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US set to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates

US set to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates

The move comes after pressure from states, who have been pushing the administration to release more doses of monkeypox vaccine from the Strategic National Stockpile managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. Critics have also charged that the United States is not …

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A monkeypox epidemic may be here.  The US isn't ready for it

A monkeypox epidemic may be here. The US isn’t ready for it

HASs if dealing with continued waves of Covid-19 isn’t enough, the US is facing a new outbreak — monkeypox — that highlights just how close the US public health system is to its breaking point. While monkeypox has not technically been categorized as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it looks and acts like common STIs …

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How Covid vaccines for kids under 5 can help end the pandemic: experts

How Covid vaccines for kids under 5 can help end the pandemic: experts

For months, the country has been waiting on a pandemic turning point — and it might be here, in the form of kids under age 5 becoming eligible for Covid vaccines. Just don’t expect it to make Covid disappear overnight, experts say. Covid vaccines for small children are “absolutely a game changer for some families,” …

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Are pockets of Covid in the gut causing long-term symptoms? | Long Covid

Since the early days of the pandemic it has been clear some people shed genetic material from the virus in their stools for months after catching Covid-19. The findings were initially regarded as a curiosity, but there is mounting evidence to support the idea that persistent pockets of coronavirus – in the gut, or elsewhere …

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Healthy Habits That Can Help You Live Longer—and Easy Ways to Make Them Stick

Healthy Habits That Can Help You Live Longer—and Easy Ways to Make Them Stick

Photo credit: Ariel Skelley – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below.” The question of how to live longer—and how to increase your health span, not just life span—is a centuries-old pursuit. But recent research has narrowed down some possible answers to longevity. You’ve …

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4 High-Protein Foods for Weight Loss After 40, Says Dietitian — Eat This Not That

4 High-Protein Foods for Weight Loss After 40, Says Dietitian — Eat This Not That

Have you ever thought that weight loss gets harder as you age? This narrative has been perpetuated by diet culture for decades and can be a really defeating thought if you believe it. New research suggests that our metabolism is unaffected by aging from 20 to 60 years old. Even then, metabolism only decreases by …

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What causes long COVID?  Canadian researchers think they've found a key clue - National

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue – National

Olympic gold medallist Alex Kopacz may be used to being out of breath when pushing a bobsled, but last year after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, he experienced a very different kind of breathlessness. He was put on oxygen for two months and experienced a number of other health setbacks in the months following his …

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Monkeypox makes pledges of pandemic solidarity look hollow

Monkeypox makes pledges of pandemic solidarity look hollow

The writer is a science commentator The lack of international solidarity exposed by the pandemic, particularly after rich countries hogged Covid-19 vaccines, led to cries of “never again”. Never again should vital data and samples be held back in an outbreak; never again should the global south be abandoned by the global north in the …

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