Health & Wellness

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:52:42 EST Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare?

Experts discuss the differences between male sex drive and female sex drive.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:31:06 EST Blink-182 Drummer Travis Barker Hospitalized With Pancreatitis

The pancreas is a big digestive gland that sits behind the stomach. It can get inflamed for a variety of reasons, but it is most often related to gallstone disease or excessive alcohol use.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 13:01:40 EST Fat Pharms: Antidepressants and Weight Gain

Some antidepressants are more likely to make you gain weight than others, but the pros may outweigh the cons.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:47:20 EST Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss

Discovery could lead to new dementia treatments or even help prevent cognitive decline in the first place, Johns Hopkins researchers say.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 12:19:44 EST SCOTUS Opinion Leak Caused Spike in Search for Abortion Drugs

During the week of the leak, May 1 to May 8, Google recorded 350,000 internet searches for abortion medications, the greatest number since the search company began collecting data in 2004.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:50:48 EST This Fourth of July, Aim to Be Free of Food Waste

With the U.S. inflation rate at 8% in May, Americans are estimated to spend about $6.9 billion on food for July Fourth. So how can Americans avoid overbuying and over-preparing this holiday season?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:31:53 EST How Much Health Insurers Pay for Almost Everything Is About to Go Public

New government rules force health insurers to publicly disclose what they pay for just about every service. That information could help consumers and employers know whether they’re getting a fair deal.

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:27:53 EST Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

The FDA announced has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID booster shots to target the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:36:05 EST Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses

Pizer and its partner BioNTech announced plans on Wednesday to develop a vaccine that will work against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and the entire class, or family, of related coronaviruses.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 14:33:08 EST New Report Raises Question: Can You Get COVID From Your Cat?

News that a veterinarian in Thailand was infected with COVID by a cat she was treating raises new questions about risk of animal-to-human transmission.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:20:20 EST Can the Flu Vaccine Help Keep Older Minds Sharp?

Flu vaccination has been linked to a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new study.

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 12:00:01 EST Headed Back to the Water? Keep Swim Safety in Mind

Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, with 425 such events in 2020, according to the CDC

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:34:27 EST Get Mental Health Help in Your Rural Area

Finding mental health help can be harder in rural areas. Find out more about where to find resources.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:27:05 EST Nordic Walking Beats Other Workouts for Heart Health: Study

Heart patients who did Nordic walking fared better in a 6-minute walk test than those who did high-intensity interval training or other workouts.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 14:08:43 EST Protect Your Hearing from Fireworks This Fourth of July

The American Academy of Audiology is warning Americans to protect their hearing this Fourth of July.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:46:53 EST Genetic ‘Taste Score’ Could Help Us Eat Healthier and Reduce Disease Risk

Tufts University researchers say new findings may someday advance personalized nutrition, improving diet and reducing the risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:37:54 EST Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access

A new study found that residents of majority Black communities more likely to live near hospitals with specialty stroke centers but they were less likely to receive care there.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:58:44 EST Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care, Overcharging

The Government Accountability Office and the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office say seniors enrolled in the program are suffering and taxpayers are getting bilked for billions of dollars a year.

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:53:01 EST Widespread 'Superbug' in Pigs Can Jump to Humans

A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and is a growing cause of human infections.

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 18:23:23 EST FDA Panel Backs Adding Omicron Component to COVID Boosters

The FDA’s advisers on vaccines deliberated Tuesday on what direction the agency should give drugmakers about future modifications to their COVID shots to address changes in the virus.

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 17:32:49 EST Expert Answers to Key Questions About COVID Vaccines for Kids

Infectious disease doctors address safety, efficacy, dosing, and other concerns regarding authorized COVID-19 vaccines for youngest Americans.

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 12:43:08 EST Your Daughter’s First Period: How to Help Her Be Ready

Your daughter’s first period can be a confusing time for her -- and for you. Here’s how you can make sure you’re both ready.

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 08:48:26 EST FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

Because the virus mutates so quickly, the FDA may approve the new vaccine formulations as COVID cases are expected to surge again this winter.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:52:12 EST How Do You Get Health Care in Prison?

People in jails and prisons are entitled to health care, but it’s not always easy to access.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:31:22 EST Bionic Fish May One Day Gobble Up Ocean Microplastics

Scientists create a robotic fish that can swallow microplastics pollution out of the water.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 17:29:22 EST Fight Over Roe Is Over, But Other Fights Just Getting Started

Federal and state officials spoke out quickly about what protections are still in place for access to abortion, and some governors have taken new actions to expand that protection.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:57:26 EST Fit Kids More Likely to Stay Mentally Sharp with Age: Study

Exercise is crucial not just for a healthy body but for a healthy brain – and we may need to start as far back as early childhood, Australian researchers say.

