Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Another child in the U.S. has died in connection with the mysterious cases of severe hepatitis that have been occurring among children around the country and the globe, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday. Investigators learned of the additional death on Thursday, Dr. […]

Courtesy WHO twitter account (NEW YORK) — New York City health officials are investigating a possible case of monkeypox as they reported more infections across the globe. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a press release Thursday that the patient is being cared for at NYC Health + Hospitals / […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Following the nation’s latest COVID-19 resurgence, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that it is “strengthening” its recommendation for Americans over the age of 12 who are immunocompromised, and those over the age of 50, to receive their second booster shot. “Over the past month […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Federal regulators are expected to decide on a new COVID-19 vaccine design in early July, which would allow vaccine companies to begin production for rollout this fall and winter, a top official told ABC News. Food and Drug Administration vaccine chief Dr. Peter Marks said the decision would likely […]

Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts resident has tested positive for monkeypox, health officials confirmed Wednesday, making it the first case of the rare virus detected in the United States this year. According to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the patient is an adult male who […]

Jepayona Delita/Future Publishing via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Countries in Europe and North America are continuing to report more cases of monkeypox, but experts say the disease so far does not pose a serious risk to the public. At least 17 infections of the rare disease have been confirmed in non-endemic areas such as the […]

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s independent advisory committee has given the green light for Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots to be given to children ages 5 to 11 years old, paving the way for parents to get their children boosted as early as Friday morning. The […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The world was “woefully” unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, and remains vulnerable to the next major “catastrophic” health crisis, a panel created by the World Health Organization concluded. “COVID-19 is the 21st century’s Chernobyl moment — not because a disease outbreak is like a nuclear accident, but because it […]

AlasdairJames/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The dire shortage of baby formula has forced frustrated parents to scour social media for enough supplies to feed their children — their desperation now becoming a target for scammers seeking to exploit that distress. An urgent new warning from the Federal Trade Commission is sounding the alarm that thieves […]

Westend61/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now investigating at least 180 cases of severe hepatitis with unknown cause among children — an increase from the 109 cases that were reported earlier this month, federal officials confirmed on Wednesday. Thirty-six states and territories have now reported cases, and the […]

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