Health & Wellness

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 14:11:28 EST Why Your COVID Test Results Take That Long

Promised turnaround times of 24 to 48 hours are stretching to several days, as people wonder if they should isolate or carry on with their regular schedule.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:09:31 EST Masks Cut Distance Coronavirus Travels in Half

More evidence for wearing masks -- researchers find face masks cut the distance that airborne pathogens can travel by more than half.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:52:19 EST Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses

But the justices voted 5-4 to allow a similar mandate for health care workers remain in place while lawsuits against it move through the courts.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 14:41:53 EST More Folks Drive High When Pot Made Legal

New research finds that along with the legalization of marijuana, more people are driving intoxicated leading to more crashes.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:34:26 EST Biden: More Masks, COVID Tests, and Troops to Battle Omicron

The president announced three strategies to protect Americans during the Omicron surge.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:17:49 EST Why Getting COVID on Purpose Is a Dangerous Idea

There's a lot of chatter out there asking, ‘If we're all going to get COVID, why not just get it over with now?’ There are a couple of problems with this argument, experts say.

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 13:02:33 EST Teens On Social Media Too Much? What Experts Want You to Know

While there are positive aspects to social media, there's evidence it can pose risks to teens' mental health.

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 16:33:17 EST CDC to Recommend You Wear Better Masks as Omicron Spreads

Meanwhile, WHO officials stressed that global vaccine distribution is first priority in defeating the highly-contagious Omicron variant, as well as other variants that may evolve.

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 15:09:25 EST HPV Vaccine Could Shift Rates of Non-Cervical Cancers

The impressive data on how HPV vaccination has cut cervical cancer rates tells only part of the story of how many other lives could be transformed.

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:12:56 EST How to Make Sense of Omicron and Changing COVID Protocols

Infectious disease experts share practical advice on navigating all the guidance at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wed, 12 Jan 2022 14:10:57 EST Biden Administration to Provide 10 Million More Tests Per Month to Schools

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that 10 million more COVID-19 tests will go to schools each month in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus and keep in-person classes going.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 17:47:58 EST Betty White’s Cause of Death Was a Stroke

Actress Betty White died from a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at her home in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported, citing her death certificate. She was 99.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 16:51:29 EST Red Cross Declares National Blood Crisis

The Red Cross has declared a national blood crisis and is encouraging the public to donate, saying historically low blood supplies are causing some hospitals to change treatments and cancel surgeries.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 14:03:29 EST From ‘Go Bags’ to Evacuation Routes, Prepare for a Disaster

The unfortunate reality is that natural disasters strike year round and often. Here’s how to ensure your family is ready.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:53:27 EST Will Smith’s Personal Trainer on Getting in the Best Shape of Your Life

Will Smith’s Personal Trainer Aaron Ferguson shares how to get in the best shape of your life as you start off the new year.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:52:53 EST Swab Nose, Throat, or Both for COVID-19 Rapid Tests?

Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 come with instructions to swab the nose only. Would adding a throat sample boost the accuracy?

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 10:13:27 EST More Olive Oil May Bring Longer Life

People who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's or lung disease.

Tue, 11 Jan 2022 05:52:14 EST Nonprofit Addresses Health Equity by Providing Safer Surgeries

Smile Train is addressing cleft palate around the world and trying to ensure no one’s circumstances limit their health outcomes.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 18:46:24 EST Heart of Genetically Modified Pig Transplanted Into Man

The heart of a genetically modified pig has been transplanted into a 57-year-old man who had end-stage heart disease.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 17:12:59 EST Meat Company Recalls 28,000 Pounds of Ground Beef

A meat company is recalling 28,356 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with an E. coli strain known as O157:H7.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:42:08 EST At-Home COVID Tests: Rare as Gems and Almost as Expensive

Thanks to the Omicron surge, finding a rapid at-home test can feel like striking gold under a four-leaf clover at the end of the rainbow.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:13:14 EST Want to Avoid Glaucoma? What You Eat May Help

Research has found a link between kale and spinach consumption and a reduced risk of glaucoma. Learn more details.

