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February 02

How a potential mpox outbreak was prevented

The rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments controlled the virus's spread.
February 02
Experts said the successful control of Mpox was due largely to the rapid deployment of vaccines and treatments.
February 02

Looking for love online? New study shows mixed experiences

Whether looking for love or a casual encounter, 3 in 10 U.S. adults say they have used a dating site or app
February 02
February 02

Beyond Phil: Other rodents that purport to 'predict' weather

He gets most of the PR, at least nationally, but Punxsutawney Phil isn't the only groundhog to purport to predict the weather
February 02
February 02

Eye drops recalled after US drug-resistant bacteria outbreak

U.S. health officials say a company is recalling its over-the-counter eye drops that have been linked to an outbreak of drug-resistant infections
February 02
February 02

Psychedelic churches in US pushing boundaries of religion

Growing numbers of people are flocking to U.S. churches that center their practice around a bitter psychedelic tea known as ayahuasca
February 02
February 02

Punxsutawney Phil prepares to make Groundhog Day prediction

A furry critter in a western Pennsylvania town has predicted six more weeks of winter during an annual Groundhog Day celebration
February 02
February 01

FDA issues warning letters to companies selling unproven mpox treatments

The agency identified several companies allegedly selling unproven products.
February 01
A sign for the Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., on Dec. 10, 2020.
February 01

Boris Johnson on Ukraine aid and his political future

ABC News’ Linsey Davis sat down with former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and spoke about Ukraine's resilience in part two of their exclusive interview.
February 01
VIDEO: Boris Johnson on Ukraine aid and his political future
February 01

Why do drug dealers use fentanyl to lace illicit drugs?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine.
February 01
Tablets of the opioid painkiller Oxycodone.
February 01

New Mexico considers roasted chile as official state aroma

The sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame permeates New Mexico every fall
February 01
February 01

Finland ends infertility requirement for transgender people

Lawmakers in Finland have approved amendments that will make it substantially easier for people to change their legally recognized gender in the Nordic country
February 01
February 01

Black history class revised by College Board amid criticism

The official curriculum for a new Advanced Placement course on African American studies released Wednesday downplays some components that had drawn criticism from conservatives including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who said the class would be banned in ...
February 01
February 01

Switching up salsas for the Super Bowl: 3 recipes with fruit

Certain foods are inextricably linked with game day parties
February 01
February 01

Edmunds: Why you need winter tires

If you live in a colder climate, winter tires will add safety and confidence to your drives
February 01
February 01

Ireland celebrates 'matron saint' with prayers, new holiday

Devotees in Ireland are marking the feast day of St. Brigid of Kildare
February 01
January 31

What the end of the COVID-19 emergencies in the US means

It's symbolic, one expert said, but it also affects major health systems.
January 31
President Joe Biden speaks during a reception to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Jan. 26, 2023.
January 31

North Carolina Senate again seeking LGBTQ limits in schools

A bill advancing in North Carolina’s Senate would prohibit instruction about sexuality and gender identity in K-4 public school classes
January 31
January 31

How ending COVID national, public health emergencies will impact Americans

The ending of the pandemic-era emergencies could affect health care for pandemic-related needs.
January 31
The ending of the pandemic-era emergencies could affect health care for pandemic-related needs.
January 31

Biden administration to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11

Various agencies must now determine which federal programs can continue without the order in place.
January 31
VIDEO: Biden administration to end COVID-19 emergency declarations on May 11
January 31

Cheaters beware: ChatGPT maker releases AI detection tool

The maker of ChatGPT is trying to curb its reputation as a freewheeling cheating machine with a new tool that can help teachers detect if a student or artificial intelligence wrote that homework
January 31
January 31

Biden administration will end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

The administration’s plan is to extend the orders to May 11 from their previous ending dates in March and April.
January 31
The administration’s plan is to extend the orders to May 11 from their previous ending dates in March and April.
January 31

What’s new for Medicare in 2023?

A new year means changes to Medicare, including updated premiums and deductibles and sometimes big policy moves
January 31
January 31

Pedal through cycling history at this Ohio bike museum

More than two centuries of bicycle history are on display at the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, Ohio
January 31
January 31

Broken baby Jesus statues flood restorers ahead of feast day

In Mexico City, it is the busy season for the craftsman who can repair Catholic families' beloved but broken baby Jesus figurines
January 31
January 31

Child welfare algorithm faces Justice Department scrutiny

The Justice Department has been scrutinizing a controversial artificial intelligence tool used by a Pittsburgh-area child protective services agency following concerns that the tool could lead to discrimination against families with disabilities, The A...
January 31
January 31

Nigeria sees cash shortage amid push for redesigned currency

Experts are warning that Nigeria's push to replace its paper money with newly designed currency notes has created a shortage of cash
January 31
January 31

Mexicans relish tamales, savoring tradition and nostalgia

At least three times a week, Mexico City bus driver Nicolás Cuatencos stops by a stand selling tamales
January 31
January 31

