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What to know about Biden’s proposed COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it will support patent waivers for COVID-19 vaccines as part of a global effort to boost supplies in poorer countries. Here’s what you should know: Question: What did President Joe Biden propose? Answer: The Biden administration announced its support for a global proposal to lift intellectual property protections for… Read More »

What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the September 16 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. At an ABC town hall in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, the President hit back at a question over his remarks to renowned journalist Bob Woodward… Read More »

This Morning’s Dr Chris issues health warning about showering every day

Having a shower is one of the simple joys of life. It rejuvenates the skin and mind and provides a host of additional health benefits, such as increasing blood flow. Opinion is divided about whether you should shower daily, however. Drawing on research, This Morning‘s Dr Chris highlighted the health risks posed by daily showering. … Read More »

Younger age, problems obtaining PrEP, and worries about side effects among the factors associated with PrEP discontinuation in Germany

Factors associated with discontinuing HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Germany include younger age, dissatisfaction with sex life, problems obtaining treatment and concerns about side effects, German investigators report in BMC Public Health. The research involved both current and former PrEP users, also showing that 19% of former users reported very inconsistent condom use after discontinuing… Read More »

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

D. Todd Detar, DO Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I… Read More »

Jamie Lynn Spears Speaks for the First Time About Daughter Maddie’s Accident

Four years ago this February, the daughter of Zoey 101 star and country singer Jamie Lynn Spears, Maddie, suffered a devastating accident when the ATV Maddie was driving flipped into a pond, trapping then eight-year-old under the water. Jamie Lynn and her husband Jamie Watson immediately dived into the water, but were unable to pull… Read More »