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October 30, 2021
Cheap antidepressant shows promise treating early COVID-19

A cheap antidepressant reduced the need for hospitalization among high-risk adults with COVID-19 in a study hunting for existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat coronavirus. Researchers tested the pill used for depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder because it was known to reduce inflammation and looked promising in smaller studies. They’ve shared the results with […]

October 16, 2021
FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

WASHINGTON (AP) Heath officials on Tuesday authorized the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds vaping products can benefit adult smokers. The Food and Drug Administration said data submitted by the company showed its Vuse e-cigarettes helped smokers either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause of […]

September 25, 2021
Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

By Lindsey TannerAP Medical Writer Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? No, experts say there’s no strong evidence yet that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it’s more contagious. Delta’s ability to spread […]

September 20, 2021
Pope questions vaccine skeptics, including cardinals

By Nicole WinfieldAssociated Press ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) Pope Francis said Wednesday he didn’t understand why people refuse to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” and that serene discussion about the shots was necessary to help them. “Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis […]

September 11, 2021
Mass vaccination sites returning to Monroe County

Rochester, N.Y. — The days of COVID booster shots in Monroe County are near. And to help distribute them, Monroe County will reopen mass vaccination sites. Monroe County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza and County Executive Adam Bello made the announcement Thursday. The first time around, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center was used by Monroe […]

September 7, 2021
Fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes prepares to go on trial

Jury selection in the fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes began Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the fallen Silicon Valley star now facing felony charges alleging she duped elite financial backers, customers and patients into believing that her startup was about to revolutionize medicine. But the Theranos technology, which promised to run hundreds of […]

August 29, 2021
Pfizer seeking FDA OK for COVID-19 vaccine booster

Pfizer is seeking U.S. approval of a booster dose of its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine. The drugmaker said Wednesday that it has started the application process for a third dose of its vaccine for everyone ages 16 and older. The company said it will complete the application with the Food and Drug Administration by the end […]

August 14, 2021
Study: Extra COVID shot helps protect transplant patients

A third dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine substantially improved protection for organ transplant recipients whose weak immune systems don’t always rev up enough with the standard two shots, Canadian researchers reported Wednesday. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was small but it’s the most rigorous type of third-dose testing so far […]

August 10, 2021
Food of the future? EU nations put mealworms on the menu

BRUSSELS (AP) Dried yellow mealworms could soon be hitting supermarket shelves and restaurants across Europe. The European Union’s 27 nations gave the greenlight Tuesday to a proposal to put the Tenebrio molitor beetle’s larvae on the market as a “novel food.” The move came after the EU’s food safety agency published a scientific opinion this […]

July 31, 2021
What is a COVID-19 vaccine ‘breakthrough’ case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. In studies, the two-dose COVID-19 vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna were around 95% effective at preventing illness, while the one-shot Johnson & Johnson shot was 72% effective, though direct comparisons are difficult. So while the vaccines are […]

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Cross, Karen L.

MARION: Went to be with the Lord with her family by her side on December 1, 2021 at the age of 70. She is predeceased by her parents, Jerry and Martha Cicero. Survived by her loving children, Tracy (Jeffrey) Cahoon, Adam Cross, and Katie (Jeffrey) Decker; grandchildren, Nash and Noah Cahoon, Gracie, Clayton and Mason […]

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Plummer, Fredrick J.

SODUS:  Entered into rest on November 30, 2021 at age 85. Predeceased by his parents: Ernest and Ella Marlatt Plummer. Fred proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1959-1961.  He retired from Kodak after many years and then went onto be a school bus driver for Sodus Central School District. Survived by […]

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