US births increased in 2021 for 1st time in 7 years, CDC report finds

There were 3.66 million babies born in 2021, according to the report.
January 31
January 30

Biden administration will end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11

The change could affect health care for pandemic-related needs and more.
January 30
President Joe Biden speaks about infrastructure at the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel North Portal in Baltimore, Monday, Jan. 30, 2023.
January 30

'Father of Peeps' marshmallow candies Bob Born dies at 98

Ira “Bob” Born, a candy company executive known as the “Father of Peeps” for mechanizing the process to make the marshmallow chicks, has died
January 30
January 30

Free hotel breakfasts are getting bigger and better

While some travelers cringe at the thought of greasy sausages and bland eggs served at the free hotel breakfast buffet, others say free breakfast ranks among their favorite aspects of travel
January 30
January 30

COVID-19 pandemic ‘probably at a transition point:’ WHO

Deaths from the disease are down significantly since last winter when the omicron variant was at its peak.
January 30
Deaths from the disease are down significantly since last winter when the omicron variant was at its peak.
January 30

WHO says COVID still a threat but pandemic is 'probably at a transition point'

The WHO says the world is in a better place to fight off the virus.
January 30
This illustration, created at the CDC, reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. The illness caused by the novel coronavirus has been named COVID-19.
January 30

COVID-19 may have impacted our children’s learning progress in school: Study

Children lost out on about one-third of what they usually would have learned.
January 30
Children arrive at school in New York, March 7, 2022.
January 30

Weeknight paprika-cumin chicken evokes Moroccan grilling

In Morocco, grilled chicken comes slathered in a rich butter mixture and seasoned with cilantro, parsley, paprika, cayenne and cumin
January 30
January 30

France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

France’s national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home if possible Tuesday to avoid labor strikes
January 30
January 30

In Israel, disposable plastics trigger culture war, test PM

Israel's new government is moving quickly to repeal a tax on single-use plastic goods like cups, plates and cutlery
January 30
January 28

US population center trending toward South this decade

The U.S. population center is on track this decade to take a southern swerve for the first time in history
January 28
January 28

Sabato De Sarno named new Gucci creative director

Italian designer Sabato De Sarno has been named the new creative director of Gucci, and will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September, Gucci and parent company Kering announced Saturday
January 28
January 27

Fertility fraud victims lobby for change on Capitol Hill

ABC New Live’s Kyra Philips speaks with Eve Wiley and Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., about their fight to pass a bipartisan federal law on fertility fraud that will protect victims.
January 27
VIDEO: Fertility fraud victims lobby for change on Capitol Hill
January 27

FDA says drug ineffective against new variants

Evusheld doesn't neutralize against several omicron subvariants, the FDA says.
January 27
Evusheld injection is seen on March 20, 2022, a COVID-19 treatment that people can take before becoming symptomatic.
January 27

Jay Leno breaks bones in motorcycle wreck months after fire

Two months after undergoing surgery for serious burns, Jay Leno is now contending with a number of broken bones after being knocked off a motorcycle
January 27
January 27

FDA to ease blood donation restrictions on gay, bisexual men

Other nations have also have dropped bans or eased restrictions on donation.
January 27
In this March 23, 2021 file photo Phlebotomist Adel Velasco prepares a blood donation at a Red Cross blood drive with L.A. Care Health Plan in Los Angeles.
January 26

Senior FDA official resigns in wake of 2022 infant formula shortage

His departure comes amid a probe into the agency's response to the shortage.
January 26
}Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf testifies during the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing titled "Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortage and Getting Formula On Shelves," in Dirksen Building on May 26, 2022.
January 26

About half of US adults are meeting physical activity guidelines: CDC

The CDC recommends 150 minutes of aerobics and two days of strength training per week.
January 26
The CDC recommends 150 minutes of aerobics and two days of strength training per week.
January 26

Cardiovascular-related deaths surged early in COVID pandemic: Report

At least 928,741 American deaths were related to cardiovascular disease in 2020, according to an annual statistical report by the American Heart Association.
January 26
At least 928,741 American deaths were related to cardiovascular disease in 2020, according to an annual statistical report by the American Heart Association.
January 26

Support grows for a new approach to COVID vaccine schedule, as proposed by FDA

The FDA outlined an approach to yearly COVID vaccines, like the flu shot.
January 26
A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022.
January 26

CBD has too many 'safety risks' to be regulated as food, supplements: FDA

The FDA said there are too many safety concerns from using CBD.
January 26
Diverse CBD products, including oils, gummies and hemp smokes are displayed at Empire Standard, a hemp extract processing and distribution plant, on April 13, 2021 in Binghamton, New York.
January 26

Record number of deaths from cardiovascular disease reported early in pandemic

COVID-19 had both direct and indirect impacts on the increase in deaths.
January 26
This file photo taken on Jan. 25, 2020 shows medical staff members, wearing protective clothing at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan, as the city struggled with the outbreak of the once-mysterious virus.
January 26

Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

For as long as LGBTQ folks have gathered in bars and nightclubs, such spaces have hosted weddings, birthed churches and been called “heavenly.”
January 26