- Nearly 500 Asylum-Seekers Have Been Attacked As Biden Keeps Turning Them Awayon April 22, 2021 at 4:33 pm
People sent back to Mexico under a Trump-era policy have faced dangerous conditions like rape, kidnapping and assault.
- 28 Problem-Solving Products For Your Slightly Embarrassing Needson April 22, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Your secret purchase of gas pills, dandruff shampoo and wart-removing bandages is safe with us.
- Pregnant Women Who Get COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Death: Studyon April 22, 2021 at 11:52 am
Researchers say expectant mothers can gain some protection by getting vaccinated.
- Edibles and children: Poison center calls riseby Claire McCarthy, MD on April 23, 2021 at 5:30 am
As more states have legalized the use of marijuana and products derived from it, more children are being exposed. Children can’t be trusted not to eat appealing-looking food items they may find, so it’s up to adults to take precautions and make sure edibles are stored where children can’t […]
- Pills and the planet: Environmentally-friendly steps for your medicine cabinetby Wynne Armand, MD on April 22, 2021 at 9:30 am
The key factor causing climate change is greenhouse gas emissions, and the health care industry plays a significant role, with drugs and chemicals being the biggest contributor. While the benefits of medications to the world can’t be overstated, here's how to balance the need for them with […]
- Diet, disease, and the microbiomeby Sue-Ellen Anderson-Haynes, MS, RDN, CDCES, LDN, NASM-CPT on April 21, 2021 at 9:30 am
A healthy microbiome — the genes of tiny organisms living in the digestive tract — helps protect its human host from chronic diseases. Researchers do not yet fully understand the connection, but it appears that eating unprocessed plant-based foods allows the gut microbiome to thrive. The post […]
- Want healthy eyes? What to know at 40 and beyondby Kelly Bilodeau on April 20, 2021 at 9:30 am
While eye problems can affect people of any age, some conditions become more common after age 40. Some are normal, or at least expected; others are of greater concern and will require treatment. Here's how to keep your eyes healthy and address certain problems. The post Want healthy eyes? What to […]
- Japan Declares 3rd State Of Emergency, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympicsby Bill Chappell on April 23, 2021 at 9:34 am
New restrictions are being imposed in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, as Japan sees a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases.
- Health Panel's Emergency Meeting Considers Status Of J&J Vaccineby Selena Simmons-Duffin on April 23, 2021 at 6:14 am
An advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meets Friday to weigh lifting the pause in the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
- Pastry Shop In Hungary Has A Selection Of Vaccine-Theme Dessertson April 23, 2021 at 4:45 am
The shop sells mousse with brightly colored jelly toppings. A different topping for each vaccine available there: yellow for AstraZeneca and green for Pfizer. Each has a decorative syringe on top.
- News Brief: Pandemic Status, Asian American Hate Crimes Bill, Infrastructureby Rachel Martin on April 23, 2021 at 4:04 am
COVID-19 hot spots pop up again around the globe. Senate passes bill to address a spike in violence targeted at Asian Americans. Senate Republicans unveil smaller $568 billion infrastructure plan.
- Study: Marijuana use while pregnant more likely to lead to premature birth, early infant deathby email@example.com (Lexi Lonas) on April 23, 2021 at 9:14 am
The use of marijuana while pregnant can have negative effects on the baby including premature birth, lower weight at birth and early infant death, according to a new analysis released by the journal Addiction. The Journal analyzed nearly the...
- Michigan coronavirus rate drops 12.5 percent over last weekby firstname.lastname@example.org (Celine Castronuovo) on April 23, 2021 at 8:44 am
Michigan has seen a 12.5 percent drop in its coronavirus positivity rate over the past week, a sign of potential improvement in a state that has been hammered by a third surge of COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday the state reported 483...
- Cigna to give employees $200, paid time off to get COVID-19 vaccinationsby email@example.com (Alex Gangitano) on April 23, 2021 at 8:41 am
Health insurance giant Cigna plans to pay U.S. employees $200 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine and allow them to take paid time off to get the shots.The company called the $200 an “incentive award” in an announcement on Thursday. It also said it...
- CDC reviewing Oregon woman's death after Johnson & Johnson vaccinationby firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Williams) on April 23, 2021 at 7:37 am
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reviewing the death of a woman that occurred after she received the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. The Oregon Health Authority said in a statement on Thursday that it was informed...
- FDA: N95 masks, now plentiful, should no longer be reusedon April 23, 2021 at 9:37 am
Medical providers may soon return to using one medical N95 mask per patient, a practice that was suspended during the pandemic due to deadly supply shortages
- EU agency says people should get 2nd dose of AstraZeneca tooon April 23, 2021 at 9:18 am
The European Medicines Agency said people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine should get the second one too, despite the rare risk of blood clots that have been linked to the shot
- Indian hospitals plead for oxygen, country sets virus recordon April 23, 2021 at 9:13 am
India is putting oxygen tankers on special express trains as major hospitals in New Delhi begged on social media for more supplies to save COVID-19 patients who are struggling to breathe
- The Latest: European agency OKs more Pfizer, Moderna batcheson April 23, 2021 at 9:05 am
The European Medicines Agency says it has approved new measures to boost production of coronavirus vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna
- CDC reassigns official who drew spotlight for pandemic warningby By Sarah Owermohle, Erin Banco and Adam Cancryn on April 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Nancy Messonnier is no longer the head of the agency's vaccine task force.
