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  • FDA: Merck COVID pill effective, experts will review safety

    Federal health regulators say an experimental COVID-19 pill from Merck is effective against the virus, but they will seek input from outside experts on risks of birth defects and other potential problems during pregnancy.
  • Families struggle with how to hold 2nd pandemic Thanksgiving

    (AP) — Back in the spring, Pauline Criel and her cousins talked about reuniting for Thanksgiving at her home near Detroit after many painful months of seclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Canada's breast cancer screening policy based off flawed study: researchers

    Researchers say a decades-old Canadian study that influenced breast cancer screening policy contained significant flaws in its approach, leading to a "substantial impact" on disease outcomes and potentially contributing to hundreds of "avoidable deaths" per year.
  • Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso's virus fight

    KAYA, Burkina Faso (AP) — Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore and scribbling talking points in the margins. Transmission, prevention, vaccination — Sawadogo hits these topics in her bimonthly radio show on Zama FM, interviewing doctors and nurses about COVID-19 and testing callers on their knowledge.
  • On the road again: Travelers emerge in time for Thanksgiving

    DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.
  • Subway sandwich chain co-founder Peter Buck dies at 90

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Peter Buck, whose $1,000 investment in a family friend's Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 provided the genesis for what is now the world's largest restaurant chain — Subway — has died. He was 90.
  • Merck asks EU regulator to authorize its COVID-19 pill

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency said it has received a request from Merck to authorize its coronavirus antiviral, the first pill shown to treat COVID-19.
  • FDA official explains decision on 'simplified' booster shots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's booster campaign got a lot simpler Friday after Food and Drug Administration officials authorized extra shots of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for all adults.
  • Research links COVID-19 in pregnancy with stillbirths

    Pregnant women with COVID-19 face increased chances for stillbirths compared with uninfected women, and that risk spiked to four times higher after the delta variant emerged, new government data show.
  • EU says Merck's COVID pill can be taken in emergencies

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Medicines Agency has issued emergency use advice for Merck's COVID-19 pill, even though the oral medicine has not yet been authorized.

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