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The first-ever pig kidney transplant just happened in Boston, doctors say

Previously, pig kidneys have been temporarily transplanted into brain-dead donors.

21.03.2024 9

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American marriages have finally recovered from the pandemic

U.S. marriages have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels with nearly 2.1 million in 2022, the CDC says, a 4% increase from the year before.

15.03.2024 5

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U.S. health officials drop 5-day isolation time for COVID-19

People can leave isolation now if symptoms are mild and improving and fever has been gone for just one day

01.03.2024 20

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Camp Lejeune water contamination tied to a range of cancers—from leukemia to thyroid—in troops and civilians alike, CDC study finds

People who got sick after being at Camp Lejeune have accused the Marine Corps of failing to protect the health of its personnel and criticized the...

01.02.2024 8

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The US syphilis rate has hit a near 75-year high. Scientists are baffled

Some unexpected good news: The rate of new gonorrhea cases has fallen for the first time in a decade.

30.01.2024 20

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Flu and COVID infections got worse over the holidays, with more misery expected, CDC says

Of the winter viruses, flu seems to be increasing most dramatically, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

06.01.2024 20

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Soaring COVID and flu cases, described as 'moderately severe' in number, are prompting hospitals to restore mask mandates

Flu and COVID-19 infections have been increasing for weeks, with high levels of flu-like illness reported in 31 states just before Christmas.

04.01.2024 20

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Santa's super-spreader season: Health officials say flu, COVID set to spike during the holidays

“Folks are traveling a lot more this season. They want to see their families,” said the CDC's Dr. Manisha Patel. Vaccinations are down, too.

23.12.2023 7

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Severe obesity increasing among young American children, new study confirms

"We were doing well and now we see this upward trend," one of the study's authors said. "We are dismayed."

18.12.2023 10

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U.S. life expectancy rose last year by more than a year, but it’s still far below what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic

Even with the large increase, U.S. life expectancy is only back to 77 years, 6 months — about what it was two decades ago.

29.11.2023 6

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The number of babies born with syphilis is 10 times higher than a decade ago—and 32% higher than 2021

Alarmed by yet another jump in syphilis cases in newborns, U.S. health officials are calling for stepped-up prevention measures, including encouraging...

08.11.2023 3

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The teens are vaping less, as high school student ecigarette use plunges to 10% in nationwide CDC study

Use of any tobacco product— including cigarettes and cigars — also fell among high schoolers, according to the CDC survey of over 22,000 students.

02.11.2023 4

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A new RSV shot for babies is in such short supply that doctors have been advised to prioritize giving the drug to infants at high risk of severe disease

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common cause of cold-like symptoms that can be dangerous for young children.

26.10.2023 10

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STD rates are rising to record levels and the CDC plans to approve an antibiotic as a 'morning-after pill' for gay and bisexual men

With infection rates rising, “we didn’t feel like we could wait,” said Dr. Stephanie Cohen, who oversees the department’s STD prevention work.

02.10.2023 8

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