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Mike Kline (notkalvin) (NEW YORK) — Federal officials continue to investigate the spread of avian flu, also known as bird flu, in livestock across the country and are now testing the U.S. beef supply to look for the genetic presence of the H5N1 virus. The virus has been found in at least 34 cattle herds […]

Steve Prorak/EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Rural Americans are more likely to die early from one of the five leading causes of death than those who live in urban areas, according to new federal data. Researchers looked at the number of potentially preventable deaths from 2010 through 2022. The report was published Tuesday by the […]

andresr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Breast cancer screening guidelines have been finalized by a major task force, bringing the recommended age to 40 for most women of average risk in a report published Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a major task force consisting of expert physicians providing recommendations in the primary care setting […]

andresr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Breast cancer screening guidelines have been finalized by a major task force, bringing the recommended age to 40 for most women of average risk in a report published Tuesday. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a major task force consisting of expert physicians providing recommendations in the primary care setting […]

KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — About 152 people across 30 counties in West Virginia have been exposed to measles, state health officials said Friday. Earlier this week, the first confirmed case of measles in the state since 2009 was identified, according to the West Virginia Department of Health (WVDH). The patient was […]

DIGICOMPHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Public health officials are continuing to monitor as an outbreak of avian flu, also known as bird flu, continues to spread across the country. The strain, known as H5N1, has sickened several mammals this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food […]

Isabel Pavia/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The overall number of births in the United States dropped in 2023 as teenage births reached a record low, according to new provisional federal data published early Thursday. In 2023, there were 3.59 million births recorded, a 2% decline from the 3.66 million recorded in 2022, according to the […]

Tetra Images/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The nearly 30 million kids who eat meals at schools each day in the United States will soon see some changes to the food they are served. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a series of changes to nutrition standards for school meals, including one that is […]

krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As federal agencies and state partners continue investigating outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) — more commonly referred to as bird flu — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it discovered fragments of the virus in some samples of milk. In an update from the FDA, the […]

Thir Sakdi Phu Cxm / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In a first-of-its-kind procedure, a terminally ill patient has become the first person in the world to undergo a gene-edited pig kidney transplant and also have a mechanical heart pump surgically implanted. Surgeons at NYU Langone Health, in New York City, performed the operation in […]


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