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 12:17:45 EST HIV Testing Plummeted During Pandemic

New government data shows testing for HIV suffered a sharp setback during the first year of the pandemic.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 16:46:13 EST Nearly 3 in 10 Americans Have Insomnia: Survey

Hours go by with you tossing and turning, with no hope of escape into comfy, restful sleep. Or worse, you’re exhausted with no chance of dozing off before the dreaded morning alarm. If this isn’t you, it may be someone very close to you, suggest the results of a new survey.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:19:28 EST Seniors With Prediabetes: Eat Better, Get Moving, but Don't Fret Over Diabetes

About half of adults 65 and older have above-normal blood sugar levels that put them in the prediabetes category. Although that is a signal to improve your eating habits and get more exercise, researchers say only a small percentage of the group will develop diabetes.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:11:01 EST CDC Panel Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6-17

An expert panel from the CDC voted unanimously to recommend the Moderna COVID vaccine be approved for kids between the ages of 6 and 17.

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:20:27 EST Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections

Abortion will likely soon be banned in more than two dozen states.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:30:39 EST Breast Cancer Chemo: Tips for Dealing With Neutropenia

If you’re going through chemo for breast cancer, these tips will help you avoid infection if you have neutropenia (low white blood cell counts).

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 14:32:34 EST The Trouble with Binge Drinking Over Age 30

Research shows more adults are binge drinking – and suffering the consequences.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:07:17 EST When You’re a Lot Older or Younger Than Your Partner

Age differences of 10 years or more may spur couples to treasure each other’s life experience.

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:31:15 EST Learn to Navigate Like a Bat in 10 Weeks

Research shows humans can develop a bat-like ‘sixth sense’ with training.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:24:58 EST Starting a Family When You Have HIV

There are many ways to start a family when living with HIV. Taking your medication is the first step.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 17:12:30 EST What to Say to Your Partner Who Has Prostate Cancer

Unsure what to say to best support your partner as he faces prostate cancer? Get guidance on what to say and what to avoid.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:47:37 EST When Autism Is Diagnosed in Adults

Can you get diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as an adult? Find out what that is like.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:03:43 EST Moderna Says COVID Booster 'Potent' vs Newer Omicron Variants

The vaccine maker released data on its combination vaccine in development designed to protect against Omicron coronavirus strains.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 15:47:29 EST Shooting Survivors Turned Activists: 'We Were the Lucky Ones'

This year, through mid-June, at least 278 mass shootings have occurred in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. And as families of the victims grieve, legions of survivors who have witnessed the carnage firsthand also struggle to heal from the trauma.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 14:01:23 EST Do I Have Alzheimer’s Disease? Just One Brain Scan May Tell

The tool could also tell the difference between early and late-stage dementia in 79% of cases.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:36:42 EST Light in Your Bedroom Is No Good for Your Health

A new study suggests keeping your bedroom dark may also significantly lower your odds of developing three major health problems.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:36:16 EST Rats Blamed for Spreading Disease More Than They Do

Accused of transmitting viruses to humans, rats do not appear to be as culpable of spreading infectious diseases, researchers report.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:22:49 EST Biden Moves to Limit Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The action to reduce nicotine levels would fit in with President Joe Biden’s goal of reducing cancer death rates by half over 25 years.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:21:03 EST Is One COVID Vaccine for Kids Preferred Over the Other?

Shots are going in arms this week after the CDC endorsed vaccines for ages 6 months to 5 years. Now parents are facing choices.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:29:35 EST ‘Patient Influencers’ Partnering With Drug, Medical Companies

Social media “patient influencers” are becoming a popular method of direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceutical and medical companies. Is that a good thing?

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:55:30 EST Easing Tamoxifen, Aromatase Inhibitors’ Side Effects for Breast Cancer Treatment

Hormone therapy for breast cancer – such as tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors – can help prevent the cancer from coming back. If you have side effects, these things may help.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 13:39:10 EST Breast Cancer Pathology Report: What It Means

When you find out that you have breast cancer, your pathology report is an important part of your medical record. Get to know what it means.

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:29:01 EST How Your Income Affects Your Health

How healthy you are and how long you live depend a lot on how much you can afford to pay for health care.

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