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Fauci drops out of D.C. gala amid America's strange pandemic moment

A new COVID wave — or nothing to worry about? The best- and worst-case scenarios for what comes next

35 Vegetarian BBQ Recipes Perfect for Summer

Fauci says 'herd immunity' is out of reach, pandemic 'by no means' over

We Found Dozens of Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts for $25 or Less

Future COVID variants will likely reinfect us multiple times a year, experts say — unless we invest in new vaccines

30 Summer Beach Reads You Won't Be Able to Put Down

As COVID cases rise, White House urges boosters and new congressional funding

COVID vaccines for young children could be coming soon

These 4th of July Activities Are a Game Changer for Your Celebration

CDC urges people to mask where COVID is spiking

78 Best Halloween Costumes for Every Group Size

Monkeypox is 'out of the box' and has Europe on edge

How to Plan a Festive 4th of July Menu For Every Kind of Crowd

75 Unique Couples Halloween Costumes for You and Your Boo

Wish Dad a 'Happy Father's Day' With These Funny (and Emotional) Sayings

'Historic milestone': Vaccines for kids under 5 may come this month

Will targeting nicotine reduce smoking deaths?

70 Cool Pumpkin Painting Ideas That Are So Cute (and Just a Little Bit Scary)

'The emergency phase of COVID-19 is over': Doctors' group urges Biden administration to revise guidelines for children

COVID reinfections set to spike in U.S. as new variants evade immunity

'Immune-evading' BA.5 subvariant now accounts for 65% of U.S. COVID cases

Honor Independence Day With These Inspirational 4th of July Quotes

'The worst version' of COVID is spreading. Can we update our vaccines in time?

CDC panel endorses new Novavax COVID vaccine

Why hasn’t the U.S. been able to contain monkeypox?

How fair are criticisms of Biden’s response to Roe’s repeal?

Biden was likely sickened with BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, White House says

Should President Biden be 'working through' COVID-19?

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

The Best Family Halloween Movies on Netflix for Kid-Friendly Scares

CDC moves beyond COVID emergency with new guidance

Biden now nearly free of COVID symptoms, doctor says

Does monkeypox need a new name?

New COVID boosters could mark turning point in pandemic

Texas reports 1st death tied to monkeypox in the U.S.

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

Watch These Kid-Friendly Classics and Animated Specials on Halloween Night

Get the new Omicron booster and a flu shot, White House says

Polio has been detected in New York wastewater. Should you worry? Experts explain

Try These Easy Christmas Mocktails for a Seasonal Sip Without the Alcohol

We Created the Perfect Turkey Herb Stuffing for Your Thanksgiving Meal

These Tips and Tricks Will Help You Throw the Most Epic Halloween Party of All Time

DIY These Easy Halloween Crafts for Spooky Good Fun

Biden gets updated COVID booster shot as White House calls on Americans to follow suit

8 billion people: Is population growth cause for hope or concern?

Children ages 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, experts say. Here's what parents need to know.

Pfizer's RSV vaccine for pregnant women protects newborns against severe illness

Fun Halloween-Themed Snacks Toddlers Will Eat and Adults Will Crave

101 Motivational Quotes About Exercise From Famous Athletes

New boosters add limited protection against Covid-19 illness, first real-world study shows

Updated Covid-19 boosters that carry instructions to arm the body against currently circulating Omicron subvariants offer some protection against infections, according to the first study to look at how the boosters are performing in the real world. However, the protection is not as high as that provided by the original vaccine against earlier coronavirus variants, the researchers say.

Measles vaccinations rate at lowest point since 2008, study finds

Measles vaccination rates dropped throughout the pandemic and hit the lowest coverage rate in more than a decade, says a new study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

As measles outbreak sickens more than a dozen children in Ohio, local health officials seek help from CDC

A growing measles outbreak in Columbus, Ohio, has sickened more than a dozen unvaccinated children and hospitalized nine of them, and local public health officials are seeking assistance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FDA approves $3.5 million treatment for hemophilia, now the most expensive drug in the world

The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Hemgenix, a new drug to treat hemophilia. Manufacturer CSL Behring set the price at $3.5 million per treatment, making it the most expensive drug in the world.

Abortion rates fell slightly in 2020, with most done at or before 9 weeks, says CDC

Both the number and rate of abortions reported in the US fell 2% from 2019 to 2020, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Don't ruin your slumber during the holidays. Try these sleep expert tips

It may be our favorite family time of the year, but the holidays are packed with chores, parties and stress, which can all take a toll on sleep. Here's how to stop the holidays from sabotaging your slumber.

How to answer those dreaded personal questions at holiday gatherings

Many of us have that one relative or that one question we are bracing for when we gather for the holiday season. Instead of letting it get under your skin or lashing out once it gets to you, think ahead and prepare your responses with these tips, experts say.

New subvariants, family gatherings may bring more Covid-19 after holiday, but experts don't expect severe surge

As millions of Americans travel to gather with friends and family over the next few days, there's a good chance that Covid-19 will follow.

Shortages of antivirals, antibiotics compound stress of a rough season for viral illnesses in kids

Shortages of key medications used to treat common childhood illnesses like flu, ear infections and sore throats are adding to the misery of this year's early and severe respiratory virus season.

You cooked for 20 and fed 6. What to do with the leftovers

It's time to divvy up and work through the Thanksgiving leftovers. These options give you something to look forward to on your post-holiday meal plan.

FDA warns against consuming certain raw oysters distributed to 13 states after reported illnesses

The Food and Drug Administration is advising people in 13 states not to eat certain raw oysters from South Korea after at least one person in Las Vegas got sick with a virus that can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

Don't blame the turkey. Here's what experts say is really behind your food coma

If you think holiday turkey is responsible for the afternoon sleepiness you feel, you'd be wrong, experts say. Here's the real gobble.

