Polio is a life-threatening disease that’s long been eradicated in the US. But a recent New York state case and traces of the virus found in NYC wastewater have experts recommending that unvaccinated adults and children get immunized ASAP.
The need for the monkeypox vaccine has far outstripped supply. These are the steps US officials are taking to stretch vaccines and make more doses available.
We spoke to experts to better understand how monkeypox spreads, what activities are riskiest at this time, and how to avoid infection as cases rise globally.
While it’s theoretically possible for rats and mice to become a US reservoir of monkeypox, the experts we talked to said virus-containing wastewater is not a concern at the moment — and you definitely don’t need to bleach your toilet water.
Experts say the chances you can give your dog or cat the virus are slim, but there has been at least one reported case of a dog that contracted monkeypox from its owners.
More than 6,600 Americans have contracted the rare but serious infection, which is now spreading in 87 countries.
Some people are stocking up on Juul pods since the once-popular high-nicotine vape may soon be off the market.
Although there have been at least five cases of monkeypox in kids in the US, public health officials say that they believe the chance of widespread infections in youngsters is remote, even with a new school year just around the corner.
Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Reduce Their Partners For Now To Avoid Monkeypox, The WHO Has Advised
The head of the World Health Organization also urged these men to reconsider new sexual partners and exchange contact details in order to follow up if needed.
Europe Is Having A Heat Wave And People Are Freaking Out Because We’re Not Built For This Kind Of Weather
“This emergency — these heat waves and future weather disasters — have come about because of a system where the richest among us, like Kylie Jenner, can consume on an unimaginable scale.”
"Think about the Earth. There are people who are in the process of destroying the Earth. Think about them!"
Blue-green algae look like foamy scum on the water’s surface and have the potential to cause great harm, and even death, to you and your pets.
A Monkeypox Vaccine Was Approved By The FDA In 2019. Here’s What To Know About It As The Virus Spreads.
A handful of cases of the rare but serious monkeypox virus have occurred in the US and other countries where it normally doesn’t spread, but there is a vaccine that can prevent serious disease. Here’s what to know about the Jynneos shot.
A Black doctor and her trainees risked their careers to accuse their school of systemic racism. It would be a diagnosis with no easy cure.
The US Government Now Has 400 Official Reports Of UFOs But Congress Wants You To Know There’s Still No Proof Of Aliens
“Unidentified aerial phenomena are a potential national security threat, and they need to be treated that way,” the committee chairperson said.
The "gentle giant" at the heart of the Milky Way is a black hole 4 million times the mass of the sun.
“The pandemic has just poured fuel on the fire of the overdose epidemic,” one expert said.
People who want tubal ligations often face serious obstacles, and it's been a persistent problem even in post-Roe America.
“The EPA is still in crisis,” one environmentalist said.
“Climate change is killing people today, to put it as bluntly as possible,” one expert said.
College Football Referees Penalized Teams With Black Coaches More Often Than Those With White Coaches, A Study Suggests
College football teams with Black coaches average around five to seven more penalties per season than teams with white coaches, regardless of team or school quality.
The UN’s health agency has embraced statistical methods that put the true toll of the pandemic at around 15 million. Will it shock nations that are denying the severity of COVID-19 into action?
This Activist Group Tapped Into Partisan COVID Politics To Make Big Trouble For Anthony Fauci And The NIH
The White Coat Waste Project has pulled the “lab leak” strings and channeled right-wing anger over COVID to pursue its goal of defunding animal experiments backed by the federal government.
Long COVID can be debilitating and occurs in up to 30% of people who have had the coronavirus, but the people experiencing it often find that doctors dismiss, ignore, or downplay their unusual symptoms.
"Most people don't know what a fetus looks like. Abortion takes place behind closed doors — for medical privacy and for safety — but I also believe something is gained by creating visuals for this process."
Paxlovid pills are now widely offered at pharmacies through Biden's "test to treat" plan, as COVID cases are beginning to mount again in the US.
“We are the capital of pain.”
“Nature is a brutal place, as beautiful as it can be. It's a fight to survive.”
“We are looking to be the first union in the nation to have a scientific integrity article in our contract."
The federal judge in Florida, who was appointed by Donald Trump, said the CDC had exceeded its statutory authority in issuing the mask mandate.