FDA panel endorses broad use of Johnson & Johnson booster shot

Health care The independent vaccine experts’ vote came after an hours-long discussion of the underlying data J&J submitted to the FDA. A pharmacist administers a Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccination in California. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By DAVID LIM...

Jamie Dimon says worst of pandemic may soon be over

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is not known for mincing words or hiding his emotions. So the fact that the leader of America's largest bank sounds very upbeat about the health of the US economy...

Whole Foods to go chainwide with new grocery delivery fee

Whole Foods Market online shoppers are set to lose a key perk of their $119-per-year Amazon Prime membership: free two-hour delivery of groceries on orders of at least $35. Starting Oct. 25, parent company Amazon plans...

Straffr is a smart resistance band that helps you exercise on the go

Smart fitness gear is often limited by being static and non-portable. (And, well, eye-wateringly expensive.) Think Peloton‘s stationary bike for spin classes or wall-mounted strength training rig Tonal. Great if you’re at home and can...

The Delta variant is keeping the US economy from getting back to normal

The US economy is further from being back to normal again. Thanks, Delta. The more infectious variant of Covid-19 is making people anxious about being around others. That's bad news for the economy going into the...

Cigarette group takes control of asthma inhaler maker

Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of UK inhaler maker Vectura despite objections from health care charities. The producer of Marlboro and Parliament cigarettes said in a statement on Thursday that it had secured...

Covid data dearth at New York public housing continues a pattern of neglect

New York The city has not released NYCHA-specific Covid data in more than a year.

Delta and disasters push FEMA close to the breaking point

health care Internal senior leadership briefings obtained by POLITICO show the disparate nature of FEMA’s activity across the country. President Joe Biden arrives at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters on Aug. 29, 2021. |...

This new material could measure your heart rate through your shirt

A group of researchers has developed a new material they say is as soft as cotton but as strong as Kevlar and as conductive as many metals. It can be worn and washed like normal...

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

As grocery retailers begin offering COVID-19 booster shots, the Food and Drug Administration today gave full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, the first vaccination for the virus to earn that status. The FDA said Monday...

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