Is Your Brain Goofing Off?

OK, concentrate: How much of your brain are you using right now—or at any moment in time? If you said 10%, you’ve repeated a popular, but inaccurate, myth. The origin of the tale is murky…

Pfizer Says Covid-19 Vaccine Is 95% Effective in…

Pfizer Inc. said it will ask health regulators to authorize its experimental Covid-19 vaccine within days, after reporting the shot was 95% effective in its pivotal study and showed signs of being safe. The company’s…

A Los Angeles Mall Gets Snarled in Charged…

The once-grand Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall in Los Angeles seemed like a prime target for investors. That was before it got caught up in a combustible debate over local ownership, race and economic development.…

Alzheimer’s Research Looks at Hot Spots Across the…

Where you live matters in terms of Alzheimer’s disease risk. Scientists and medical researchers know that advanced age and certain changes in the brain increase the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Now…

Airport Safety Tips in the Age of Covid

If you're planning on flying over the holidays, you probably know the drill: universal mask rules, buckets of hand sanitizer and, maybe, an empty adjacent seat. But your journey begins and ends at the airport.…

Covid-19 Surge Strains Hospitals Once Again

Hospitals across the nation face an even bigger capacity problem from the resurgent spread of Covid-19 than they did during the virus’s earlier surges this year, pandemic preparedness experts said, as the number of U.S.…

Eli Lilly’s Covid-19 Antibody Drug Gets FDA Green…

U.S. health officials on Monday authorized use of the first treatment for people with earlier-stage Covid-19 who aren’t hospitalized, filling a gap in treatment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Eli Lilly LLY -0.29%…

Restaurants Defend Dining Rooms as Covid-19 Spreads

Restaurant chains are setting long-term plans to keep dining rooms open whenever and wherever possible as the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of relenting. McDonald’s Corp. MCD 0.12% , Starbucks Corp. SBUX 0.03% and other…