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Should I still be worried about monkeypox?

Monkeypox vaccines appear to be working in stemming the outbreak. But severe symptoms and inequality persist.

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug slows cognitive decline in trial, firms say

Makers of the drug have already applied to the Food and Drug Administration for accelerated approval for lecanemab, based on earlier-stage data.

Florida hospitals cancel surgeries, transfer patients as Ian approaches

Nursing homes also initiated their emergency-response protocols after the governor declared a state of emergency in 24 counties.

The TikTok fitness craze Hot Girl Walk is worth trying

How the exercise fad has real-world physical and mental health benefits.

New book recounts the FDA’s ‘unholy birth’

After its rough beginnings, the agency’s development into a trusted institution was rocky, author Mikkael A. Sekeres says.

Five things about covid we still don’t understand at our peril

Unlocking these secrets might arm us with new strategies to protect ourselves and stop the next pandemic

Amid conspiracy and conflict, WHO’s Tedros plans for the next pandemic

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus led the World Health Organization through the chaos of covid-19. Now he has plans to prepare the U.N. agency for the next pandemic.

Justice Dept. says it would defend Veterans Affairs medical workers in abortion cases

A recently adopted Department of Veterans Affairs policy providing abortions to veterans and their eligible relatives is legally sound and can continue, the Justice Department said.

New York City drops vaccine mandate for private employers

The city will keep its requirement for city employees to be vaccinated, Mayor Eric Adams said.

NIH advisers urge tighter oversight of experiments on deadly viruses

Debate over pathogen research has grown more rancorous amid speculation that some kind of “lab leak” might have played a role in the origin of the coronavirus.

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