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New virus variants threaten a summer Covid-19 wave, but experts say the risk remains uncertain

Covid-19 levels are about the lowest they’ve ever been in the United States, but another new crop of virus variants once again threatens to disrupt the downward trend as the country heads into summer.

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New bill aims to limit harmful heavy metals found in baby food

US lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to limit the amount of heavy metals found in baby food through stronger regulation and enforcement by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Florida’s 6-week abortion ban takes effect today

A stricter abortion law that takes effect in Florida on Wednesday — dropping the state’s 15-week ban to a six-week ban — will likely affect thousands of people seeking abortion care within the first month alone.

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CNN Exclusive: Adderall prescriptions have been filled less often amid ongoing shortage in the US

About 1 in every 10 people in the US who uses Adderall or similar combination drugs to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been affected by an ongoing shortage, a new analysis suggests.

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With US Supreme Court abortion drug hearing looming, study shows how self-managed abortion became more common post-Dobbs

Medication abortion has become increasingly common since it first became available in the United States two decades ago, and a new study finds that requests for abortion pills through sources outside of the formal health-care system surged after the US Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision removed the federal right to an abortion.

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Respiratory virus season in US may be past its peak, CDC says

Key measures of respiratory virus activity in the United States have been trending down for weeks, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the worst of the season may be over – but virus levels still remain elevated across the country.

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Surveillance method identifies more cases Lyme disease in US

Diseases spread by ticks and other insects are becoming more common in the United States, but a new methodology for tracking Lyme disease may overestimate the significant spike in cases seen in 2022.

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Guns lead in cause of death among US children; research funding to help prevent/protect victims

More children die from guns than anything else in the United States, but relatively little funding is available to study how to prevent these tragedies.

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