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Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Adult Film Star Greg Riley Shares his Monkeypox Experience

Aug 13, 2022

The horror stories around monkeypox share the same dispiriting scenario: A frightening diagnosis followed by a painful outbreak, anxiety, isolation, and difficulty in receiving treatment. Adult film actor Greg Riley shared his monkeypox experience.

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Warnings of Monkeypox Outbreak Were Ignored for Years, Reports Washington Post

Aug 12, 2022

Warnings about the possibility of monkeypox becoming a crisis were raised over the past decade from two different sources, but were ignored, the Washington Post reports.

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

CDC Drops Quarantine, Distancing Recommendations for COVID

By Mike Stobbe and Collin Binkley | Aug 12, 2022

The nation's top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines Thursday, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact with an infected person.

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

Explainer: Can the Spread of Monkeypox be Stopped?

By Maria Cheng | Aug 11, 2022

Since May, nearly 90 countries have reported more than 31,000 cases of monkeypox.

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

Experts See Canada's Euthanasia Laws as Threat to Disabled

By Maria Cheng | Aug 11, 2022

Human rights advocates say the regulations lack safeguards, devalue the lives of disabled people and prompt doctors and health workers to suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it.

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

US Will Stretch Monkeypox Vaccine Supply with Smaller Doses

By Matthew Perrone | Aug 9, 2022

U.S. health officials on Tuesday authorized a plan to stretch the nation's limited supply of monkeypox vaccine by giving people just one-fifth the usual dose, citing research suggesting that the reduced amount is about as effective.

Major Test of First Possible Lyme Vaccine in 20 Years Begins

Major Test of First Possible Lyme Vaccine in 20 Years Begins

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 9, 2022

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 better fighting the tick-borne threat.

Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

Study Connects Climate Hazards to 58% of Infectious Diseases

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 9, 2022

Climate hazards, such as flooding, heat waves and drought have worsened more than half of the hundreds of known infectious diseases in people.

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

New Study Disproves Anti-Trans Right's Theory of 'Social Contagion'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 8, 2022

A new study published in the prestigious medical journal Pediatrics disproves the claim from anti-LGBTQ+ pundits and politicians that youth identify as transgender out of peer pressure.

How Adult Film Industry Is Handling Monkeypox

How Adult Film Industry Is Handling Monkeypox

Aug 8, 2022

An advisory organization to the adult film industry has issued guidelines regarding monkeypox.

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

Spain Leads Europe in Monkeypox, Struggles to Check Spread

By Joseph Wilson and Renata Brito | Aug 8, 2022

Spain has had 4,942 confirmed cases in the three months since the start of the outbreak, which has been linked to two raves in Europe, where experts say the virus was likely spread through sex.

A Top NYC Dermatologist Answers Your Burning Sunscreen Questions

A Top NYC Dermatologist Answers Your Burning Sunscreen Questions

By Christopher Ehlers | Aug 6, 2022

New York dermatologist Dr. Marnie Nussbaum sheds some light on the most common questions surrounding sunscreen.

Many Lab Techs Refuse to Draw Blood of Monkeypox Patients, Reports CNN

Many Lab Techs Refuse to Draw Blood of Monkeypox Patients, Reports CNN

Aug 6, 2022

As the spread of monkeypox grows, an unexpected obstacle has occurred in terms testing needs: Lab techs refusing to take blood of monkeypox patients.

Andy Cohen Speaks Out against Anti-Gay Monkeypox Stigma

Andy Cohen Speaks Out against Anti-Gay Monkeypox Stigma

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 5, 2022

Some will want to weaponize the monkeypox outbreak to further stigmatize gay and bisexual men. Andy Cohen says: Don't do it.

UK: 'Early Signs' that Monkeypox Outbreak May be Peaking

UK: 'Early Signs' that Monkeypox Outbreak May be Peaking

By Maria Cheng | Aug 5, 2022

British health authorities said Friday the monkeypox outbreak across the country may be peaking and that the epidemic's growth rate has slowed.

A Virologist Answers Questions about Monkeypox Vaccinations

A Virologist Answers Questions about Monkeypox Vaccinations

Aug 5, 2022

With the outbreak having bloomed to thousands of infections, the U.S. declared monkeypox a national public health emergency. Are vaccines effective? Who can get them? A virologist answers six questions.

Polio Fears Rise in New York amid Possible Community Spread

Polio Fears Rise in New York amid Possible Community Spread

Aug 5, 2022

New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible "community spread" of the dangerous virus.

Why is Insulin so Expensive and Difficult to Cap?

Why is Insulin so Expensive and Difficult to Cap?

By Amanda Seitz | Aug 5, 2022

Reining in the soaring prices of insulin has thus far been elusive in Congress, although Democrats say they'll try again — as part of their economic package that focuses on health and climate.

US to Declare Health Emergency over Monkeypox Outbreak

US to Declare Health Emergency over Monkeypox Outbreak

By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe and Michael Balsamo | Aug 4, 2022

The U.S. will declare a public health emergency to bolster the federal response to the outbreak of monkeypox that already has infected more than 6,600 Americans, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

Africa CDC Says Gay Sex 'Not Relevant' in Monkeypox There

By Cara Anna | Aug 4, 2022

Africa's public health agency says it doesn't know how many of the continent's reported monkeypox cases this year are in men who have sex with men, and it warned against "any stigmatization" that might delay case reporting and affect the outbreak response

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