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Watchdog says key federal health agency is failing on crises

A federal watchdog says the government's main health agency is failing to meet its responsibilities for leading the national response to public health emergencies including the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather disasters and even potential bioterrorist attacks Learn More


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14.5M get health care under Obama law, with help from Biden

President Joe Biden says 14.5 million Americans got private health insurance for this year under the Obama-era health law, thanks to help from his administration More »


Two powerful drugs now adding to US overdose crisis

Emerging reports show that two little-known drugs are making lethal new contributions to America’s drug overdose crisis More »


Study: Gas stoves worse for climate than previously thought

A new study has found that gas stoves are worse for the climate than previously thought More »


Staffers complain of racism, abuse by WHO leader in Asia

Staffers at the World Health Organization have alleged the U.N. health agency’s top director in the Western Pacific engaged in unethical, racist, and abusive behavior that has undermined its efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic, according to an internal complaint filed last October More »


Will virus be 'over'? Most Americans think not: AP-NORC poll

Will the pandemic ever really be “over” More »


Vaccine mandate to kick in for first wave of health workers

A requirement to get vaccinated against COVID-19 kicks in Thursday for millions of health care workers in about half the states More »


Moderna begins testing omicron-matched COVID shots in adults

Moderna has begun testing an omicron-specific version of its COVID-19 vaccine in healthy adults More »


EU regulator recommends Pfizer's COVID pill be authorized

The European Medicines Agency has recommended that Pfizer’s coronavirus antiviral drug be authorized for use in the 27-nation European Union, the first time the agency has recommended a pill for treating COVID-19 More »


Environmental justice groups sue over incinerator pollution

Community groups in New Jersey and California are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to force trash incinerators across the country _ many of them in predominantly minority communities _ to emit less pollution More »


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