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FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk

The United States moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk...

U.S. regulators fully approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine; CVS to require vaccinations

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine Monday, potentially boosting public confidence in the shots and instantly opening the...

U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

NEW YORK (AP) – United States health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging...

U.S. allows extra COVID vaccine doses for some. Now what?

Americans at high risk from COVID-19 because of severely weakened immune systems are now allowed to get a third vaccination in hopes of better...
PFIZER SAID that it is asking U.S. regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic - but not until after a long, hard winter. / AP FILE PHOTO/BEBETO MATTHEWS

Pfizer seeking emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine in U.S.

Pfizer said Friday it is asking United States regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that...
MODERNA SAID its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from the company’s still ongoing study. / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

2nd coronavirus vaccine shows early success in U.S. tests

For the second time this month, there's promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash...
POWERFUL PRODUCT: Allyson Cote, CEO and president of Ocean State Shields, and Todd Thomas, chief innovation officer, with their product, sd90, a coating that stops micro-organism growth for up to a year on surfaces. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup aiming to ensure microbes stay away

Without making claims specific to the new coronavirus, Ocean State Shields LP says its product – a nontoxic spray-on liquid that disinfects surfaces, including...

Five Questions With: Lisabeth Bennett

Lisabeth Bennett is the clinical director of Tobacco Cessation Services of Rhode Island, a service offered through CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. As a board certified...

CDC findings suggest link between THC products and vaping-related illnesses

PROVIDENCE – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new findings on its investigation into vaping-related illnesses that suggest tetrahydrocannabinol products play a...

Surgeon offers trial procedure for fecal incontinence in women

PROVIDENCE – A colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates is evaluating a trial procedure to treat fecal incontinence using a system approved by the...

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