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Self-tracking your health data
Self-tracking your health data

Experts say wearable devices like smartwatches that continually monitor your health data and alert you to potential problems may one day detect potential medical conditions ranging from heart issues and stroke to cancer.

Biden says monkeypox cases are something
Biden says monkeypox cases are something 'everybody should be concerned about'

"It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential," the president told reporters on Sunday.

Jif peanut butter recalled over suspected Salmonella outbreak that has hospitalized two people
Jif peanut butter recalled over suspected Salmonella outbreak that has hospitalized two people

The outbreak is linked to peanut butter products made at the company's factory in Lexington, Kentucky.

School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting
School counselors sound cry for help after Buffalo shooting

For one middle school counselor in rural California, it came this year after a suicide prevention seminar, when 200 students emerged saying they needed help. Another school counselor in Massachusetts tells of a high school student who spent two weeks in a hospital emergency room before he could get an inpatient bed in a psychiatric unit. For many schools, last weekend's shooting rampage in Buffalo, carried out by an 18-year-old who had been flagged for making a threatening comment at his high school last year, prompted staff discussions on how they might respond differently.

Biden says monkeypox cases something to
Biden says monkeypox cases something to 'be concerned about'

President Joe Biden said Sunday that recent cases of monkeypox that have been identified in Europe and the United States were something "to be concerned about." In his first public comments on the disease, Biden added: "It is a concern in that if it were to spread it would be consequential." The president was asked about the disease as he spoke to reporters at Osan Air Base in South Korea, where he visited troops before taking off for Japan to continue his first trip to Asia as president.

2 dead, 3 injured in
2 dead, 3 injured in 'targeted' shooting in northern Indiana, police say

Two people are dead and three injured after what appears to have been a targeted shooting at a home in northern Indiana, police said. The incident occurred Saturday around 3:20 p.m., when an emergency call reported that five people had been "severely injured" in a shooting, the Goshen Police Department said on Facebook. Three additional shooting victims have been transported to area hospitals.

Graduations marred by shootings sign of continuing gun violence in America
Graduations marred by shootings sign of continuing gun violence in America

Just one week ago, an 18-year-old suspect allegedly gunned down 10 Black people at a Tops grocery store in Buffalo, New York, in what authorities called a "racially motivated hate crime." There have been at least three shootings this week at graduation ceremonies across multiple states, none appearing to be at random. An 18-year-old identified as Hasani Brewer was killed and a 17-year-old injured in a shooting Wednesday night as a crowd was leaving a Riverdale high school graduation ceremony being hosted on the Middle Tennessee State University campus.

What Parents Need to Know About Sharing Breast Milk
What Parents Need to Know About Sharing Breast Milk

Margie Smith has always produced much more breast milk than her children need. When her son was born three years ago, Smith - who pumps exclusively - was making more than 50 ounces of breast milk per day, "enough to feed twins at least," she said. With her 10-month-old daughter, she is producing less, but still more than her baby can drink. So Smith, 32, has donated breast milk she pumped for both of her babies, giving away roughly 3,500 ounces to families she has found online. "It's been nice t

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What's Going on With the Testing Requirement for Travel?

As countries, including Canada and Britain, have lifted their COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated visitors in recent months, some Americans are irate that they still have to show a negative test to board a flight back to the United States. Jason Miller, a 37-year-old software engineer who lives in Texas, is so frustrated with the rule that he recently sent letters to the White House and several lawmakers and began encouraging others to do the same. "I support the CDC, still wear a N95 m

Maternal death rate isn
Maternal death rate isn't as bad if you don't count Black women, GOP senator says

Louisiana's Bill Cassidy said the state's maternal death rate isn't so high if you "correct our population for race," Politico reported.

America without Roe: More mental health concerns and a rise in abortion pills
America without Roe: More mental health concerns and a rise in abortion pills

In 2014, Amanda Furdge, then a single parent of a toddler son, was an unemployed college student who had recently moved home to Mississippi to escape an

AEW fosters conversations about masculinity and mental health in wrestling
AEW fosters conversations about masculinity and mental health in wrestling

Professional wrestlers are promoted as heroes and villains, but the vulnerability of the men behind those personas has often been taboo. The upstart All Elite Wrestling, a wrestling organization founded in 2019, is normalizing conversations about masculinity and mental health in a field where these issues have not regularly been discussed, and AEW owner and CEO Tony Khan is encouraging the wrestlers to be candid about their experiences. Jonathan Good, one of AEW's top performers as Jon Moxley, entered rehab in November 2021.

