Karl Tapales/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, despite some of the most popular platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, allowing users to be that age. Murthy told CNN on Sunday that he believes being on social […]

Isabel Pavia/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The number of births in the United States increased in 2021 for the first time in seven years, reversing trends that continued during the pandemic, according to new federal data. A report published early Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics showed […]

Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The World Health Organization said Monday that COVID-19 remains a public health emergency but the pandemic is at a “transition point.” The agency said its International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met on Friday to analyze data on the state of the pandemic. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus “acknowledges the […]

Geo Piatt/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — School-aged children faced significant learning loss during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, data shows. The finding shows that, even though we have developed new tools, like effective vaccines, to protect us from COVID-19, long-term ramifications persist. Children lost out on about one-third of what they usually would […]

Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it is withdrawing its emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 antibody therapy as a prevention tool because it is unlikely to be effective against variants that are currently circulating. Evusheld, which is made by British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, AstraZeneca, was first […]

Courtesy of Peloton (NEW YORK) — A Peloton instructor is opening up for the first time about her battle with breast cancer, revealing she got a lifesaving second opinion after discovering a lump on her breast. Leanne Hainsby, a 35-year-old cycling instructor for the fitness company, revealed on Instagram that she was diagnosed with breast […]

Morsa Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A panel of public health experts for the Food and Drug Administration convened for an all-day meeting on Thursday to discuss whether the U.S. is ready to start treating COVID boosters like an annual flu vaccine, a move that would normalize COVID shots as permanent public health upkeep. Creating a […]

mrs/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Autism is on the rise among young children, according to a new study. The study, published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics, found that autism rates tripled over the last 16 years. Researchers at Rutgers University looked at more than 4,000 8-year-olds in the New York and New Jersey areas. They […]

Gabriele Maltinti / EyeEm/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday it will ease blood donation restrictions on gay and bisexual men, allowing those in monogamous relationships to donate. The policy change comes after years of urging by public health experts, blood banks and LGBTQ advocacy groups. The new policy would […]

RyanJLane/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Frank Yiannas, has announced he is resigning from his post. His departure comes in the wake of last year’s infant formula shortage, throughout which Yiannas held a prominent leadership role. The decision also comes amid the ongoing HHS-OIG audit into whether the FDA […]

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