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Fauci drops out of D.C. gala amid America's strange pandemic moment

A new COVID wave — or nothing to worry about? The best- and worst-case scenarios for what comes next

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As COVID cases rise, White House urges boosters and new congressional funding

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Fauci says 'herd immunity' is out of reach, pandemic 'by no means' over

COVID vaccines for young children could be coming soon

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CDC urges people to mask where COVID is spiking

Future COVID variants will likely reinfect us multiple times a year, experts say — unless we invest in new vaccines

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Monkeypox is 'out of the box' and has Europe on edge

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Wish Dad a 'Happy Father's Day' With These Funny (and Emotional) Sayings

'Historic milestone': Vaccines for kids under 5 may come this month

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Will targeting nicotine reduce smoking deaths?

70 Cool Pumpkin Painting Ideas That Are So Cute (and Just a Little Bit Scary)

'The emergency phase of COVID-19 is over': Doctors' group urges Biden administration to revise guidelines for children

COVID reinfections set to spike in U.S. as new variants evade immunity

'Immune-evading' BA.5 subvariant now accounts for 65% of U.S. COVID cases

Honor Independence Day With These Inspirational 4th of July Quotes

'The worst version' of COVID is spreading. Can we update our vaccines in time?

Why hasn’t the U.S. been able to contain monkeypox?

How fair are criticisms of Biden’s response to Roe’s repeal?

Should President Biden be 'working through' COVID-19?

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

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CDC panel endorses new Novavax COVID vaccine

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

CDC moves beyond COVID emergency with new guidance

Biden now nearly free of COVID symptoms, doctor says

Biden was likely sickened with BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, White House says

New COVID boosters could mark turning point in pandemic

Texas reports 1st death tied to monkeypox in the U.S.

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Get the new Omicron booster and a flu shot, White House says

Polio has been detected in New York wastewater. Should you worry? Experts explain

Does monkeypox need a new name?

Biden gets updated COVID booster shot as White House calls on Americans to follow suit

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8 billion people: Is population growth cause for hope or concern?

Children ages 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, experts say. Here's what parents need to know.

Pfizer's RSV vaccine for pregnant women protects newborns against severe illness

Here's how to know when your child is too sick for school

Wintertime brings sniffles, and with so many kids coming back to school from a few years at home, RSV, the flu and colds are hitting especially hard. Experts share when it's time to keep your kids home from school and when it's time to see the doctor.

It seems like everyone's getting sick this winter. Parents and health care workers, how are you coping?

Flu, RSV and other respiratory viruses have been spreading among children, and that has put a strain on hospitals, but also doctors' offices, pharmacies, families and caretakers.

Parents of younger children, how are you dealing with RSV and the flu?

There has been a nationwide surge in respiratory illnesses, especially in children.

Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter

A new scientific finding has uncovered why we get more viral colds, flu and Covid in winter and during cold snaps.

Demand for hospital-grade cribs on the rise as viral illnesses continue to surge

As a trio of respiratory viruses spreads across the country and pediatric hospitalizations remain high, some hospitals are running into a new problem: a shortage of medical-grade cribs.

Flu vaccine appears to be a very good match to circulating strains, CDC says

This year's flu shot appears to be "a very good match" to the circulating strains, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday. However, she noted that flu vaccinations are lagging behind the pace of previous years.

How you sleep can cause neck and back pain

Waking up with a sore neck or back is not the way you want to start your day. Could the way you sleep be the reason for your discomfort? Experts suggest choosing a pillow that supports the natural curve of your neck.

A family death during the holidays prompts questions and reflection

How does one go on with a holiday under such circumstances? On the one hand, the entire family was together for the first time in many years, and there was lots to do. On the other, there was little time to think about what we'd just witnessed or process our emotions.

Kirstie Alley died of colon cancer. Here's how to lower your risk

Colorectal cancer, which includes colon and rectal cancers, is the second most deadly cancer today and is striking more younger people in the prime of their lives. Here's how to use screening to lower your chances.

In wake of baby formula crisis, critical report recommends major food safety changes at FDA

To help prevent outbreaks of food-related illness and problems like the formula shortage, the US Food and Drug Administration needs a clearer mission and a different kind of leadership, and it has to act with more urgency, according to a highly critical new report.

How are hearing aids and dementia related? A new study explains

Hearing loss is far easier to treat than cognitive decline, experts say. And addressing the issue with tools like hearing aids may help prevent dementia, according to a new meta-analysis.

Measles outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 50 cases, driven by 'lack of vaccination'

A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, with many of them needing hospitalization, according to data updated Wednesday by Columbus Public Health.

