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WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

HEALTH | Jul 28, 2022

The head of the W.H.O. advised men at risk of catching monkeypox to consider reducing their sexual partners "for the moment" following the U.N. health agency declaring the escalating outbreaks in multiple countries to be a global emergency.

Global AIDS Fight at Crossroads after Setbacks During COVID

Global AIDS Fight at Crossroads after Setbacks During COVID

HIV/AIDS | By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 27, 2022

Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are jeopardizing efforts to end AIDS.

A Late US Monkeypox Response Caused Thousands of Vaccines to be Stranded

A Late US Monkeypox Response Caused Thousands of Vaccines to be Stranded

HEALTH | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 27, 2022

As monkeypox infection rates climbed in New York City, some 300,000 doses of the vaccine owned by the United States sat in a facility in Denmark.

Marjorie Taylor Greene Implies Kids Infected by Monkeypox From Sex

Marjorie Taylor Greene Implies Kids Infected by Monkeypox From Sex

HEALTH | By Emell Adolphus | Jul 27, 2022

Not knowing monkeypox can infect anyone, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took to Twitter to imply children are catching monkeypox from sex.

New Studies Bolster Theory Coronavirus Emerged from the Wild

New Studies Bolster Theory Coronavirus Emerged from the Wild

HEALTH | By Laura Ungar | Jul 27, 2022

Two new studies provide more evidence that COVID-19 originated in a Wuhan, China market where live animals were sold — further bolstering the theory that the virus emerged in the wild.

Are Jokesters Screwing Up Our Data on Gay Teenagers?

Are Jokesters Screwing Up Our Data on Gay Teenagers?

HEALTH | Jul 26, 2022

Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted. A new study challenges this idea.

Watch: Fauci Says Gay, Bi Men Should Get Monkeypox Vaccine First

Watch: Fauci Says Gay, Bi Men Should Get Monkeypox Vaccine First

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci lent his voice to the experts who have already said that gay and bisexual men should be prioritized to receive vaccinations against the disease.

UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

UN Health Agency Chief Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Jul 23, 2022

The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an "extraordinary" situation that now qualifies as a global emergency.

Monkeypox Virus Could Become Entrenched as New STD in the US

Monkeypox Virus Could Become Entrenched as New STD in the US

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Jul 23, 2022

The spread of monkeypox in the U.S. could represent the dawn of a new sexually transmitted disease, though some health officials say the virus that causes pimple-like bumps might yet be contained before it gets firmly established.

Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox in U.S., Officials Say

Two Children Diagnosed With Monkeypox in U.S., Officials Say

HEALTH | By Mike Stobbe | Jul 23, 2022

Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday.

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

HEALTH | By Steve Duffy | Jul 23, 2022

British psychologist Dr. Julia Shaw wanted to understand her bisexuality. And with her book "Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality," she hopes to bring the sexual identity out of the shadows.

Experts: Prioritize Gay, Bi Men for Monkeypox Vaccine

Experts: Prioritize Gay, Bi Men for Monkeypox Vaccine

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Jul 22, 2022

Health professionals weighing in on the best way to deploy vaccinations against monkeypox offer the common sense observation that the place to begin is with the population most at risk.

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

WHO Again Considers Declaring Monkeypox a Global Emergency

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | Jul 21, 2022

As the World Health Organization's emergency committee convenes Thursday to consider for the second time within weeks whether to declare monkeypox a global crisis.

CDC Endorses More Traditional Novavax COVID Shot for Adults

CDC Endorses More Traditional Novavax COVID Shot for Adults

HEALTH | By Lauren Neergaard | Jul 20, 2022

U.S. adults who haven't gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax — a more traditional kind of vaccine, health officials said Tuesday.

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

UK Buys More Vaccines for Monkeypox as Cases Top 2,100

HEALTH | Jul 19, 2022

British has bought another 100,000 doses of vaccine to stop monkeypox as the number of cases across the country has risen to more than 2,130, the majority of them in London, officials said Tuesday.

Fauci Expects to Retire by End of Biden's Current Term

Fauci Expects to Retire by End of Biden's Current Term

HEALTH | Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Monday he plans to retire by the end of President Joe Biden's term in January 2025.

Scars of COVID Persist for Sickest Survivors, Their Families

Scars of COVID Persist for Sickest Survivors, Their Families

HEALTH | By Heather Hollingsworth | Jul 19, 2022

While more than 1 million died from COVID in the U.S., many more survived ICU stays that have left them with anxiety, PTSD, and a host of health issues.

New 988 Hotline is the 911 for Mental Health Emergencies

New 988 Hotline is the 911 for Mental Health Emergencies

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Jul 17, 2022

Quick help for suicidal thoughts and other mental health emergencies is now as easy as 9-8-8.

Abortion Laws Spark Profound Changes in Other Medical Care

Abortion Laws Spark Profound Changes in Other Medical Care

HEALTH | By Lindsey Tanner | Jul 16, 2022

Abortion restrictions in a number of states and the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade are having profound repercussions in reproductive medicine as well as in other areas of medical care.

Academics Attack Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Treatment

Academics Attack Florida Plan to Limit Transgender Treatment

HEALTH | Jul 16, 2022

A plan by Florida health officials that likely would restrict Medicaid insurance coverage for gender dysphoria treatments lacks sound medical justification and may be politically motivated, academics say.

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