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May 21, 2022
Lawmakers grill FDA commissioner over baby formula shortage

WASHINGTON (AP) The head of the Food and Drug Administration faced congressional lawmakers for the first time Thursday over the shortage of baby formula that has rattled American parents and become a growing political liability for President Joe Biden. FDA Commissioner Robert Califf’s appearance before a House subcommittee came just hours after Biden announced a […]

March 26, 2022
Moderna says its low-dose COVID shots work for kids under 6

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine works in babies, toddlers and preschoolers, the company announced Wednesday – a development that could pave the way for the littlest kids to be vaccinated by summer if regulators agree. Moderna said that in the coming weeks it would ask regulators in the U.S. and Europe to authorize two small-dose shots for […]

March 5, 2022
As vaccine demand falls, states are left with huge stockpile

As demand for COVID-19 vaccines collapses in many areas of the U.S., states are scrambling to use stockpiles of doses before they expire and have to be added to the millions that have already gone to waste. From some of the least vaccinated states, like Indiana and North Dakota, to some of the most vaccinated […]

February 12, 2022
CDC proposes softer guidance on opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) The nation’s top public health agency on Thursday proposed changing, and in some instances, softening, guidelines for U.S. doctors prescribing oxycodone and other opioid painkillers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s previous guidance, issued six years ago, helped slow the kind of prescribing that ignited the worst overdose epidemic in U.S. […]

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 […]

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Briggs, Sandra J. 

NEWARK: Sandy Briggs passed after a lengthy struggle with cancer, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Pittsford, New York to a family of four siblings. After high school she worked at Kodak and lived independently. Her green MGB was her pride and joy, but she eventually had to give it up due to speeding tickets. She spent […]

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Bouwens, Laura Sproul

NEWARK: Age 54, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at home in Newark, Funeral services will be held at 10AM on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 400 S. Main St., Newark, NY.   Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be […]

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