The White House is cautioning people to be careful amid a new COVID wave coming from two variants, BA.4 and BA.5.
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Actress Halle Berry, 54, showed off her toned back and legs in a new swimsuit photo. The actress is known for her hardcore workouts and following a keto diet.
"With school starting soon, I think this is going to be more widespread," a pediatric infectious disease specialist who worked on the FDA's review of a vaccine for monkeypox told Fortune.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance, and find new transmission pathways.How fast that wave comes, and how bad it gets, probably comes down to a genetic competition between different mutat
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“Hospitals are again struggling to find beds for inpatients,” a hospital official said. “It’s difficult to provide care for all those who need it.”
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How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains why it isn't an STI and what counts as close contact
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesMonkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and historically has not spurred long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak. The monkeypox virus typically spreads throu
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Health officials recommend that anyone infected with the coronavirus isolate for at least 5 days — but for many, that timeline may be overly optimistic.
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Amber Escudero-Kontostathis is in stable condition in a Washington, D.C.-area hospital after being revived on-site by the U.S. Secret Service.
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John Oliver calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene for 'obvious dog whistle bigotry' in monkeypox comments
Covering the rapidly spreading monkeypox virus, on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Sunday, Oliver called out Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for comments she’s recently made about the disease, which to this point has been most prevalent in the LGBTQ community. “Of course monkeypox is a threat to some people in our population, but we know what causes it, and that’s pretty much, um — it’s basically a sexually transmitted disease, so it’s not a threat to most of the population,” Greene said. “And so it’s not a global pandemic. It’s really not. And people just have to laugh at it, mock it and reject it. So I think it’s another scam.” “Okay, obviously that is ridiculous,” Oliver said in response. “If the way to get rid of something awful was for people to laugh at it and mock it, that woman clearly wouldn’t be in Congress, and yet, here we all are.” Oliver also went after Greene for her insistence that monkeypox is strictly an LGBTQ issue, including a tweet she posted the he sees as a homophobic dog whistle for conservatives. “Greene also tweeted, ‘If monkeypox is a sexually transmitted disease, why are kids getting it?’ in an act of obvious dog whistle bigotry, suggesting gay people are a danger to children,” Oliver said, “when what’s clearly an actual danger to children is the QAnon congresswoman who once tweeted, ‘The kids at Uvalde needed JR-15s.’”
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"It’s exciting when our nutrition studies align with what we know as common sense," said Lynetta Smith, a clinical dietitian with Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar.
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Beshear urged vulnerable Kentuckians to mask up if they live or work in counties at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s high COVID-19 community level.
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In states that have banned abortion, some women with unwanted pregnancies are pursuing an unconventional workaround: They are “self-managing” their abortions, seeking out the necessary know-how online and obtaining the medications without the supervision of a clinic or a doctor. At first glance, the practice may recall the days before Roe v. Wade, when women too often were forced to take risky measures to end an unwanted pregnancy. But the advent of medication abortion — accomplished with drugs,
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A Republican Lawmaker Said “Not Her Body, Not Her Choice” Before Indiana Passed A Near-Total Abortion Ban
“The body inside of the mom’s body is not her body. Not her body, not her choice,” said Rep. John Jacob, an anti-abortion extremist who wanted to remove exceptions for rape and incest from the bill.View Entire Post ›
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With the omicron variant and its subvariants dominating the pandemic in 2022, here's how to decide which social gatherings are right for you.
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Celebs and influencers claim the belt helps shape and work the core during exercise. Here's what experts think about it.
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Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, who gave Kim Kardashian her "painful" but "worth it" skin-tightening treatment, revealed all the details on the procedure in an exclusive interview with E! News.
"How you catch COVID" could determine whether or not you develop the new disability, a doctor who treats recovering patients tells Fortune.
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Moringa is a plant with many nutrients, and it may boost your immunity and energy, among other benefits. Learn about how much to take and who shouldn't use it.
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Drug users are seeking out fentanyl, a powerful opioid that people often tried to avoid. Smoking fentanyl is growing more common.
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The Safe Haven Baby Box at a firehouse in Carmel, Indiana, looked like a library book drop. It had been available for three years for anyone who wanted to surrender a baby anonymously. No one had ever used it, though, until early April. When its alarm went off, Victor Andres, a firefighter, opened the box and found, to his disbelief, a newborn boy wrapped in towels. The discovery made the local TV news, which praised the courage of the mother, calling it “a time for celebration.” Later that mont
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Actress Anne Heche suffered through a fiery car crash in Mar Vista, California and currently remains in "stable" condition. Heche is "expected to pull through" ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane said.