At least 1 dead, 44 injured after tornado strikes northern Michigan
At least 1 dead, 44 injured after tornado strikes northern Michigan

One person died, multiple people were injured and "heavy damage" reported after a destructive tornado tore through northern Michigan Friday afternoon, authorities said. A Munson Healthcare spokesman confirmed that there had been one death and 44 injuries. 23 patients have been admitted at Otsego Memorial Hospital, 12 patients at Grayling Hospital, eight patients at McLaren Northern Michigan Petoskey, and one patient Munson Medical Center Traverse City.

Second person tests positive for monkeypox in United States
Second person tests positive for monkeypox in United States

A second person in the United States tested positive for monkeypox Friday, days after the country's first case was identified in Massachusetts, officials said.

CDC urges 2nd booster for older, high-risk Americans amid nation
CDC urges 2nd booster for older, high-risk Americans amid nation's latest COVID-19 surge

Following the nation's latest COVID-19 resurgence, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that it is "strengthening" its recommendation for Americans over the age of 12 who are immunocompromised, and those over the age of 50, to receive their second booster shot. "We know immunity wanes over time, and we need to do all we can now to protect those most vulnerable."

Still a mystery: No new clues in the apparent uptick in kids
Still a mystery: No new clues in the apparent uptick in kids' hepatitis

Cases of explained hepatitis in children has risen to 180, with 6 deaths, the CDC said Friday. An adenovirus is the leading suspect, but the cause remains unclear.

Fact check: No, document doesn
Fact check: No, document doesn't show Pfizer warning against vaccine for breastfeeding women

A document warning breastfeeding and pregnant women against taking the COVID-19 vaccine is from before studies showed it was safe for those groups.

6th child dies in connection to mysterious hepatitis cases with unknown cause
6th child dies in connection to mysterious hepatitis cases with unknown cause

Another child in the U.S. has died in connection with the mysterious cases of severe hepatitis that have been occurring among children around the country and the globe, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Friday. Investigators learned of the additional death on Thursday, Dr. Jay Butler, deputy director for infectious diseases for the CDC, told reporters during a phone briefing. Officials had previously reported that the deaths of five other children were under investigation in connection to the disease.

NYC investigating possible case of monkeypox as global infections rise
NYC investigating possible case of monkeypox as global infections rise

New York City health officials are investigating a possible case of monkeypox as they reported more infections across the globe. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a press release Thursday that the patient is being cared for at NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue in midtown Manhattan. Officials say they will conduct preliminary tests and if the patient is positive, the sample will be sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing.

Less deadly than delta? In some states, omicron caused more deaths
Less deadly than delta? In some states, omicron caused more deaths

The omicron variant, though more transmissible, was thought to be less deadly than delta. But in some states, omicron caused more deaths than delta.

Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.
Puberty Starts Earlier Than It Used To. No One Knows Why.

Marcia Herman-Giddens first realized something was changing in young girls in the late 1980s, while she was serving as director for the child abuse team at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. During evaluations of girls who had been abused, Herman-Giddens noticed that many of them had started developing breasts as young as 6 or 7. "That did not seem right," said Herman-Giddens, who is now an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Pub

Half of U.S. Women Risk Losing Abortion Access Without Roe
Half of U.S. Women Risk Losing Abortion Access Without Roe

Around 64 million women and girls of reproductive age live in the United States, and more than half of them live in states that could seek to ban or further restrict access to abortion if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade. Many of the millions of people who live in these states would be able to seek legal abortions elsewhere, but the barriers to access - including financial resources, time off work and child care - may be hard for some to overcome. This analysis includes 28 states t

Meta told employees they couldn
Meta told employees they couldn't discuss abortion at work in groups of more than 5 people, report said

Group discussion of abortion at work should only be among "like-minded" people, a top Meta executive said in an internal message seen by The Verge.

Nearly half of Americans live in areas where they should consider masking, CDC data says
Nearly half of Americans live in areas where they should consider masking, CDC data says

The CDC published updated data Thursday on counties at "medium" and "high" levels of COVID-19.

New York City reports possible monkeypox case as outbreak spreads to 7 countries
New York City reports possible monkeypox case as outbreak spreads to 7 countries

A day after a case was reported in Massachusetts, health officials in New York City reported a possible case of monkeypox Thursday evening.

CDC advisory panel greenlights booster shots for children ages 5 to 11
CDC advisory panel greenlights booster shots for children ages 5 to 11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory committee has given the green light for Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots to be given to children ages 5 to 11 years old, paving the way for parents to get their children boosted as early as Friday morning. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky is expected to make the final signoff to recommend the shots shortly. Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of the booster shots among younger children to be used at least five months after completing their first round of shots.

