More than 26,000 cases have been reported around the world about a quarter of those are in the U.S. including five children. As health experts learn more about how the disease is spreading they're encouraging high-risk communities to get the vaccine and Thursday afternoon the Biden Administration detailed their efforts to help curb the spread.
A man with monkeypox shared a three-week timeline of his rash with pictures to raise awareness of monkeypox symptoms and how the virus is spreading.
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Plus, what to eat to support a healthy immune system as we inch closer to flu season.
Legendary hockey star, Wayne Gretzky, has been served a massive lawsuit. The former Los Angeles Kings player and his wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, are being sued for multi-millions after promoting a weight loss gum. The couple have been promoting a weight loss gum called “Overeating Management Gum” aka ‘OMG.’ Wayne & Janet Jones Gretzky Are […]
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Palm Springs resident Kyle Wilkins received a Jynneos vaccine then noticed sores and other typical monkeypox symptoms two days later.
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A medical journal has published evidence of the first suspected case of human-to-pet transmission of the monkeypox virus. A dog living with two men in France who were infected with the virus began exhibiting symptoms 12 days after they did, according to The Lancet. The 4-year-old male Italian greyhound, which had no previous medical disorders,…
Since the onset of the pandemic, millions of Americans have contracted COVID-19, and many have recovered. But nearly one in five adults are experiencing symptoms months after infection, in what is being called Long COVID. While many people who contracted the virus had mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms, others have developed cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, […]
The Social Security Administration has added 12 new health conditions under its Compassionate Allowances program, meaning people with these conditions now have faster access to Social Security...
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Story at a glance Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on Tuesday signed an executive order that bans conversion therapy practices across the state. State agencies under the order are directed to ensure that state funds or other resources are not used to provide, endorse or authorize conversion therapy. Conversion therapy practices have been condemned by…
Moderna has a new COVID-19 booster vaccine that targets Omicron and protects against both the original virus and Omicron strains. It was just authorized by officials in the U.K.
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If it seems like infectious diseases are coming at us faster, spreading more widely and persisting longer than they have in generations, it’s because they are, health experts say.
"When an outbreak affects mainly men who have sex with men, some portion of our elected legislators will have no incentive to act," Jonathan Van Ness wrote in an essay for TIME
Dr. Biden began to develop cold-like symptoms Monday evening, nearly a month after the president first tested positive for COVID-19
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Pennsylvania now has about 300 monkeypox cases, and more than 11,700 in nation.
- Miami Herald
A child younger than 5 has tested positive for monkeypox in Florida, state data show.
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In an exclusive interview with "Good Morning America," Amber Escudero-Kontostathis sits down to talk for the first time about being the sole survivor of a lightning strike near the White House earlier this month, on her 28th birthday, and her road to recovery. "I don't remember much of that day at all," Escudero-Kontostathis told "GMA" in her first interview since the incident. On Aug. 4, Escudero-Kontostathis, 28, was canvassing outside the White House for Threshold Giving, a nonprofit organization through the International Rescue Committee that helps refugees, when she and three others took cover underneath a tree at Lafayette Square after it began to rain.
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Newly updated COVID-19 boosters tailored to target a dominant strain of the virus will be available in the next three weeks or so, assuming the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention work through their processes for authorization as expected. In late June, the FDA directed Moderna and Pfizer to make vaccines for the upcoming winter that targeted the more contagious BA.5 omicron subvariant, along with the original COVID strain.
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Thyroid cancer typically strikes those in their 30s and 40s — but as long it's detected early and proper treatment protocols are taken, it's eminently survivable.
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If you want to eat a healthy breakfast then replace your poached eggs with avocado or raw salmon, a study suggests.
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Story at a glance A federal judge has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects transgender people from discrimination. The ruling stems from a 2020 case against the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office after a transgender woman was incarcerated in a men’s facility. The woman, Kesha Williams, argued that her gender dysphoria resulted from…
What to know about tirzepatide, the next game-changing medication awaiting FDA approval to treat weight loss
Tirzepatide is a diabetes medication being considered for use to treat obesity and help patients lose weight, like the related drug semaglutide.