December 1, 2021

Influenza A Strain Is Leading to Rising Flu Cases: What That Means

Preliminary data from the CDC shows that flu vaccinations are down among pregnant women and children. Flu activity appears to be on the rise in the […]
December 1, 2021

FDA Panel Narrowly Votes to Recommend Merck Antiviral Pill for COVID-19

An FDA panel has voted to authorize the antiviral pill made by Merck. Data has shown that the pill is modestly effective at reducing risk of […]
November 30, 2021

How Tobacco, E-Cigarette Companies Are Reaching Children with Advertisements

Share on PinterestExperts say many children are exposed to tobacco and e-cigarette ads via social media sites. Delmaine Donson/Getty Images Despite limits on tobacco advertising, researchers […]
November 30, 2021

States with High Vaccination Rates Can Still Experience COVID-19 Surges — Here’s Why

Share on PinterestPlaces such as Vermont where cold weather has set in are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The average daily number […]
November 30, 2021

COVID-19 Updates: Widespread Concerns Over the New Omicron Variant

More than 5 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. COVID-19 booster shots are now available […]
November 30, 2021

WHO Declares Omicron a COVID-19 ‘Variant of Concern’ — What We Know

Share on PinterestExperts are studying the new COVID-19 variant Omicron to determine whether it is more transmissible or resistant to current vaccines. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via […]
November 26, 2021

How Daily Exercise Can Help Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Share on PinterestExperts say physical activity, including dancing, can improve overall health as well as boost your mood. Getty Images Regular physical activity is known to […]
November 25, 2021

Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder During Another Pandemic Winter

Share on PinterestAs we approach another pandemic winter, seasonal affective disorder is once again being compounded by COVID-19 anxiety. Yelizaveta Tomashevska/Getty Images Colder and darker days […]
November 25, 2021

Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery? This Treatment Could Help

Share on PinterestResearchers say a post-surgery treatment may help people with total knee replacements return to regular life more quickly. Roman Donar/EyeEm/Getty Images As many as […]
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