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.

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.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. declares monkeypox a public health emergency

The Biden administration on Thursday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency, a move intended to dramatically ramp up the fight against the spread of the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US to declare health emergency over monkeypox outbreak

The U.S. will declare a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

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