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The World Health Organization has declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern. This comes as the United Stated has identified two cases in children. Here’s the latest:
Breaking news -- The CDC has signed off on Novavax’s Covid-19 vaccine to be used as another primary series option for adults. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3zl9Btj
To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for mental health crises, it now takes only three digits: 988 cnn.it/3ARtolf
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A growing body of research, dating back to the 1980s, shows that pulse oximeter readings can be impacted by skin tone. But only just recently the public has been made more aware of this, and US health officials have plans to investigate. Here's the story: cnn.it/3aqiIzj
There is growing concern about the impact the Omicron coronavirus subvariant BA.5 will have on the US, as it is now dominant. Currently, there are about 110,000 new Covid-19 cases reported each day in the US. Here's the latest: cnn.it/3uByka0
FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific vaccines are needed. My interview ⁦@JacqEHoward@CNN cnn.com/2022/06/27/hea…
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The Biden administration has signaled plans to develop a proposed rule that would set a limit on nicotine levels in cigarettes and other tobacco products available in the US. The process to develop such regulations could take some time. Here’s the story: cnn.it/3zTGldK
CDC advisers vote to recommend Moderna and Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months. cnn.it/39zi4Pr
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This was the ah-ha moment when doctors realized the first US patient in the ongoing global outbreak had monkeypox — and we’re now learning more about how monkeypox symptoms in the current outbreak can appear more subtle. Here’s the story: cnn.it/3OcptCY
The #monkeypox outbreak is making us rethink a virus we've known about for decades. @CNN @JacqEHoward cnn.com/2022/06/02/hea…
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Monkeypox virus is now being reported in 23 countries where it’s not normally seen. As more cases emerge, biotech companies and US health officials are looking to make PCR testing for the virus more widely available in the US if needed. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3a4CD67
New CDC data shows births in the US rising in 2021 after a steep decline in the first year of the pandemic. CNN's @JacqEHoward reports.
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The US is responding to a request for the release of monkeypox vaccine from the nation's Strategic National Stockpile as a global outbreak of cases is under investigation cnn.it/3MGQDBw
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Monkeypox has been confirmed in 11 countries so far where the disease is not normally seen, including the United States. Global health officials are tracking cases and investigating this outbreak. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3Pz5GyP
US firearm homicides increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching the highest rate recorded in more than 25 years, according to new CDC data. And the firearm suicide rate remained high. Here's the latest: cnn.it/3wdC3dI
This summer, every state will be rolling out 988 as the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number to call for mental health crises -- similar to how people can call 911 for medical emergencies. Here's the story: cnn.it/3LYaRGA
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it's investigating 109 cases of severe and unexplained hepatitis in children in 25 states and territories that may be linked to a worldwide outbreak. CNN's @JacqEHoward reports.
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A new WHO report suggests Covid-19 killed almost three times more people than originally thought. Watch CNN's @JacqEHoward break down the data here: cnn.it/3LNjpjj
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FDA officials say annual Covid-19 shots may be needed in the future | @JacqEHoward cnn.com/2022/05/03/hea…
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Emerging research suggests that a small portion of people who now live with long Covid may have showed no Covid-19 symptoms at all when they were initially infected – or their symptoms were mild or unusual cnn.it/3vQzdLm
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The FDA has expanded approval of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir to treat young children with the disease, making this the first Covid-19 treatment approved in the United States for children younger than 12. Here's the latest: cnn.it/3rUfIAF
Finally! A new alternative to those nose swabs for Covid-19 tests @JacqEHoward reports
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Covid-19 "superspreading" has been put back in the spotlight recently, and public health experts warn that such events can still happen. But in this stage of the pandemic, we have tools to slow the spread -- we just have to use them. Here's the story: cnn.it/3rqZezD
Since the start of the pandemic, the risk of dying from Covid-19 has been nearly twice as high for Black and Hispanic people in the United States than for White people, data from the CDC shows. cnn.it/3E82169
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Throughout the pandemic, US military medical personnel helped overwhelmed hospitals and patients. Now, CNN is first to report this "largest domestic deployment" of personnel - for a health crisis - ends today, marking a major milestone. Here's the story: cnn.it/3uEO6Qj
