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Jacqueline Howard, CNN

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In effort to prevent rabies, CDC launches new rules for bringing dogs into the US

The United States has new rules for how dogs are brought into the country, and they go into effect in August.

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US maternal mortality rate declines, but disparities remain, new CDC data shows

After a sharp rise in women dying in pregnancy, childbirth or postpartum earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, rates decreased significantly in 2022, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Black women still had higher rates of maternal deaths than other women.

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CDC issues health advisory about risks of counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an advisory Tuesday about the risks of counterfeit or mishandled Botox injections after dangerous fake versions of the product have been found in several states.

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First OTC birth control pill in the US now available in some stores

For the first time, women in the US can walk into a store and buy a supply of birth control pills right off the shelf, without the need for a prescription or health insurance.

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First on CNN: First over-the-counter birth control pill in US ships to retailers, costs about $20 for one-month pack

Opill, the first oral contraceptive approved for over-the-counter use in the United States, will be available in stores and online this month, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $19.99 for a one-month supply and $49.99 for a three-month supply, according to Perrigo, the company behind the product.

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Amid measles outbreak, Florida ‘deferring to parents’ whether to send unvaccinated kids to school

Family physician and public health specialist Dr. George Rust has warned some of his colleagues about a potential measles outbreak in Florida “for at least the past year,” he said, because of the rise in vaccine hesitancy in pockets of the community.

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About 5,000 adverse events related to cosmetics reported to the FDA each year - agency updates its oversight

The US Food and Drug Administration receives about 5,000 reports each year about health problems related to the use of cosmetic products, and under a new law, the agency has issued updated instructions for reporting these types of serious adverse events.