4.4 million Americans have received an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster

4.4 million Americans have received an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster

(NEW YORK) -- At least 4.4 million Americans have received an updated bivalent COVID-19 booster since the shots were rolled out at the beginning of September, newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. Nationally, a total of 109 million Americans have received their first booster…
Should masks return in fall and winter to prevent a COVID surge?

Should masks return in fall and winter to prevent a COVID surge?

(NEW YORK) -- As the United States heads into the fall and winter, questions are arising about whether the return of masks is needed to stem a potential COVID-19 surge. Evidence has shown COVID cases and hospitalizations tend to rise during the colder months when people congregate indoors. Some health…
Some school uniforms were found to have high levels of potentially harmful PFAS chemicals

Some school uniforms were found to have high levels of potentially harmful PFAS chemicals

(NEW YORK) -- High levels of chemicals called per-and polyfluoroalky substances (PFAS) were detected in water-proof or stain-resistant school uniforms in the United States and Canada, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. PFAS chemicals, often called “forever chemicals” because of their…
Toddler goes home after over 500 days in the hospital

Toddler goes home after over 500 days in the hospital

(NEW YORK) -- An Illinois mom says it's "wonderful" to have her daughter home with her after the 18-month-old spent more than 500 days in the hospital, first in the neonatal intensive care unit, and then, after her first birthday, in the pediatric intensive care unit. Autumn was born premature…
Cancer deaths in US declined by 2% every year since 2016, report says

Cancer deaths in US declined by 2% every year since 2016, report says

(NEW YORK) -- Cancer deaths in the United States are continuing to decline, according to a new report from the American Association for Cancer Research. The report, published Wednesday, found that deaths from cancer have decreased by 2.3% every year between 2016 and 2019. Overall, there has been a 32%…