Health & Fitness

Coronavirus origins still a mystery 3 years into pandemic

A crucial question has eluded governments and health agencies around the world since the COVID-19 pandemic began: Did the virus originate in animals or leak from a Chinese lab?

No cow needed: Oat and soy can be called milk, FDA proposes

Soy, oat, almond and other drinks that bill themselves as “milk” can keep using the name, according to draft federal rules released Wednesday.

Coronavirus Files: Long COVID flies under the radar in many communities; Moderna pledges free vaccines

Moderna’s COVID vaccine grew out of a longstanding collaboration with the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the government granted the company nearly $2 billion to develop the shot.

Air Pollution Speeds Bone Loss from Osteoporosis: Large Study

Elevated levels of air pollutants are associated with bone damage among postmenopausal women, according to new research led by scientists at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Bird flu costs pile up as outbreak enters second year

The ongoing bird flu outbreak has cost the government roughly $661 million and added to consumers’ pain at the grocery store after more than 58 million birds were slaughtered to limit the spread of the virus.