COVID cases up 76% among kids in recent weeks
COVID cases up 76% among kids in recent weeks

It's not just among kids - infections are on the rise nationwide.

CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11
CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, as expected, it would open a third COVID-19 shot to healthy elementary-age kids -- just like it is already recommended for everybody 12 and older. The hope is that an extra shot will shore up protection for kids ages 5 to 11 as infections once again are on the rise.

Fentanyl Tainted Pills Bought on Social Media Cause Youth Drug Deaths to Soar
Fentanyl Tainted Pills Bought on Social Media Cause Youth Drug Deaths to Soar

Shortly after Kade Webb, 20, collapsed and died in a bathroom at a Safeway Market in Roseville, California, in December, the police opened his phone and went straight to his social media apps. There, they found exactly what they feared. Webb, a laid-back snowboarder and skateboarder who, with the imminent birth of his first child, had become despondent over his pandemic-dimmed finances, bought Percocet, a prescription opioid, through a dealer on Snapchat. It turned out to be spiked with a lethal

Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others
Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, a U.S. government study released Thursday shows. Cancer deaths have been dropping for all Americans for the past two decades because of lower smoking rates and advances in early detection and treatment. The rates among Black people fell 2% each year from 1999 to 2019, from 359 cancer deaths per 100,000 to 239 deaths per 100,000, according to the report published online in JAMA Oncology.

World
World 'woefully' unprepared for COVID-19 and remains ill-equipped for next pandemic, report finds

The world was "woefully" unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, and remains vulnerable to the next major "catastrophic" health crisis, a panel created by the World Health Organization concluded. "COVID-19 is the 21st century's Chernobyl moment - not because a disease outbreak is like a nuclear accident, but because it has shown so clearly the gravity of the threat to our health and well-being," experts from the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response wrote in a report, entitled "COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic," released on Wednesday. The panel, which is led by former New Zealand Prime Minister and UNDP chief Helen Clark and former Liberian President and Nobel Peace...

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I'm an abortion provider. It's made me a better doctor.

"Doing this work has transformed me," said Becca Simon, an Arizona abortion provider. "I wish people knew that we really care about our communities."

Britain offers smallpox shot as monkeypox cases spread in Europe
Britain offers smallpox shot as monkeypox cases spread in Europe

A smattering of monkeypox cases in Britain has prompted authorities to offer a smallpox vaccine to some healthcare workers and others who may have been exposed, as a handful more cases were confirmed in parts of Europe. Monkeypox is a usually mild viral illness, characterised by symptoms of fever as well as a distinctive bumpy rash. First identified in monkeys, the viral disease typically spreads through close contact and largely occurs in west and central Africa.

CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me?
CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me?

Working with a therapist can help you manage or improve your mental health. elenabs/iStock via Getty Images PlusSince ancient times, cultures across the world have understood that human suffering can have psychological causes. At its core, psychotherapy is working with another person to help identify and address emotional challenges that matter to you. It involves trying to understand the source of those problems and coming up with ways to tackle them head on. Some therapists may take a particul

Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here
Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says

Intermittent fasting could have an array of health benefits, but as of yet there are no long-term studies into its effects. neirfy/iStock via Getty Images PlusWhat if I told you all you need to do to lose weight is read a calendar and tell time? These are the basics for successfully following an intermittent fasting diet. Can it be that simple, though? Does it work? And what is the scientific basis for fasting? As a registered dietitian and expert in human nutrition and metabolism, I am frequent

NYC EMT shot by patient in ambulance
NYC EMT shot by patient in ambulance

Police say it happened after EMTs were dispatched to pick up a drunk and disorderly man outside a bar in the borough of Staten Island.

Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him
Man in Japan gambles COVID town funds mistakenly sent to him

The money was supposed to be COVID-19 assistance for low-income households in a small Japanese town, but it was mistakenly wired to a bank account of a resident who refused to return it and spent most of it on online gambling, police said. Sho Taguchi, a 24-year-old jobless resident in the town of Abu in western Japan, was arrested on Wednesday, Yamaguchi prefectural police said. Police said Thursday he admitted to spending most of the 46.3 million yen ($360,000) of taxpayers' money on gambling.

Monkeypox case confirmed in Massachusetts
Monkeypox case confirmed in Massachusetts

Massachusetts health officials announced Wednesday that they have confirmed a case of the monkeypox virus.

