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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Sep. 23, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Ad misleads on treaty regulating...

Iowa tops 10,000 COVID deaths as many residents unvaccinated

Sep. 22, 2022 20:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 10,000 people have died with COVID-19 infections in Iowa, state officials reported this week. Iowa data updated Wednesday shows 10,051 deaths associated with the viral infection. The state averages eight deaths a day when measured as a seven-day...

Study: Too few kids with sickle cell get stroke screen, care

Sep. 20, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Too few U.S. kids with sickle cell anemia get a needed screening for stroke, according to a study released Tuesday. The study found fewer than half get the screening and only about half or fewer get a treatment that can help with pain and anemia. The Centers for...

'Out of control' STD situation prompts call for changes

Sep. 19, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharply rising cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26% rise in new syphilis infections reported last year — are prompting U.S. health officials to call for new prevention and treatment efforts. “It is imperative that we ... work to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

US warns monkeypox could mutate to resist antiviral drug

Sep. 15, 2022 15:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are warning against overuse of the lone drug available to treat monkeypox, saying that even a small mutation in the virus could render the pills ineffective. The Food and Drug Administration updated its guidance this week for Tpoxx, which has...

Monkeypox death confirmed by LA County health officials

Sep. 12, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County resident with a compromised immune system has died from monkeypox, local health officials announced Monday. It's believed to be the first U.S. fatality from the disease. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced the cause...

US may expand monkeypox vaccine eligibility to men with HIV

Sep. 08, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials are considering broadening recommendations for who gets vaccinated against monkeypox, possibly to include many men with HIV or those recently diagnosed with other sexually transmitted diseases. Driving the discussion is a study released Thursday...

CDC: West Virginia sees decline in drug overdose deaths

Sep. 08, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Overdose deaths in West Virginia declined during the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, health officials said. From March 2021 to March 2022, West Virginia saw 1,485 overdose deaths, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and...

EXPLAINER: Should you get a new COVID booster? If so, when?

Sep. 02, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

John Wherry will wait until later in the fall to consider getting an updated COVID-19 booster. The University of Pennsylvania immunologist knows it's too soon after his shot late this summer, especially since he's not at high risk from the virus. It’s the kind of calculation many...