August 11, 2020

Here’s What Happened the Last Time We Had a Vaccine During a Pandemic

The rollout of the H1N1 or swine flu vaccine in 2009 was plagued by shortages and miscommunication. These problems led to a drop in public confidence. […]
August 10, 2020

Here’s Why Experts Are Worried About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

Share on PinterestAs more states legalize marijuana, more women are using cannabis during pregnancy. Getty Images More women are using cannabis while they’re pregnant according to […]
August 10, 2020

Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Multiple Sclerosis Relapses

Share on PinterestThe injectable drug ofatumumab helped reduce multiple sclerosis relapses during a recent phase III clinical trial. Getty Images A new injectable drug called ofatumumab […]
August 9, 2020

Here’s What We Know About the Demographic Makeup of the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Share on PinterestResearchers are hoping to release a COVID-19 vaccine in a few months. Getty Images Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines need to include a diverse […]
August 8, 2020

For Homemade Face Masks, 3 Layers Are Better Than 1

Share on PinterestExperts are learning the best way to make a homemade facial covering. Getty Images Masks can prevent the spread of COVID-19, says the Centers […]
August 8, 2020

How Cannabis May Affect Your Heart Health

THC is the main mind-altering (psychoactive) ingredient in cannabis, or marijuana, that can cause a person to feel high. THC-containing products stimulate the heart as well […]
August 8, 2020

What to Know About AFM: The Polio-Like Disease Experts Think Will Return This Fall

The CDC warns that we may soon experience a peak in cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition similar to polio that strikes the nervous […]
August 7, 2020

Access to Mental Healthcare Is Harder for Black Americans. Here’s Why

Share on PinterestAdditional barriers to accessing mental healthcare exists for Black Americans, but experts propose three ways those barriers can be broken down. Getty Images Black […]
August 7, 2020

Are Massages and Acupuncture Treatments Safe During COVID-19?

Share on PinterestExperts say people should decide whether a massage or acupuncture treatment is essential or a luxury when deciding whether to go in. Getty Images […]
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