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WHO Renames Monkeypox, Citing Racism Concerns

WHO Renames Monkeypox, Citing Racism Concerns

The U.N. health agency said on Monday that mpox was its new preferred name for monkeypox.

23 hrs 44 mins ago
Hawaii Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown

Hawaii Gov. Ige looks back on coronavirus, tourism shutdown

Crisis response is one way to sum up Hawaii Gov. David Ige's eight years in office.

November 27th, 8:28 AM CST
After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

After a year, omicron still driving COVID surges and worries

The omicron variant is driving U.S. COVID-19 case counts higher in many places just in time for the holiday season.

November 25th, 8:09 AM CST
WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

WHO, CDC: A record 40 million kids miss measles vaccine dose

The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say measles immunization has dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40 million children missing a vaccine dose last year.

November 23rd, 12:19 PM CST
Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Facial recognition can help conserve seals, scientists say

Facial recognition technology is mostly associated with uses such as surveillance and the authentication of human faces, but a group of scientists believe they’ve found a new use for it: saving seals.

November 23rd, 10:04 AM CST
'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

'Viral jambalaya': Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

A rapidly intensifying flu season is straining U.S. hospitals already overburdened with patients sick from other respiratory infections.

November 18th, 2:28 PM CST
US Home Births Reached Highest Level in 30 Years in 2021

US Home Births Reached Highest Level in 30 Years in 2021

U.S. home births increased slightly in the pandemic’s second year, rising to the highest level in decades.

November 17th, 11:19 AM CST
Diabetes Patients Face Drug Shortage Due to TikTok Trend

Diabetes Patients Face Drug Shortage Due to TikTok Trend

Drug shortages continue from Adderall to baby formula, pharmaceutical giants have struggled to keep up with demand this year.

November 15th, 2:37 PM CST by Andy Hirschfeld
Amazon Launches Virtual Healthcare Clinic

Amazon Launches Virtual Healthcare Clinic

Amazon said it will work to add other conditions over time to the service, which will not accept insurance.

November 15th, 10:33 AM CST
Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

State attorneys general say Walmart has agreed to pay $3.1 billion to settle lawsuits nationwide over the impact of the prescriptions its pharmacies filled for powerful prescription opioid painkillers.

November 15th, 9:18 AM CST
1 Dead, Over a Dozen Sick from Listeria Outbreak Tied to Deli Meat and Cheese

1 Dead, Over a Dozen Sick from Listeria Outbreak Tied to Deli Meat and Cheese

Those sickened were from New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey and California.

November 10th, 8:35 AM CST
WHO Reports 90% Drop in World COVID-19 Deaths Since February

WHO Reports 90% Drop in World COVID-19 Deaths Since February

The World Health Organization Chief still urged vigilance against the pandemic as variants continue to crop up.

November 9th, 11:45 AM CST
Clocks Changing Can Affect Your Mind: How to Cope with the Impact of a Time Change

Clocks Changing Can Affect Your Mind: How to Cope with the Impact of a Time Change

Clocks changed back over the weekend and studies show about 5% of the population has seasonal affective disorder.

November 8th, 10:03 AM CST by Tauli Anderson
Updated COVID Boosters Rev Up Protection, Pfizer Study Says

Updated COVID Boosters Rev Up Protection, Pfizer Study Says

It released the early findings from a rigorous study of the new shots.

November 4th, 10:58 AM CDT
Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, US Government Reports Say

Alcohol Death Toll is Growing, US Government Reports Say

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already said the overall number of such deaths rose in 2020 and 2021.

November 4th, 10:01 AM CDT

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