Health

The Juul e-cigarette ban: Will it make a difference?

In late June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered Juul Labs Inc. to remove all of its e-cigarettes from the U.S. market, a move applauded by many concerned about e-cigarette use among youth. (Soon after, a U.S. ...

Pediatrics

Abbott infant formula plant closed again after flooding

EleCare specialty infant formula production at Abbott's Michigan plant has been halted after severe storms triggered flooding in the plant. The closure comes less than two weeks after the factory resumed production following ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID testing requirement lifted for travelers flying to the US

A requirement for all international travelers flying to the United States to take a COVID-19 test within a day of departure will be lifted on Sunday, a senior Biden administration official said Friday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US sees risk of COVID supply rationing without more funds

The White House is planning for "dire" contingencies that could include rationing supplies of vaccines and treatments this fall if Congress doesn't approve more money for fighting COVID-19.

Health

US reaches deal to reopen shuttered baby formula plant

U.S. officials on Monday reached an agreement to allow baby formula maker Abbott to restart its largest domestic factory, though it will be two months or more before any new products ship from the site to help alleviate the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC restates recommendation for masks on planes, trains

U.S. health officials on Tuesday restated their recommendation that Americans wear masks on planes, trains and buses, despite a court ruling last month that struck down a national mask mandate on public transportation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US judge strikes down mask mandate for public transport

A US federal judge on Monday struck down the COVID-19 mask mandate for public transportation imposed by the administration of President Joe Biden, prompting major airlines to quickly drop the requirement.

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