Most Americans unhappy with U.S. vaccine rollout, poll shows

As the United States enters a critical phase of its national coronavirus vaccination campaign, a new poll shows that two-thirds of Americans are frustrated with how hard it is to get immunized against COVID-19. The Gallup Poll, released Wednesday morning, comes as health officials across the country are desperately juggling…

U.S. Marshals to Protect COVID-19 Vaccines

FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2020 — COVID-19 vaccines will be protected by U.S. Marshals deputies as they are distributed throughout the United States. “Deputy Marshals are working hand-in-hand with Operation Warp Speed personnel to provide security for COVID-19 vaccines from the facilities where they are manufactured to distribution sites,” the agency…

ADHD medication ODs rising in U.S. kids, teens

(HealthDay)—Growing numbers of younger kids are overdosing on stimulant medications commonly used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study indicates. The researchers called for greater efforts to identify kids at risk for overdose, and more education on safe storage of prescription and over-the-counter medications for parents and caregivers. “Stimulant…

Job changes increasingly common among U.S. radiologists

(HealthDay)—More than 40 percent of radiologists separated from at least one practice in recent years, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Stefan Santavicca, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and colleagues assessed recent trends and characteristics in…

2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Prepregnancy Obesity in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 — From 2016 to 2019, there was an increase in prepregnancy obesity in the United States, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Anne K. Driscoll, Ph.D., and Elizabeth C.W. Gregory, M.P.H.,…

U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 9 Million

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 — Nine million COVID-19 cases. That was the somber threshold the United States crossed on Thursday, and it was accompanied by another record-breaking number: 90,000 new daily cases. During the past week, the United States has recorded more than 500,000 new cases, The New York Times…

U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 — The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 75,000 new infections, while eight states broke single-day records of new cases. Also on Thursday, the antiviral medicine remdesivir became the first drug to gain…