(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles County is advising residents to wear masks indoors amid an increase in COVID-19 transmission. On Thursday, the largest county in the United States said it is "strongly recommending" people wear face coverings in indoor public settings but stopped short of... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Some hospitals across the United States say their beds are full as cases of respiratory viruses continue to increase among children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, infections due to respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, have spiked by 69%... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since the updated bivalent COVID-19 booster was rolled out at the beginning of September, only 19.4 million Americans have received it as of Oct. 19, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The booster is designed to protect... Read More.
(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Florida is seeing an increase in confirmed cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, health officials said. The Florida Health Department has reported 65 confirmed cases of Vibrio vulnificus, a flesh-eating bacteria, and 11 deaths... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7% in 2023 as Americans deal with the highest inflation rates in decades. The 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment will begin with benefits payable to more than 65 million Social Security... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The homicide rate for transgender people nearly doubled between 2017 and 2021, driven primarily by killings with firearms, according to a leading anti-gun violence group. Known transgender killings increased 93% in that four-year period -- from 29 in 2017 to 56 in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Since the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched on July 16, call centers have seen a 45% increase in contacts -- primarily in people texting or sending messages seeking help -- compared to last year, according to new data from the... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- A medicine used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose from drugs such as fentanyl will be available at all K-12 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the coming weeks, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho announced on Thursday. The Los... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said in a new warning they anticipate ransomware attacks could increase as the new school year begins. "The FBI, CISA, and the MS-ISAC anticipate attacks may increase as the 2022/2023 school year... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As children head back to the classroom for the academic year, new data shows that pediatric COVID-19 infection rates have increased for the second consecutive week. Last week, more than 90,600 additional child COVID-19 cases were reported, an increase of 14% from... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday called on the Biden administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to help increase supply and access to monkeypox vaccines, which lag far behind demand as the virus continues to spread nationwide. "Right now there are enough... Read More.