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FDA advisers recommend updating COVID booster shots for fall

Advisers to the U.S. government are recommending that COVID-19 booster shots used this fall be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus Learn More


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South Korea approves first homemade COVID-19 vaccine

Health officials in South Korea have approved the country's first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic More »


EU proposes ban on flavored heated tobacco products

The European Union’s executive branch has proposed a ban on the sale of flavored heated tobacco products as part of its plan to fight cancer More »


US officials announce more steps against monkeypox outbreak

U.S. health officials are expanding the group of people recommended to get vaccinated against the monkeypox virus More »


Italian surgeon gets his sentence appealed in Sweden case

Swedish prosecutors have appealed a sentence given to an Italian surgeon who was prosecuted for causing bodily harm during experimental stem-cell windpipe transplants More »


Deborah James, UK cancer research campaigner, dies at 40

Deborah James, a British broadcaster who raised millions for cancer research and was recognized by Prince William for her work, has died More »


Norway joins neighbors, offers extra booster shot to elderly

Norway has joined fellow Scandinavian countries in offering a second booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine to some of its population, to be available from July 1 to people aged 75 and over, because of a rise in infections More »


Biden team strains to flex muscles in abortion fight

President Joe Biden’s top health official says that “every option is on the table” when it comes to helping women access abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade More »


COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks

A Paris court has ruled that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and prevent the virus from spreading More »


US grapples with whether to modify COVID vaccine for fall

U.S. health authorities are facing a critical decision: whether to offer new COVID-19 booster shots this fall that are modified to better match the latest changes of the shape-shifting coronavirus More »


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