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FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

FDA approves 1st long-acting HIV drug combo, monthly shots

U.S. regulators have approved the first long-acting drug combo for HIV, monthly shots that can replace the daily pills now used to control infection with the AIDS virus.
Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

Medical experts urge more masking, distancing for schools planning to reopen

TORONTO — Experts at a leading children's hospital say schools need to ramp up COVID-19 testing and masking in order to have all kids return safely to the classroom as soon as possible.
Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows 'Help is on the way'

Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows 'Help is on the way'

WASHINGTON — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising an anxious nation progress to reduce infections and lift the siege it has endured for nearly a ye
Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched?

Can COVID-19 vaccines be mixed and matched? Health officials say both doses should be of the same vaccine.

Singer Randy Parton, Dolly Parton's brother, dies at 67

NASHVILLE — Country star Dolly Parton said her brother Randy Parton, who sang and performed with her, as well as at her Dollywood theme park, has died. He was 67.
Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Drugmaker Eli Lilly said Thursday its COVID-19 antibody drug can prevent illness in residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care locations. It's the first major study to show such a treatment may prevent disease.
Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

NEW YORK — With a trilingual song that calls for the people of the Americas to unite in a more fair and loving world, Brazilian reggae band Natiruts, Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley and Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio hope to make the whole continent
Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Inauguration fashion: Purple, pearls, American designers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage, Shirley Chisholm and her beloved sorority in pearls and purple.
Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

Don't downplay mRNA: Experts say new technology could change the vaccine landscape

When drug companies like Pfizer and Moderna learned to successfully incorporate messenger RNA technology into a COVID-19 vaccine, experts say they likely opened the door to a significant shift in the future of immunization.
Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda.