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Rents are climbing across the US, and those high costs are among the many compelling reasons to try to buy a home. But with mortgage rates double what they were a year ago -- and home inventory at a historic low -- both options can be a magnet for stress. For those in this predicament, consi…
In China's southern Guizhou province, there's a tiny village in the southeast corner, nestled deep within the mountains, called Dali. A wall of lush green trees and bamboo surround this village of about 1,000 people, who've lived in wooden homes with gray-tiled roofs for centuries.
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday halted the emergency use authorization of Evusheld because it does not appear to protect against Covid-19 from viral variants currently circulating in the United States.
A panel of independent experts that advises the US Food and Drug Administration on its vaccine decisions voted unanimously Thursday to update all Covid-19 vaccines so they contain the same ingredients as the two-strain shots that are now used as booster doses.
The updated Covid-19 boosters are cutting the risk that a person will get sick from the coronavirus by about half, even against infections caused by the rapidly spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant.
Rihanna headlining the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show has already drummed up immense excitement. But if pop music isn't your genre of choice, perhaps you'll be happy to learn the NFL has added a country music star and some Hollywood heavyweights to its entertainment lineup.
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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ironing out the "logistical and legal" aspects of testing wastewater from airplanes for coronavirus variants as it continues to explore such an infectious disease monitoring program.
ALBANY — After a spike in COVID-19 cases following the holiday season the number of area residents hospitalized has been decreasing in recent weeks, but the disease is still lingering.
Jeff Zients speaks during a news conference at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 8, 2020.Zients is expected to replace Ron Klain as the next White House chief of staff, according to three people briefed on the matter.
The US Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the Covid-19 vaccine process to look more like what happens with the flu vaccine, according to documents posted online on Monday. That could include streamlining the vaccine composition, immunization schedules and periodic updates of Covi…
When one by one, the friends of a young woman living in Beijing began disappearing — detained by the police after attending a vigil together weeks earlier — she felt sure that her time was nearing.
Jeff Zients, who ran President Joe Biden's Covid-19 response effort and served in high-ranking roles in the Obama administration, is expected to replace Ron Klain as the next White House chief of staff, according to three people briefed on the matter.
Chris Hipkins, New Zealand's education minister, is bidding to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister, after her shock resignation announcement earlier this week.
A rough respiratory virus season in the US appears to be easing, as three major respiratory viruses that have battered the country for the past few months are finally all trending down at the same time.
Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal influenza this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Friday.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, here in 2022, on Tuesday announced a policy proposal banning many pandemic mitigation efforts.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis called on state lawmakers to make permanent existing penalties for companies that require all employees get the Covid-19 vaccination, his latest move to curtail pandemic mitigation efforts.
If you frequently find yourself stuck in a procrastination loop, there's a good chance you're not lazy -- but rather, a perfectionist. Oftentimes, perfectionists avoid starting tasks due to a fear of failure or criticism, experts say. You can challenge those beliefs by avoiding all-or-nothin…
When Covid-19 patients younger than 5 also test positive for another respiratory virus, they tend to become sicker and develop more severe disease, a new study suggests.
Soon after his 20th birthday, Isaac Danian disappeared from his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in early September 2020, leaving behind a note for his younger siblings that warned them "do not get the vaccine" or "you won't make it to heaven."
Bullishness about the global economy has been in short supply among business leaders in recent months, with fears of recession clouding the outlook and restraining investment. Now, cautious optimism is peeking through.
The #WorkingWithCancer Pledge launched Tuesday at the 2023 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Covid-19 has killed more than 1 million people in the United States since the start of the pandemic, and life expectancy has been cut by nearly 2.5 years since 2020.
A new coronavirus variant is circulating, the most transmissible one yet. Hospitalizations of infected patients are rising. And older adults represent nearly 90% of US deaths from Covid-19 in recent months, the largest portion since the start of the pandemic.
