The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Oct. 12 allowed British American Tobacco Plc to market the company’s Vuse Solo e-cigarettes and tobacco-flavored pods, the first-ever vapor product to get clearance from the health regulator.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Sept. 9 the regulatory agency needs more time to decide whether e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc. and other major manufacturers can sell their products in the United States.

As Covid-19 infections driven by the Delta variant continue to spike across much of the United States, stretching health care services to the limits, the White House is seeking $65 billion to lay the groundwork for future pandemic preparedness.

Covid-19 probably can be eradicated globally, just like polio, according to research just published in BMJ Global Health. That assumes, however, that a high rate of vaccination occurs globally and that there is a quick response to emerging variants.

Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, U.S. health authorities said on July 27.

India’s coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on May 11, with a seven-day average of new cases at a record high and international health authorities warning the country’s variant of the virus poses a global concern.

Japanese health authorities are concerned that variants of the coronavirus are driving a nascent fourth wave in the pandemic with just 109 days remaining until the Tokyo Olympics.

The United States crossed 30 million coronavirus cases on March 24, according to a Reuters tally, as states accelerate the vaccination process by lowering age limits.

The number of new coronavirus infections globally rose for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization said on March 1.

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined what it means and what it takes to be a healthcare provider in a time of crisis. In a new study from McCann Health, the data from the original 2016 Truth About Doctors study was re-examined and updated, highlighting the need to focus on prioritizing the health and wellbeing of physicians to ultimately help foster a healthier public.