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The HPV vaccine prevents head and neck cancers in men, study suggests

The new research underscores the importance of vaccination for both sexes, experts say.
A bottle of Gardasil
A bottle of Gardasil

CDC says vaccination could protect the U.S. from more dangerous mpox virus

A large outbreak of a more transmissible and severe version of mpox in Africa has prompted urgent calls for at-risk gay and bi men to get both doses of the Jynneos vaccine.
Los Angeles Residents Get Vaccinated For Monkeypox
Los Angeles Residents Get Vaccinated For Monkeypox
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Norfolk Southern will pay modest $15M fine as part of federal settlement over Ohio train derailment

The rail company also agreed to reimburse the EPA $57 million in response costs and to set up a $25 million health care fund for the community.
Debris from a Norfolk Southern freight train lies scattered and burning along the tracks
Debris from a Norfolk Southern freight train lies scattered and burning along the tracks

The most popular pill to treat women's acne is a blood pressure drug

Prescriptions of spironolactone, a generic blood pressure medication, for acne have soared as dermatologists have moved away from antibiotics.

Why have rates of ADHD in kids gotten so high?

A new study shows that as of 2022, 1 in 9 children had received ADHD diagnoses at some point in their lifetimes.
A schoolboy with head down on desk with pens scattered during class at elementary school
A schoolboy with head down on desk with pens scattered during class at elementary school

Second human case of bird flu linked to dairy cows found in Michigan

A farmworker who had regular exposure to infected livestock recovered from mild symptoms. At least 51 herds in nine states have reported infections.
A dairy cow grazes
A dairy cow grazes

Mary Lou Retton gives update on her health: ‘They still don’t know what’s wrong with me’

The legendary Olympic gymnast still requires daily oxygen for her scarred lungs, seven months after being hospitalized.
Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton
Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton

Fentanyl test strips are being used by drug dealers to advertise 'clean pills'

Law enforcement officials warn that pill dealers are now posting photos on social media showing “negative” test results for fentanyl — results the officials say can't be trusted.
Fentanyl test strips.
Fentanyl test strips.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the U.S., a new study says

Alcohol is still more widely used, but 2022 was the first time frequent marijuana use overtook frequent drinking.
A Marijuana plant is displayed as a person smokes marijuana
A Marijuana plant is displayed as a person smokes marijuana
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Teens who use marijuana are more likely to suffer psychotic disorders, study finds

The new research is more evidence linking cannabis to an increased risk of mental health disorders, including schizophrenia, anxiety and depression, particularly in adolescence.
A person prepares a marijuana cigarette.
A person prepares a marijuana cigarette.

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