Health

Experts say US must build a unified public health system

COVID-19 has killed more than one million Americans. Distrust in science has hobbled the rollout of life-saving vaccines that scientists developed in historic time. And the cultural chasms cleaved by school closures, quarantines ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How does 988 work?

Help for a mental health crisis is now just three digits away: 9-8-8.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug available to treat monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation in the virus could render the pills ineffective.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York drops mask requirement on public transportation

New York state is dropping its mask requirement on public transportation thanks in part to the availability of new booster shots targeting the most common strain of COVID-19, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday.

Addiction

Juul to pay nearly $440M to settle states' teen vaping probe

Electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs has agreed to pay nearly $440 million to settle a two-year investigation by 33 states into the marketing of its high-nicotine vaping products, which have long been blamed for sparking ...

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