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A patient at St. John's Well Child & Family Center in Los Angeles receives a monkeypox vaccine, August 10, 2022.

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

The Biden administration this month declared the outbreak of monkeypox, a virus spreading disproportionately among men who have sex with men and their sexual networks, a public health emergency. Not wanting to reproduce the kind of anti-gay stigma seen during the early AIDS crisis, some argue that articulating which group is at highest risk for …

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U.S. to provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccines for Pride and other events with high attendance by gay men

The U.S. will provide 50,000 monkeypox vaccine doses specifically for large events with high attendance by gay and bisexual men in an effort to better reach the community most at risk right now, health officials said Thursday. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said communities hosting Pride and other …

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A 29-year-old woman with a lump in her breast said she was refused a mammogram because she was too young. She now has stage 4 cancer.

‘ La’Bounty said she was “just living life in Southern California — a really fun life” before her diagnosis.Courtesy of Philecia La’Bounty A 29-year-old with a lump in her breast said she was denied mammograms due to age, family history. The TikToker said her lump grew to be 8 centimeters and was later diagnosed as …

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Jackson Madison County Regional Health Department

Madison County resident confirmed to have monkeypox – WBBJ TV

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department says a case of monkeypox has been confirmed in the county. The health department says that monkeypox is a rare disease that is in the same family of viruses that cause smallpox. The department says that symptoms between the two are similar, but monkeypox tends to …

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A Repeat of Covid: Data Show Racial Disparities in Monkeypox Response

New York City released new data on Thursday showing stark disparities in monkeypox vaccine access, with Black men receiving the vaccine at a much lower rate than members of other racial groups. White New Yorkers represent about 45 percent of people at heightened risk of monkeypox infection, and received 46 percent of vaccine doses. Black …

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Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it contributes to a growing body of evidence aimed at estimating the risk-attributable burden for specific cancers nationally, internationally, and globally,” Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and …

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A brain-eating amoeba may have killed child in Nebraska, officials say

Comment on this story Comment A Nebraska child died this week after a suspected rare infection from a brain-eating amoeba — the first reported death from that specific organism in the state’s history, according to state and local health authorities. The child — who has not been publicly identified, to protect the family’s privacy — …

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U.S. government asks monkeypox vaccine maker Bavarian Nordic to find partners

A global shortage in the supply of a vaccine being used to protect against severe illness for monkeypox has spurred the U.S. to negotiate new terms with the sole manufacturer, Bavarian Nordic. The White House Monkeypox Response Team told reporters that for its next order — 2.5 million doses — the U.S. has asked Bavarian …

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Long Covid risk extends two years after infection. Here’s how to assess your risk

Adult risk of developing seizure disorders, brain fog, dementia and other mental health conditions remain high two years after recovering from Covid-19, the study found. “These are important findings, but they shouldn’t lead to panic,” said coauthor Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Oxford in the UK. “We’re not talking about …

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