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July 17, 2021
EU likely to decide on Moderna COVID shot for kids next week

AMSTERDAM (AP) A top official at the European Medicines Agency said a decision on whether to recommend that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine be authorized for children is expected late next week. At a press briefing on Thursday, Dr. Marco Cavaleri, the EU drug regulator’s head of vaccines strategy, said its expert committee was currently evaluating Moderna’s […]

July 3, 2021
Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

By Aileen Torres-Bennett and Nick PerryAP Medical Writer SUVA, Fiji (AP) A growing coronavirus outbreak in Fiji is stretching the health system and devastating the economy. It has even prompted the government to offer jobless people tools and cash to become farmers. The Pacific nation got through the first year of the pandemic without any […]

June 26, 2021
Experts: Benefits of COVID vaccine outweigh small heart risk

NEW YORK (AP) Federal officials said Wednesday they plan to strengthen cautions about a rare side effect of some COVID-19 vaccines – chest pain and heart inflammation, mostly among teenagers and young adults. But in an unusual joint statement, top U.S. government health officials, medical organizations, laboratory and hospital associations and others stressed the overriding […]

June 12, 2021
Pill shows benefit in certain hard-to-treat breast cancers

By Carla K. JohnsonAP Medical Writer A pill has been shown to help keep certain early-stage, hard-to-treat breast cancers at bay after initial treatment in findings being reported early because they are so promising. Study results were released Thursday by the American Society of Clinical Oncology ahead of its annual meeting and published in the […]

June 5, 2021
Justices reject Johnson & Johnson appeal of $2B talc verdict

By Mark ShermanAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP)  The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talc products. The justices did not comment Tuesday in rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s appeal. The company argued that it was not treated fairly […]

May 29, 2021
People of color more exposed to heat islands, study finds

By Drew CostleyAP Science Writer In nearly every major city in the U.S., people of color are exposed to more extreme urban heat than white people, a new study found. Using government temperature and census data, researchers examined the distribution of heat islands - parts of cities with higher average temperatures than the surrounding areas. […]

May 22, 2021
US cervical cancers fall but other sex-related cancers rise

Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus. Oral sex is helping fuel more cases of mouth and throat cancers in men. For older […]

May 15, 2021
Oprah, Prince Harry reunite for Apple TV+ mental health show

LOS ANGELES (AP) Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry are teaming up for a series that will delve into mental health issues and feature segments from athletes and stars like Lady Gaga and Glenn Close. “The Me You Can’t See” will be a multi-part documentary series that will debut on Apple TV+ on May 21. Winfrey […]

May 8, 2021
US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century

NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. birth rate fell 4% last year, the largest single-year decrease in nearly 50 years, according to a government report being released Wednesday. The rate dropped for moms of every major race and ethnicity, and in nearly every age group, falling to the lowest point since federal health officials started tracking […]

May 1, 2021
Rochester Regional Health brings Thoracic Surgeon to Newark-Wayne

Patients in Wayne County, Ontario County, and the rural communities surrounding the Finger Lakes no longer have to drive to Rochester to see a thoracic surgeon. Starting May 3, Jeffrey Cane, MD, of Rochester Regional Health’s nationally recognized Sands-Constellation Heart Institute, will begin seeing patients at his new satellite office on the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital […]

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Recent Obituaries

Camp, Beverly Jane

WOLCOTT: Age 86, passed away October 14, 2021 at the Wayne County Nursing Home in Lyons, NY. She is survived by her brothers, Richard (Suzanne) Camp of Virginia and Donald (Karen) Camp of Wolcott; 2 nieces, Elizabeth (Thomas) Servoss and Katherine (Eric) Schwarzkoph; and nephew, Donald (Elizabeth) Camp. Beverly is predeceased by parents, Richard and Winifred Camp and […]

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McRorie, Ann

WOLCOTT: Age 86, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away October 10, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Joseph and Viola Fox, Mar. 26, 1935, in Hilton, New York. Ann graduated from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School in 1953.  She married Richard McRorie in 1964, and they lived together in Wolcott […]

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