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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US seeks to drastically cut nicotine content in cigarettes

President Joe Biden's administration on Tuesday announced it would develop a new policy requiring cigarette producers to reduce nicotine to non-addictive levels—a move that would deal a powerful blow to the tobacco industry.

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US pediatricians' group moves to abandon race-based guidance

For years, pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. In a new policy announced Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics said it is putting all its guidance ...

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