Monkeypox not presently a global public health emergency: WHO — Global Issues

The announcement comes two days after WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus agreed to an Emergency Committee on the disease, under the International Health Regulations (IHR), to address the rising caseload. “The WHO Director-General concurs with the advice offered by the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the multi-country monkeypox outbreak and, at present, does not determine that … Read more

A stranger diagnosed my stomach pain after I couldn’t eat for 9 months

A woman left wasting away with crippling stomach pain was finally diagnosed by a stranger after doctors failed her for months. Annie Marshall, 20, dropped 35 pounds after being unable to eat for nine months, leaving her desperate for answers. The finance broker, from Epping, Essex, England, first went to her doctor in March 2020, … Read more

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

WASHINGTON — Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country — or about 13% of the force — have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of service. Guard soldiers have until Thursday … Read more

How Worried Should We Be About Covid Spikes This Summer?

Covid cases have jumped up yet again in all four UK nations. With mass events such as Glastonbury still going ahead and more transmissible variants circulating, fear over high infection rates is rising once again. According to the Office for National Statistics’ latest estimates, around 1.7 million people had Covid last week. This is a … Read more

Diagnosed HIV cases plummet during pandemic — but that’s probably bad news

New HIV diagnoses dropped 17% in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a new report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found. But the drop in new cases might not be something to celebrate. In fact, experts are concerned that thousands of people across the country are living with undiagnosed infections … Read more

French MPs want abortion rights inscribed in constitution

PARIS — A group of lawmakers belonging to French President Emmanuel Macron’s party will propose a bill to inscribe abortion rights into the country’s constitution, according to the statement by two members of parliament on Saturday. The move comes after the US Supreme Court overturned a 50-year-old ruling and stripped women’s constitutional protections for abortion. … Read more

ER closures expected as doctors concerned over rural and Northern Manitoba health care – Winnipeg

A new tool has been launched for those who need to access health care in rural and Northern Manitoba this summer, with emergency room closures and reduced operating hours expected. Out of 68 hospitals and health centers in those areas, 18 ERs are not expected to reopen this summer after being closed for more than … Read more

Monkeypox outbreak growing across Britain

LONDON — British officials said the monkeypox outbreak in the UK is growing across the country, mainly among men who are gay or bisexual, or other men who have sex with men. They urged those with new or multiple sex partners to be vigilant for the symptoms of monkeypox. In a technical briefing released on … Read more

Protests spread, state abortion bans begin after US justices strike down Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The ruling, unthinkable just a few … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines Saved Nearly 20 Million Lives In First Year, Study Says – CBS Detroit

(CNN) — COVID-19 vaccines saved 19.8 million lives in the first year they were available, according to a large-scale modeling study published in The Lancet on Friday. The impact of the vaccination programs was determined by estimating the additional lives lost if no vaccines were available. READMORE: Michigan Ballot Initiative Aims To Protect Abortion Rights … Read more