Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Health

Polio In US, UK And Israel Reveals Rare Risk Of Oral Vaccine

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LONDON (AP) — For years, global health officials have used billions of drops of an oral vaccine in a remarkably effective campaign aimed at wiping out polio in its last remaining s...

CDC Director Announces Organization Shake-Up Aimed At Speed

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NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, intended to make it more nimble. The planned changes at ...

Israeli Transport Minister Sends Covert Supervisors To Chareidi Buses To Check For ‘Feminine Exclusion’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Transport Minister Merav Michaeli caused an uproar after her controversial decision to send covert supervisors to buses in chareidi cities in order to determi...

Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids Expected This Fall In US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans will be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription later this fall, under a long-awaited rule finalized Tuesday. The Food and Drug A...

Devorah Marie Nearly Died From Thrombus- And Then Her Family Converted To Judaism

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Deborah Marie, a French girl of Jewish descent, suffered from serious pains in 2005, when she was just 17. Doctors diagnosed a life-threatening thrombus. Debo...

NYC Health + Hospitals Launches New Website To Improve Patient Access To Doctors And Care

NEW YORK (VINnews) - NYC Health + Hospitals today announced the redesign of its website, nychealthandhospitals.org, a streamlined digital front door  that provides visitors a faste...

As Loved Ones Mourn Aryeh Wolf, His Family Says Motive was Antisemitism

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BALTIMORE (VINnews) — The Baltimore Jewish community remains in shock, after the devastating murder of Aryeh Wolf z”l. Aryeh, 25, was shot last Wednesday while installing solar ...

Metal Object Mysteriously Falls from Sky in Maine

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AUGUSTA (VINnews) — A large metal object crashed to the ground on Friday, apparently from an airplane. The sleeve-like object, weighing about 6-7 pounds, landed several feet fro...

Pfizer CEO Tests Positive For COVID-19, Has Mild Symptoms

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The top executive at Pfizer, a leading producer of COVID-19 vaccines, has tested positive for the virus and says he is experiencing very mild symptoms. Chairman and CEO Albert B...

Update: All Injured In David’s Tomb Attack Out Of Danger

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Shaarei Tzedek hospital reported Monday morning that the two seriously injured victims of the David's Tomb terror attack Saturday night are now stabilized...

Polio Detected In NYC’s Sewage, Suggesting Virus Circulating

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NEW YORK (AP) — The polio virus has been found in New York City’s wastewater in another sign that the disease, which hadn’t been seen in the U.S. in a decade, is quietly spreading ...

CDC Drops Quarantine, Screening Recommendations For COVID-19

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NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come int...

North Korea Claims Disputed Victory Over Virus, Blames Seoul

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a striking speech before thousands of North Koreans, leader Kim Jong Un’s sister said he suffered a fever while guiding the country to victory over the...

London Kids To Be Offered Polio Shot After More Virus Found

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LONDON (AP) — British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged 1 to 9 in London, after finding evidence the virus has been spreading in multiple...

Major Test Of First Possible Lyme Vaccine In 20 Years Begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers in the U.S. and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years -- in hopes of ...

Pfizer Buying Global Blood Therapeutics In $5.4B Deal

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NEW YORK (AP) - Pfizer is buying sickle cell drug maker Global Blood Therapeutics in an approximately $5.4 billion deal as it looks to accelerate growth after its revenue soared du...

Thousands Stranded In China Resort City Amid COVID Lockdown

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BEIJING (AP) — Some 80,000 tourists are stranded in the southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya, after authorities declared it a COVID-19 hot spot and imposed a lockdown. The res...

Biden Leaves White House For 1st Time Since Getting COVID-19

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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Ending his most recent COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the first time since becoming infected with the corona...

Polio Virus Found In More NY Wastewater After Recent Case

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ORANGE COUNTY, NY (AP) — The polio virus was detected in more wastewater samples north of New York City, this time in a county adjacent to where an unvaccinated adult recently cont...

US Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government declared a public health emergency Thursday to bolster the response to the monkeypoxoutbreak that has infected more than 6,600 Americans. ...