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WHO says monkeypox is not an international public health emergency, but it should continue to be monitored

WHO says monkeypox is not an international public health emergency, but it should continue to be monitored

CNN — The World Health Organization stopped short of declaring the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern as a result of an emergency committee meeting. The WHO called an emergency committee meeting on Thursday to discuss the severity of the monkeypox outbreak. The result of the meeting was announced on Saturday. “In …

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COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

COVID vaccine saved 20 million lives in first year: report

The coronavirus pandemic could have been much worse without vaccines, according to a new study that claims the number of recorded deaths worldwide from the coronavirus would be more than triple what it is today. In the year after the vaccine was first introduced in December 2020, more than 4.3 billion people received an inoculation, …

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Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women often with no warning signs

Warning as mysterious STI strikes up to 1 in 16 women often with no warning signs

Experts are warning women about a sneaky STI that is often overlooked but affects one in 16 in some parts of the UK. Trichomoniasis is more common than the well-known STI gonorrhea, experts found. But not only is it relatively unknown, it’s not always included in standard STI “screenings” at sexual health clinics or in …

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Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the youngest children can experience covid for a long time, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study, published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, included 44,000 children in Denmark between the ages of zero and 14. …

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Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, injections are already going to the arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as allowed and received a first shipment Monday, the June 16 holiday. They started vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had a lot of demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a practicing pediatrician and editor of …

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CDC warns of meningococcal outbreak among gay Florida men

CDC warns of meningococcal outbreak among gay Florida men

The Centers for Disease Control and Florida health officials are warning of a “historic” meningococcal outbreak among gay and bisexual men that has killed seven and seriously ill 24 others. The alarming rise in cases prompted the CDC to recommend vaccinations for all gay and bisexual men in the Sunshine State. The agency characterized the …

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How are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for young children different?

How are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for young children different?

CNN — Finally, Covid-19 vaccines for children under 5 years old will reach little arms and legs this week. Since the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended two options for this age group, one from Pfizer/BioNTech and one from Moderna, parents and caregivers may be wondering which is right for them. your …

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