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Common joint pain treatment may be making arthritis worse, studies suggest

A common injection for treating arthritis may be speeding up the onset of the disease rather than preventing it, according to new studies. Both of the studies were presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of...

Mistakes at UK coronavirus testing lab may have led to 20 deaths

England's government agency responsible for responding to public health emergencies said mistakes at a testing laboratory resulted in tens of thousands of positive COVID-19 cases reported as negative may have led to the deaths of 20 people.Britain has...

WHO officially renames monkeypox under pressure from Biden administration

The World Health Organization, or WHO, will officially begin using the term "mpox" instead of "monkeypox" after the Biden Administration pressured the international organization to change the name because of racial connotations associated with it.On the international organization’s...

Getting pregnant soon after abortion or miscarriage might have lower risks than previously suspected: study

A new medical study conducted in Europe is suggesting there may be fewer "adverse pregnancy outcomes" for women who get pregnant weeks after they’ve had a miscarriage or an abortion. The cohort study, which was conducted by various academic...

Court rejects San Diego school district’s COVID vaccine mandate

The California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled against the San Diego Unified School District’s COVID-19 student vaccine requirement this week. On Tuesday, the appellate court agreed with a lower court's ruling from last year that the school district...

Why Somalia has not declared famine amid one of its worst cases of widespread hunger

Somalia is on the brink of its worst famine in half a century as drought intensifies and global food prices soar, leaving hundreds of thousands of people at risk of dying from starvation.The United Nations has warned that...

American Academy of Pediatrics urges Biden administration to declare emergency over ‘unprecedented’ RSV surge

The American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency to a support a national response to an "alarming surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and...

Cancer screenings and diagnoses lag post-COVID, causing potential delays to treatment

Screenings for a variety of common cancers have not returned to pre-pandemic levels, potentially leading to diagnoses later in the course of the disease when it may be more difficult to treat successfully, U.S. data published on Thursday...

Moderna’s Omicron vaccine shows better immune response than COVID shots

Moderna Inc said on Monday its Omicron-tailored vaccines produced a better immune response against the BA.4/5 subvariants in a mid-to-late stage study, when given as a booster dose, compared with its original shot.Data shows that both of Moderna's...

Just 2 Omicron subvariants make up 44% of all US COVID cases

The U.S. national public health agency said on Friday that Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 were estimated to account for about 44.2% of COVID-19 cases in the country for the week ending Nov. 12, compared with 32.6% in...
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Meghan Markle leaves US hotel where she was guest speaker at ‘power of women’ charity event

Meghan Markle was spotted leaving an Indianapolis hotel where she spoke on the 'power of women' at a $5,000-a-table dinner...
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