The weekly number of new COVID-19 cases topped 30,000 for the first time since mid-February, marking the fifth straight week of increasing cases.
- Women's Health
Foods high in sodium, sugar, and unhealthy fats can put you at greater risk of developing heart disease. Check out this list of the worst foods for your heart.
- BuzzFeed News
We spoke to experts to better understand how monkeypox spreads, what activities are riskiest at this time, and how to avoid infection as cases rise globally.View Entire Post ›
- The Hill
Scientists in a new study have identified a link between “forever chemical” exposure and the development of the most common type of liver cancer. One specific type of forever chemical, called perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), may have a particularly strong connection to the manifestation of this deadly disease, according to the study. PFOS is one…
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How to know what a faint line on your at-home COVID test means, including how sick you are, how contagious you may be, and what to do next.
- LA Times
Health officials recommend that anyone infected with the coronavirus isolate for at least 5 days — but for many, that timeline may be overly optimistic.
I’m a Pediatrician and These Are the 4 Things I Would Never, Ever Do as a Parent (Plus, 1 Thing I Try to Avoid)
Parenting can often feel like a never-ending list of dos and don’ts. It’s understandable—we are all trying our best to safeguard our kids from harm and help them grow up into happy, healthy humans. And while...
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Eric Magallanes is the 2022 winner of the Tyler Trent scholarship, given in honor of the Purdue football superfan who died in 2020 from bone cancer.
Bill Gates, whose foundation funds polio vaccines, warns that the disease’s reemergence in New York is ‘a threat to us all’
The Microsoft cofounder has devoted billions of dollars to eradicating polio, but the final stretch is proving harder than anticipated.
A man who tested negative for monkeypox twice got such a bad infection doctors feared he might go blind
Kevin Kwong, 33, had six online appointments, one call to a nurse hotline, an urgent treatment visit, and two ER trips before monkeypox was diagnosed.
Wondering which fruit is the healthiest in terms of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants? Not all fruit is created equal—some fruits offer a bit "more" in terms of nutrients, sugar, fiber and other aspects that can help your gut and overall health. We asked the experts what fruits are the ...
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“Hospitals are again struggling to find beds for inpatients,” a hospital official said. “It’s difficult to provide care for all those who need it.”
Olivia Newton-John has died of breast cancer after it came back for a third time. Here's what you should know about her diagnosis and treatments.
Newton-John was first diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 1992 when she was 43, and immediately started treatments including chemotherapy.
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Is your rash a symptom of chickenpox, shingles or monkeypox? How to tell as virus spreads in Florida
If you have a new or unexplained rash, here's what you should know as monkeypox cases rise in Florida.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyA wave of COVID infections caused by the BA.5 subvariant has crested. All over the world, daily new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are going down.But the SARS-CoV-2 virus is almost certainly here to stay. Another wave is all but inevitable as new variants and subvariants mutate, compete for dominance, and find new transmission pathways.How fast that wave comes, and how bad it gets, probably comes down to a genetic competition between different mutat
- The Hill
Story at a glance A lawsuit from Texas is trying to change the way the Affordable Care Act (ACA) forces health insurers to cover certain preventative care services. It specifically takes issue with health plans paying for birth control, HIV medication and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. If the lawsuit prevails, millions of Americans could…
- The Conversation
How does monkeypox spread? An epidemiologist explains why it isn't an STI and what counts as close contact
Vaccination can help reduce the risk of monkeypox infection. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty ImagesMonkeypox is caused by a virus that, despite periodic outbreaks, is not thought to spread easily from person to person and historically has not spurred long chains of transmission within communities. Now, many researchers are left scratching their heads as to why monkeypox seems to be propagating so readily and unconventionally in the current global outbreak. The monkeypox virus typically spreads throu
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Nearly 40% of Americans Are Expected to Have Type 2 Diabetes by 2060, According to New Estimates—Here's What You Can Do Today to Reduce Your Risk
These 10 steps are ~actually~ habits you can stick with for a lifetime. Promise!
Social media personality Lauren Giraldo lost weight with her viral treadmill workout. A sports medicine doctor weighs in on how to try it safely.
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MR.Cole_Photographer via GettyA group of Boston researchers have designed a postcard-sized test that can detect both a SARS-CoV-2 infection and the presence of antibodies as a result of recent infection—providing a two-in-one punch that can both diagnose active COVID cases (including specifying which variant is responsible), as well as how well protected someone might be from future infections, thanks to antibody levels. The researchers hope their new portable device, which tests a patient’s sal
Juice is a staple for many children. Parents often think that it is a healthier alternative to sodas or other sugary drinks. But scientists say that over time, small amounts of lead found in juice can lead to significant developmental issues.