Parents in the small town of Rantoul have learned of a local daycare worker testing positive for monkeypox. This is the third known case in the county. State health officials declined to name the facility but vowed to screen every child at risk on Friday. The CDC is now tracking more than 75,000 cases, with the largest outbreaks in New York, California, and Florida. The Biden administration, which this week declared a public health emergency, comes under pressure to make more vaccines that remain in short supply.
- Eating Well
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Whatever health woe you’re experiencing—whether it’s a rash or something more serious such as cancer or cognitive decline—Googling your condition will likely lead you to one word: inflammation. While it’s true that high levels of chronic inflammation can lead to health problems, this connection ...
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 […]
- The Desert Sun
Palm Springs resident Kyle Wilkins received a Jynneos vaccine then noticed sores and other typical monkeypox symptoms two days later.
- The Hill
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.
- Rolling Stone
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
Sandra Lee Says She's Taking a 'Solo Health Week' at Special Clinic in Germany: 'Can't Hurt to Triple Check'
Sandra Lee announced on Instagram that she’s visiting Baden-Baden, Germany, to see “the most advanced medicine and medical practitioners in the world”
- Beaver County Times
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.
Dr. Biden began to develop cold-like symptoms Monday evening, nearly a month after the president first tested positive for COVID-19
Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns. Affecting mainly children under five, it is often asymptomatic but can also cause symptoms including fever and vomiting. There is no cure, but since a vaccine was found in the 1950s, polio is entirely preventable.
- Palm Beach Daily News
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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Florida court rules parentless 16-year-old must carry pregnancy to term because she is not 'mature' enough to get an abortion
Florida's First District Court of Appeal denied a 16-year-old's request to bypass parental consent laws to get an abortion, even though her guardian is "fine" with it.
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Research suggests there's an ideal amount of physical activity that helps you live longer.