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New York City urges WHO to rename monkeypox to avoid ‘stigmatizing effects’

The head of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to rename monkeypox to prevent the “potentially devastating and stigmatizin… → Read More

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases confirmed globally: WHO

More than 1,000 monkeypox cases have been identified in dozens of countries where the disease is not endemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). → Read More

Watchdog presses NIH over foreign funding disclosures

The oversight office for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report Tuesday that found a majority of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) grant recipients failed… → Read More

Biden announces fifth baby formula mission, shipment to come from Germany

President Biden on Monday announced a fifth mission to bring infant formula to the U.S. from overseas, with the most recent shipment arriving from Cologne, Germany. The shipment of Nestlé infant fo… → Read More

Buttigieg tests positive for COVID

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19. “I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am experiencing mild symptoms. I plan to work remotely whi… → Read More

First possible monkeypox case reported in DC

The first possible monkeypox case in Washington, D.C. has been identified in a resident who recently travelled to Europe. DC Health said the resident was confirmed to be positive for orthopox, the … → Read More

Health Care — US monkeypox cases double in one week

Getty Apparently, we should all be living in Peoria, Ill., at least according to this TikTok influencer profiled by BuzzFeed. The number of likely monkeypox cases in the U.S. has doubled in the pas… → Read More

CDC: 20 monkeypox cases detected in 11 states, viral strain identified

The number of monkeypox cases identified in the U.S. have doubled in the past week to 20, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the risk to the public remains low and the st… → Read More

Progressives slam HHS decision to keep higher 2022 Medicare premium

Progressives are criticizing the Biden administration’s recent announcement that the 2022 Medicare premium will not be cut despite lower-than-expected costs for a new Alzheimer’s medicine. The cost… → Read More

Health Care — Tensions rise over drug pricing

The Hill, Greg NashK-pop boy band BTS gave the White House something of a ratings boost, bringing in nearly 200,000 online viewers while speaking out against anti-Asian hate during a press briefing… → Read More

UK recommends people who test positive for monkeypox abstain from sex

The UK Health Security Agency on Monday issued guidance recommending that people who test positive monkeypox abstain from sexual activity while they are symptomatic. “People with possible, pr… → Read More

Medicare premium increase from Alzheimer’s drug to be lowered next year

Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced on Friday that Medicare premiums would be adjusted for 2023 following a report that found the cost of including a new Alzheimer’s … → Read More

What we know about monkeypox cases in the US

Nine likely cases of monkeypox have been identified in the U.S. so far as the virus continues to spread throughout Western countries, outside of the central and western African regions where it typ… → Read More

CDC: Nine monkeypox cases confirmed across seven states

Nine monkeypox cases across seven states in the U.S. have been confirmed as of this week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During a press briefing, CDC Director Ro… → Read More

Vaccines may offer ‘only partial protection’ against long COVID: study

COVID-19 vaccinations may only offer limited protection against long COVID symptoms, according to a study published this week in the peer-reviewed Nature science journal. Researchers for the VA St.… → Read More

CVS to halt prescriptions for controlled substances from telehealth startups

CVS Pharmacy will no longer be accepting prescriptions for controlled substances issued by telehealth companies Cerebral and Done Health, citing ongoing concerns that were unable to be resolved. In… → Read More

Employers are not accommodating people disabled by long COVID, activists tell House panel

Some people disabled by long COVID-19 are struggling in the workplace, with employers refusing to make accommodations for the new condition, disability activists told a House committee on Tuesday. … → Read More

CDC releasing some smallpox vaccine doses for monkeypox

Officials for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday said the agency is releasing doses of a smallpox vaccine in response to the few recent cases of monkeypox that have been… → Read More

CDC, Florida health officials investigating state’s first presumptive monkeypox case

The Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox that has been identified in Broward County. In a statemen… → Read More

CDC: 1 new death from unexplained pediatric hepatitis, potential cause remains elusive

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday confirmed one possible new death from the unexplained cases of pediatric hepatitis that have been detected throughout the U.S. and Eur… → Read More