Monkeypox Likely Circulated for Years Before Outbreak, Scientists Say

Updated Aug. 9, 2022 1:22 pm ET For more than half a century, monkeypox was a rare infectious disease confined to one region of the world. A few months ago, that suddenly changed. Scientists are building a picture of what happened. The explosion of monkeypox around the world is a case study in how infectious … Read more

STD clinics struggle with surge in patients amid outbreak

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 … Read more

Wastewater samples outside New York City suggest community spread

Polio virus particle, computer illustration. Kateryna Kon | Science Photo Library | Getty Images Polio has been found in waste water 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 … Read more

Robinhood Lays Off 23% of Staff as Retail Investors Fade from Platform

Updated Aug. 2, 2022 6:21 pm ET List two articles (2 minutes) Robinhood Markets is slashing about 23% of its full-time staff as the flashy online brokerage continues to reel from a sharp slowdown in customer trading activity. The job cuts mark the second round of layoffs this year at Robinhood, which in April reduced … Read more

Coca-Cola Posts Higher Quarterly Sales Despite Price Increases

Updated July 26, 2022 10:38 pm ET List two articles (1 minute) Consumers are still filling up on soda even if they have to pay more. Coca-Cola on Tuesday reported strong second-quarter sales and raised its revenue outlook for the year as people return to theme parks, movie theaters and travel destinations despite price increases.

US Leads Globally in Known Monkeypox Cases, CDC Says

The US has reported more than 3,400 confirmed or suspected monkeypox cases, federal data showed, becoming the country with the most known infections since the onset of the global health emergency. The rise in cases comes as the US expands testing capacity, broadening the ability to spot new infections, but also as the global outbreak … Read more

WHO declares spreading monkeypox outbreak a global health emergency

Pavlo Gonchar | Lightrocket | Getty Images The World Health Organization has activated its highest alert level for the growing monkeypox outbreak, declaring the virus a public health emergency of international concern. The rare designation means the WHO now views the outbreak as a significant enough threat to global health that a coordinated international response … Read more

Biden administration considering public health emergency

A Northwell Health staff member holds the monkeypox vaccine, at Cherry Grove on Fire Island, New York, where monkeypox vaccines were administered on July 14, 2022. James Carbone | Newsday | Getty Images The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health … Read more

Polio case confirmed in New York state, health-care providers told to look for more

Polio virus, illustration. Each virus particle is composed of a protein coat around a core containing RNA genetic material. This virus infects children and causes the disease poliomyelitis or infantile paralysis. Roger Harris / science Photo Library | Science Photo Library | Getty Images The New York State Health Department confirmed a case of polio … Read more

Intelligent Ultrasound 1H Revenue Rose; China Market Hit by Covid-19

By Kyle Morris Intelligent Ultrasound Group PLC said Thursday that first-half revenue is expected to rise by more than 60%, but that its reseller network was hit by the closing of the Chinese market due to Covid-19. The ultrasound-software company said revenue for the period to June 30 is expected to be 5.9 million pounds … Read more