There's a growing push to fix pulse oximeters' flawed readings in people of color

As a triple threat of respiratory illnesses -- flu, Covid-19 and respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV -- sweeps the United States, emergency departments are using one small tool more than usual to monitor whether a patient needs oxygen: the pulse oximeter.

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Statins lower the risk of one of the deadliest kinds of strokes, study finds

Doctors know that drugs called statins lower a person's risk of a stroke due to a blood clot. But a new study shows that the inexpensive medications can also decrease the risk of a first stroke as a result of an intracerebral hemorrhage, the deadliest kind.

Scientists finally know why people get more colds and flu in winter

A chill is in the air, and you all know what that means — it's time for cold and flu season, when it seems everyone you know is suddenly sneezing, sniffling or worse. It's almost as if those pesky cold and flu germs whirl in with the first blast of winter weather.

Rare ice age fossils discovered on the drought-stricken Mississippi River

Recently exposed sandbars along the drought-stricken Mississippi River have caught the attention of fossil hunters, leading to two exceptional finds from a rare ice age species.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

Full shines bright and eclipses Mars in a rare event

December's full moon, also known as the "cold moon," will shine bright in the night sky this Wednesday, peaking at 11:08 p.m. ET.

The 'Blue Marble': One of Earth's most iconic images, 50 years on

On Christmas Eve in 1972, humanity received a gift: A portrait of the Earth as a vivid globe.

How you sleep can cause neck and back pain

Neck pain may have many causes: Stress, poor posture, texting, injuries from sports, car or other accidents and chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, to name a few. But there's another culprit you may not be considering — how you sleep.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

Richard Hammond reveals Top Gear crash coma dream

The presenter has gone viral on TikTok talking about his experience following a high-speed car crash in 2006.

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum's energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

Rishi Sunak is told he is needs to "try harder" over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff.

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK.

The 'life-changing' electric suit

A special body suit for people with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and strokes has had some remarkable results.

NHS: Ambulance delays as paramedic holds for GP

When ambulance crews bring patients to hospital they are meant to be able to handover their patients to A&E staff within 15 minutes.

'I feel less alone': The pandemic's varied effects on wellbeing

The WHO says a poll commissioned by the BBC shows the pandemic had "diverse" effects on mental health.

She treated Myanmar's resistance and paid with her life

Zarli Naing's decision to help Myanmar's underground resistance cost the young nurse her life.

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?

Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.

Have I dodged Covid and what does it mean?

Why have some people never had Covid and can that lead to better vaccines?

Lebanon cholera: 'We're afraid of everything now'

The infectious disease is spreading fast in a country ill-equipped to stop it.

Kenya battles unsafe Chinese contraceptive pill a decade after ban

Susan Wamaitha was urged to take a Chinese-made contraceptive not knowing it was banned in Kenya.

Cough-syrup scandal: How did it end up in The Gambia?

Deaths of children in The Gambia, linked to Indian-made cough syrups, raises concerns about regulation.

Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your body?

The BBC's health and science correspondent undergoes an experiment to find out how a cold home affects him.

Indonesia syrup deaths: Parents demand accountability as toll rises

Distraught parents demand answers after at least 157 children died from acute kidney injury.

Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.

As the 8 billionth child is born, who were 5th, 6th and 7th?

The world is still growing, but not as fast as when the six- and seven-billionth babies were born.

Fresh Covid clashes break out in China

Protesters hurled debris and glass at police in the latest expression of anger at zero-Covid rules.

Immensa lab errors may have led to 23 Covid-19 deaths

A report says 39,000 people may also have been given incorrect PCR results from a private lab.

China Covid: Why is it struggling to vaccinate the elderly?

China has acknowledged low vaccinations rates for the elderly and is seeking to boost them.

Bird flu: What is it and what's behind the outbreak?

Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?

Infectious Covid virus can stay on some groceries for days

Scientists did the study for the government to better understand possible exposure to shoppers.

Alzheimer's drug lecanemab hailed as momentous breakthrough

Lecanemab is the first drug to remove damage, but there are questions around its impact, side effects and use.

India seizes opportunities in African healthcare

The rapid expansion of Indian healthcare firms in Africa has not been without problems.

Malawi starts landmark malaria vaccination drive

RTS,S jab will be given to five to 17-month-olds across the southern African nation.

What is strep A and what are the symptoms?

Another UK child has died from this highly contagious infection. What should people look out for?

Strep A: Five-year-old girl dies from illness linked to bacterial infection

Stella-Lily McCorkindale was described as a bright and talented little girl by her primary school.

Number of smokers drops as vaping rises, data shows

Data shows 13.3% of people smoked cigarettes in 2021 - down from 20.2% in 2011, while 7.7% vaped.

China abandons key parts of zero-Covid strategy after protests

Officials say asymptomatic and mild cases will no longer be forced into state quarantine centres.

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