Health & Fitness

NYC Will Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Involuntarily (Health) 11/29 6:38A Andy Newman and Emma G. Fitzsimm
Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people they deemed too mentally ill to care for themselves, even if they posed no threat to others.

One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine? (Health) 11/28 10:00P Apoorva Mandavilli
Scientist have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic.

Can This Man Stop Lying? (Health) 11/28 8:00P Ellen Barry and Dave Sanders
Christopher Massimine, whose compulsive lying derailed a promising career in theater, maintains that it’s a mental illness that has dogged him since childhood.

Mpox: WHO renames Monkeypox Citing Racial Stigma (Health) 11/28 4:58A Andrew Jacobs
Health experts said the old nomenclature was imprecise, played into racist stereotypes and fueled stigmatization, making it harder to contain the most recent outbreaks.

Happy Birthday, Omicron (Health) 11/25 10:00P Carl Zimmer
One year after the variant’s discovery, virologists are still scrambling to keep up with Omicron’s rapid evolution.
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