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 ...

Medications

FDA chief says long-awaited opioid review still in the works

A long-awaited review of prescription opioid medications, including their risks and contribution to the U.S. overdose epidemic, is still underway at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US will stretch monkeypox vaccine supply with smaller doses

U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as ...

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