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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/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 […]

no_limit_pictures/iStock (NEW YORK) — The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine remains 90% effective at reducing a person’s risk of hospitalization from the virus six months after it is administered, a new study has found. This is true even in the face of the delta variant as well as if the person has not received a booster shot. […]

iStock/Bill Oxford (NEW YORK) — Northwell Health, the largest hospital system in New York state, announced Monday that all of its employees have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The move comes just one week after the state issued a vaccine mandate for all health workers. Northwell Health representatives said in a statement that all of the […]

iStock/peterspiro (NEW YORK) — Stanley Tucci is opening up about how his cancer battle three years ago affected his ability to enjoy one of his greatest passions — food. The 60-year-old actor, who previously revealed he was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of his tongue three years ago, opened up about undergoing chemotherapy and […]

ABC News (WASHINGTON) — As the U.S. sees its first notable decline in COVID-19 metrics in more than three months, with coronavirus-related hospital admissions and average daily new cases dropping by more than 30% over the last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the country is making progress against the current surge, but warned we’re not […]

Jun/iStock (NEW YORK) — The skin care ingredient retinol has been receiving a lot of attention lately, especially on social media apps like TikTok. But what does retinol actually do and should you be using it? According to the Journal of America Academy of Dermatology: “retinoids, chemicals that have vitamin A activity, have become important […]

NSA Digital Archive/iStock (NEW YORK) — When Sarah Smith experienced three miscarriages in less than two years, she suffered through each of them while at work. “I didn’t ever feel like there was a space to talk about it with anybody,” Smith, now a mom of three, told “Good Morning America.” “It’s not listed like […]

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