Day: October 17, 2020

FDA Warns of Painkiller Risk During Pregnancy

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re pregnant and you think popping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for your aches and pains is safe, think again. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Thursday that taking these widely used painkillers — which include […]

Patients Getting Surprise Bills After Colonoscopies

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans who get recommended colon cancer screening may end up with “surprise” medical bills, a new study suggests. Looking at insurance claims for more than 1.1 million elective colonoscopies, researchers found that 12% involved out-of-network charges. That’s […]

No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election

Oct. 16, 2020 — Pfizer won’t apply for emergency authorization of its coronavirus vaccine before the third week in November, the company’s chief executive said in a statement posted to Pfizer’s website on Friday. The reversal from the company’s previous claims that it would apply for the approval in October […]

Chinese COVID Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An experimental COVID-19 vaccine appeared to be safe and triggered an immune response in healthy people, according to preliminary results of a small, early-stage clinical trial. The study of the vaccine based on inactivated whole SARS-CoV-2 virus (BBIBP-CorV) […]

Heart Defects Don’t Increase Risk of Severe COVID

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In what will come as reassuring news to those who were born with a heart defect, new research finds these people aren’t at increased risk for moderate or severe COVID-19. The study included more than 7,000 adults and […]

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