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Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A Connecticut woman has died from the rare tick-borne disease Powassan virus, the state’s Department of Public Health announced. This is the first fatality recorded in the state and the second in the U.S. this year after a Maine resident died from POWV in April. According to the DPH, the […]

Lu ShaoJi/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is lifting pre-departure COVID-19 testing requirements for international travelers to the United States, according to a senior White House official. Effective Sunday, those traveling to the U.S. will no longer need a negative COVID-19 test one day before their flight to the country. Copyright © 2022, ABC […]

ABC News (TEL AVIV, Israel) — When Nurit Argov-Argaman was raising three young children while trying to advance in her career, she was struggling with time-management issues involving baby formula versus breast milk. “Infant formula was one of the best options that I had,” said Argov-Argaman, the chief technology officer of the Israeli dairy alternative […]

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — Cases of monkeypox are continuing to crop up around the globe as the outbreak of the rare disease keeps spreading. As of Thursday, at least 1,260 cases have been detected in countries where the virus is not endemic, with the overwhelming majority reported in North America and […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — In the early months of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, breakthrough cases among fully-vaccinated people were a statistical anomaly. Preliminary clinical trial data offered an optimistic outlook for the months ahead, with many Americans hoping a vaccine would be their ticket to a return to normalcy. However, last summer, when […]

Courtesy Karen Cohn (NEW YORK) — Fifteen years after her son’s drowning death, a Connecticut mom has channeled her family’s grief and tragedy into a lifesaving mission, working to spread awareness about swimming and water safety. Although it’s an important issue that applies year-round, it’s especially timely with the official start of summer coming up […]

Courtesy Chalise Smith (NEW YORK) — At 49 years old, Chalise Smith made a big decision. She committed to becoming a surrogate for one of her daughters, 25-year-old Kaitlyn Munoz, who for years had been struggling with infertility and had undergone egg retrieval and in vitro fertilization in an effort to start a family with […]

Images By Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — With the approval process underway for young children’s COVID-19 vaccines, the White House is preparing a rollout to doctors’ offices, pharmacies and children’s hospitals across the country. “If in fact [the Food and Drug Administration] authorizes and [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommends, we’re going […]

Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Since an initial voluntary recall on J.M. Smucker peanut butter in May, multiple other products — from protein power snacks to baked goods — have been added to a growing list of related items consumers should avoid, the Food and Drug Administration announced recently. […]

Kevin Mazur/WireImage (NEW YORK) — Queen Latifah is speaking out about her weight and why she’s angry at having been categorized as obese. The actress and singer opened up on a new episode of “Red Table Talk” about the day a personal trainer told her she would be considered obese. “She’s showing me different body […]


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