How adoptees, parents can access adoption support groups and mental health services
How adoptees, parents can access adoption support groups and mental health services

Parents who have adopted internationally or privately have fewer options if things go wrong. These mental health and support group resources can help.

Beijing students protest lockdown amid rising scrutiny of China
Beijing students protest lockdown amid rising scrutiny of China's 'zero-Covid' policy

A prestigious university in China, the only major country that is still pursuing a "zero-Covid" policy, has reversed strict lockdown rules after students challenged them in a rare but peaceful protest.

Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions
Shanghai to reopen subways in easing of COVID restrictions

The locked-down Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will reopen four of its 20 subway lines Sunday as it slowly eases pandemic restrictions that have kept most residents in their housing complexes for more than six weeks. The city will also restart 273 bus lines connecting major urban centers, airports, train stations and hospitals as it resumes cross-district public transit, Yu Fulin, director of the Shanghai Transport Commission, said at a daily pandemic briefing Thursday. The lockdown of China's largest city has dealt a blow to the economy and frustrated residents, particularly as many countries elsewhere in the world move away from such harsh measures as they try to live with the virus.

'Rare and unusual' monkeypox cases are causing global concern. Here's what we know.

The United States reported a case of the rare monkeypox disease in Massachusetts on Wednesday. Here's all you need to know about the virus.

Monkeypox virus identified in Massachusetts
Monkeypox virus identified in Massachusetts

Massachusetts health officials announced Wednesday that they have confirmed a case of the monkeypox virus.

What is monkeypox, the rare virus now confirmed in the U.S. and Europe?
What is monkeypox, the rare virus now confirmed in the U.S. and Europe?

Massachusetts health authorities said Wednesday that they confirmed a case of a rare and sometimes serious viral illness called monkeypox -- the first infection identified in the United States this year amid a rash of cases outside the disease's typical territory. Monkeypox, which can be passed to animals and humans, is usually found in Central and West Africa. But health authorities in Europe have confirmed more than a dozen cases this month and are investigating more. The two latest infections

Did the fentanyl crisis thrive because the US ignored opioid abuse?
Did the fentanyl crisis thrive because the US ignored opioid abuse?

As the fentanyl crisis continues to sweep across the United States, lawmakers are focused on trying to stop the flow of fentanyl into their communities, but many are saying that curbing the supply from dealers is only part of the larger problem. One in 14 Americans are suffering from some form of addiction to legal or illegal substances, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ryan, who wished to be identified by first name only, said he has been living with an opioid addiction for decades.

1st monkeypox case in US this year reported in Massachusetts
1st monkeypox case in US this year reported in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts resident has tested positive for monkeypox, health officials confirmed Wednesday, making it the first case of the rare virus detected in the United States this year. According to a release from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the patient is an adult male who recently traveled to Canada. The department completed initial testing Tuesday and was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

First US case of monkeypox this year found in Massachusetts, confirmed by CDC
First US case of monkeypox this year found in Massachusetts, confirmed by CDC

Massachusetts officials confirmed a rare case of a monkeypox virus infection in the state, the first confirmed monkeypox case in the U.S. this year.

Hospitals ration CT scans, other procedures due to shortage of contrast dye
Hospitals ration CT scans, other procedures due to shortage of contrast dye

A type of contrast dye is in short supply due to a lockdown that hit a Shanghai plant where it is made. Hospitals have had to ration scans and procedures.

Investigation into mysterious pediatric hepatitis cases in the US expands
Investigation into mysterious pediatric hepatitis cases in the US expands

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now investigating at least 180 cases of severe hepatitis with unknown cause among children - an increase from the 109 cases that were reported earlier this month, federal officials confirmed on Wednesday. Thirty-six states and territories have now reported cases, and the CDC said it is working with health departments and clinicians nationwide to identify and investigate why the mysterious illness may be sickening children. Officials said many of the additional cases were reported following the launch of the CDC's announcement and therefore may not ultimately be linked to it.

Nearly every state expected to see increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, forecast shows
Nearly every state expected to see increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, forecast shows

As the nation's COVID-19 resurgence reaches its highest point since mid-February, daily hospital admission levels and new COVID-19 related deaths in the U.S. are projected to continue increasing over the next four weeks, according to newly updated forecast models used by the CDC. The forecast now predicts that nearly every U.S. state and territory is projected to see increases in new hospitalizations over the next two weeks. In the weeks after the U.S. surpassed 1 million confirmed COVID-19 related deaths, models estimate that a total of 1,010,800 fatalities will be recorded by June 11.


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