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A Massachusetts Man Is Infected With Monkeypox

A man who had traveled to Canada has been diagnosed with the monkeypox virus, a rare and potentially fatal disease,…

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Targeting the Uneven Burden of Kidney Disease on Black Americans

In a Zoom call this spring with 19 leaders of A.M.E. Zion church congregations in North Carolina, Dr. Opeyemi Olabisi,…

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F.D.A. and Abbott Reach Agreement on Baby Formula to Try to Ease Shortage

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday reached an agreement with Abbott Laboratories on the steps needed to reopen the…

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Moderna Vaccine Provokes Strong Immune Response in Children 6 to 11

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine elicits a strong immune response in children aged 6 to 11, researchers reported on Wednesday — another…

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Gun deaths surged during the pandemic’s first year, the C.D.C. reports.

Gun deaths reached the highest number ever recorded in the United States in 2020, the first year of the pandemic,…

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Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

GLASGOW, Ky. — One crisp Monday morning in January, Dr. Melissa Dennison sat in a small, windowless exam room with…

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Patients Taking Experimental Obesity Drug Lost More Than 50 Pounds, Maker Claims

An experimental drug has enabled people with obesity or who are overweight to lose about 22.5 percent of their body…

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‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

One evening last April, an anxious and free-spirited 13-year-old girl in suburban Minneapolis sprang furious from a chair in the…

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The Drive to Vaccinate the World Against Covid Is Losing Steam

In the middle of last year, the World Health Organization began promoting an ambitious goal, one it said was essential…

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Mask Ruling Underscores Deep Split in Attitudes

Wearing masks during the pandemic has long been a divisive issue in the United States. And now that a federal…

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