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Fauci warns latest COVID-19 wave is ‘going to get worse’

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that the country's latest COVID-19 surge is "going to get worse" -- but insisted he doesn't expect the climbing case numbers to trigger any new lockdown orders.The White House chief medical adviser acknowledged that the US has yet to...

Fauci ‘respectfully disagrees’ that masks are a ‘choice’: ‘Infection is impacting everyone’

White House Chief Health Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has rejected the idea that face masks are a "personal choice" in the face of the increasingly severe delta variant of the coronavirus. The United States on Thursday recorded almost 80,000 new COVID-19 cases - well...

CDC investigating E. coli outbreak possibly tied to raw cake batter

The Centers for Disease Control has launched an investigation after several people have fallen ill across multiple states with a strain of E. coli.According to the government agency, the outbreak is likely tied to the consumption of raw cake batter. Interviews with...

Florida sees 21,000-plus coronavirus cases Saturday, breaking one-day record

Florida on Saturday reported 21,683 new coronavirus cases, its highest one-day tally since the pandemic started - and a 50% jump over the last week, according to health officials. Cases have ticked up around the country as businesses open up and the delta variant...

Canadian doctor accused of using own sperm to inseminate patients to pay $10.7M in tentative settlement

Hundreds of victims of a former Canadian fertility doctor, who allegedly used the wrong sperm and sometimes his own while artificially inseminating patients, will be awarded $10.7 million in a tentative agreement reached this week, according to reports. The...

6 people test positive for COVID-19 after Caribbean cruise

Six passengers who sailed on a Royal Caribbean ship tested positive for COVID-19 near the end of their cruise and were immediately quarantined, the company said Friday.The passengers - four adults and two minors - were on the Adventure of the Seas ship for a 7-day...

Michigan detects first Candida auris case: What is the rare, deadly fungus?

Michigan health officials documented the state's first case of a rare and potentially serious fungus in an older adult, a spokesperson confirmed to Fox News - but what is Candida auris?The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Bureau of Laboratories on May...

Data on pediatric COVID-19 deaths in US remains unclear

Health officials in some areas of the country have sounded the alarm over increasing rates of hospitalizations among pediatric COVID-19 patients, but whether the risk for this population has changed due to emerging variants like delta remains unclear. "Since the delta...

CDC ‘worrisome’ COVID-19 data cited in mask update included breakthrough cases in Massachusetts outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released "some" of the evidence behind a reversal in guidance issued Tuesday advising fully vaccinated populations to wear masks in public indoor areas in places with high and substantial viral spread.The data,...

Israeli president kicks off COVID-19 vaccine booster campaign

Israeli President Isaac Herzog received a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a day after reports emerged that the country would begin offering a third jab to those over 60. Herzog rolled up his sleeve for a third time at Sheba Medical...

States race to use COVID-19 vaccines before they expire

Hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been saved from the trash after U.S. regulators extended their expiration date for a second time, part of a nationwide effort to salvage expiring shots to battle the nation's summer surge in infections.CLICK HERE TO...

Delta seems more dangerous than other COVID-19 variants, contagious as chicken pox, reports say

An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by several news outlets warns that the COVID-19 Delta variant could be more likely to produce severe illness and can spread as fast as chickenpox.The Washington Post, which was first to report on...

Delta seems more dangerous than other COVID-19 variants, contagious as chicken pox, reports say

An internal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention document obtained by several news outlets warns that the COVID-19 delta variant could be more likely to produce severe illness and can spread as fast as chickenpox.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUThe...

Louisiana hospitals prepare for surge of COVID-19 patients

NEW ORLEANS - The latest surge of coronavirus cases is hitting southern states especially hard. This week, Louisiana reported its highest single-day spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations since the pandemic started. "To see this current rise in COVID-19 cases and...

Arkansas mother accused of faking adopted son’s terminal illness: What is Munchausen by proxy?

An Arkansas woman and her husband have been accused of a rare psychiatric disorder behind the life-threatening abuse and neglect they inflicted on their adopted son, according to public court documents.Kristy and Erik Schneider were accused of Munchausen by proxy, or...

Lonely older adults more likely to use prescription drugs, study finds

A new study suggests that older adults who are lonely are twice as likely to use opioids for pain and 2 1/2 times more likely to use sedatives and anti-anxiety medications, potentially putting them at risk for drug dependency or other adverse health outcomes. The...

Israel to offer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster to adults over 60, report says

Israel will reportedly begin offering a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 60 and older, weeks after it opened up the availability of a third jab to at-risk populations. The move, reported via Israeli TV and radio but not yet...

COVID-19 mask mandates associated with increased paranoia, study suggests

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on mental health, with a new study suggesting that feelings of paranoia might be associated with mask mandates. Yale University researchers, who published their findings in the journal Nature Behavior, also noted that...

Texas pediatric hospitals report uptick in COVID-19 patients

Northern Texas hospitals are reporting an increase in pediatric COVID-19 patients as federal data indicates the state is battling a high level of viral transmission.As of July 28, Cook Children's had 14 COVID-19 patients, with a seven day positivity rate at 9%,...

Mississippi teen who died of COVID-19 had ‘common’ medical issue, official says

Health officials in Mississippi said a teenager with a "common" underlying health condition died from COVID-19 recently, marking the state's fourth pediatric fatality related to the virus since the pandemic began. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUIn a...

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUThe Food and Drug...

FDA allows automatic ‘generic’ swap for brand-name insulin

U.S. regulators took action Wednesday that will make it easier to get a cheaper, near-copy of a brand-name insulin at the drugstore.Doctors now have to specifically prescribe what's called a biosimilar or OK substituting it for a more expensive brand-name...

What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine "breakthrough" case?It's when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUIn studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna were around 95% effective at preventing...

AstraZeneca to seek US approval for COVID-19 vaccine in second half

AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year, offering a new timetable for the much-delayed application.CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOUThe Anglo-Swedish drugmaker announced...

California restaurant says it will serve only unvaccinated customers

Not vaccinated? That's no problem for at least one California restaurant.Basilico's in Huntington Beach, Orange County, has taken a stand against coronavirus vaccination policies, calling them "treasonous, anti-American stupidity," in a sign posted outside the...