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Why 'Kraken' Covid Variant XBB.1.5 Is Causing Alarm

A new Covid variant that was first detected last year has quickly become the dominant strain in the US — and picked up a creepy moniker along the way.

Nurses Are Becoming Internet Stars. Some Are Losing Their Jobs Over It.

As more Americans turn to social media for health advice, medical professionals who double as influencers are toeing tricky ethical and professional lines.

Travel Nurses Who Saw Pay Slashed Fight Back With Lawsuits

The number of traveling nurses boomed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now many find their wages slashed to 50 percent or less upon renewal. Traveling nurses are fighting back with lawsuits claiming the companies are using "bait-and-switch" tactics.

Milan Reports 50% Of Passengers On China Flights Have Covid

Italian health authorities will begin testing all arrivals from China for Covid after almost half of the passengers on two flights to Milan were found to have the virus.

Nurses Are Stressed About Money, New Survey Shows

For healthcare workers, 2022 may have been a breaking point, with new levels of burnout among doctors and nurses. A flight out of traditional healthcare jobs is only further stretching the remaining healthcare workforce and in turn, contributing to more burnout.

Are Vaccines Fueling New Covid Variants?

Public-health experts are sounding the alarm about a new Omicron variant dubbed XBB that is rapidly spreading across the Northeast U.S. Some studies suggest it is as different from the original Covid strain from Wuhan as the 2003 SARS virus. Should Americans be worried?

Cholera Returns With a Vengeance

It has been a bad year for cholera, the fecally transmitted scourge once depicted as a supernatural reaper wielding a giant scythe. When the artwork above, "Le Choléraopens in a new tab or window," first appeared in 1912, cholera's pathophysiology was still a mystery, but its clinical wrath wasn't.


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