The World Health Organization declares monkeypox a global health emergency
- Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Friends up north and across Tampa Bay snickered when Brian Lafferty revealed where he’d bought a new home. His 30-year-old daughter in Boston called to express concern. Even his ex-wife asked him about it. “Without exception, every person I’ve told I bought a house in The Villages has asked the same thing,” Lafferty said. “‘Isn’t that the STD capital of the United States?’” The Villages, a ...
The study, which was recently published in the journal “Scientific Reports,” found that gait patterns among Japanese children aged 6 to 12 vary from those in other developed countries. Age related variations in lower limb movements while walking were studied by scientists from Nagoya University in Japan. For Japanese children in the 11-12 year age group, the number of steps performed each minute was higher than those in the 6-8 year age group.
- Pensacola News Journal
The Pensacola community has been mourning the death of SCI business director Rodney Jackson from Vibrio. Here's what to know about the bacteria.
- CBS News
The agency says the new revisions acknowledge "the pandemic is not over" but should not disrupt daily life as much as it used to.
Face masks are back for visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings, and research finds low levels of stress hormone are a predictor of long COVID
Face masks will once again be required for visitors inside all Great Smoky Mountains National Park buildings due to the high transmission of COVID cases in Tennessee.
Brian Bonds was one of the first reported cases of MPV in Nevada — and hopes speaking out will help reduce its stigma.
- LA Times
The spittle of a sneezing, sniffling guy somehow went through his mask and landed on my forehead. He had la corona. I didn't.
A few weeks ago, after more than two years of evading COVID-19, I tested positive on a home rapid test.
- Yahoo Finance
The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade triggered a wave of outrage from pro-choice groups as states moved quickly to criminalize abortion. Now, investors are taking action with their dollars, deploying capital to support women’s health startups.
- CBS News
A case of polio was identified in Rockland County, New York, and now the virus has been detected in New York City's wastewater.
Experts share their advice about isolation, masking and more if you're still testing positive late into a COVID-19 infection.
- Business Insider
Walgreens is reportedly offering pharmacists as much as a $75,000 signing bonus amid an ongoing labor crunch
Pharmacies across the US have struggled with staffing throughout the pandemic as workers juggled prescriptions, COVID testing, and vaccines.
- Miami Herald
“This is one of the most dangerous trends I’ve heard of,” one doctor told media outlets.
- Women's Health
The GOLO diet plan claims insulin is the reason people aren't losing weight and offers a supplement to help—but medical experts aren't sure about the claims.
A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.
Sarah Lee said the melanoma was a "terrifying surprise" — she didn't use sunbeds, wore SPF 30, and grew up in Wales where "it almost always rains."
Salt Lake County Council member Dave Alvord sure has some *thoughts* about reproductive health.
The agency also said it was no longer recommending unvaccinated people quarantine after exposure as around 95% of the U.S. population has either been vaccinated, had COVID-19 already, or both. "This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," CDC scientist v said in a statement. The CDC said it had updated its recommendations that people exposed to COVID-19 should wear a high quality mask for 10 days and test on the fifth day after exposure, regardless of vaccination status.
New drugs from Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk have shown striking results in studies. If insurers step up to back them, the drugs—and the stocks—could take off.
- The Conversation
The appearance of hives can vary with skin color. BSIP/UIG Via Getty ImagesEvery year, about 20% of Americans will get hives – those itchy, red bumps or welts that can appear after a day in the garden, taking medication, being bitten by a bug or for no apparent reason at all. Patricia A. MacCulloch is a nurse practitioner and professor of nursing who teaches about hives, among many other things. She offers some insight into this annoying condition that can sometimes be a sign of a life-threateni