(NEW YORK) -- Police officers, firefighters and other protection service employees had the occupation with the highest death rates from COVID-19 in 2020, new federal data shows. The report, published Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics -- a branch of the Centers for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Even though the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year remains roughly the same, recent medical advances mean that more people are surviving, and thriving, after being diagnosed. A new study published on Thursday in the journal Cancer finds that overall... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster was rolled out at the beginning of September, only 19.4 million Americans have received it as of Oct. 19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The booster is designed to protect... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- This week, mortgage rates in the United States reached a 16-year high in response to rising interest rates. Back in September, President Joe Biden told a reporter that the "pandemic is over." While doctors and infectious disease specialists debated whether this was... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For Emily and Michael Brown, the Federal Reserve’s rate hikes hit close to home. The Browns had been renting a two-bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C., when their now-6-month-old daughter was born. Eager to upgrade to a bigger space, the couple wanted to... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street will watch closely on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve is expected to escalate its fight against inflation with a dramatic interest rate hike. The move would come a little more than a week after a higher-than-expected inflation report revealed that... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Almost two years into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, several states are still struggling to immunize their residents. Among the 10 states with the lowest vaccination rates, as of Wednesday, none have cracked the 60% mark of being fully vaccinated, according to the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With a single case of paralytic polio detected in Rockland County, New York, and the virus showing up in wastewater samples in two counties in the state, as well as New York City, health officials say polio is likely circulating undetected. This... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Health officials have warned since the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout that areas with lower inoculation rates are at greater risk of higher cases, hospitalizations and deaths. In fact, studies have shown areas with low vaccination rates had as many as 2.4... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new report found a "statistically significant" excess of cancer cases among people of all ages living within a Long Island school district compared to similar areas of the state. The report, from the New York State Department of Health, looked at... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Reserve's strongest weapon in its fight against skyrocketing inflation is raising interest rates. In March, the Fed raised its target federal funds rate by 0.25%, the first rate hike in more than three years. At its May meeting, the central bank... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For Ebon’Nae Bradley, helping expectant parents is more than a job - it’s her mission. Bradley has been a licensed doula for more than a decade and has supported hundreds of mothers in their journeys to give birth. “I always like to... Read More.