The @CDCFlu says that flu activity in the US continues to increase in most of the country and this is “an unusual time” for flu activity to be increasing. Overall flu levels are still lower than in past pre-Covid flu seasons. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3NpF2HR
Could the Covid-19 vaccine become a yearly shot? Some experts think so. cnn.it/3ttrEKL
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Doctors have warned about a rise in Covid-19 in Ukraine tied to Russia's invasion, but they also worry about other illnesses too: polio, cholera, measles. Infectious diseases thrive amid war and "we're only at the start of the burden." Here's the story: cnn.it/3IobFSE
Antiviral medication orders for the White House's Covid-19 test-to-treat program are underway. cnn.it/3IUoLYP
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These are the counties in the United States that have "high" Covid-19 community levels, according to the latest CDC metrics. Here's the story: cnn.it/3sOL2Bv
US births continue to decline but "may be returning to pre-pandemic levels," preliminary CDC data suggests cnn.it/3Iwd4av
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The head of the World Health Organization has expressed sadness, worry and concern for Ukrainians amid the Russian invasion. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/35u1Tk4
Studies show that limiting your red meat consumption can benefit your health. So, what’s the skinny on meatless burgers? We take a close look in #FoodAsFuel:
A new @NCHStats report shows the number of women dying of maternal causes in the United States continues to surge each year: - 658 in 2018 - 754 in 2019 - 861 in 2020 The US has the highest maternal death rate of any developed nation. Here’s the story: cnn.it/3JPzgNa
The FDA is considering whether it will need to authorize a fourth dose of some Covid vaccines this fall, when the spread is expected to pick up again. CNN health reporter @JacqEHoward has more.
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High-quality masks for children soon might be easier to find in the United States, if government plans come to fruition. cnn.it/3gPw2wH
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A new CDC study finds that getting vaccinated against Covid-19 during pregnancy is associated with protection for the baby too — about a 60% reduced risk of Covid-19 hospitalization in the first six months of an infant’s life. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3gPIHQg
The pace of people getting Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in the United States has dropped to the lowest it has ever been, and many public health experts are concerned. Here's the story: cnn.it/3sAV6N6
The timeline for when kids under 5 in the US might receive Covid-19 vaccinations has been pushed back. A meeting of FDA advisers to review Pfizer/BioNTech's request to authorize their vaccine for young kids is postponed for more data. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3LvmuEY
As many states see declines in their daily Covid-19 case numbers and hospitalization rates, some have moved forward with plans to lift a significant mitigation measure: mask mandates in schools cnn.it/3uz5vM1
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The White House tells CNN that federal officials are "thinking about" life after the current Covid-19 emergency. But they still have not released guidance for that transition. State governors and some health experts call for a plan. Here's the latest: cnn.it/3LsBjsb
Two of the first leukemia patients to receive CAR-T cell therapy are still in remission more than 10 years later -- a finding that suggests this approach could have significant effects in cancer treatment. Here's the latest: cnn.it/3okeVau
Children younger than 5 in the US could begin receiving Covid-19 vaccinations this month or next if the FDA moves quickly to authorize the shot for this age group cnn.it/3L3eDys
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Breaking news -- The company Novavax says that it has formally submitted a request to the FDA for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine in the United States. Here's the latest: cnn.it/34qfZCc
Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, Spikevax, has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration, according to news releases from the FDA and Moderna. Spikevax is now approved for use in people ages 18 and older. cnn.it/3obZ4uc
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Community transmission is a key metric that local health officials use for determining when to ease certain Covid-19 restrictions. But some say that in the age of Omicron, we may need to “rethink” this metric. Here’s the story: cnn.it/3uePz1w
Pfizer and BioNTech have begun a clinical trial for their Omicron-specific coronavirus vaccine candidate. Here’s the latest: cnn.it/3ACj12D
The rollout of free N95 masks for the public began this week across the United States, with some pharmacies already handing out the masks and others expecting to do so in the coming days. Here’s where you might find these free masks: cnn.it/340VRqh
Why are women 25 percent less aware of the need to protect their heart health than they were before the pandemic? Join me and @JacqEHoward to discuss this and more tomorrow, January 25 at noon ET as part of the FREE @FairfieldU Literary Salon. To register: bit.ly/3AoIVXb
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