Health, Fitness & Food

Monkeypox virus, illustration. Thom Leach | Science Photo Library | Getty Images In 2003, 47 people across six Midwestern states caught monkeypox from pet prairie dogs that were infected after they were housed with rodents imported from Ghana, Africa. Today’s outbreak, which has already infected more than 14,100 people in the U.S. and more than
0 Comments
In this photo illustration, vials and a medical syringe seen in front of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States and Pfizer Pharmaceutical company logos. FDA approves Pfizer/BioNTech the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the US, reportedly by media. Pavlo Gonchar | AP Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on
0 Comments
Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about the Omicron coronavirus variant during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, December 1, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, plans to step down from his roles running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and advising the White
0 Comments
In this article BBY Black Friday shoppers leave a Best Buy store in Washington, DC, on November 26, 20221. Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images Best Buy said Wednesday that it will offer an expanded collection of hearing products and services this fall after federal regulators said they would begin allowing sales of over-the-counter
0 Comments
Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases of diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio at Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The childhood polio vaccination rate is as low
0 Comments
At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, China’s strict “zero-Covid” policies managed to keep Covid-19 at bay. More than two years later, the country’s ongoing controls are still weighing down its economy and stalling global supply chains. “Zero-Covid has become one of the select drivers of global recession,” Steve Morrison, senior vice president at the
0 Comments
There are growing concerns that a monkeypox vaccination drive could be stalled amid a shortage of supply. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Concerns are mounting that the window of opportunity for containing the escalating monkeypox outbreak may be closing, with vaccine shortages leaving some at-risk groups waiting weeks to get jabbed. Health professionals have
0 Comments
Pharmacist Ngoc-Chau Tran fills syringes with monkeypox vaccine at a new walk-up monkeypox vaccination site at Barnsdall Art Park on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 in Hollywood, CA. Brian Van Der Brug | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images The U.S. will provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccine doses specifically for large events with high attendance by gay
0 Comments
Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; speaks during the COVID Federal Response Hearing on Capitol Hill on June 16, 2022 in Washington, DC. Joe Raedle | Getty Images CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is reorganizing the agency, saying it didn’t react quickly enough during the Covid pandemic, according an
0 Comments
iStock | Getty Images Polio has been circulating locally in the New York City metropolitan area for months after an individual introduced the virus from abroad, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, a suburb of New York City, caught polio in June and suffered paralysis.
0 Comments
The Good Brigade | Digitalvision | Getty Images A new legislative package slated to be signed by President Joe Biden this week will be a big win for Medicare patients who struggle to cover the cost of insulin to manage their diabetes. But the bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, fell short of applying those
0 Comments