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In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, church leaders open the coffin of Patriarch Irinej during the procession at the St. Sava Temple in Belgrade, Serbia. After the two most senior Serbian Orthodox Church leaders died within a month after testing positive with the coronavirus, health experts and even hardcore believers are starting to worry. The spread of the virus within the largest religious group in the Balkans is getting more alarming by the day. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Virus deaths of senior Serb religious leaders triggers alarm

Nov. 23, 2020 10:23 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After the two most senior Serbian Orthodox Church leaders died within a month after testing positive with the coronavirus, health experts and even hardcore believers are starting to worry. The spread of the virus within the largest religious group in the Balkans is getting more...

In this Feb. 12, 2019 photo, Meghan Waldron walks down the street in Boston. Waldron is a student at Emerson College with progeria, one of the world's rarest diseases. The first treatment has been approved for progeria, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Zokinvy which was shown in testing to extend patients’ lives by 2 ½ years on average.  (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP)

1st drug for rare rapid-aging disease extends kids' lives

Nov. 20, 2020 7:06 PM EST

The first drug was approved Friday for a rare genetic disorder that stunts growth and causes rapid aging in children, after studies showed it can extend their lives. Kids with the genetic disorder progeria typically die in their early teens, usually from heart disease. But in testing, children taking the drug...

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum heads the ball as he jumps with teammate Liverpool's Joe Gomez during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Liverpool and FC Midtjylland at Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions

Nov. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Heading in training sessions must be immediately restricted amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professional footballers, the players' union in England said on Friday. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association followed a meeting of its...

A medic works with corona patientsin a hospital in Idlib, Syria, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. At one of two coronavirus hospitals in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, overwhelmed medical staff tend to patients drifting in and out of consciousness. As confirmed case numbers rise to as many as 500 a day, so does the demand for beds in the intensive care ward (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

Virus threat 'a new terror' in Syria's scarred Idlib region

Nov. 19, 2020 1:55 AM EST

IDLIB, Syria (AP) — Nurses hover over a patient to insert a breathing tube as his condition suddenly deteriorates. ICU beds fill up almost overnight. As one patient dies of the coronavirus and is wheeled out, another is whisked in to take his place. An exhausted doctor leans against a wheelchair for a...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, a worker wearing gloves, and other PPE holds a tablet computer as he waits to check people at a King County coronavirus testing site in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. The latest surge in U.S. coronavirus cases appears to be larger and more widespread than the two previous ones, and it is all but certain to get worse. But experts say there are also reasons to think the nation is better able to deal with the virus than before, with the availability of better treatments, wider testing and perhaps greater political will. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

US: WHO not sharing enough info about China virus probe

Nov. 10, 2020 7:44 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A senior U.S. government official complained Tuesday that the World Health Organization has not shared enough information about its planned mission to China to investigate the animal origins of the coronavirus. Garrett Grisby of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services griped that the...

In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo provided by Biogen, a scientist works on Alzheimer’s disease research in a laboratory at the drugmaker’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. On Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, a panel of outside experts will meet to advise the Food and Drug Administration on the drug, called aducanumab from Biogen Inc. and Japan’s Eisai Co. The drug does not cure or reverse Alzheimer’s; the claim is that it modestly slows the rate of decline. (David A. White/Biogen via AP)

FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer's drug

Nov. 6, 2020 5:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer’s drug on Friday, concluding there wasn’t enough evidence that the experimental drug slowed the brain-destroying disease. The panel of outside experts for the Food and Drug Administration agreed that a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday May 6, 2014, former soccer player Bobby Charlton at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England.  Manchester United and England soccer great Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia, it is revealed Sunday Nov. 1, 2020.  (AP Photo/Jon Super, FILE)

Manchester United, England great Bobby Charlton has dementia

Nov. 1, 2020 11:37 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United and England great Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia. “Everyone at Manchester United is saddened that this terrible disease has afflicted Sir Bobby Charlton and we continue to offer our love and support to Sir Bobby and his family,” United said in...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks about the coronavirus, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington.  Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior administration official said Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Medicare finalizing coverage policy for coronavirus vaccine

Oct. 27, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will cover the yet-to-be approved coronavirus vaccine free for older people under a policy change expected to be announced shortly, a senior Trump administration official said Tuesday. The coming announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to align the...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus pray during a service at the Chogyesa temple in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. South Korea on Monday began testing tens of thousands of employees of hospitals and nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks at live-in facilities. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asia Today: South Korea tests at hospitals, nursing homes

Oct. 19, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Monday began testing tens of thousands of employees of hospitals and nursing homes to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks at live-in facilities. Fifteen of the 76 latest cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency were from the southern port city of...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Pitt-Greenville Airport, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump's election-eve drug discounts for seniors get snagged

Oct. 16, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to mail millions of seniors a $200 prescription savings card has hit legal and budget roadblocks, making it unlikely the government can carry it out before Election Day. Democratic lawmakers have raised questions about whether the administration has...