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Morsa Images/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — A panel of public health experts for the Food and Drug Administration convened for an all-day meeting on Thursday to discuss whether the U.S. is ready to start treating COVID boosters like an annual flu vaccine, a move that would normalize COVID shots as permanent public health upkeep. Creating a […]

RyanJLane/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Frank Yiannas, has announced he is resigning from his post. His departure comes in the wake of last year’s infant formula shortage, throughout which Yiannas held a prominent leadership role. The decision also comes amid the ongoing HHS-OIG audit into whether the FDA […]

MoMo Productions/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — New data from the American Heart Association highlights the major impact COVID-19 had on cardiovascular health and death rates during the first year of the pandemic. At least 928,741 Americans died from cardiovascular disease-related causes in 2020, the annual statistical report revealed. That represents the largest one-year increase since […]

Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it will not review or allow the marketing of cannabidiol, or CBD, products as food items or dietary supplements. Up until recently, the health agency has not allowed any company to make claims about health benefits from wellness CBD products. The […]

Guido Mieth/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Only about half of adults in the United States are meeting physical activity guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new research shows. The report, published Thursday by the CDC looked at the percentage of American adults aged 18 and older who are getting 150 minutes of […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — One of the most important aspects of medicine is the relationship between a doctor and their patient, according to physician and Yale School of Medicine professor F. Perry Wilson. However, Wilson said that relationship has been strained in recent years and has led to complications in treating people. Wilson spoke […]

Emily Fennick / EyeEm/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — There is a loneliness epidemic in the United States — and it experts told ABC News it may be triggering violence. In California, there have been three shootings in as many days, tied to a perpetrator who may have exhibited signs of social isolation and/or violent behavior, […]

Courtesy of Cook Children’s Medical Center (FORT WORTH, Texas) — Twin sisters who were conjoined at the chest and stomach have undergone successful surgery to separate. Doctors at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Wednesday that 16-week-old sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn are now sleeping in separate cribs after the separation surgery, the […]

Elva Etienne/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As news continues to unfold following multiple deadly mass shootings within the last few days in California and the state of Washington, experts are advising parents not to shy away from talking to their kids about what happened and the aftermath. At least 11 people were killed and nine […]

Images By Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Two doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine among school-aged children safely and effectively reduces COVID-19 infection risk as well as associated risks for developing multisystem inflammatory syndrome and COVID-19 related hospitalizations, new data suggests. This study adds evidence to existing studies and “supports the safety and […]

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