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House grills FDA commissioner, Abbott executive on baby formula shortage

[The stream is slated to start at 11 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] House lawmakers will be able to ask Wednesday questions of the head of Food and Drug Administration and representatives from the infant formulation industry about the widespread shortage that left […]

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FTC launches investigation into infant formula shortage

Target Annapolis in Maryland is where a mother shops for baby food on May 16, 2022. The nationwide shortage of formula has been exacerbated by supply chain problems linked to the coronavirus pandemic. AFP | AFP | Getty Images On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission launched an investigation of infant formula producers to determine if […]

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CDC says monkeypox doesn’t spread easily by air: ‘This is not Covid’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to reduce public fear about the transmission of the monkeypox disease. Officials from the CDC stated this week that Monkeypox can be spread through contact between skin and skin with an individual who is suffering from active rash. However, it can also spread by respiratory droplets. If […]

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CDC officials sound alarm for gay and bisexual men as monkeypox spreads in community

On the fourth day of 1968’s rash formation, a section of skin from a monkey infected by monkeypox virus was seen under 50X magnification.  CDC | Reuters Monday’s alert by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded gay and bisexual men of the possibility that monkeypox may be spreading globally. It advised them to […]

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Monkeypox outbreak is primarily spreading through sex, WHO officials say

Monkeypox is spreading in North America through sexual activity, according to officials from the World Health Organization. The virus has been confirmed in at least 200 cases and could spread across at most a dozen other countries. This outbreak quickly spread across Europe, North America and Asia over the course of the week. The disease […]

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FDA panel sets June 15 meeting on Pfizer, Moderna vaccines for infants and toddlers

Bridgette Melo (age 5) prepares to inoculate one of the two lower 10 ug doses Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccids. Duke University | Duke University | via Reuters On June 15, the Food and Drug Administration will hold a meeting of its expert committee to discuss new data. PfizerAnd ModernaCovid vaccines are available for toddlers and […]

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Pfizer says third Covid vaccine shot for kids under 5 is 80% effective against omicron

An healthcare worker gives a Pfizer BioNTech Colvid-19 vaccine to an infant at a San Francisco vaccination station in California on Monday 10 January 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images PfizerAnd BioNTechClinical trial data released Monday showed that the three-dose Covid vaccine, which is available for children aged six months to five years old, […]

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World Health Organization confirms 80 cases of monkeypox with outbreaks in 11 countries

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has made this 2003 electron microscope picture available. It shows oval-shaped mature monkeypox virus virions and right-hand spherical immature viruses. This image was taken from skin that had been exposed to the 2003 prairie dog epidemic. Cynthia S. Goldsmith, Russell Regner – CDC via AP| CDC via AP According […]

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CDC urges older Americans to get Covid booster shots as hospitalizations soar again

Shana Alesi administered a second COVID-19 booster to Robert Hall, an Army veteran, at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines on April 01st, 2022. Getty Images| Getty Images In light of an increase in hospitalizations among older Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week advised them to receive a Covid […]

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Monkeypox virus case confirmed in Massachusetts

A thermal head is used by a health officer to identify a monkeypoxvirus in arriving passengers at Soekarnohatta International Airport, Tangerang near Jakarta on May 15, 2019. Jepayona Delita – Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images On Wednesday night, U.S. Health officials reported a new case of monkeypox in Massachusetts. It was the […]