Should you attend that New Year’s Eve party? Our medical analyst weighs in | CNN

CNN  —  At the end of 2020 and 2021, many people greeted the start of the coming year hunkered down due to the risk of Covid-19. But now, New Year’s Eve events and celebrations are back in a big way. A lot of people have plans to attend social functions,…

Here’s what the Federal Reserve’s half-point rate hike means for you

The Federal Reserve raised its target federal funds rate by 0.5 percentage points at the end of its two-day meeting Wednesday in a continued effort to cool inflation. Although this marks a more typical hike compared to the super-size 0.75 percentage point moves at each of the last four meetings, the…

Home delivery of medications can help improve access, especially when time is tight | CNN

CNN  —  Covid-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in the United States, with more than 34,000 new admissions last week, but millions of vaccines and doses of antiviral treatments that could help prevent severe outcomes from the virus remain unused. Research has found that many who could benefit most from…

Holiday rush: Why investors may want to add retail ETFs to their cart

‘Tis the season for shopping — and maybe for some investors: ETFs. Despite consumer headwinds tied to the economic slowdown, Amplify ETFs’ Brian Giere sees opportunities in retail. “We are expecting continued outperformance or record growth in online specifically,” the firms’ head of national accounts told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” last…

Macron hints at ‘political attacks’ amid probe into campaign funding

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday he believes he is not “at the heart of the investigation” into the role played by consultancy firms in his 2017 and 2022 presidential campaigns. Macron hinted at “political attacks,” in his first public reaction to revelations Thursday that French prosecutors were…

Researchers speed efforts for vaccine against virus linked with mono, MS | CNN

Maybe you’ve never heard of the Epstein-Barr virus. But it knows all about you. Chances are, it’s living inside you right now. About 95% of American adults are infected sometime in their lives. And once infected, the virus stays with you. Most viruses, such as influenza, just come and go.…

CDC to Switch From Daily to Weekly COVID Data Updates

Oct. 8, 2022 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will start updating COVID-19 case and death counts on a weekly instead of a daily basis starting Oct. 20.“To allow for additional reporting flexibility, reduce the reporting burden on states and jurisdictions, and maximize surveillance resources,…

Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies

Editor’s note: Find more information about long COVID in Medscape’s Long COVID Resource Center. Sept. 22, 2022 – Entrepreneur Maya McNulty, 49, was one of the first victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Schenectady, NY, businesswoman spent 2 months in the hospital after catching the disease in March 2020. That…