US to provide vaccines for Pride, other events attended by gay men

The US will provide 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine specifically for major events with a high turnout of gay and bisexual men in an effort to better reach the community currently most at risk, health officials said Thursday. dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said communities hosting Pride and … Read more

Biden Officials Accelerate Monkeypox Vaccine Efforts With 1.8 Million Additional Doses And Other Steps

That includes boosting the supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, accelerating the timeline of vaccine distribution from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is also launching a new program focused on making vaccines available and involving at-risk communities in major events that attract LGBTQ communities. And … Read more

Biden Officials Accelerate Monkeypox Vaccine Efforts With 1.8 Million Additional Doses And Other Steps

That includes boosting the supply with an additional 1.8 million doses of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, accelerating the timeline of vaccine distribution from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is also launching a new program focused on making vaccines available and involving at-risk communities in major events that attract LGBTQ communities. And … Read more

Child polio vaccination rate low in some areas of New York, increasing risk of outbreaks

Nurse Lydia Fulton prepares to administer the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR), as well as a vaccine used to help prevent the diseases diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and polio at the Children’s Primary Care Clinic in Minneapolis, MN. Courtney Perry | The Washington Post | Getty Images The vaccination rate for childhood polio is … Read more

Russia offers Mother Heroine medal and $16,000 for having 10 children

Russian women who have and raise 10 children are awarded a “Mother Heroine” Medal. The Russian government has announced that it is reviving the Soviet-era “Mother Heroine” honorary title for women with 10 or more children as it faces a population decline that has accelerated since the invasion of Ukraine. According to a decree signed … Read more

Russia warns nuclear power plant’s radioactive material could cover Europe

Rescuers from the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergencies attend an exercise in the city of Zaporizhzhya on August 17, 2022, in the event of a possible nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant near the city. Dimitar Dilkoff | AFP | Getty Images Russia’s defense ministry warned on Thursday that if an accident happens at … Read more

Ivermectin among generics that failed to help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization, large studies show

A new study found that three generic drugs — fluvoxamine, commonly prescribed to treat depression, the controversial antimalarial drug ivermectin and the diabetes pill metformin — failed to prevent the kind of severe COVID-19 that leads to emergency room visits or hospitalization. The study, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, examined whether … Read more

Trial finds 100-year-old tuberculosis vaccine protects high-risk patients from COVID and could help with other infectious diseases

Data from a trial to determine whether multiple injections of a tuberculosis vaccine developed in the 1900s could protect high-risk diabetic patients from COVID produced some positive results, according to a study in Cell Medicine Reports. The trial tracked COVID infections in a group of 144 participants, all of whom had type 1 diabetes, with … Read more

Monkeypox cases have risen 20% in the past week to 35,000 in 92 countries, WHO says

According to the World Health Organization, Monkeypox continues to spread around the world and cases have increased by 20% in the past week. Infections increased by nearly 7,500 to more than 35,000 total cases in 92 countries, but nearly all reported cases are in Europe and the Americas, according to WHO data. Twelve deaths have … Read more

Biden signs inflation reduction law

Biden said at a signing ceremony in the State Dining Room that the legislation, called the Inflation Reduction Act, is “one of the most important laws in our history.” “With this bill, the American people have won and special interests have lost,” Biden told an audience of Democratic members of Congress and government officials. “For … Read more