Advancements in physical rehab therapy improve recovery
Every year, half of all Americans over the age of 18 will develop an injury that may require some form of physical therapy to help them recover, and advancements in physical therapy are helping more return to the lives they once enjoyed before their injury.
Boosters will help but unvaccinated are a bigger problem, experts say
“Yeah, these people are going to be protected and the booster is going to likely help them, but the pandemic is still going to happen,” says Dr. Aarti Raja, associate professor of biological sciences at Nova Southeastern University.
COVID at the UN: One topic, used to make many points
Unsurprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic was THE talking point at the United Nations General Assembly this week — serving as projection, promotional tool and proxy for other pressing issues put forward by world leaders in their signature annual addresses.
The Latest: Washington state to give Pfizer boosters to some
The Washington state Department of Health says it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people after recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other groups.
Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle.
FDA-approved HIV medication could help patients with movement disorder
Recently published research by scientists at the University of Florida and Duke University found the drug ritonavir showed promise for possibly treating dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily.
Down syndrome issue at center of Missouri abortion law case
The full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis is deciding the fate of a Missouri law that puts sweeping restrictions on abortions, and a focal point of oral arguments on Tuesday was a provision prohibiting abortions based solely on a Down syndrome diagnosis.
The Latest: Health official: Booster use may be expanded
The National Institutes of Health director says a U_S_ government advisory panel’s decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe disease is a preliminary step and predicts broader approval for most Americans “in the next few weeks.”.