• New subvariant sees slow growth: 4 COVID-19 updates

    EU.1.1, the new SARS-CoV-2 subvariant the CDC started tracking in June, ticked up slightly over the past two weeks, federal data shows.
  • Health officials urge trio of vaccines to prevent 'tripledemic'

    In an effort to prevent a repeat of last winter's "tripledemic" of respiratory illnesses, public health officials are encouraging Americans to get not only a flu shot but also a COVID-19 vaccine and a new vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus, The New York Times reported July 5.
  • Bubonic plague case pops up in Colorado

    The Colorado Health Department identified a new case of bubonic plague contracted by an individual in Montezuma County.
  • CDC to start tracking cronobacter cases

    The CDC will start tracking cronobacter infections in 2024 following a recommendation from a national epidemiologist council, The Washington Post reported June 29.
  • Death toll rises to 7 in fungal meningitis outbreak

    The death toll from fungal meningitis outbreaks at two clinics in Matamoros, Mexico, now stands at seven, according to a June 29 updated CDC advisory.
  • How Joint Commission is working to boost rural healthcare access

    The Joint Commission is working to improve access to healthcare for people who reside in rural areas of the country by helping hospitals to better meet CMS requirements.
  • CDC recommends new RSV shots for older adults

    The CDC advised older adults to receive a newly approved respiratory syncytial virus vaccine June 29 after a panel voted on a watered-down recommendation.
  • New subvariant is not cause for alarm, experts say

    Health experts are cautiously monitoring EU.1.1, a new SARS-CoV-2 subvariant the CDC started tracking this week. So far, experts said they have not seen anything that raises red flags.
  • Polluted air linked to longer hospital stays for kids with asthma

    A recent study found poor air quality led to longer hospital stays for children with asthma.
  • New COVID-19 variant on CDC's radar

    As COVID-19 variant XBB.1.5 declines in prominence, the CDC began tracking new omicron variants June 23, including XBB.1.5 descendant EU.1.1.
  • Diabetes prevalence to skyrocket by 2050, report says

    New estimates predict more than 1.3 billion people worldwide will have diabetes by 2050, up from about 529 million in 2021, according to research published in The Lancet.
  • What's happened since Roe v. Wade fell 1 year ago

    The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade June 24, 2022. Since then, healthcare workers have been hesitant to provide some services, hospitals in states with abortion bans struggled to hire and pharmacies navigated confusion over which products they could dispense.
  • 'It's going to get worse': Experts warn of rising fungal infections

    Fungal infections are on the rise — in part due to more people with compromised immune systems and deadly pathogens adapting to warmer temperatures — and physicians need to be ready, experts told The Wall Street Journal in a June 22 report.
  • Wuhan scientists fell ill with unknown illness in early days of COVID-19: WSJ

    三位科学家曾在武汉研究所of Virology in China fell ill with an unspecified sickness in November 2019, refueling the debate over the COVID-19 pandemic's origins, according to a June 20 report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • Feds deem medical care at US border 'unsafe' following investigation

    Medical care at the U.S. border has been determined to be "unsafe" by investigators who were investigating the May death of an 8-year-old migrant girl, The Washington Post reported June 22.
  • 新Mexico reports 6th Hantavirus case, 2nd death

    The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting another case of Hantavirus, the state's sixth case since 2023 began, as well as a second death from the virus.
  • CDC issues health advisory on measles amid uptick in cases

    After 16 confirmed cases of measles in the U.S., 88 percent of which were linked with international travel, the CDC on June 21 issued a health advisory warning about the uptick.
  • CDC to probe swine flu virus after Brazil woman's death

    The CDC is investigating samples from a 42-year-old patient in Brazil who died after contracting H1N1, a type of flu that spreads among pigs, the World Health Organization said June 16. It's unclear how the woman caught the virus.
  • Depression rates, by state: CDC

    The prevalence of depression is highest in West Virginia and lowest in Hawaii, according to newly released CDC data.
  • Physicians should screen all adults under 65 for anxiety disorders, task force says

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — which has long advocated for physicians to provide patients with mental health assessments — is now recommending all adults under 65 be screened for anxiety disorders, the group announced June 20.