COVID-19 not likely to be over by end of year, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Monday that it is unlikely that the coronavirus will no longer be an issue by the end of the year and one official said despite advances, the virus is "very much in control." Dr. Michael Ryan, the head of the WHO’s emergen...

Countries urge drug companies to share vaccine know-how

But that knowledge belongs to the large pharmaceutical companies who have produced the first three vaccines authorized by countries including Britain, the European Union and the U.S. — Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca. WHO called for vaccine manufacturers to...

Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed

Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S.Now, county officials say t...

US to screen travelers from countries with Ebola cases: CDC

The United States will soon begin screening travelers who come from countries with cases of Ebola, an often deadly virus that causes severe bleeding and organ failure. In a statement Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that is...

'Keep an eye' on New York coronavirus variant, Fauci warns

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, on Monday urged a close watch of a coronavirus variant recently detected in New York. "We certainly are taking the New York variant, the 526 [referring to B.1.526] ver...

COVID-19 at-home rapid test gets emergency use authorization

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use authorization on Monday for a rapid at-home COVID-19 test that delivers results without the use of an outside laboratory. The QuickVue At-Home COVID-19 Test must be obtained via prescription and...

Everything old is new again: Repurposing drugs to treat Covid-19

(CNN) The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new. Originally developed to treat high blood pressure, the little blue pill received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998 to treat...

The man behind the secret message in the Mars rover parachute

The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Nylon, Technora and Kevlar were used to make the largest parachute ever sent to Mars...

Comfort yourself with these 6 hearty soups

"People get so excited about soup," said Caroline Wright, author of the forthcoming cookbook " Soup Club " and founder of a Seattle-based weekly community soup club. Think something hearty that can power you through these next few months -- no delicate bisq...

FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel on Friday voted to endorse Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, clearing the way for FDA leaders to grant emergency use authorization amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19. The vote was 22-0, with...