The swift arrival of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has offered hope for the end of the global pandemic, but there's still a question of how long people are protected from the virus after they receive their shots.
The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.
Psychologists have worried about the mental health toll of rising COVID-19 cases and tightened restrictions for months - add in the shorter days and colder weather of the approaching season, and we could be in for what one expert called a “long, dark winter.”
A Massachusetts construction worker's love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man's heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.
Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest.
Late-stage studies of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate are on temporary hold while the company investigates whether a recipient's “potentially unexplained” illness is a side effect of the shot.