Health

Monkeypox mutating more than previously thought, researchers say

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! There are now more than 200 monkeypox and orthopoxvirus cases confirmed in the U.S., and experts are warning that the virus is mutating more that previously believed.In a study published Thursday in the journal Nature Medicine, a group of Portuguese researchers found that there were an average…

What is mifepristone? Abortion medication in focus after Supreme Court

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Following the Supreme Court’s upheaval of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement that states cannot ban the abortion medication mifepristone. “And we stand ready to work with other arms of the federal government that seek to use their…

New Hampshire governor blocks pharmacists from dispensing ivermectin to treat

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed a bill on Friday that would have permitted pharmacists to dispense ivermectin, a parasite drug, to treat COVID-19 by means of a standing order without a prescription.Some Americans have been turning to ivermectin to treat the virus, a cheap drug used…

WHO meeting on monkeypox, possible global health emergency

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting Thursday to discuss the monkeypox virus outbreak, and decide if it warrants being declared a global health emergency. With thousands of cases reported in tens of countries around the world, the declaration would mean that the United Nations health agency considers…

Biden admin boosts testing for monkeypox

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Biden administration has started shipping monkeypox virus tests to commercial laboratories.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said it had shipped tests to five commercial laboratory companies. The companies include Aegis Science, Labcorp, Mayo Clinic Laboratories, Quest Diagnostics…

CDC panel recommends seniors get newer flu vaccines

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A federal advisory panel said Wednesday that American ages 65 and up should get newer flu vaccines. Regular shots, they said, do not provide enough protection for the seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots.The shots include Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with an immune…

SC nurse admits to COVID vaccine card fraud

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A former nursing director in South Carolina pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to federal agents about providing fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.Tammy Hudson McDonald, who worked at a PruittHealth skilled nursing facility last summer, filled out cards for people she knew had not received the vaccine, according to…

Florida meningococcal outbreak among gay and bisexual men is one

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating one of the worst meningococcal outbreaks among gay and bisexual men in U.S. history, according to a recent press release. “Getting vaccinated against meningococcal disease is the best way to prevent this serious illness, which can quickly become deadly,”…

‘Iron Chef’ champ, Ground Zero hero is first double lung

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The first double lung transplant at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City was recently performed on Iron Chef America winner James Kelly. Kelly appeared during season four of the popular food show where he helped his brother, Chef Peter Kelly, claim victory over culinary king…

Pediatricians recommend all adolescents be screened for suicide risk

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising depression and suicide risk screenings for all adolescents age 12 and older, according to their updated schedule for preventative care released online this week.The screening for suicide risk was added to the existing depression screening recommendation consistent with the…