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Massachusetts officials report first US case of monkeypox in 2022

Massachusetts officials on Wednesday confirmed a rare case of a monkeypox virus infection in the state, the first confirmed monkeypox case in the US this year. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the case is an...

Why are COVID-19 cases rising and will an omicron infection protect me?

COVID-19 infections continue to rise, driven by new and more infectious omicron subvariants, waning immunity from both vaccines and previous infections and fewer people masking up, health officials said at a White House briefing Wednesday.About a third of...

Two children hospitalized in Tennessee due to baby formula shortage

MEMPHIS - Two children had to be hospitalized at a Tennessee children's hospital due to the ongoing national shortage of baby formula, a physician at the hospital said.Both children required a special, amino acid-based formula because they have...

Pfizer COVID vaccine booster for kids 5-11 approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 booster shot for children ages 5 to 11.The booster dose is available to children five months after completing their primary series of two shots. The companies submitted for...

‘To heal, we must remember’

When the US surpassed 1 million COVID deaths Tuesday, the somber milestone provided yet another reminder of the enormous human toll extracted by a pandemic the nation is eager to leave behind.At a time when Americans have largely...

Australian Sudden Infant Death Syndrome study a clue not conclusion

A small preliminary study out of Australia offers a tantalizing hint at what might cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, but doctors said much more research is needed to know if the findings are conclusive in a larger...

Hospital stays led to harm for 1 in 4 Medicare patients, report finds

One in 4 older Americans covered by Medicare had some type of temporary or lasting harm during hospital stays before the COVID-19 pandemic, government investigators said in an oversight report published Thursday. The report from the US Department...

Illicit fentanyl propels overdose deaths in US to new record

The nation’s drug overdose epidemic worsened in 2021 as deaths surpassed 100,000 in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics figures released Wednesday...

COVID end could cost Medicaid coverage for up to 14 million Americans

Millions of Americans who gained Medicaid health insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic could lose coverage this year or next year when generous federal subsidies end, a new analysis found.Kaiser Family Foundation estimates 5 to 14 million Americans could...

UK Health Security Agency confirms rare case of monkeypox in England

A rare case of monkeypox has been confirmed in England, according to a statement from the UK Health Security Agency.The agency said the patient recently traveled from Nigeria and that's where they likely contracted it. The individual...
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Yankees’ Luis Gil exits Triple-A start with likely elbow injury

BALTIMORE - The Yankees' pitching depth may have taken a hit on Wednesday, as right-hander Luis Gil left...
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Kid Line a big Rangers’ silver lining in loss to Hurricanes

The Kids were perhaps the best Rangers on the ice on Wednesday, a little more than all right, and yes that was a...

Sky Ferreira announces new song ‘Don’t Forget’ is arriving next week

Sky Ferreira has announced that a new song titled 'Don't Forget' will arrive next week. The release date was confirmed by the singer-songwriter's label,...

Francisco Lindor plunking sparks Mets’ fifth-inning rally

The fans at Citi Field booed loudly in the fifth inning, when Francisco Lindor became the third Met to be hit by a...

Rangers have no answers after Hurricanes turn up heat in third

Ian Cole says it's a strength of the Hurricanes to be objective in their self-assessment. After two periods Wednesday night, the conclusion...