Health

Closing Statements Begin in Trial of Elizabeth Holmes’s Ex-Boyfriend

For months, Ramesh Balwani’s lawyers have tried to distinguish him from Elizabeth Holmes, his former girlfriend and business partner at the failed blood-testing company Theranos. Ms. Holmes was found guilty of defrauding the start-up’s investors in January. Mr. Balwani is seeking a different outcome in his own fraud trial. But on Tuesday, in closing statements …

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Think All Viruses Get Milder with Time? Not This Rabbit-Killer

As the Covid death rate worldwide has fallen to its lowest level since the early weeks of the pandemic in 2020, it may be tempting to conclude that the coronavirus is becoming irreversibly milder. That notion fits with a widespread belief that all viruses start off nasty and inevitably evolve to become gentler over time. …

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Vaccines for Young Children Are Coming, but Many Parents Have Tough Questions

It’s a moment many parents have anxiously awaited for months: Children younger than age 5 are now eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus, among the last Americans to qualify. Without access to vaccines, parents of young children have confronted nearly impossible choices since the pandemic began. Many children were kept from schools, family gatherings and …

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Abbott Baby Formula Plant Again Stops Production, This Time Because of Flooding

Abbott Nutrition, which worsened a baby formula shortage in the United States when it temporarily shut down a Michigan plant in February because of the presence of bacteria, said it had again stopped production at the plant, this time because of flooding during a severe storm. The company said on Wednesday that it was forced …

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FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines for Younger Children

WASHINGTON – The only Americans still not eligible for coronavirus vaccines – babies, toddlers and preschoolers – appear on the verge of finally getting cleared to receive them after an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Wednesday to recommend the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the group. The FDA appears …

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Monkeypox Is Spreading in New York, Making Urgent Education

Grindr, the social networking app, sent a pop-up message about the risk of monkeypox to millions of European and American users. A sex party organizer in New York asked invitees to check themselves for lesions before showing up. And the organizers of the city’s main Pride celebrations posted a monkeypox notice Sunday on their Instagram …

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