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First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

The first confirmed U.S. case of the omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The...

States Claim Sackler Family Members Are Abusing Bankruptcy Process

A settlement that gives protections to Sackler family members who own Purdue Pharma should be rejected, a group of states told a federal judge on Tuesday. The...

WHO Approves First Long-Acting Device to Shield Women From HIV

With HIV a continuing threat to women's health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first long-acting device to protect women from sexually...

FDA Approves Cytalux (pafolacianine) Injection for Identification of Ovarian Cancer During Surgery

On Target Laboratories, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company developing fluorescent imaging agents to target and illuminate cancer during surgery,...

First U.S. Omicron Case Reported in California

The first confirmed U.S. case of the Omicron variant has been reported in California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday. The...

'Ultra-Processed' Foods Up Odds for a Second Heart Attack or Stroke

If you've had a heart attack or stroke, you might want to avoid ultra-processed foods, new research suggests. The study found that a high intake of such...

Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens

Parents who want to read to their toddlers and give them a developmental boost ought to pick up a traditional paper book rather than an e-book on a tablet,...

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

The United States' first overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights. People...

AHA News: Hispanic Adults May Be More Likely to Get Amputations for This Blood Vessel Disease

Hispanic people hospitalized for peripheral artery disease may be more likely to undergo amputations than their white peers who are not Hispanic, according...

For Men, Vaping May Be a Downer in the Bedroom

Vaping can be tough on the lungs, but new research warns of another possible danger to men: It may more than double the risk for erectile dysfunction. After...

CDC to Toughen COVID Testing for International Travelers

As the world struggles with ways to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that...

Kids With Uncontrolled Asthma at Higher Odds for Severe COVID-19

Asthma is a tough disease for kids and their parents to manage well, but not keeping it under control may make these children up to six times more likely...

HIV Rates Fall Among Gay White Americans, But Not Minorities

Some progress has been made in the U.S. fight against HIV, with new infections falling among white gay and bisexual men over the past decade. But their...

Los CDC endurecerán las pruebas de COVID para los viajeros internacionales

Mientras el mundo se esfuerza por encontrar formas de frenar la propagación de la nueva variante ómicron, los Centros para el Control y la Prevención...

Health Highlights: Dec. 1, 2021

Tighter rules on COVID tests for foreign travelers. Trying to keep the Omicron variant out of the United States, the CDC plans to shrink the window necessary...

Nearly 7% of U.S. Kids Have Had a Head Injury or Concussion

Blows to the head are common among America's kids, with close to 7% showing signs of a brain injury at some time in childhood, U.S. health officials report. Sports,...

Concurrent Zoster, Flu Vaccines Tied to Lower Subsequent Flu Vaccine Uptake

Concurrent administration of influenza and zoster vaccines is associated with a reduction in receipt of the influenza vaccine the following year, according...

AI-Augmented System Aids Classification of Colorectal Polyps

Use of an artificial intelligence (AI)-augmented digital system that annotates regions of interest within digitalized polyp tissue and predicts polyp types...

Days of Extreme Heat Linked to Increased Risk for ED Visits

Days of extreme heat are associated with an increased risk for emergency department visits for any cause, heat-related illness, renal disease, and mental...

First Overdose Prevention Centers in the Nation Open in NYC

The first U.S. overdose prevention centers have opened in New York City in the Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights. People will...

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