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EXPLAINER: What to know about polio spreading in New York

Fitness & Health: The polio virus has been found in New York City sewage, but officials are stressing that the…

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London kids to be offered polio shot after more virus found

Fitness & Health: British health authorities say they will offer a polio booster dose to children aged 1 to 9…

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Family asks UK’s top court to intervene in life support case

Fitness & Health: LONDON — Britain’s Supreme Court says it has received an appeal from the family of a brain-damaged…

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Two children in U.S. diagnosed with monkeypox, officials say

Fitness & Health: NEW YORK — Two children have been diagnosed with monkeypox in the U.S., health officials said Friday.…

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CDC advisers endorse more traditional Novavax COVID shot

Fitness & Health: U.S. adults who haven’t gotten any COVID-19 shots yet should consider a new option from Novavax —…

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St. Jude expanding investment for research, additional jobs

Fitness & Health: MEMPHIS, Tenn. — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is increasing its investment by $1.4 billion for a…

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Slow pace for youngest kids getting COVID vaccine doses

Fitness & Health: WASHINGTON — Nearly 300,000 children under 5 have received COVID-19 shots in the two weeks since they…

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Experts endorse Moderna COVID-19 shots for kids ages 6 to 17

Fitness & Health: NEW YORK — An expert panel backed a second COVID-19 vaccine option for kids ages 6 to…

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Polio virus found in UK sewage samples; risk to public low

Fitness & Health: LONDON — Health officials in Britain warned parents Wednesday to ensure their children have been vaccinated against…

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Greece: Stranded on tiny island, migrant mother gives birth

Fitness & Health: LESBOS, Greece — Authorities in Greece say a woman from Eritrea has given birth on an uninhabited…

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