Common joint pain treatment may be making arthritis worse, studies suggest

Common joint pain treatment may be making arthritis worse, studies suggest

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A common injection for treating arthritis may be speeding up the onset of the disease rather than preventing it, according to new studies. both of the study were presented Tuesday at the annual meeting...
Mistakes at UK coronavirus testing lab may have led to 20 deaths

Mistakes at UK coronavirus testing lab may have led to 20 deaths

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England's government agency responsible for responding to public health emergencies said mistakes at a testing laboratory resulted in tens of thousands of positive COVID-19 cases reported as negative may have led to the deaths...
WHO officially renames monkeypox under pressure from Biden administration

WHO officially renames monkeypox under pressure from Biden administration

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The World Health Organization, or WHO, will officially begin using the term "mpox" instead of "monkeypox" after the Biden Administration pressured the international organization to change the name because of racial connotations associated with...
Getting pregnant soon after abortion or miscarriage might have lower risks than previously suspected: study

Getting pregnant soon after abortion or miscarriage might have lower risks than previously suspected:...

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A new medical study conducted in Europe is suggesting there may be fewer "adverse pregnancy outcomes" for women who get pregnant weeks after they've had a miscarriage or an abortion. The cohort study, which...
Biden as oldest US president at age 80: Nation deserves a ‘full neurological assessment’ of him

Biden as oldest US president at age 80: Nation deserves a ‘full neurological assessment’...

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President Joe Biden turned 80 on Nov. 20, 2022 — and debate is ongoing, from a health perspective, about his advanced age and the capacity of individuals of that age to serve in...
Court rejects San Diego school district’s COVID vaccine mandate

Court rejects San Diego school district’s COVID vaccine mandate

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The California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled against the San Diego Unified School District's COVID-19 student vaccine requirement this week. On Tuesday, the appellate court agreed with a lower court's ruling from last...
Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August: analysis

Vaccinated Americans a majority of COVID deaths for first time in August: analysis

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For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a majority of Americans dying from the coronavirus were at least partially vaccinated, according to a new analysis of federal and state data. The...
White House urges Americans to discuss COVID-19 vaccines over Thanksgiving

White House urges Americans to discuss COVID-19 vaccines over Thanksgiving

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The White House on Tuesday encouraged Americans to talk about COVID-19 vaccination at the Thanksgiving table, insisting that widespread vaccination could prevent almost every coronavirus death in the country. At a press briefing, White...
Why Somalia has not declared famine amid one of its worst cases of widespread hunger

Why Somalia has not declared famine amid one of its worst cases of widespread...

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Somalia is on the brink of its worst famine in half a century as drought intensifies and global food prices soar, leaving hundreds of thousands of people at risk of dying from starvation.The United...
Enoki mushrooms linked to Listeria outbreak in two states: public health officials

Enoki mushrooms linked to Listeria outbreak in two states: public health officials

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Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to enoki mushrooms have sparked a collaborative investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and public health and regulatory officials. At...
RSV surge raises questions about repeat cases: Can you or child get it again?

RSV surge raises questions about repeat cases: Can you or child get it again?

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As respiratory syncytial virus, otherwise known as RSV, continues to surge across the United States, experts warn it's possible people can be infected with it more than once.dr. Aaron Glatt, chief of infectious...
Young people at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices: New study

Young people at risk of hearing loss due to unsafe listening practices: New study

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The prevalence of unsafe listening practices from headphones, earbuds and attendance at loud music venues may range from 24% to 48% in young people ages 12-34 years old, according to recent research published in...
American Academy of Pediatrics urges Biden administration to declare emergency over ‘unprecedented’ RSV surge

American Academy of Pediatrics urges Biden administration to declare emergency over ‘unprecedented’ RSV surge

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency to support a national response to an "alarming surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses,...
As COVID cases rise, LA County returns to ‘strongly’ recommending masking up indoors

As COVID cases rise, LA County returns to ‘strongly’ recommending masking up indoors

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Los Angeles County Public Health Department officials "strongly" recommended that residents mask up ahead of the holiday season. Citing rising cases and new deaths, county health officer Dr. Muntu Davis advised in a...