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Intermittent fasting is as effective as counting calories, new study finds

Monday, June 26, 2023

Limiting when you eat to a six- or eight-hour window can help reduce caloric intake. While the weight loss isn't dramatic, it may be easier to stick to than counting calories.


FDA advisers back updated COVID shots for fall vaccinations

Thursday, June 15, 2023

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended revising the current COVID-19 vaccine so that it specifically targets omicron.


New HIV cases are slowing, but there are clear racial and geographic disparities

Sunday, May 28, 2023

New research shows that the U.S. is making progress in preventing new HIV infections but the gains are happening unevenly across racial and ethnic groups.


A new approach to curbing sexually transmitted infections gains interest

Monday, May 22, 2023

Research shows taking a certain antibiotic after sex can significantly reduce the risk of getting sexually transmitted infections. It is seen as a promising approach to curb the nation's STI epidemic.


Why viral reservoirs are a prime suspect for long COVID sleuths

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Scientists are turning up more evidence that some people may harbor a viral reservoir in the wake of COVID-19. What could that tell us about long COVID?


Long COVID may be due to the virus sticking around after infection, researchers say

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

A growing body of evidence points to the idea that the coronavirus can stick around long after an initial infection. Some researchers think that may be a major driver of long COVID.


FDA pulls the only approved drug for preventing premature birth off the market

Thursday, April 06, 2023

The drug had been fast-tracked for approval under the agency's accelerated approval program, and has been available for more than a decade, despite the drugmaker's failure to prove that it works.


Millions may lose free preventive health care after ruling by federal judge in Texas

Friday, March 31, 2023

Millions of Americans may lose access to free preventive health care services. Insurers have been required to cover those services under the ACA, but a federal judge in Texas struck that down.


COVID's emergency status ends in May. Here's how it will impact funding and policies

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jen Kates from the Kaiser Family Foundation about what it means that President Biden has declared the COVID public health emergency over for the United States in May.


FDA moves to ease restrictions on blood donations for men who have sex with men

Friday, January 27, 2023

Long criticized as discriminatory, the policy has prevented many gay and bisexual men from donating blood. The Food and Drug Administration revealed a draft of its new approach on Friday.


I usually wake up just ahead of my alarm. What's up with that?

Monday, December 26, 2022

Call it "precision waking" — the alleged ability to decide when you want to wake up and then doing so, without an alarm. If you think you can do it, you're not alone, though how is still mysterious.


Seattle Children's Hospital is being inundated with respiratory illness patients

Friday, November 04, 2022

Pediatric hospitals in the U.S. are being inundated with patients due to an unusually early and intense surge of respiratory illnesses. Here's how one Seattle hospital is coping.


CDC issues a revamp of opiod guidelines, giving clinicians more leeway

Thursday, November 03, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a long-anticipated revamp of opioid guidelines that give clinicians more leeway in prescribing the medicines for pain.


CDC issues new opioid prescribing guidance, giving doctors more leeway to treat pain

Thursday, November 03, 2022

The updated recommendations seek to course correct after guidelines from 2016 were criticized for harshly limiting access to needed pain medication.


Early signs suggest monkeypox may be slowing in the U.S.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Rates of new cases are declining in major cities, suggesting public health campaigns are working.


Pfizer asks FDA to greenlight new omicron booster shots, which could arrive this fall

Monday, August 22, 2022

Pfizer has submitted data on its bivalent COVID-19 booster shot that specifically targets the latest omicron subvariants. If authorized, the company says the shots could be ready as soon as September.


The new U.S. monkeypox vaccine strategy offers more doses — and uncertainty

Friday, August 19, 2022

Missteps and delays have hampered the U.S. effort to vaccinate people against monkeypox. Now state health officials and community members are trying to adapt to a controversial "dose sparing" plan.


With new guidance, CDC ends test-to-stay for schools and relaxes COVID rules

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks to minimize COVID-19's disruption of daily life while conceding that the pandemic isn't over.


With supplies low, FDA authorizes plan to stretch limited monkeypox vaccine doses

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

The Biden administration is allowing the shot to be given between layers of skin — a method that only requires a fifth of the full dose — in order to increase vaccinations and slow the outbreak.


Poll: Black, Native American and Latino families face serious problems from inflation

Monday, August 08, 2022

Those households are struggling to stay afloat, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.