The US is offering vaccines to certain people exposed to monkeypox. Here’s what you should know

CNN — As global health leaders investigate an unusual outbreak of monkeypox across more than a dozen countries, discussions in the United States have turned to vaccination against the disease – and certain people exposed to the virus could be offered a vaccine. Vaccines for monkeypox are now available to some health care workers treating … Read more

Signs and symptoms of stroke: Everything you need to know

CNN — When it comes to a stroke, acting fast is key. “Time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A stroke is a serious medical event and can lead to disability or even death if not treated quickly, said Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of … Read more

The baby formula shortage is getting worse

New York CNNBusiness — For months stores nationwide have been struggling to stock enough baby formula. Manufacturers say they’re producing at full capacity and making as much formula as they can, but it’s still not enough to meet current demand. The out-of-stock rate for baby formula hovered between 2% and 8% in the first half … Read more

CDC releases new clinical details in cases of unusual hepatitis in children

CNN — The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention continues to investigate cases of acute hepatitis with unknown causes among children and released new clinical details about some of the cases on Friday. So far, there have been at least 18 cases reported in at least four states – and dozens more in Europe. … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: Time between Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 doses can be up to 8 weeks for some people, updated CDC guidance says

CNN — The interval between first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines may be as long as eight weeks for certain people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in vaccine guidance updated on Tuesday. Previous guidance said the second doses should be administered three weeks after the first … Read more

FDA inspectors found live and dead rodents, ‘putrid odor’ and droppings ‘too numerous to count’ at Family Dollar distribution facility, report says

CNN — A US Food and Drug Administration inspection report gives graphic details about a significant rat infestation at a Family Dollar stores distribution facility in West Memphis, Arkansas. On Friday, the FDA warned that various products purchased within the past year from Family Dollar stores may be contaminated and unsafe to use. Also Friday, … Read more