Genetics

US tells 23andMe to halt sales of genetic test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering genetic test maker 23andMe to halt sales of its personalized DNA test kits, saying the company has failed to show that the technology is backed by science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Flu levels starting to fall, CDC says

(HealthDay)—The flu seems to be easing its grip on the United States, federal health officials reported Friday.

Oncology & Cancer

Panel: Boys should get HPV vaccine given to girls

(AP) -- A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Delta plus' variant surfaces in 8 U.S. states

(HealthDay)—U.S. health officials say they're keeping close watch on a 'Delta plus' variant that's been detected in at least eight states.

Vaccination

US booster shots start, even as millions remain unprotected

The U.S. launched a campaign to offer boosters of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to millions of Americans on Friday even as federal health officials stressed the real problem remains getting first shots to the unvaccinated.

Vaccination

Decision on J&J COVID vaccine booster doses could take weeks

(HealthDay)—A decision on booster shots for the approximately 13.8 million Americans who received Johnson & Johnson's single-shot coronavirus vaccine is likely to take weeks, according to people familiar with the issue.

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