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Erika Edwards

Erika Edwards is a health and medical news writer and reporter for NBC News and "TODAY."

Erika Edwards is a health and medical news writer and reporter for NBC News and "TODAY."

Latest from Erika Edwards

Omicron may be less likely to cause long Covid than prior variants, study suggests

The omicron variant may be less likely to lead to long Covid symptoms after infection compared to other variants, according to a study by British researchers.
10d ago

New kidney transplant approach could eliminate need for lifelong immune drugs

A new kidney transplant approach has spared three children with a very rare genetic disorder from needing anti-rejection medication.
14d ago

Is metabolism set from birth? One lab is studying newborns to find out.

Can metabolism change? A Louisiana lab is studying newborns to determine whether metabolism is set from birth and can predict obesity and how people lose weight.

There's a new national hotline for mental health. How will we pay for it?

The new national phone number for mental health emergencies, 988, debuts in July. But the states haven’t allocated the money to fund it.

Experimental approach to treating pancreatic cancer heralded as a success

A new gene therapy shrank the tumors of a woman with pancreatic cancer. Researchers think it has the potential to benefit millions more people.
24d ago

Experimental approach to treating pancreatic cancer heralded as a success

An experimental gene therapy appears to have been successful in halting the progression of one woman's advanced pancreatic cancer, doctors reported Wednesday.

‘This is our lane’: Doctors speak out against gun violence after Texas school shooting

Pediatric doctors insist that gun violence is an urgent pediatric public health emergency, reigniting the social media campaign #ThisIsOurLane.
33d ago

Brain fog, other long Covid symptoms can last more than a year, study finds

Long Covid symptoms including brain fog, fatigue, headaches and other neurological symptoms can last more than a year, a new study finds.

CDC investigating more monkeypox cases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating four suspected cases of monkeypox in the United States.
33d ago

CDC investigating more monkeypox cases

Monkeypox in U.S.: CDC is investigating another four suspected monkeypox cases in the U.S. One case was confirmed last week. The U.S. has sufficient vaccines in the stockpile.

Still a mystery: No new clues in the apparent uptick in kids’ hepatitis

Over the past seven months, 180 previously healthy children in the United States have had unexplained hepatitis, yet public health investigators are no closer