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"Game-changer" Paxlovid turns into pandemic enigma

“Game-changer” Paxlovid turns into pandemic enigma

Paxlovid, once hailed as a “game-changer” for its ability to treat COVID-19 infections at home, is becoming one of the pandemic’s biggest enigmas. The intrigue: There’s growing concern about the link between Pfizer’s antiviral pill and COVID rebound, in which patients test positive or have symptoms days after a course of the drug is completed. …

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Omicron COVID-19 booster shots are coming: Will they be a game-changer?

Omicron COVID-19 booster shots are coming: Will they be a game-changer?

The next generation of COVID-19 booster shots — tailored specifically to combat the super-infectious family of Omicron subvariants — could roll out early next month. The long-in-the-works offering would mark an ambitious new phase in the nation’s vaccination campaign and, officials say, give residents another option to protect themselves ahead of a possible coronavirus resurgence …

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Omicron COVID-19 booster shots are coming: Will they be a game-changer?

Omicron COVID-19 booster shots are coming: Will they be a game-changer?

The next generation of COVID-19 booster shots — tailored specifically to combat the super-infectious family of Omicron subvariants — could roll out early next month. The long-in-the-works offering would mark an ambitious new phase in the nation’s vaccination campaign and, officials say, give residents another option to protect themselves ahead of a possible coronavirus resurgence …

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'Game-changer' blood test is even better at finding early breast cancers than a mammogram

‘Game-changer’ blood test is even better at finding early breast cancers than a mammogram

A simple blood test that promises to be better at spotting early-stage breast cancer than a mammogram has been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for women’s health. The Trucheck test, which highlights cancer cells circulating in the blood, correctly identifies 92 per cent of breast cancers – around five percentage points higher than mammography. But scientists …

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