Latest in Science and Health

Latest in Science and Health

A nurse gives a vaccine shot.

Doctors: Get Your Flu, COVID Vaccines Now To Be Safe During Holidays

There's more room for the flu and COVID to spread as restrictions subside, but not as many people are up to date on their vaccines either.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Christina Wilder, 28, gives her 3-month-old son Cutter Dees his pacifier at their home in Paintsville, Kentucky

Drop In WIC-Approved Stores Sends Families Scrambling For Formula

A Newsy investigation found WIC, a government program that helps low-income parents pay for healthy food, is becoming harder to use.

 | By Karen Rodriguez and Rachel Gold and Rosie Cima and Lori Jane Gliha

A sign in front of the Food and Drug Administration building.

Speedier Drug Approvals Hit Slowdown As FDA Faces Scrutiny

The FDA's drug center has granted 10 accelerated approvals — fewer than the tally in each of the last five years.

 | By Associated Press

A resident pulls away a mask during COVID test in Beijing.

China Eases Anti-COVID Measures Following Protests

China is the last major country still trying to stamp out transmission of the virus while many nations switch to trying to live with it.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

Staff Sgt. Travis Snyder, left, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Congress Set To Rescind COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate For Troops

As of early this month, about 99% of the active-duty troops in the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps had been vaccinated, and 98% of the Army.

 | By Associated Press and Newsy Staff

A lion is shown.

Lions Rescued From A Ukrainian Zoo Have Found A New Home In The U.S.

Ukraine has made efforts to fly many of its most endangered animals out of the war-torn country, like lions from the Odesa Zoo.

 | By Clayton Sandell

This photo shows the gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday

Thousands Are Still Without Power After Outage In North Carolina

Saturday evening, someone shot at two power substations, knocking out electricity for some 45,000 North Carolinians.

 | By Jamal Andress

A couple walks through a park at sunset in Kansas City, Mo.

Life Expectancy Is Decreasing In The U.S. Due To Multiple Factors

A new report from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health details steps to reverse the decline in life expectancy in the U.S.

 | By Lindsey Theis

Heavy snow falls as a man jogs on a pathway at Central Park in Burnaby, British Columbia

Why Do We Get Goosebumps?

We've all had goosebumps before, but why do we get them?

 | By Simon Kaufman

Residents wearing face masks line up for their routine COVID-19 tests

China Eases Controls, Gives No Sign When 'Zero COVID' Ends

China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-COVID controls and authorities say new variants are weaker.

 | By Associated Press