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Dana Varinsky

Dana Varinsky is the breaking health news editor for NBC News Digital.

Dana Varinsky is the breaking health news editor for NBC News Digital.

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18d ago

Norovirus appears to keep spreading as rate of positive tests exceeds last year's peak

Norovirus symptoms typically include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. An infected person can transmit the virus for days after they’re feeling better.

FDA proposes limits on lead in baby food

The FDA on Tuesday proposed limits on levels of lead in processed baby food that could reduce exposure to the contaminant by as much as 27%.

Map: Track mpox across the U.S.

The mpox outbreak is growing in the U.S. This map tracks monkeypox cases across the country, updated multiple times weekly.
97d ago

The White House is offering 4 more free Covid tests. Here's how best to use them.

Each household can get four free at-home Covid tests by mail, the Biden administration announced. Private insurance and Medicare also cover monthly tests.
118d ago

Measles is now an imminent global threat, WHO and CDC say in a new report

Measles is highly contagious and almost entirely preventable through vaccination. But the Covid pandemic led to a decline in vaccine coverage.
233d ago

New York City Mayor Eric Adams declares state of emergency over monkeypox

New York City's mayor declared a state of emergency on Monday due to the continued spread of monkeypox. Gov. Hochul issued a state-level emergency on Friday.
272d ago

FDA orders Juul to stop selling e-cigarette products

The FDA has ordered Juul to stop selling its e-cigarette products, citing a lack of data and evidence with which to assess the items' health risks.
317d ago

With original omicron nearly gone, these are the BA.2 subvariant's key differences

Symptoms of an infection with the omicron BA.2 subvariant tend to be similar to the original omicron variant, but BA.2 is more transmissible, according to experts.

The biggest health risks women would face if Roe v. Wade is overturned

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abortion bans and restrictions could have manifold effects on maternal health.
356d ago

What is aphasia? Bruce Willis is 'stepping away' from acting after diagnosis

An aphasia diagnosis has prompted Bruce Willis to step away from acting. What is aphasia and what causes it? Read about common symptoms and treatment.

Americans 50 and older can now get a 2nd Covid booster. Fewer than half have gotten the first.

An NBC News analysis shows that fewer than half of the people 50 and up — those authorized Tuesday for a second Covid-19 booster shot — will be eligible for that shot by mid-May.