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Is It Safe Again to Take the Bus or Subway?

Alex Marshall, columnist, Governing magazine; book author, New York City. David Levine, science writer, New York City. William Hanage, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Linsey Marr, PhD, professor of civil and environmental…

Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Vaccines remain a “remarkably safe” way to protect human health, thanks to a rigorous system of safety monitoring that continues after approval, a new review shows. Ongoing safety…

Immunotherapy Safe for Cancer Patients with COVID

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy for cancer patients with COVID-19 appears safe, a preliminary study suggests. The treatments activate a person’s immune system against cancer. Researchers have been wary, because…

Is it Safe to Go to the Gym?

AARP: “List of Coronavirus-Related Restrictions in Every State.” Cedric Bryant, PhD, president and chief science officer, American Council on Exercise. Grant Baldwin, PhD, co-leader, CDC’s Community Interventions and At Risk Task Force, COVID-19 Response. CDC: “Personal and Social Activities.” Governor’s…

How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom?

July 2, 2020 — With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls, and proximity to strangers, public restrooms can be a germophobe’s worst nightmare. But the COVID-19 pandemic adds a new layer of risk, and infectious disease doctors are urging…

Muscle Relaxants for Back Pain Are Soaring: Are They Safe?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1 , 2020 (HealthDay News) — Back pain plagues many Americans, and new research shows that doctors are doling out muscle relaxant prescriptions to treat the pain — often along with an opioid…