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December 9, 2021

How Michigan Became the Nation’s Current COVID-19 Hot Spot

Share on PinterestVaccination rates and cold weather have helped fuel Michigan’s current COVID-19 surge. Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images Michigan is dealing with its fourth, and […]
December 9, 2021

LGBTQ Youth in the South Face Greater Mental Health Challenges

Share on PinterestNew research from The Trevor Project found that nearly half of LGBTQ youth in the South live in unaccepting communities, which can negatively affect […]
December 9, 2021

Can Viagra Cut Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease? What We Know

A new study has found that people who took Viagra may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Experts stress more study is needed to verify […]
December 9, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Pfizer Says Three Doses of Vaccine May Protect Against Omicron

More than 5 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are fully vaccinated. COVID-19 booster shots are now available for […]
December 9, 2021

Is the Omicron Variant Less Dangerous Than Delta? What We Know Right Now

Early data from South Africa suggests that the Omicron variant causes less severe illness. If this turns out to be true, it would be welcome news, […]
December 9, 2021

New Opioids Called Nitazenes May Be 20 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl

A potent synthetic opioid class called nitazenes has been discovered after people overdosed on them. The nitazene class of medication was created over 60 years ago […]
December 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines and Omicron Variant: Pfizer Says 3 Doses May Work

It could be 2 weeks or longer before we know with confidence how well the COVID-19 vaccines hold up against the Omicron variant. Preliminary results from […]
December 8, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Caused a Rise in Blood Pressure, Especially for Women

Share on PinterestExperts say blood pressure among women has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, possibly because women have had to take on more responsibilities. mixetto/Getty Images […]
December 8, 2021

How Effective Are Travel Bans During a Pandemic?

Share on PinterestHere’s why experts say travel bans implemented to protect us from COVID-19 aren’t as effective as they could be. Jacob Lund/Getty Images Experts say […]
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