Gay/bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine

24 cases, 7 deaths among gay and bisexual men reported in Florida meningococcal disease outbreak, CDC says

CNN — Don’t be surprised if you see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out at the LGBTQ pride parade this year or showing up on your dating app. The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that … Read more

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

Long-Covid can affect children of all ages, including infants, study shows

CNN — Even the littlest children can experience long Covid, according to a large study, one of the first of its kind to include infants and toddlers. The study published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health included 44,000 children in Denmark ranging in ages zero through 14 years old. Of the … Read more

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

Rail strikes and labor shortages are hurting UK economy

London CNN Business — The United Kingdom has a jobs problem. There just aren’t enough workers to keep its economy moving forward, and many employees are growing angry about inflation taking a large bite out of their paychecks. The problem escalated Tuesday as thousands of rail workers went on strike over demands for better pay … Read more

Singapore’s dengue ’emergency’ is a climate change omen for the world

Singapore's dengue 'emergency' is a climate change omen for the world

CNN — Singapore says it is facing a dengue “emergency” as it grapples with an outbreak of the seasonal disease that has come unusually early this year. The Southeast Asian city-state has already exceeded 11,000 cases – far beyond the 5,258 it reported throughout 2021 – and that was before June 1, when its peak … Read more

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

Silent spread of monkeypox may be a wakeup call for the world

CNN — A monkeypox outbreak continues to grow in countries where the virus isn’t normally found, putting global health officials on high alert. Now with more than 643 cases of monkeypox in dozens of countries where the virus is not endemic, “the sudden appearance of monkeypox in many countries at the same time suggests there … Read more

America’s employers keep hiring despite high costs and a potential recession

America's employers keep hiring despite high costs and a potential recession

New York CNN Business — America’s employers are expected to have added hundreds of thousands of jobs in May, even in the face of high inflation, a potential recession and a new phase in the pandemic economy. The closely watched monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is due to be released Friday … Read more

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who’s getting it are sparse

Paxlovid is widely available, but details on who's getting it are sparse

CNN — Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment for Covid-19, was hailed as a game-changer in the pandemic thanks to its strong performance in lowering the risk of severe disease. Early supply challenges have been overcome in the United States, and the drug is perhaps more important than ever as case counts rise and more contagious variants … Read more

Why you’re going to hate traveling this summer

Why you're going to hate traveling this summer

New York CNN Business — Canceled flights, surging airfares, a rental car shortage, record gas prices and rising hotel prices. Welcome to the summer of travel hell. Airlines had said they were prepared to avoid the service problems that plagued much of the industry last year. But between Friday and Monday, US airlines canceled 2,653 … Read more

Remote work played a key role in fueling the pandemic surge in home prices

Remote work played a key role in fueling the pandemic surge in home prices

CNN — The pandemic changed the way people lived and, for many, where they lived. Working from home was a significant driver of this “Great Reshuffling” and accounted for more than half of the steep increases in home prices seen during the pandemic, new research has found. Remote work allowed some people to move to … Read more

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

Monkeypox: CDC identifies 9 cases in 7 states

CNN — The US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention is investigating more cases of monkeypox across the United States as part of a global outbreak. The CDC has identified nine monkeypox cases in seven states as of Wednesday, Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday. Cases have been identified in Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, Washington, California, … Read more