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Lettuce on Wendy’s Sandwiches Potentially Linked to E. Coli Outbreak

4 hours 20 min ago

Federal health officials said that while 37 people had been sickened and 10 hospitalized, it was safe to eat at the fast-food chain and to buy romaine lettuce.

Ann McGuiness, Major Fund-Raiser for Women’s Health, Dies at 65

6 hours 21 min ago

At Planned Parenthood and other organizations, she worked behind the scenes for reproductive rights and related causes.

Raymond Damadian, Creator of the First M.R.I. Scanner, Dies at 86

9 hours 6 min ago

Incensed when two others won the Nobel Prize for the science behind the invention, he took out a newspaper ad that called his exclusion a “shameful wrong that must be righted.”

Was I Vaccinated Against Polio? Young Adults Wonder.

11 hours 53 min ago

Did you text Mom recently asking if you had been vaccinated against polio? So did we.

Racial Disparities Have Marked the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout

12 hours 21 min ago

New York City has released new data showing that Black men have received far fewer monkeypox vaccines than their share of the at-risk population.

Forever Chemicals No More? PFAS Are Destroyed With New Technique

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:54

The harmful molecules are everywhere, but chemists have made progress in developing a method to break them down.

Nutrition Drinks Including Varieties of Oatly and Glucerna Are Recalled

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 20:23

The recall of nearly 90 Lyons Magnus products over concern for microbial contamination came after “continued collaboration and consultation” with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Monkeypox Vaccine Plan Prods Cities and States to Adopt New Dosing Regimen

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 18:10

The Biden administration will distribute monkeypox vaccine to jurisdictions that adopt a new protocol using one-fifth the regular dose. Critics called the plan “unscientific.”

Facebook and Instagram Remove Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Nonprofit for Misinformation

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 17:14

The social networking company said that Children’s Health Defense, a group led by Mr. Kennedy, an anti-vaccine activist, had “repeatedly” violated its guidelines by spreading medical misinformation.

How Chewing Shaped Human Evolution

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 16:02

An experiment revealed that chomping on slightly tougher material requires markedly more energy. Spending less time on mastication may go hand in hand with human evolution.

An Old Medicine Remedies Hair Loss for Pennies a Day, Doctors Say

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 14:00

Dermatologists who specialize in hair loss say that the key ingredient in a topical treatment worked even better when taken orally at a low dose.

Polio Was Almost Eradicated. This Year It Staged a Comeback.

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 13:30

Before its discovery in New York’s wastewater, the virus made a series of ominous appearances around the world.

C.D.C. Investigates ‘Fast-Moving’ E. Coli Outbreak

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 21:27

The agency said that no food had been identified yet as the source of the outbreak, which has sickened 14 people in Ohio and 15 in Michigan.

Walensky, Citing Botched Pandemic Response, Calls for C.D.C. Reorganization

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 19:46

Among other flaws, public guidance during the coronavirus pandemic was “confusing and overwhelming,” the agency said.

New Method Improves Speed and Cost of Birth Defect Testing

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 18:39

If the technique is confirmed, women who have had miscarriages or those undergoing prenatal screening may no longer need to rely on centralized testing labs for results.

CVS, Walgreens and Walmart Must Pay $650.5 Million in Ohio Opioids Case

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 16:04

A federal judge ordered the big pharmacy chains to bear partial responsibility for the deadly drug crisis.

Marshall Islands, Once Nearly Covid-Free, Confront an Outbreak

Wed, 08/17/2022 - 08:49

The Pacific nation was one of the last places on the planet to see its first Covid-19 cases. Now the virus is spreading rapidly.

Polio May Have Been Spreading in New York Since April

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 19:29

A new study from the C.D.C. provides more details about a polio case detected in New York last month, and suggests the virus has been spreading elsewhere for a year.

Why a Century-Old Vaccine Offers New Hope Against Pathogens

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 16:58

The B.C.G. tuberculosis vaccine may protect against Covid-19 and other infections by broadly bolstering the immune system.

F.D.A. Clears Path for Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

Tue, 08/16/2022 - 16:14

The agency’s action opens the door to cheaper, more accessible devices without a prescription or medical exam.

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