hair, blow drying the hair with a hair dryer, and then using a flat iron heated to at least 380 degrees to straighten the hair. The

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No, Mouthwash Will Not Save You From the Coronavirus

No, Mouthwash Will Not Save You From the Coronavirus

Dr. Meyers said he hoped his team would undertake such studies soon, and noted that a handful of clinical trials had already begun investigating these questions.The study’s findings aren’t necessarily surprising, or even unprecedented. Other researchers have conducted similar experiments,

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F.D.A. Approves Remdesivir as First Drug to Treat Covid-19

F.D.A. Approves Remdesivir as First Drug to Treat Covid-19

The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday that it had formally approved remdesivir as the first drug to treat Covid-19, a move that indicated the government’s confidence in its safe and effective use for hospitalized patients.The F.D.A. said the

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Experts Tell F.D.A. It Should Gather More Safety Data on Covid-19 Vaccines

Experts Tell F.D.A. It Should Gather More Safety Data on Covid-19 Vaccines

Vaccine experts peppered officials at the Food and Drug Administration with a range of questions on Thursday about its guidelines for approving a coronavirus vaccine, pushing the agency on whether it should wait longer to collect more safety data and

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Two Companies Restart Virus Trials in U.S. After Safety Pauses

Two Companies Restart Virus Trials in U.S. After Safety Pauses

The incident drew some concern among experts, who noted that a similar adverse neurological event, reported months ago, had occurred in another vaccinated volunteer. Although this earlier event prompted its own pause in AstraZeneca’s trials, an independent safety board ultimately

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Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

Voting in a Covid Pandemic: Wear a Mask and Bring Your Own Pens

Early voting has already generated long, long lines in many states, and with the November election just 11 days away, many states and cities have imposed safety measures to protect voters and poll workers from exposure to the coronavirus.But polling

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Holistic pregnancy health platform Mommymoon launches with online service portfolio

Mommymoon logo next to pregnant person with landscape background

Mommymoon, a digital holistic health company for pregnant people, launched its online platform today. Founded this summer in the midst of the pandemic, Mommymoon works to connect expecting mothers with an array of pregnancy services that are conducted all online.

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Lyra Health offering Calm’s digital mental wellness to clients; CareLinx delivers in-home virtual care via Doctor on Demand; and more digital health deals

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Employer mental health benefits provider Lyra Health has inked a strategic partnership with stress and wellness app Calm, the companies announced Tuesday. With the deal, Lyra’s customers may choose to offer Calm’s app and digital programs to their employees. Existing

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