HEALTH

Monkeypox: Is it time to be worried or to ignore it?
Monkeypox: Is it time to be worried or to ignore it?

You don't have to be still suffering from the Covid pandemic.

Deborah James: Deborah's passionate vision for PS6.8m that she raised
Deborah James: Deborah's passionate vision for PS6.8m that she raised

In the final weeks of her life, Dame Deborah James raised almost PS6.

North Rhine-Westphalia: 18-year-old dies after being rescued from a bathing lake
North Rhine-Westphalia: 18-year-old dies after being rescued from a bathing lake
Do I need beard oil to care for my beard?
Do I need beard oil to care for my beard?
Many Beijing residents to be tested for COVID during lockdown concern
Many Beijing residents to be tested for COVID during lockdown concern
Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence
Hunger grips Burkina Faso due to increasing jihadi violence

Martine Roamba's 10-month old daughter tugs at her mother's breasts to get milk.

China begins mass-testing and Beijing is locked down as Shanghai's COVID problems continue to spread despite the drastic measures taken.
China begins mass-testing and Beijing is locked down as Shanghai's COVID problems continue to spread despite the drastic measures taken.

Beijing - China's capital began mass testing more than 3,000,000 people Monday to identify COVID-19 case.

While COVID shots are still effective, researchers continue to search for new ways to improve them
While COVID shots are still effective, researchers continue to search for new ways to improve them
Do you want to be green after your death? You have two options for eco-friendly burials: aquamation and composting
Do you want to be green after your death? You have two options for eco-friendly burials: aquamation and composting
Residents and med students are at risk from abortion training
Residents and med students are at risk from abortion training
California leads the effort to allow rivers to roam and lower flood risk
California leads the effort to allow rivers to roam and lower flood risk

A property is being redesigned to look exactly like it did 150 year ago. It's located between large almond orchards, dairy pastures, and the heart of California's agricultural country.

Tennessee plans 1st COVID-19-era execution, more scheduled
Tennessee plans 1st COVID-19-era execution, more scheduled

Tennessee will execute its first inmate since the outbreak of the pandemic. The state is planning to use a lethal injection procedure, which has been less common than the electric chair in recent decades.

Only if mandate is still required, Feds will appeal the ruling on mask.
Only if mandate is still required, Feds will appeal the ruling on mask.
Are magic mushrooms good for therapy? Vets can help to sway conservatives
Are magic mushrooms good for therapy? Vets can help to sway conservatives
The end of the COVID pandemic could cause turmoil in US health care
The end of the COVID pandemic could cause turmoil in US health care
Former nurse guilty of inflicting wrong medication on a woman who died. Nurses warn:
Former nurse guilty of inflicting wrong medication on a woman who died. Nurses warn:

RaDonda Vaught, a nurse, realized that she had given Charlene Murphey the wrong medication.

Biden will receive a second booster shot, and COVID.gov will be launched.
Biden will receive a second booster shot, and COVID.gov will be launched.

Biden will get his second COVID-19 booster shot Wednesday on camera. This comes one day after the Food and Drug Administration approved a new round Moderna and Pfizer vaccine doses to Americans over 50.

FDA approves COVID boosters for adults over 50. But there are still questions about who will pay.
FDA approves COVID boosters for adults over 50. But there are still questions about who will pay.
US opens 2nd COVID boosters for 50+, other countries at risk
US opens 2nd COVID boosters for 50+, other countries at risk
FDA skeptical about experimental ALS drug's benefits
FDA skeptical about experimental ALS drug's benefits
Worst Oral Habits for your Dental Implants
Worst Oral Habits for your Dental Implants

Out of the numerous cosmetic dental procedures conducted daily, dental implants boast the highest success rate

Experts are concerned about the next COVID surge in the United States
Experts are concerned about the next COVID surge in the United States

Experts are monitoring for a possible new COVID-19 spike in the U.S. as coronavirus cases rise in certain parts of the globe. They also wonder how long it might take to detect.

As the US decision on asylum limits nears, COVID-19 rates plummets
As the US decision on asylum limits nears, COVID-19 rates plummets
A girl and her pet hamster: Half the children of Ukraine flee war
A girl and her pet hamster: Half the children of Ukraine flee war
In the first year of pandemic, most metros lost residents
In the first year of pandemic, most metros lost residents
Doctors find obstacles to the use of pills to treat COVID-19
Doctors find obstacles to the use of pills to treat COVID-19

Patients with high-risk COVID-19 can now take new medications at home and stay out of hospital if they are able to get them to them quickly.

Dr. Michael A. McKinney is harassing doctors who fight racial disparities in health.
Dr. Michael A. McKinney is harassing doctors who fight racial disparities in health.

A New York doctor stated that it felt like the racists take five steps ahead of us when we take one step.

Tinnitus is a side effect of Covid vaccines.
Tinnitus is a side effect of Covid vaccines.
The mental health consequences of the pandemic
The mental health consequences of the pandemic
China announces its first coronavirus-related death in more than a year
China announces its first coronavirus-related death in more than a year
Europe's hospitals and doctors work together to help young patients leave Ukraine.
Europe's hospitals and doctors work together to help young patients leave Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, millions of people have fled Ukraine. Many are suffering from the traumas of war and serious health conditions like cancer.

