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‘Stressed out’ STD clinics struggle to handle surge in monkeypox patients as U.S. outbreak grows

Dr. Emily Drwiega from the University of Illinois Health and Maggie Butler, a registered nurse, prepare monkeypox vaccines at the Test Positive Aware Network nonprofit clinic in Chicago, Illinois, July 25, 2022. Eric Cox | Reuters Dr. Ward Carpenter, co-director of health services at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, said the monkeypox outbreak across the […]

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More Americans are working part-time — a potential harbinger of future jobs market instability

Commuters and tourists exit a subway car May 26, 2022 in New York City. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images More Americans were working part-time and temporary jobs last month, which may herald future shifts in the shape of what today appears a robust jobs market. Hiring in July easily blew past expectations, suggesting a strong […]

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Despite a strong jobs report, unemployment inched higher for Black workers in July

Commuters arrive at Grand Central station during morning rush hour in New York, Nov. 18, 2021. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images The U.S. job market posted strong growth and a decline in unemployment in July, but unemployment ticked higher among Black workers, further underscoring the ongoing discrepancies within the job market. Friday’s data […]

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New York polio case is the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ hundreds of others could be infected, health official says

Hundreds of other people could have polio after an adult in a suburb of New York City caught the virus and suffered paralysis last month, the state’s top health official said this week. New York State Health Commissioner Mary Bassett warned that the confirmed polio case in an unvaccinated adult, coupled with the detection of […]

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CDC estimates 1.7 million gay and bisexual men face highest risk from monkeypox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1.7 million men who have sex with men face the biggest threat from monkeypox right now. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky told reporters on a call Thursday that gay and bisexual men who are HIV positive or who are taking medicines, called PREP, to reduce their chance […]

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Biden administration will declare monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency in the U.S.

People protest during a rally calling for more government action to combat the spread of monkeypox at Foley Square on July 21, 2022 in New York City. Jeenah Moon | Getty Images The Biden administration will declare monkeypox a public health emergency as the U.S. outbreak has grown into the largest in the world, the […]

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Polio found in sewage samples outside New York City suggests it’s spreading in the community, health officials says

Polio virus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Getty Images Polio has been found in wastewater samples taken from two counties outside of New York City indicating the virus is spreading in the community, according to state health officials. Wastewater samples taken from two different locations in Orange County during June […]

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Small business confidence hits all-time low with Main Street convinced recession is already here and sales will suffer

Fg Trade | E+ | Getty Images Small business confidence has hit an all-time low as the majority of Main Street expects runaway inflation and a Federal Reserve that is incapable of engineering a soft landing for the economy. In fact, the majority of small business owners (57%) taking part in the CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business […]

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Biden to sign executive order to help cover costs for women traveling for abortions

Boxes of the medication Mifepristone used to induce a medical abortion are prepared for patients at Planned Parenthood health center in Birmingham, Alabama, March 14, 2022. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters U.S. President Joe Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday to help cover costs for women traveling to receive abortions, a senior administration official […]

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Watch live: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland briefs press on DOJ lawsuit challenging Idaho abortion law

(Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to begin speaking at 1:30 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if the video above doesn’t play at that time.) The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block Idaho’s new restrictive abortion law on the grounds that it violates federal law requiring most hospitals to give […]