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Aria Bendix

Aria Bendix is the breaking health reporter for NBC News Digital.

Aria Bendix is the breaking health reporter for NBC News Digital.

Latest from Aria Bendix

New coronavirus variants rendered the last remaining monoclonal antibody treatment useless

Monoclonal antibodies are no longer available to treat Covid in the U.S. after the FDA rescinded its authorization of the last one standing, bebtelovimab.

Around 85% of recent Covid deaths were among people over 65. Why have so few gotten boosted?

Just 31% of people ages 65 and up have gotten updated Covid booster shots. But they still face the highest risk of death, even if vaccinated.
11d ago

Is it Covid, flu or RSV? A few hallmarks can help distinguish among the illnesses

It can be hard to determine if you have Covid, flu, or RSV as all three viruses circulate. This chart can help you compare their symptoms and onset times.
12d ago

How to get free or low-cost Covid tests this holiday season — and how best to use them

Covid test kits are still a crucial tool. At-home tests can expire, but many expiration dates have been extended. New tests are covered by insurance or Medicare.
13d ago

Expect more fungal infections as their geographic ranges expand, experts warn

Fungal infections are likely more widespread than doctors or patients realize, and climate change is expected to fuel their spread into new areas.

Biden administration sidesteps calls to declare RSV a health emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday sidestepped calls from pediatric groups that have been urging the government to declare a public health emergency in
17d ago

Covid vaccine trials didn't monitor menstrual changes. Researchers say it's part of a bigger problem.

Women were not asked about menstrual changes in Covid vaccine trials. Since then, studies have revealed that the shots can induce short-term changes in cycles.
18d ago

BA.5 is no longer dominant in the U.S. for the first time since July, as two new subvariants take over

Two omicron subvariants, BQ.1.1 and BQ.1, have overtaken BA.5 as the prevailing versions of the coronavirus circulating in the U.S.
24d ago

Small study suggests money can buy happiness — for households earning up to $123,000

In an experiment, 200 people received $10,000 to spend over three months. They recorded how satisfied they were with their lives and how often they felt happy.
26d ago

Rhode Island pediatric beds are 100% full amid surge in respiratory viruses

Every one of Rhode Island’s pediatric hospital beds was full on Sunday and Monday, according to an NBC News analysis of data from the Department of Health and H
27d ago

As Covid cases tick up, here are latest CDC guidelines for testing and isolation

Here are the CDC's current Covid guidelines for when to test, how long to isolate and when to wear a mask after being exposed. Covid cases are starting to climb.