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Russia OKs testing combination of Sputnik, AstraZeneca shots

Jul. 27, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's health officials have given a go-ahead to testing a combination of the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot and the single-dose version of the domestically developed Sputnik V vaccine, according to the country's registry of approved clinical trials. The...

Never too late: Cancer centers push patients to quit smoking

Jul. 26, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

When cancer patients stop smoking, they heal faster, experience fewer side effects from treatment and lower their chances of tumors returning. Now, top cancer hospitals are helping patients quit as evidence mounts that it’s never too late. The newest research, reported...

Moderna expanding kids vaccine study to better assess safety

Jul. 26, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moderna said Monday it plans to expand the size of its COVID-19 vaccine study in younger children to better detect rare side effects, such as a type of heart inflammation recently flagged by U.S. health authorities. The company said it is in talks with...

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria

Jul. 26, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria. The Germany-based company, which developed the first widely approved coronavirus shot together with U.S. partner Pfizer,...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 23, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Video...

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Jul. 23, 2021 04:19 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood...

China rebuffs WHO's terms for further COVID-19 origins study

Jul. 22, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was “rather...

The Latest: Indian government dismisses excess deaths study

Jul. 22, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

DELHI, India — India's government has dismissed a recent study which estimated that the country's excess deaths during the pandemic could be 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, calling it “misleading” and “fallacious." On Tuesday, new research by the Center for...

Researchers: Virus surge a 'raging forest fire' in Arkansas

Jul. 20, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Public health researchers on Tuesday called the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas a “raging forest fire," and the state's top health official warned that he expects significant outbreaks in schools. The model by...

She wants a baby. But first, she needs a uterus.

Jul. 18, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Elizabeth Goldman is on a mission. Born without a uterus, she once thought her lifelong dream of having a baby of her own would never happen — but now she is on the verge of making that dream come true. The Mobile native is the first patient in a new program at the...