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Meredith Eubanks (NEW YORK) — Theo Huot de Saint-Albin was a 9-year-old elementary school student when he first contracted COVID-19 in July 2020, near the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Four years later, as much of the world has moved on from the pandemic and resumed normal life, Theo, now nearly a teenager, is still […]

FDA (NEW YORK) — Aruba Aloe Balm N.V. has issued a voluntary recall of some of its hand sanitizer products due to the presence of alcohol denatured with methanol, which poses significant health risks to consumers. Forty lots of Aruba Aloe Hand Sanitizer Gel Alcohol 80% and Aruba Aloe Alcoholada Gel were found to have […]

SDI Productions/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Thousands of women between ages 50 and 74 are not receiving life-saving mammograms, according to new federal data. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at the prevalence of mammography use over a two-year period, in a report published Tuesday. Mammography use varied by state and […]

Aleksandr Zubkov/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study evaluating older adults with a high risk of heart attacks or strokes has found that salt substitutions may be linked to a lower risk of death, specifically from heart disease and stroke. The study was a meta-analysis of several studies primarily based in Asia, where experts […]

Getty Images – STOCK (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — As many turn their eyes to the skies to watch the solar eclipse, some with vision impairment are turning their ears to a new gadget. The LightSound is a 3D-printed device, about the size of a cell phone, which can register the changing brightness of light. It then […]

fstop123/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Despite abortion being on the November ballot in Florida, pro-abortion groups say a six-week ban going into effect next month will have devastating consequences for women in the Southeast. The Florida Supreme Court issued two decisions earlier this week, allowing a question on the November ballot that would enshrine abortion […]

d3sign/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus, was first detected in 1996 among birds in China, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One year later, an outbreak occurred in Hong Kong that resulted in 18 human cases, including six deaths, after the people […]

A pharmacist holds a box of Novo Nordisk A/S Ozempic brand semaglutide medication at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, Nov. 27, 2023. (George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — Costco members love the big box retailer for its wide selection of goods but now the warehouse club is wading into specialized health care and […]

Activist Vera Holmes, whose family has lived in Memphis for generations, says she will keep pushing until the EtO facility is out of her community. (ABC News) (NEW YORK) — After years of holding community meetings and knocking on doors, community activists are now seeing action about an invisible risk raising concerns about cancer in […]

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Although still confident the risks of avian flu to the human population are low, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention senior official told ABC News they are taking seriously dairy cows being infected in at least 11 farms and, most recently, a human dairy farmer in Texas. […]


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