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Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

Biden Names FEMA, CDC Officials to Head Monkeypox Response

By Zeke Miller | Aug 2, 2022

President Joe Biden is set to name top officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to serve as the White House coordinators to combat the growing monkeypox outbreak.

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

California Governor Declares Monkeypox State of Emergency

By Don Thompson | Aug 2, 2022

California's governor on Monday declared a state of emergency to speed efforts to combat the monkeypox outbreak, becoming the second state in three days to take the step.

Even Simple Exercise May Help Aging Brain, Study Hints

Even Simple Exercise May Help Aging Brain, Study Hints

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 2, 2022

New research hints that even a simple exercise routine just might help older Americans with mild memory problems.

If Monkeypox Spreads Through Sexual Contact, is It an STD?

If Monkeypox Spreads Through Sexual Contact, is It an STD?

By Mike Stobbe | Aug 2, 2022

"Monkeypox is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is an infection that can be transmitted with sexual contact."

In Race for Monkeypox Vaccines, Experts See Repeat of COVID

In Race for Monkeypox Vaccines, Experts See Repeat of COVID

By Maria Cheng | Aug 1, 2022

Moves by rich countries to buy large quantities of monkeypox vaccine, while declining to share doses with Africa, could leave millions of people unprotected against a more dangerous version of the disease.

Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen Spray for Cancer Risk

Banana Boat Recalls Scalp Sunscreen Spray for Cancer Risk

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Aug 1, 2022

The maker of Banana Boat sunscreen is recalling a scalp spray because it contains trace amounts of benzene, a chemical which can cause cancer with repeated exposure.

San Francisco Declares Emergency over Monkeypox Spread

San Francisco Declares Emergency over Monkeypox Spread

By Eric Risberg and Andrew Selsky | Jul 30, 2022

The mayor of San Francisco announced a state of emergency Thursday over the growing number of monkeypox cases, allowing officials to cut through red tape and fight a public health crisis reminiscent of the AIDS epidemic.

California Not Ready to Declare Emergency over Monkeypox

California Not Ready to Declare Emergency over Monkeypox

By Don Thompson and Janie Har | Jul 30, 2022

California officials are pressing for more vaccine and acting with "utmost urgency" to slow the spread of the monkeypox virus, but they have not decided whether to declare a statewide emergency.

Miami School Board Reverses itself, Approves Sex Ed Textbook

Miami School Board Reverses itself, Approves Sex Ed Textbook

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Jul 30, 2022

The board for Florida's largest school district rescinded a decision made last week that rejected new sex education textbooks for middle and high school students.

Scientists Announce 5th HIV Patient Cured

Scientists Announce 5th HIV Patient Cured

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 29, 2022

Scientists announced at the International AIDS Conference that a fifth person has been cured of HIV, while in another case a patient is in long-term remission.

Under Fire, U.S. Officials Say Monkeypox Can Still be Stopped

Under Fire, U.S. Officials Say Monkeypox Can Still be Stopped

By Matthew Perrone | Jul 29, 2022

The country's monkeypox outbreak can still be stopped, U.S. health officials said Thursday, despite rising case numbers and so far limited vaccine supplies.

Seattle Man Resorts to Canada to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

Seattle Man Resorts to Canada to Get Monkeypox Vaccine

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 28, 2022

The response to the monkeypox outbreak has been so badly bungled in the United States that some gay men have simply decided to get their shots in Canada. One Seattle man told the media his story.

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

WHO Chief Advises Reducing Sex Partners to Avoid Monkeypox

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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.

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