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FDA Allows Emergency Use of Remdesivir for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide. Th...

Recovered COVID-19 Patient Donates Plasma to Help 3 Others

Jason Garcia recovered from COVID-19 and wanted to help others. He found a way to do so by donating his plasma to three other patients. Garcia, 36, made a full recovery from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis in March. Garcia is an aerospace engineer, married, w...
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Right Now, a Homemade Face Mask Is a Good Idea

Health experts in the United States are at odds over whether people should wear a face mask while venturing beyond their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But before digging into that debate, let's go stra...
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Feds Blast Juul Over Claims E-Cigs Safer Than Smoking

WASHINGTON — Federal health authorities on Monday blasted vaping company Juul for illegally pitching its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking and ordered the company to stop making unproven claims for its products. The Food and Drug Admin...
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Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Say

NEW YORK — U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states. The Food and Drug Administration says it's working with officials in Canada, where people are also b...