China's economy expanded by just 3% in 2022, far below the government's own target, marking one of the worst performances in nearly half a century. Growth was impacted heavily by months of widespread Covid lockdowns and a historic downturn in the property market.
The pandemic dislodged the global supply chain, hurling once smoothly running businesses, industries and economies into a state of disarray.
Global air traffic will boom this year, returning to pre-pandemic levels in June, according to a new report.
A number of regional governments in China have revealed the enormous sums they've spent on fighting the pandemic, reinforcing a previous state media report suggesting that mounting costs were a key reason why the country abruptly abandoned its zero-Covid policy.
With children back in school and daycare after the holidays, weary parents fear what illness awaits them next during this brutal respiratory virus season.
Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the White House Covid-19 Response Team, is retiring. Kessler is seen here in March 2021.
Jessica Rosario loved watching her 15-year-old, Eliana, play flute with the rest of the marching band during Open Door Christian School football games. But after the homecoming game in 2021, she got an alarming call from the Ohio school's band director.
Close to 60,000 people have died of Covid in China since the country abruptly abandoned its tight "zero-Covid" policy in early December, a medical official from the National Health Commission (NHC) told a press conference in Beijing on Saturday.
When Julie Wright joined her family for breakfast on Christmas morning, her meal looked identical to what she ate exactly one year ago. The only difference now was that she couldn’t taste her food.
Dr. David Kessler, chief science officer for the White House Covid-19 Response Team, is retiring, according to a statement from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that there is a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but that it is unlikely to represent a true risk. The agency said it continues to recommend that people stay up-to-date with Covi…
Flu continues to be very prevalent in the US, but the first wave of the season -- which swept through the country weeks earlier than usual -- appears to have peaked.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- If a lost ability to smell after a COVID-19 infection has sapped some of the color from your world, relief might be on the way.
At Teddy & The Bully Bar restaurant near downtown Washington, DC, business has never been the same since the pandemic hit.
You may have heard that there's a new Omicron spinoff that's quickly gaining ground in the United States. Maybe you wanted to ask your doctor about it or search for more information online -- but what was it called again?
As Jo Wang, an event planner in Beijing, watched her family members fall ill with Covid-19 one by one late last month she had a single goal: find antiviral pills to protect her elderly grandfather when his turn came.
Convalescent plasma -- a once-celebrated treatment for Covid-19 that has largely fallen out of favor -- does work well for people who are immune-compromised, according to a study published Thursday.
Vaccination rates for measles and other diseases dropped again last school year, according to a study published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coverage against measles dropped to the lowest it's been in more than a decade.
When you fill up your coffee machine or humidifier, is tap water your choice? Naturally, many of us question how sterile our tap water is -- or maybe even get a bit anxious thinking about the microorganisms in our faucets. Despite some misconceptions, tap water is generally harmless when ing…
A new Covid-19 variant, XBB.1.5, is spreading rapidly throughout the United States. In December 2022, the proportion of new Covid-19 infections due to this Omicron offshoot have increased from 4% to 18%, according to a January 6 release from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…
The majority of long Covid symptoms resolve within the first year after infection for people with mild cases of Covid-19, according to a large study conducted in Israel.
No new Ebola infections have been detected in Uganda for 42 days, and so on Wednesday, the World Health Organization and the Ugandan Ministry of Health officially declared that the country's most recent outbreak of the deadly virus is at an end.
Some vaccine advisers to the federal government say they're "disappointed" and "angry" that government scientists and the pharmaceutical company Moderna didn't present a set of infection data on the company's new Covid-19 booster during meetings last year when the advisers discussed whether …
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has officially rescinded the military's Covid-19 vaccination mandate for troops after President Joe Biden signed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring its dismissal.
Satellite images taken over a number of Chinese cities have captured crowding at crematoriums and funeral homes, as the country continues its battle with an unprecedented wave of Covid-19 infections following its dismantling of severe pandemic restrictions.