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988 Call Center Director Jamieson Brill poses for a photo in front of a desk where work workers take calls around the clock at a facility in Hyattsville, Md., Oct. 7, 2022. Brill works in one of more than 200 call centers fanned out around the country tasked with answering an uptick in calls around the clock from people considering suicide or experiencing a mental health emergency.

Cries for help pour into 988 mental health, suicide line

988 Call Center Director Jamieson Brill poses for a photo in front of a desk where work workers take calls around the clock at a facility in Hyattsville, Md., Oct. 7, 2022. Brill works in one of more than 200 call centers fanned out around the country tasked with answering an uptick in calls around the clock from people considering suicide or experiencing a mental health emergency.

January 10, 2023, 8:42am Health

When Jamieson Brill answers a crisis call from a Spanish speaker on the newly launched national 988 mental health helpline, he rarely mentions the word suicide, or “suicidio” Read story

FILE - A physician assistant prepares a syringe with the Mpox vaccine for a patient at a vaccination clinic in New York on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.  Mpox is no longer the exploding health crisis that it appeared to be less than six months ago. So who deserves the credit for controlling the U.S. outbreak?

Mpox has faded in the U.S. Who deserves the credit?

FILE - A physician assistant prepares a syringe with the Mpox vaccine for a patient at a vaccination clinic in New York on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022.  Mpox is no longer the exploding health crisis that it appeared to be less than six months ago. So who deserves the credit for controlling the U.S. outbreak?

January 10, 2023, 8:39am Health

Less than six months ago, mpox was an exploding health crisis. What had been an obscure disease from Africa was ripping through European and U.S. gay communities. Precious doses of an unproven vaccine were in short supply. International officials declared health emergencies. Read story

First real-world data show omicron booster kept seniors out of hospitals

January 10, 2023, 8:39am Health

In the first real-world test of vaccine boosters specially designed to protect against the omicron variant, Israeli researchers have found that people 65 and over who got an updated jab were 81% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than those who did not. Read story

JUUL Labs Inc. Virginia tobacco and menthol flavored vaping e-cigarette products are displayed in a convenience store on June 23, 2022, in El Segundo, California. (Patrick T.

Nicotine vaping tops with youth

JUUL Labs Inc. Virginia tobacco and menthol flavored vaping e-cigarette products are displayed in a convenience store on June 23, 2022, in El Segundo, California. (Patrick T.

January 10, 2023, 6:05am Health

Nicotine vaping became the most common type of substance use among young people, according to a long-term national study headed by University of Michigan researchers. Read story

Buffalo Bills players react after teammate Damar Hamlin (3) was injured against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium on January 02, 2023, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Is football really worth the risk?

Buffalo Bills players react after teammate Damar Hamlin (3) was injured against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Paycor Stadium on January 02, 2023, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 10, 2023, 6:02am Health

No one can downplay the popularity of football in Georgia this week as the University of Georgia geared up for another run at the national title. Read story

A sign directing traffic to a drive-through flu shot station is pictured at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan, November 10, 2020.

Resolve to update adult vaccinations

A sign directing traffic to a drive-through flu shot station is pictured at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan, November 10, 2020.

January 10, 2023, 6:01am Health

Personal health is often among the top New Year’s resolutions each January. Beyond diet and exercise, Dr. John Presutti, a Mayo Clinic family medicine physician, says the new year is a good calendar reminder to update adult vaccinations. Read story

Is hydrogenated fat in peanut butter safe?

January 10, 2023, 6:00am Health

I continue to be amazed at the pace at which nutrition science continues to evolve — and get more complicated. Along with that thought comes this question from David P. in Tucson, Ariz.: Read story

This image provided by Novo Nordisk in January 2023, shows packaging for the company's Wegovy drug. Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13 who qualify, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2022, found that Wegovy helped teens reduce their body mass index by about 16% on average, better than the results in adults.

New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

This image provided by Novo Nordisk in January 2023, shows packaging for the company's Wegovy drug. Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13 who qualify, according to new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in December 2022, found that Wegovy helped teens reduce their body mass index by about 16% on average, better than the results in adults.

January 9, 2023, 3:21pm Health

Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, including with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13, according to new guidelines released Monday. Read story