- Bidenworld fears many vaccine skeptics may be unreachable. They're trying anyway.by By Eugene Daniels on April 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm
A new effort to sell the jab is focusing on a few things: financial hurdles, conservative media and not speaking down to those who are hesitant.
- FDA inspection report casts doubt on J&J vaccine contractor's ability to restart productionby By Sarah Owermohle and Erin Banco on April 21, 2021 at 10:27 am
The FDA said the size and design of Emergent's manufacturing facilities could prevent its bid to deliver millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year.
- States have a new Covid problem: Too much vaccineby By Dan Goldberg and Rachel Roubein on April 21, 2021 at 3:30 am
Millions of Americans are still getting shots each day — but, in a jarring twist after months of scarcity, too many slots remain open as skeptics hold out.
- Almanac: Plastic surgeryon April 23, 2021 at 8:49 am
On October 23, 1814, 202 years ago today, London doctor Joseph Carpue performed what is widely regarded as Western medicine's very first modern plastic surgery operation. Jane Pauley reports.
- Oxygen shortages reported in Delhi as a second wave takes hold in Indiaon April 23, 2021 at 8:39 am
India is tackling a significant second wave of coronavirus as a new variant has taken hold. Oxygen supplies are running low in several hospitals. Lucy Craft reports.
- New promise for gene therapyon April 23, 2021 at 8:28 am
The genes we inherit from our forebears help shape our lives - and in too many cases, can cut young lives short well before their time. Now a cutting-edge stem cell therapy is achieving some success, but is still not available in the United States. Martha Teichner reports on a promising new […]
- Cold caps help cancer patients keep their hairon April 23, 2021 at 8:17 am
Cold caps chilled with dry ice to 30 below zero can help breast cancer patients keep their hair. In the most recent study, roughly 66 percent of women who used cold caps kept 50 percent of their hair. Barry Petersen reports.
- Research Suggests Lockdowns Didn’t Reduce COVID Deathsby GreenMedInfo on March 25, 2021 at 10:12 pm
A review of data from 87 regions worldwide found that in about 98 percent of the comparisons, there was no evidence that lockdowns reduced the number of COVID-19 deaths. The locking down of healthy people in their homes in order to prevent the spread of disease is an unprecedented public health […]
- Healthy Adults Voluntarily Infected With CCP Virus in 1st Human Challenge Studyby Meiling Lee on March 10, 2021 at 12:38 pm
Young, healthy volunteers are being deliberately infected with the CCP virus in the first human challenge trial in the United Kingdom, with the aim of advancing research into effective vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. The trial will enable researchers to assess the smallest amount of the CCP […]
- Canadians Who’ve Recovered from Depression Urge MPs to Vote Against Bill C-7by Andrew Chen on March 9, 2021 at 6:51 pm
Canadians who had recovered from depression are urging MPs to vote against amendments to a bill that would expand access to medically assisted deaths for people suffering from mental illnesses. In a press conference co-hosted by Conservative MPs on Monday, witnesses expressed concerns about the […]
- Fully Vaccinated People Do Not Need Masks or Physical Distancing: CDCby Meiling Lee on March 8, 2021 at 4:34 pm
People who are fully vaccinated can now gather indoors without masks or social distancing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in its new guidance on Monday. “There are some activities that fully vaccinated people can begin to resume now in their own homes,” CDC […]
- The neurologist will you see now, virtuallyby Lisa Gillespie on April 23, 2021 at 5:00 am
About 40% of neurology visits were conducted using telehealth in Jan. 2021. New data show that telehealth usage still remains strong in the specialty, over a year into the pandemic.
- Oregon: CDC investigating woman's death after J&J vaccineby Associated Press on April 22, 2021 at 8:30 pm
The woman developed a "rare but serious blood clot in combination with very low platelets," OHA said in a statement.
- California goes from worst to first in virus infectionsby Associated Press on April 22, 2021 at 8:22 pm
A scramble to get COVID-19 vaccinations has given way to an open invite in many places in California. Where people lined up hours and counties struggled to get doses, there now appears to be a glut of the shots in many locations.
- Healthcare leaders: Help your people get comfortable with uncomfortable conversationsby Robert C. Garrett on April 22, 2021 at 8:04 pm
As the leader of New Jersey's largest health network, I understand that our 36,000 team members need to know what progress we are making to support diversity, equity and inclusion.
- 'Disrupted' Sleep Could Be Seriously Affecting Your Healthon April 22, 2021 at 12:58 pm
Disrupted sleep may actually increase your odds of dying early from heart disease or any other cause, and women seem to be harder hit by these effects than men.
- Chocolate, Butter, Sodas: Avoid These Foods for a Healthier Middle Ageon April 22, 2021 at 11:40 am
A new study looks at how combinations of foods affect long-term health outcomes.
- Brain Study Suggests Autism Develops Differently in Girls Than Boyson April 22, 2021 at 11:27 am
Research conducted mainly with boys might not apply to girls, a new study suggests.
- Multiple Myeloma and Your Relationshipson April 22, 2021 at 11:04 am
WebMD explores how multiple myeloma affects your relationships with family, friends, and significant others.