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

Honor Independence Day With These Inspirational 4th of July Quotes

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

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

Biden tests positive for COVID-19

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

CDC panel endorses new Novavax COVID vaccine

Biden now nearly free of COVID symptoms, doctor says

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

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

Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19

CDC moves beyond COVID emergency with new guidance

New COVID boosters could mark turning point in pandemic

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

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

Does monkeypox need a new name?

We Created the Perfect Turkey Herb Stuffing for Your Thanksgiving Meal

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

DIY These Easy Halloween Crafts for Spooky Good Fun

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

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

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

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

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.

Washington wonders: Is it finally OK to party?

101 Motivational Quotes About Exercise From Famous Athletes

DeSantis blasted for 'Orwellian' vaccine investigation

White House denounces Elon Musk’s 'disgusting' Anthony Fauci attacks

50 Gourmet Food Christmas Gifts You Can Have Delivered

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

Mask mandates fail to make a comeback, despite pleas from public health experts

Gas stoves have given 650,000 U.S. children asthma, study finds

Do your vitamin and mineral supplements actually do anything? Here's what experts say.

Are new weight loss drugs really an obesity ‘game changer’?

Is Dry January a sign of a healthier approach to alcohol?

Europe in 'collective denial' over the state of the COVID pandemic, former WHO official says

'Extremely disconcerting': NIH didn't track U.S. funds going to Chinese virus research, watchdog finds

COVID emergency ending: Too soon or long overdue?

Hearing aids linked to lower instances of dementia in older adults, study finds

WHO denies it 'abandoned' COVID origins investigation because of Chinese stonewalling

These healthy lifestyle habits may cut risk of long COVID in half, Harvard study finds

Mistrust in U.S. medical system leads to lack of diversity in clinical trials

Is it fair to blame social media for teenagers’ mental health?

The COVID public health emergency is ending — but what does that mean, and who will be impacted?

Jimmy Carter has opted for home hospice care. Here's what that means.

Where did COVID-19 come from? Pressure mounts to find the answer

Mystery of COVID-19's origins deepens with new report: What we know

Racism charges fly at House hearing on coronavirus

Tracking the opioid crisis: Inside the DEA's secret lab

CNN was granted rare access to the secret lab where the DEA tests and analyzes seized illicit drugs in order to stay ahead of the opioid crisis and track what could be coming next.

Many firefighters who responded to Ohio train derailment didn't have the needed training, equipment

Many of the first responders who helped fight the fire that erupted after the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, last month were ill-equipped and untrained to fight the massive chemical blaze that some now call "the hell fire."

Bacteria from meat could be causing more than half a million UTIs in the US every year, study estimates

Bacteria from meat could be responsible for more than half a million urinary tract infections in the United States every year, a new study says.

College student recounts her social media breaking point and how she stopped 'scrolling mindlessly'

The scrutiny of some Big Tech and social media platforms is running high as TikTok's CEO faces grilling before lawmakers. Emma Lembke, 20, is among those taking action against what she sees as the harmful effects of social media on her generation.

US tuberculosis cases nearing pre-pandemic levels, CDC data shows

Tuberculosis cases reported in the United States appear to be returning to levels seen before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Colorectal cancer is rising among younger adults and scientists are racing to uncover why

Nikki Lawson received the shock of her life at age 35.

Autism diagnosis has become more common, but pandemic disrupted early detection, CDC says

The rate of children diagnosed with autism in the United States has been growing steadily since 2000, but two new reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight disparities in the types of children identified to have autism spectrum disorder and setbacks in early detection.

'I don't trust myself.' For Muslims with eating disorders, fasting in Ramadan brings another set of challenges

Abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan is difficult for some Muslims with eating disorders, who feel they are neglecting a key part of their faith.

'Everything has changed': Users of recalled eye drops describe permanent vision problems after infections

Renee Martray of South Carolina has severe and permanent corneal scarring resulting in vision loss. She says it's like trying to peer through eyeglasses that have been dipped in oil.

'Equal opportunity to be healthy': Stricter air pollution standards would benefit some populations more than others, study says

Everyone benefits when there is less air pollution, but it pays off more for older communities with high poverty rates and those where larger populations of Black people live, regardless of income, a new study finds.

Alzheimer's first signs may appear in your eyes, study finds

Finding early signs of dementia in the back of the eye may be a way to catch the disease early and start preventive treatment, a study says.

Four California sea otters died from an unusual strain of a parasite that could pose a risk to humans

Four sea otters in California have died from a rare strain of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite that scientists said could pose a risk to human health.

California bill aims to ban sale of popular candies containing ingredients that may cause health issues

A California bill seeks to ban the sale of foods with red dye No. 3 and other ingredients linked to cancer and other health issues.

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Coffee drinkers get more steps but also less sleep, study finds

Coffee has differing effects on physical activity levels, sleep and heart rhythms, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Let your pantry work for you with these easy kitchen organization tweaks

You should store your pantry ingredients in containers, says food writer Casey Barber. She explains why she does it and why decanting ingredients from their bags and other packaging into containers is a smart move.

Alzheimer's first signs may appear in your eyes

The eyes are more than a window to the soul — they're also a reflection of a person's cognitive health.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

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.

