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Brais Seara/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Wildfires across the United States and Canada — fueled by record heat and dry conditions — could severely impact the health of millions of people. Smoke from wildfires in several Canadian provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, led to air quality alerts throughout several states in the Midwest, […]

bymuratdeniz/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As the popularity of drugs like Wegovy and Ozempic used for weight loss continues to rise, another weight loss-focused company is jumping into the market. Noom, an app that helps people track their eating and exercise habits, will now offer prescriptions through a new telehealth platform known as Noom Med. […]

Tiffany Groves, of Texas, says taking the drug Mounjaro has improved her PCOS and helped her lose weight. — Courtesy Tiffany Groves (NEW YORK) — Branneisha Cooper of Texas said she was diagnosed during her senior year of high school with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a reproductive hormone imbalance that can cause problems with […]

d3sign/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — COVID-19 cases may be increasing again in New York City, new wastewater data hints. Nearly all of the 14 wastewater treatments plants in the city are currently in the “high” detection level category, meaning likely 50 or more cases per 100,000 people, according to the NYS Wastewater Surveillance Network dashboard, […]

WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Federal regulators are warning about safety concerns amid the rising popularity of drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy for weight loss. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that off-brand forms of the medications could be unsafe. The warning comes as many people have reported turning […]

andresr/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A breast cancer drug already on the market has been found to lower the chances of breast cancer recurring, an advancement that could open the drug to a broader range of patients. The pharmaceutical company Novartis announced the findings Friday about its breast cancer treatment Kisqali, a drug already approved […]

Chris Rogers/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Just six weeks ago, Greg DeStefano began a new chemotherapy combination. The 50-year-old, from Northbrook, Illinois, had recently been diagnosed with his fourth round of cancer and doctors were hopeful the medication would treat the tumors growing in his neck. DeStefano was responding well, but then, in late May, […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Experts are reminding the public of the dangers of heatstroke after a recent spate of hot car deaths. The latest incident occurred Sunday, when an 11-month-old girl in Palm Bay, Florida, died after she was left in a car while authorities said her parents attended a church service for […]

LWA/Dann Tardif/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Teenage birth rates have fallen to their lowest levels ever, new provisional federal data published Thursday found. The report, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, showed the birth rate among 15- to 19-year-olds in 2022 was 13.5 per 1,000 females. That’s a […]

Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Digital mental health company BetterHelp is facing multiple potential class action lawsuits over claims from patients that it shared their personal information to advertisers — including Facebook. The lawsuits came soon after BetterHelp agreed in March to pay $7.8 million over charges from the Federal Trade […]