Indian travelers more confident than Japanese, Aussies

For the most part, residents of Asia-Pacific can travel again. But some are more confident about packing their bags than others. Travel confidence is “diverse and nuanced” in the region, according to a new survey commissioned by the travel website Booking.com. Some 11,000 people in the region were polled about their comfort levels and concerns, … Read more

Sexual Dysfunction, Hair Loss Linked With Long COVID

aug. 12, 2022 – Hair loss, reduced sex drive, and erectile dysfunction have joined a list of better-known symptoms linked to long COVID in patients who were not hospitalized, according to findings of a large study. Anuradhaa Subramanian, PhD, with the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, … Read more

FDA Expands Home Testing Guidelines for COVID Exposures

Editor’s note: This story will be updated. aug. 11, 2022 – It might be a good time to stock up on home COVID-19 tests. Today, the FDA issued new guidance on at-home COVID testing. It still recommends repeat testing after a negative result, but it is also recommending that people who have no symptoms but … Read more

CDC eases guidance as U.S. has more tools to fight the virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased its Covid-19 guidance on Thursday, saying the virus now poses a much lower risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death compared to earlier in the pandemic. The CDC no longer recommends testing people in schools who don’t have Covid symptoms, their previous strategy to catch possible infections … Read more

Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

aug. 11, 2022 – Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event, compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, after both doses of either mRNA vaccination, the researchers reported in … Read more

CDC Ends Some COVID Safety Rules, Emphasizes Personal Risk

aug. 11, 2022 – The CDC today announced that because there’s now less risk of “medically significant” COVID-19, some public health measures the agency recommended may no longer be necessary. For example, CDC recommendations on social distancing, quarantining, and testing children for COVID-19 while allowing them to stay in school – known as the test-to-stay … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures in May, state media imposed on Thursday. North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections of the virus it has found, but since July 29 it has reported no new suspected cases … Read more

Long COVID’s Grip Will Likely Tighten as Infections Continue

aug. 10, 2022 – COVID-19 is far from done in the United States, with more than 111,000 new cases being recorded a day in the second week of August, according to Johns Hopkins University, and 625 deaths being reported every day. And as toll grows, experts are worried about a second wave of illnesses from … Read more

Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

aug. 10, 2022 – Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study. The study was done on men and women in Utah who were, on average, in their 60s and got COVID before … Read more

Novavax cuts 2022 revenue guidance in half, stock tanks in after-hours trading

In this photo illustration a silhouette of a man holding a medical syringe and a vial displayed in front of the Novavax logo on a screen. Cezary Kowalski | Lightrocket | Getty Images Novavax deeply cut its full year revenue guidance Monday, with no new Covid vaccine sales expected for 2022 in the US or … Read more