Why war correspondent Sebastian Junger feels gratitude for his near-death experience

Inspired by his own near-death experience requiring blood donations, author and war correspondent Sebastian Junger now advocates for blood donation to help save other people's lives.

Research helps seniors make informed decisions about risks, benefits of major surgery

Nearly 1 in 7 older adults die within a year of undergoing major surgery, according to an important new study that sheds much-needed light on the risks seniors face when having invasive procedures.

Daylight Saving Time debate sheds light on racial inequities in sleep health

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

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Secrets of 'SuperAgers' with superior memories into their 80s

Are you destined to become a 'SuperAger," with a memory as sharp in your 80s as it was in your 50s? Here's what science knows about those who keep their ability to remember as they age.

'Good Night, Oppy' recounts the sudden death of a Mars rover

In the opening scenes of the new film "Good Night, Oppy," the Opportunity rover rolls along through Perseverance Valley on Mars in June 2018, as "Roam" by The B-52s fills the room at mission control.

What's really behind the holiday food coma

Do you believe in the holiday food coma?

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

New data on 'hot Saturn' exoplanet is a 'game changer,' scientists say

The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet's skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community.

What to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers

After the last plate has been cleared from the table and everyone — except the person stuck washing dishes — has migrated to the couch, it's time to begin the next part of the Thanksgiving tradition.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

Croydon Hospital: Patient tells PM to pay NHS staff more

Rishi Sunak is told he is needs to "try harder" over plans to give pay rises to hospital staff.

UK's most premature twins to survive turn one

The siblings were born just 22 weeks and five days into their mother's pregnancy.

'When I couldn't fix George, I climbed a mountain'

A father carried his son's weight up Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of meningitis.

Monkeypox wasn’t created in a lab - and other claims debunked

Conspiracies and memes shared during the Covid pandemic are cropping up again.

Richard Hammond reveals Top Gear crash coma dream

The presenter has gone viral on TikTok talking about his experience following a high-speed car crash in 2006.

Disability and the cost of living: 'It's our son's life'

Six-year-old Cohen survives off the machines in his home and his mum's energy bills could rise to more than £3,000 a year.

BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron: How worried should we be?

Surges of Covid are happening again around the world, driven by some new subvariants of Omicron.

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in several countries, including the UK.

Bipolar disorder: The group changing attitudes about the condition

Bipolar India is the country's first online community for people living with the mental health condition.

Pesticide made us sterile, banana workers say

US companies are accused of having used a pesticide in Latin America even though its health risks were known.

US woman denied termination in Malta: 'I was terrified'

Andrea was medically evacuated to Spain as doctors in Malta could not terminate her pregnancy under the country's ban on abortion.

'I need an abortion': The text that gets pills sent in secret

Some Americans turn to Mexican women for abortion help, but all are treading on shaky legal ground.

She treated Myanmar's resistance and paid with her life

Zarli Naing's decision to help Myanmar's underground resistance cost the young nurse her life.

Abortion: India Supreme Court says amended law to cover single women too

India's Supreme Court says all women, including those not married, can get an abortion up to 24 weeks.

Why young Arab men turn to anti-impotency drugs

How sexual medication is used in the Arab world as a way of living up to ideals of masculinity.

Kenya battles unsafe Chinese contraceptive pill a decade after ban

Susan Wamaitha was urged to take a Chinese-made contraceptive not knowing it was banned in Kenya.

Cough-syrup scandal: How did it end up in The Gambia?

Deaths of children in The Gambia, linked to Indian-made cough syrups, raises concerns about regulation.

'I feel less alone': The pandemic's varied effects on wellbeing

The WHO says a poll commissioned by the BBC shows the pandemic had "diverse" effects on mental health.

Indonesia syrup deaths: Parents demand accountability as toll rises

Distraught parents demand answers after at least 157 children died from acute kidney injury.

Have I dodged Covid and what does it mean?

Why have some people never had Covid and can that lead to better vaccines?

Lebanon cholera: 'We're afraid of everything now'

The infectious disease is spreading fast in a country ill-equipped to stop it.

How many Covid cases does China have and what are its rules?

Covid-19 is flaring up in China, despite it having some of the toughest lockdown rules in the world.

Chris Hemsworth: Alzheimer’s risk prompts actor to take acting break

The Thor star has revealed he has a significantly heightened risk of developing the disease.

As the 8 billionth child is born, who were 5th, 6th and 7th?

The world is still growing, but not as fast as when the six- and seven-billionth babies were born.

Staying warm: What does an unheated room do to your body?

The BBC's health and science correspondent undergoes an experiment to find out how a cold home affects him.

Pregnancy soon after miscarriage no more risky - study

There may be no health gain from waiting a recommended six months before trying again, research finds.

They died suddenly - then the anti-vax trolling started

A new "documentary" falsely blames Covid vaccines for deaths of young people.

Ebola fears see Uganda close schools early for Christmas

Schools nationwide are closing two weeks before the end of term as Uganda battles a deadly virus.

RSV and flu: Doctors urge Thanksgiving caution as viruses rise

RSV and flu are circulating in the US - here's how to stay safe over the holiday season.

Mumbai measles: India outbreak claims 12 children

Officials say a slow vaccination drive amid the Covid pandemic led to a sharp rise in measles infections.

UK to send 24 ambulances to Ukraine, says foreign secretary during visit

Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv for talks with President Zelensky.

Universal flu vaccine could counter future pandemic

Animal trials, using the same mRNA technology as successful Covid vaccines, have gone well, scientists say.

China Covid: Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide

Residents in thousands of Beijing tower blocks are ordered to remain indoors as workplaces shut down.

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