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US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

US to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox VaccineTHURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) – Amid public concerns about a slow government response to monkeypox, U.S. health regulators on Wednesday signed off on the distribution of another 800,000 doses of vaccine to stem the outbreak.The additional shots of the Jynneos vaccine come from the Bavarian Nordic facility in Denmark, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finished inspecting two weeks ago. The agency said on Twitter Wednesday that it had finalized certification of the doses.The doses come not a moment too soon: On July 23, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global public health emergency. With over 4,600 cases now reported in the United States, the Biden administration is weighing whether to do the same.Though it had been thought that the United States...

Does Your Cat Play Well With Others? Hormones Might Be Why

28 July 2022
Does Your Cat Play Well With Others? Hormones Might Be WhyTHURSDAY, July 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- While cats often prefer to be alone and closely guard their territory, some seem to thrive on togetherness even at a crowded shelter.Chalk it up to chemistry.That's the takeaway of a new study that investigated the role hormones and gut bacteria play in felines' social behavior.Simply put, the lower their levels of the male hormone testosterone and the stress hormone cortisol, the more willing cats were to live together, the investigators found.But the more oxytocin they had, the more standoffish they were. That surprised the team led by Hikari Koyasu of Azabu University in Kanagawa, Japan, because oxytocin is the so-called "love hormone."“Low testosterone and cortisol concentrations in cats enabled them to share the space and live...

Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans' Health Care...

27 July 2022
Texas Court Case Could Threaten Americans` Health Care NationwideWEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A federal lawsuit out of Texas could end access to free lifesaving preventive health care services for nearly 168 million people in the United States with private insurance, a new report suggests.Kelley v. Becerra seeks to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that health plans cover preventive health services at no cost.The popular ACA provision has improved screening rates for cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, while also increasing vaccination rates, according to an analysis released by the Urban Institute and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."We know that preventive care improves health and saves lives, and we also know that cost-sharing reduces the use of these valuable services," said Katherine...

Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation Period

27 July 2022
Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Ends Isolation PeriodWEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- After contracting COVID-19 last week, President Joe Biden has tested negative for the virus and ended his isolation period.In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden shared a photo of his negative test and added, "Back to the Oval."“Thanks to Doc for the good care, and to all of you for your support,” Biden added in the tweet.Dr. Kevin O’Connor, who has been treating Biden, said in a letter Wednesday that Biden had completed a five-day course of Paxlovid, an antiviral pill used to treat COVID-19. Biden remains free of fever and had not used Tylenol in the past 36 hours, O'Connor added.Biden’s symptoms were almost “completely resolved,” O’Connor reported.Biden will wear a “well-fitting” face mask for 10 days...

'On Edge': Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox Vaccines

27 July 2022
`On Edge`: Anxious Americans Line Up for Scarce Monkeypox VaccinesWEDNESDAY, July 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- With 19,000 cases now reported in 75 countries, the World Health Organization declared the monkeypox outbreak a global “public health emergency,” its highest level of health alert.The day after that announcement, New York City’s Bronx High School of Science opened its doors to temporarily serve as one of a handful of large-scale monkeypox vaccination sites throughout the city.It’s a public health effort that’s just now picking up steam, in a city that accounts for roughly one-third of the nearly 3,600 monkeypox cases that have been confirmed so far in the United States. Many of those on hand at the Bronx vaccination site were eager to get their jab.“At least among my batch of friends, everyone is concerned,” William McChriston,...

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