WHO says over 900 probable cases of acute hepatitis reported in children

Small figurines are seen in front of displayed World Health Organization logo in this illustration taken February 11, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 24 (Reuters) – Thirty-three countries have reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis in children so far, a jump of 270 from May, … Read more

U.S. bans sales of Juul e-cigarettes, company to seek stay on enforcement

June 23 (Reuters) – Sales of Juul e-cigarettes were blocked by the US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, in a major blow to the eleven high-flying firm whose products have been tied to a surge in teenage vaping. The agency said the applications “lacked sufficient evidence” to show that sale of the products would … Read more

Nearly 1 in 5 adults who had COVID have lingering symptoms – U.S. study

A test tube labeled “COVID-19 Test positive” is seen in this illustration picture taken, March 10, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who reported having COVID-19 in the past are still having symptoms of long COVID, according to survey … Read more

Omicron less likely to cause long COVID, UK study says

People walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain, December 1, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – The Omicron variant of coronavirus is less likely to cause long COVID than … Read more

North Korea sends aid to 800 families suffering from intestinal epidemic

SEOUL, June 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other senior officials prepared aid to send to 800 families suffering from an unidentified intestinal epidemic, state media reported on Friday, as the country also battles its first COVID-19 outbreak. North Korea revealed this week it was facing an “acute enteric epidemic” on … Read more

North Korea reports another infectious disease outbreak amid battle against COVID

A sign depicting a scene of medical products transportation is displayed at the empty street, amid growing fears over the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo released by Kyodo on May 23, 2022. Kyodo via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, June 16 (Reuters) … Read more

WHO looks into reports of monkeypox virus in semen

LONDON, June 15 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization is looking into reports that the monkeypox virus is present in the semen of patients, exploring the possibility that the disease could be sexually transmitted, a WHO official said on Wednesday. Many cases in the current monkeypox outbreak, largely centered on Europe, are among sexual partners … Read more

U.S. FDA advisers weigh Moderna COVID vaccine heart risk for young men

A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 14 (Reuters) – Moderna’s (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine may have a higher risk of heart inflammation in young men than the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) … Read more

China bank protest stopped by health codes turning red, depositors say

SHANGHAI, June 14 (Reuters) – A protest planned by hundreds of bank depositors in central China seeking access to their frozen funds has been thwarted because the authorities have turned their health code apps red, several depositors told Reuters. The depositors were planning to travel to the central province of Henan this week from across … Read more

Test makers target monkeypox market as cases surge

Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) – Diagnostic companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new market as governments ramp up efforts … Read more