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Covid-19 vaccines will be required for health care workforce

HHS official says requirement is expected to go into effect by the end of September

Originally Published: 12 AUG 21 10:00 ET Updated: 12 AUG 21 13:58 ET By Jeremy Diamond and Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) -- Covid-19 vaccinations will be required for the more than 25,000 health care staff and volunteers working at the…

Covid-19 vaccinations are down, while cases are on the rise

U.S. is 'losing time' according to expert

Originally Published: 15 JUL 21 02:53 ET Updated: 15 JUL 21 08:04 ET By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Covid-19 vaccination rates are down and cases are on the rise, exacerbated by the more transmissible Delta variant -- and an…

Congress agrees to millions in gun violence research

The $25 million for federal research into gun violence that's included in the massive spending bill agreed to on Capitol Hill represents the first time in over two decades that Congress has allocated funding for the issue.

Trump administration limits research using fetal tissue

The US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday it will not renew a fetal tissue research contract with the University of California, San Francisco that expired today. The decision concludes a review of research using tissue from aborted fetuses.

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

Every baby born in the United States is given a routine blood test to screen for dozens of inherited medical conditions. Now, the U.S. National Institutes of Health is exploring whether to use DNA sequencing to screen newborn babies for additional genetic abnormalities and disorders. Such DNA testing would likely complement, but not replace, the current routine blood tests.