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Health

Masks urged as pre-holiday ‘tripledemic’ of flu, Covid and RSV races through US

Nearly 10% of weekly deaths as of Dec. 1 were attributed to pneumonia, the flu or Covid-19. And that was with Thanksgiving barely in the rear view.

Sixth Circuit skeptical of buffer zone at Louisville abortion clinic

The anti-abortion group Sisters for Life claims a no-standing zone in front of Kentucky's only abortion clinic violates the First Amendment, and appellate judges seemed inclined to agree.

FDA clears updated Covid-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to sign off soon, the final step for shots to begin.

European rights court rules Czech woman can’t use sperm of dead partner

A couple froze the husband’s sperm before he died but the fertility clinic refused to go forward with in vitro fertilization because Czech law requires written consent from both parties.

No discrimination against sober house

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama federal court found in favor of Dothan, Alabama, on the disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claims brought by a sober living association that couldn’t open utilities accounts for two of its houses because it refused to obtain a business license as required by the city. Dothan offered to provide the license free of charge, so there was no demonstration of intentional discrimination.

WHO: Covid disruption resulted in 63,000 more malaria deaths

Alister Craig, dean of biological sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, noted that progress in reducing malaria deaths had stalled even before Covid-19.

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