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Healthcare workers give a child a booster shot of the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Paul Harris School in Santiago, Chile, Friday, May 13, 2022.

People who rebound with COVID-19 after Paxlovid may be highly contagious, new studies suggest

The findings come as federal regulators issued a warning about Paxlovid rebounds.

Moderna Inc. headquarters in Cambridge.

Moderna says it’s starting to work on a monkeypox vaccine

The Cambridge company is in the early stages of developing an mRNA vaccine for the viral disease that is spreading in the US and Europe.

A patient who was hospitalized last week in Boston with monkeypox was at Massachusetts General Hospital until last Friday.

Boston monkeypox patient had 200 contacts

Most were health care workers, and the risk to the general public remained low, the CDC said.

Brigham and Women’s Health Care Center, Westwood.

Internal analysis shows Black patients at Brigham faced more security calls

Researchers found that 2.8 percent of Black patients had security called on them, compared with 1.6 percent of white patients.

A volunteer with severe hair loss from alopecia areata grew a nearly full head of hair over 24 weeks in Concert's earlier Phase 2 clinical trial.

Experimental pill prompts some to regrow a nearly full head of hair

Lexington-based Concert Pharmaceuticals said its therapy could restore hair in up to 42 percent of people with a severe form of hair loss.

Shelves are empty as Natalia Restrepo, 29, a member of La Colaborativa, gathered formula supplies for the up-coming pantry openings in Chelsea on May 20 as the formula shortage continues.

‘I feel like I’m failing him’: Mass. parents scramble to find formula for their infants as shortage continues

The situation is especially acute for parents rearing infants with milk, gluten, and other allergies, who require special formulas that are particularly scarce.

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Dr. Timothy Babineau is stepping away from his post as CEO of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health care system, on May 31.

Lifespan CEO: Failure of Lifespan-CNE merger was a factor in decision to step down

“It wasn’t the only factor, and quite frankly, it wasn’t the main factor. But it was a factor,” Dr. Timothy Babineau said. “When that got blocked, knowing what lies ahead, I thought it was time for a change for me.”

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a monkeypox virion, obtained from a sample associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak.

Monkeypox is not highly contagious, scientists say. So why is it suddenly in nine countries?

The Boston case is one of more than 100 confirmed and suspected cases across nine countries in Europe and North America.