Health

Study: Women More Likely To Die After Heart Attack

(CNN) - Women appear to be more susceptible to fatal heart problems than men. That's according to a study published Monday in the Circulation journal. Researchers say women have a 20% higher risk of dying within five-years following a…

CVS, Walgreens Could Administer Vaccine

(CNN) - CVS and Walgreens are preparing to be among the first companies in the U.S. to give coronavirus vaccines if the FDA approves one for emergency use. Those vaccinations would take place in long-term care facilities, not retail…

Hong Kong Announces Stricter Measures

(CNN) - Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam announced stricter pandemic measures on Monday, as the city struggles to contain its latest coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday all government employees, except for those involved in emergency and essential public services,…

CDC Advisers To Vote On Who Gets Covid Vaccine First

(CNN) - A COVID vaccine may be on the horizon, but who will get it first? That's what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have to decide. The CDC's Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices has scheduled an emergency…

England To Pilot Blood Test To Detect Cancer

(CNN) - A blood test, designed to detect more than 50 types of cancer is being introduced in a pilot program. On Friday, England's National Health Service announced that 165,000 patients will soon start receiving the tests. The blood…

Cell Phone Can Alert You If Were Near Virus

(CNN) - Health officials in the U.S. are turning to cell phones to help with COVID-19 contact tracing. Apps offer pop-up notifications if you were close to someone who later tested positive for the virus. Here's how it works:…

AstraZeneca Admits Error In Vaccine Trial

(CNN) - AstraZeneca announced Monday that its experimental coronavirus vaccine is 70% effective on average. But a lack of clarity surrounding the data is raising some eyebrows. The drugmaker, who developed the vaccine with the university of oxford, clarified…

New Physical Activity Guidelines Advised

(CNN) - Staying active during the pandemic may be difficult, but the world health organization is encouraging everyone to try. The WHO released new physical activity guidelines. They recommend adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous…

FDA Revises Use Guidelines For Expired Masks

Sacramento, CA (KMAX) - Do face masks expire? Probably not; according to the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA posted new guidance about face coverings on its website Tuesday. One of the most notable additions has to do with…

New Model Projects Cases To Nearly Double

(CNN) - COVID-19 isn't easing its grip on the United States. A forecasting model from the Washington University in St. Louis predicts the U.S. will pass 20-million cases before the end of January. This comes as the pandemic has…