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Kelly Tyko
10 hours ago - Health

Jif peanut butter recalled for possible Salmonella amid outbreak

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Select kinds of Jif peanut butter have been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination. Photo: J.M. Smucker Co.
Jacob Knutson
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New York City confirms first case of monkeypox

People walking in New York City.
People walking in New York City. Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images
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Polling shows America in the middle on abortion

Updated May 21, 2022 - Politics & Policy

COVID-19 dashboard

Illustration of a coronavirus cell falling into a time warp.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Herb Scribner
May 20, 2022 - Health

CDC: Doctors should be on alert for monkeypox symptoms

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Herb Scribner
May 20, 2022 - Health

Broadway theaters will require masks through June

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Herb Scribner
May 20, 2022 - Health

HHS says recent U.S. smallpox vaccine order not related to monkeypox outbreak

A vial of the smallpox vaccine.
Smallpox vaccine. Photo: cott A. Miller/Getty Image
Herb Scribner
May 20, 2022 - Health

WHO concerned monkeypox could accelerate during summer months

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Henri Kluge.
Hans Kluge. Photo: AytgÄ Can Sencar via Getty Images

States expanding Medicaid coverage of maternity services

A nurse cares for a baby in a hospital
A nurse cares for a newborn baby in the maternity ward of a hospital in Marche-En-Famenne, Belgium. Photo: Vincent Kalut/Photonews via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
May 20, 2022 - Health

Pedestrian deaths hit 40-year high

A graphic of a car moving into a crosswalk.
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios