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Massimiliano Finzi/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Looking at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would give the impression that COVID-19 is generally under control in Texas. The federal agency’s map of levels of COVID-19 spread in the community shows most counties in the state are classified as “low” or “medium.” But public […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Parents with young kids are one step closer to getting them vaccinated following a grueling wait for the last remaining group to be authorized for a vaccine. The process for authorization and recommendation from the regulatory agencies kicked off Wednesday with a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s committee of […]

Alex Wong/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior adviser to the president on the pandemic, has tested positive for COVID-19. Fauci, 81, hasn’t had recent close contact with President Joe Biden or other senior officials, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci, who has mild symptoms, tested positive […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Parents with young kids are one step closer to getting them vaccinated following a grueling wait for the last remaining group to be authorized for a vaccine. The process for authorization and recommendation from the regulatory agencies kicked off Wednesday with a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s committee of […]

darrenirwin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — English bulldogs suffer from severe health effects due to the way they are bred, a new study says. Experts are now calling for breeders to change their practices to ensure the longevity of the beloved dog breed. The mastiff-type breed, characterized by its stout stature, wrinkled face and pushed-in nose, […]

Yanukit Raiva / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A new study points to prior COVID-19 infection as a possible culprit for the global wave of severe hepatitis cases among children — though experts caution the true cause is still a medical mystery. Researchers in Israel added evidence for the theory in a small study published […]

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization said it is planning to assess whether the monkeypox outbreak spreading around the world is a public health emergency. According to Global Health, more than 1,700 monkeypox cases have been identified in non-endemic countries, mostly in Europe and North America. In the U.S., […]

Donato Fasano/Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — A committee of advisers at the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of authorizing the Moderna vaccine for kids ages 6 through 17, paving the way to add one more vaccine to the options available for this age group. Currently, only Pfizer’s vaccine is available for […]

STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Facing a growing mental health crisis among America’s teens and young adults, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says the problem is not something adults can fix alone. Adults need “to make sure that we’re hearing from kids so that their stories are our guiding light,” Murthy […]

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In recent months, several strict abortion laws have been passed across the United States, banning the procedure after a certain number of weeks. Most have limited exceptions, such as in cases of incest or rape, and some only allow abortion to “save the mother’s life.” If the Supreme Court […]


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