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In a ceremony in Geneva, the World Health Organization presented an award to the family of Ms. Lacks, whose cancer cells led to world-changing...

  • In 1951, doctors took cancer cells from Henrietta Lacks without her consent or her family’s knowledge. On Wednesday, the W.H.O. sought to rectify a 70-year-old wrong by honoring Ms. Lacks, whose cells led to world-changing advances in medicine. https://t.co/gCB5Xm7FZf - view on twitter

People who have received the company’s one-shot vaccine may benefit from a booster with another brand. F.D.A. advisers will discuss the data on...

  • People who received a Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine may be better off with a booster shot from Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech, according to preliminary data from a federal clinical trial published on Wednesday. https://t.co/OAyBVL6Rv6 - view on twitter

Coronaviruses discovered in Laotian bats are surprisingly adept at infecting human cells, showing that such deadly features can indeed evolve outside of a...

Rising immunity and modest changes in behavior may explain why cases are declining, but much remains unknown, scientists...

The new recommendations are aimed at food manufacturers and restaurants. Some experts say they don’t go far...

  • The F.D.A. is asking restaurants, food suppliers and other businesses to reduce the amount of salt used in their products. The U.S. agency issued long-awaited voluntary guidelines aimed at curbing sodium consumption. https://t.co/bbZqD3bi4P - view on twitter

The Republican state senator, Lora Reinbold, drew widespread attention after video surfaced of her confrontation with Alaska Airlines employees over mask...

  • An Alaska lawmaker who was barred from Alaska Airlines flights over defiance of a federal mandate requiring passengers to wear masks disclosed this week that she had tested positive for the coronavirus. https://t.co/AQNZmvlPqO - view on twitter

Numerous airline executives say no, but a growing number of politicians and medical experts say it is worth following Canada’s lead before holiday travel...

Rising immunity and modest changes in behavior may explain why cases are declining, but much remains unknown, scientists...

  • “We are definitely, without a doubt, hands-down in a better place this year than we were last year,” said Dr. Nahid Bhadelia. But, she added, “We’ve done this again and again, where we let the foot off the pedal too early.”  https://t.co/1BBc0y4JvS - view on twitter

Was it a tick-borne parasite — or something...

A U.S. panel is proposing a shift away from the use of low-dose aspirin in many people at risk of heart...