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:57:07 EST Many Doctors Uninformed on Rights of Disabled Patients

Thirty-six percent of doctors surveyed knew little or nothing about their legal requirements for patients with disabilities.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 17:37:23 EST Supreme Court May Back COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers

The court does not seem as convinced that the federal government can require private businesses with more than 100 employees to vaccinate or test workers.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 16:13:18 EST Medicare Seeks to Cut Drug Costs for People in Part D Plans

The federal government wants to challenge insurers to deliver better service for their Medicare customers, including maintaining adequate networks of doctors for new or expanded Advantage plans.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 14:43:17 EST Hospitals Are Rationing COVID Pills, Infusions as Cases Rise

To deal with supply shortages, health care providers are developing algorithms to determine who gets treatment.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:57:28 EST COVID-19 Vaccination Has Little Impact on Menstrual Cycle

Cycles lengthened by less than a day, duration of periods unchanged.

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:07:58 EST New MRI Technique Might Help Spot MS Sooner

The technique detects biochemical changes in the brains of people with MS early in their disease.

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 15:18:24 EST Beyond Chicken? KFC to Serve Up Plant-Based Meals

Beyond Fried Chicken was developed by Beyond Meat exclusively for Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 13:45:42 EST Omicron Is Here: 5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids

With the arrival of the Omicron variant, these are not easy days for parents, for kids, or for anyone who is trying to figure out what’s best when it comes to the very simple act of attending school.

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:53:47 EST Is It Time to Rethink End-of-Life Decisions and Care?

Prominent researchers say the nationwide effort to get people to spell out how they want to be treated as they die is not improving patients’ care.

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 10:41:13 EST The Psychology of New Year’s Resolutions

Make ‘em and break ‘em: It doesn’t have to be that way! Find out what helps you set New Year’s resolutions you can stick with.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:02:58 EST CDC Approves Use of Pfizer COVID Boosters for Ages 12-15

The 13-1 vote follows FDA approval for a booster dose in that age group on Monday. The committee backed a “should” rather than a “may” recommendation for ages 12-15 and for ages 16-17 as well.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:47:05 EST Deaths Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Are Soaring

A new study warns the number of American women with chronic high blood pressure who are dying during and after pregnancy is up sharply.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:44:38 EST Pediatric COVID Cases, Hospital Admissions Higher Than Ever

Weekly COVID-19 cases in children have passed 300,000 for the first time since the pandemic started, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:02:55 EST CDC Defends New COVID Guidance as Doctors Raise Concerns

Health officials recently shortened the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to 5, creating confusion amid an outbreak of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, which now accounts for 95% of cases in the U.S.

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:29:04 EST Insulin Isn't the Only Blood Sugar Regulator

Researchers have discovered a second hormone that could be a new target for treating diabetes.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 20:43:12 EST Biologics for RA: Connecting With Others

Rheumatoid arthritis support groups are great for tips and comfort, but not medical advice. Learn how to get support when you take a biologic for RA.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:24:04 EST Can Marijuana Help With Your COPD?

Studies show marijuana can open up your airways. But can inhaling cannabis help or hurt a smoking-related lung condition like COPD?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 19:18:58 EST Does Marijuana Help AFib?

Is marijuana safe when you have AFib? Find out what the experts say.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:48:17 EST How Marijuana Affects Heart Failure

If you have heart failure and you smoke or eat marijuana, learn more about how the drug might affect your condition.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:24:35 EST USDA Labeling for Genetically Modified Food Updated

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new food labeling rules for genetically modified food products went into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:20:19 EST Does CBD Oil Help With Schizophrenia?

Scientists are studying CBD oil for schizophrenia and dozens of other health conditions. Here’s what to know if you have schizophrenia and are thinking of trying CBD.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 18:10:27 EST COPD: Can CBD Help?

COPD makes it hard to breathe. Can CBD help people with this condition?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:44:48 EST Can CBD Oil Help With Lung Disease?

CBD products abound, in all kinds of forms. Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof they’ll help lung disease. Learn the facts on CBD and where research stands.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:42:11 EST CBD: Safe or Effective for Heart Failure?

CBD oil is made from cannabis plants but won’t make you high. Still, this natural supplement could interact with some heart medicines. Find out what you need to know before you try CBD oil for heart failure.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:36:36 EST CBD Oil and Breast Cancer

CBD oil can’t treat or cure breast cancer, but it may ease side effects of treatment like pain, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and vomiting. Here’s what to know about using CBD oil for breast cancer.

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:24:08 EST Can Marijuana or CBD Help With Ulcerative Colitis?

Can marijuana or CBD help manage the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:47:04 EST Elizabeth Holmes Found Guilty on 4 of 11 Charges in Fraud Trial

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Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:18:57 EST More Than 10 Million People Died of Cancer Worldwide in 2019

Research shows cancer deaths were nearly 21% higher in 2019 than 2010, and cases were about 26% higher.

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