Secrets uncovered as scientists explore Beethoven's DNA

The idea of time travel has always fascinated me.

Scientists create mice from two dads

Scientists have created mice with two biologically male parents for the first time — a significant milestone in reproductive biology.

Why a terrifying fungal disease infecting frogs in Africa matters

Deadly spores lurk in the water and infect the skin of the creatures they touch. Spreading on contact and then invading the body, this fungal disease causes ulcers and peeling so severe skin comes off in sheets.

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.

Let your pantry work for you with these easy organization tweaks

Home organization shows can be simultaneously uplifting and deflating with rows of matching containers on every shelf of the pantry and cabinets. Typically they're in a gleaming white kitchen, no less.

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.

Turkey earthquake: Nurses rush to protect baby incubators as quake strikes

CCTV from inside a hospital in Gaziantep, Turkey shows the neonatal unit in the minutes after the deadly earthquake.

Tory v Tory: Badenoch and Nokes in menopause debate

Two Conservative MPs clash in a committee debate on whether the menopause is a disability.

First toddler receives life-saving gene therapy on NHS

Teddi from Northumberland has a rare genetic condition and will be treated by the NHS with a new gene therapy.

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

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

Rob Burrow receives ‘Points of Light’ award from Rishi Sunak

The ex-Leeds Rhinos star was the 2,000th recipient of the award for outstanding individual volunteers.

Boy recreates his gran's 1955 photos to help her with Alzheimer's

Philip Loveday follows in his grandmother's footsteps to snap London's famous landmarks 70 years on.

What is known about new Covid variant XBB.1.5?

The latest Omicron variant is making scientists take notice in the US - so what do you need to know?

Cold weather: 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.

Indonesia syrup deaths: Parents demand accountability as toll rises

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

The hidden cost of soothing my throat after cancer

Jim Melvin spends £52 a week on tissues and ice lollies to cope with the effects of a tracheotomy.

Hogeweyk to Hawick: The Dutch dementia village studied by the Borders

The care concept in the Netherlands which has played a part in inspiring plans in southern Scotland.

Organ donation: 'My daughter was shot but lives on in those she saved'

Could the shooting of a six-year-old girl spark change in India where organ donation is rare?

Weight-loss: Are injections the answer to tackling obesity?

The appeal is clear - but should we be turning to appetite-suppressing injections?

Covid origin: Why the Wuhan lab-leak theory is so disputed

The claim Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese laboratory dates from early in the pandemic. Here's what we know.

Ukraine war: The shrimp shell fabric saving lives

The bandages are made by Nonwovenn in Somerset and then incorporated into first-aid kits.

Lung disease: 'For asthma to take her life was just unbelievable'

New research shows stark North-South divide in hospital admissions for lung disease across the UK.

Cocaine production reaches record levels as new trafficking hubs emerge

After Covid lockdowns hit both demand and supply, production is at record levels, the UN says.

Bruce Willis's wife speaks of her grief at his dementia on his 68th birthday

Emma Heming Willis discusses the impact her husband's dementia is having on the family.

Tourette's device tested by Lewis Capaldi reduces tics in trial

A trial of 121 people finds they experienced, on average, a reduction in tic frequency of 25%.

Immigration fuels Canada's largest population growth of over 1 million

The unprecedented surge in numbers is largely due to immigration, the government says.

Australia has a 'pokies' gambling problem, but is change coming?

The country is controversially home to a fifth of the world's slot machines, known locally as "pokies".

Coronavirus: Woman who watched mum die recalls her last moments

Speaking three years after the first Covid lockdown, Anabel Sharma looks back on her mum's last moments.

Polio vaccine catch-up push to launch in London

London primary-school pupils not fully vaccinated against polio are to be offered catch-up jabs after Easter.

What is the Marburg virus and how dangerous is it?

Tanzania is the latest African country to have an outbreak of the highly-infectious Marburg virus.

Candida auris: What is the deadly fungus sweeping through US hospitals?

A drug-resistant yeast fungus has been detected in more than 30 countries. What do we know about it?

What are abortion pills and could they be banned?

They have become the new frontier in the US battle over abortion access but their future is at risk.

Ike Ekweremadu: Organ-trafficking plot politician and wife guilty

Nigerian senator Ike Ekweremadu and his wife brought a young man to the UK to donate a kidney.

Ebola-like Marburg virus kills five people in Tanzania

The health minister is confident the Ebola-like virus will not spread beyond the affected area.

Marion Biotech: India cancels licence of drug maker linked to child deaths in Uzbekistan

Marion Biotech's cough syrups have been linked to 18 child deaths in Uzbekistan.

Candida auris fungal infections spreading in US at 'alarming' rate, says CDC

Candida auris causes severe illness in those with weakened immune systems, the CDC says.

Utah is first US state to limit teen social media access

One of the bills will give parents full access to their children's online private messages.

Sniffing body odour is tested as an anxiety therapy

Researchers say it may help trigger calming brain pathways and are putting their theory to the test.

Nitrous oxide: Possession of laughing gas to be criminal offence

Targeting the use of nitrous oxide is part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour.

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