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Hearing aids are now cheaper and easier to buy for hard-of-hearing Americans

There's some good news for Americans who are hard of hearing.Hearing aids — formerly requiring a prescription and often coming with a high price tag and a lot of complications — are now sold without requiring a prescription...

California mom speaks out after losing infant son to RSV complications

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - A Southern California mother who lost her infant son to RSV is sharing her tragic story to warn other parents, as a surge of the dangerous virus is spreading rapidly throughout the country."He really...

Africa to receive its 1st vaccines for mpox, formerly known as monkeypox

Africa's top public health body says the continent is set to receive its first batch of mpox vaccines as a donation from South Korea.The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday the 50,000 doses will be...

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...
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NYC Mayor doubles down on involuntarily committing homeless people with mental health problems

Eric Adams has defended his plan to involuntarily send mentally-ill homeless people to psychiatric hospitals, insisting that it...
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