During the first year of pandemic, US adults smoked less.
During the first year of pandemic, US adults smoked less.

In the first year of the COVID-19 epidemic, more Americans drank heavily or used illicit drugs -- but not smoking.

FDA asks Pfizer to approve a 2nd Covid booster in order to treat people 65 years and older
FDA asks Pfizer to approve a 2nd Covid booster in order to treat people 65 years and older
Wisconsin dentist found guilty of deliberately breaking teeth patients so that he could fix them
Wisconsin dentist found guilty of deliberately breaking teeth patients so that he could fix them
Omicron BA.2 subvariant now almost a quarter of all new COVID patients in the U.S., CDC estimates
Omicron BA.2 subvariant now almost a quarter of all new COVID patients in the U.S., CDC estimates
China's Covid lockdowns contribute to global economic instability
China's Covid lockdowns contribute to global economic instability

First Read is a briefing from "Meet the Press", and the NBC Political Unit about the most important political stories of the day and why they are important.

Study finds that pollen season could become longer and more intense as the climate changes.
Study finds that pollen season could become longer and more intense as the climate changes.

The pollen season is already earlier than it was in previous decades, and this trend is likely to continue.

Pfizer will seek approval for a 2nd Covid booster to people 65 years and older
Pfizer will seek approval for a 2nd Covid booster to people 65 years and older
CDC confirms an increase in Covid virus in wastewater
CDC confirms an increase in Covid virus in wastewater
S.C. nurse who accidentally poisoned husband using eye drops: "I just wanted to see him suffer."
S.C. nurse who accidentally poisoned husband using eye drops: "I just wanted to see him suffer."
Former President Barack Obama claims he tested positive for Covid-19
Former President Barack Obama claims he tested positive for Covid-19

Obama tweeted, "Michelle and me are grateful to have been vaccinated. And she has tested negative."

Covid nearly killed her. She wonders if her life will be the same as others.
Covid nearly killed her. She wonders if her life will be the same as others.

Tionna Hairston (26 years old) survived strokes, cardiac arrest and brain damage. This was in defiance of doctors' expectations. They were wrong once, and she hopes to prove them wrong again.

According to CDC, this season's flu vaccine was not a good match for the virus.
According to CDC, this season's flu vaccine was not a good match for the virus.
Implants and Low Invasive Surgeries on Spine: Premia Spine TOPS System Implant
Implants and Low Invasive Surgeries on Spine: Premia Spine TOPS System Implant
Hawaii, the last state to have a mask mandate, will let it expire
Hawaii, the last state to have a mask mandate, will let it expire
Pfizer launches trial for Covid pill testing in children
Pfizer launches trial for Covid pill testing in children

The Paxlovid pill from Pfizer is approved for use by people aged 12 and over.

Two months after receiving a heart transplant from a genetically modified pig, he dies.
Two months after receiving a heart transplant from a genetically modified pig, he dies.

David Bennett, 57 years old, underwent the first-of its-kind procedure in January.

This fall, a 2nd booster could be available. You might get a different shot this time.
This fall, a 2nd booster could be available. You might get a different shot this time.
For one infant, a novel heart transplant technique may help fight organ rejection
For one infant, a novel heart transplant technique may help fight organ rejection
The number of Covid-19 vaccines has fallen to new lows
The number of Covid-19 vaccines has fallen to new lows
Biden encourages normalcy and even the most cautious Covid experts begin to lose their guard.
Biden encourages normalcy and even the most cautious Covid experts begin to lose their guard.

According to the CDC, masks are no longer needed by 90 percent of people. Experts who have been cautious so far are beginning to change their approach -- but only a little.

Walensky states that Covid will "probably" become a seasonal virus like the flu.
Walensky states that Covid will "probably" become a seasonal virus like the flu.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the CDC, predicts that the coronavirus could start acting more like seasonal flu.

Covid has caused the death of more than 200 000 children. They have not been helped by any efforts.
Covid has caused the death of more than 200 000 children. They have not been helped by any efforts.
Brain damage can even be caused by mild Covid, as scans have shown.
Brain damage can even be caused by mild Covid, as scans have shown.
The U.S. now offers 4 additional free Covid tests online
The U.S. now offers 4 additional free Covid tests online
Florida surgeon general advises against Covid vaccination in order to have 'healthy children'
Florida surgeon general advises against Covid vaccination in order to have 'healthy children'

As a reason for his suggestion, the state's top physician cited possible connections to myocarditis in young men, which is inflammation of the heart muscle.

Study finds that conversion therapy is expensive in the United States at over $9 billion per year.
Study finds that conversion therapy is expensive in the United States at over $9 billion per year.

Nearly all major medical organizations have condemned the discrediting practice of trying to alter people's sexuality and gender identities.

Lessons learned from 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic
Lessons learned from 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic