With winter approaching, experts warn us with a possible 'twindemic' consisting of COVID and the flu.
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Our sleep has taken quite the battering over 18 months of restrictions. The stress of the pandemic has led some to experience sleep difficulties dubbed “coronasomnia”, adding to the third of us who already suffer from sleep problems, according to the Sleep Foundation. Now, as schedules shift and more people are drifting back to the office, commutes mean that our schedules are shifting again. On top of this, we have the hour change next week, which always leaves me feeling discombobulated for the
- Eating Well
After Bob Harper’s heart attack in 2017, the Biggest Loser trainer says he had to pivot his life and redefine the way he ate and worked out. Here’s how he’s taking care of his mind, body and spirit now.
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Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys. Thayut Sutheeravut/Shutterstock.comEvery 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit the reset button and become fitter, finer versions of ourselves. As usual for January, social media is humming with advice on how to eat better, exercise regularly, lose weight and remain healthy. We feel particularly invincible at
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For 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. I lived in fear that my Chinese-American friends would shun me if I told them what I had endured.
(Reuters) -Roche Holding AG on Friday won approval from the U.S. health regulator for its eye implant to treat a chronic disorder causing blurred vision, giving patients an alternative to receiving monthly eye injections with existing treatments. The surgically implantable device Susvimo is intended to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), a disorder caused by the leak of fluid or blood from abnormal blood vessels into an area near the retina called the macula. The device is designed to continuously deliver a customized version of the Swiss company's drug ranibizumab, branded as Lucentis, which is an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy.
Blair discussed her mother, Molly Cooke, during an interview for her new documentary which profiles her 2019 stem cell transplant.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Few are left to inoculate in wealthy Singapore after a vigorous campaign achieved a level of coverage envied by many nations battling the coronavirus pandemic, but a record surge in deaths and infections gives warning of risks that may still lie ahead. Despite mask mandates, strict social curbs and COVID-19 booster doses available for over a month, infections in the Asian city-state's latest outbreak, driven by the Delta variant, took the death toll to 280, up from 55 early in September. "Singapore may potentially experience two to three epidemic waves as measures are increasingly relaxed," said Alex Cook, a disease modelling expert at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
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Young People, Especially Young Women, Are Reporting Concerning Medical And Behavioral Changes Due To Social Media, And I Hope We’re Paying Attention
In part one of this week's newsletter: Why people are already dismissing a Wall Street Journal article about teens developing severe tics after watching numerous TikToks from influencers diagnosed with Tourette syndrome.View Entire Post ›
"I told him I have a serious medical condition," recounted state Sen. Tina Polsky, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
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Walmart offers employees a more 'flexible' way of working, asking them to return to the office next month
Walmart's decision comes as many companies grapple with whether to make a return to the office mandatory for employees who transitioned to remote work early in the pandemic.
- The Conversation
Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story
Children and parents lined up for polio vaccines outside a Syracuse, New York school in 1961. AP PhotoThe ongoing battles over COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. are likely to get more heated when the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, expected later this fall. California has announced it will require the vaccine for elementary school attendance once it receives full FDA approval after emergency use authorization, and other states may foll
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. The CDC now recommends that everyone 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months earlier should receive any one of the authorized COVID-19 boosters. Those who got either of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna who are 65 or older are eligible for a booster.
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This table shows the important differences between COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca.
- Men's Health
After surviving HPV-related cancer, one man strives to help others avoid the same difficult journey.
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A dozen CMS employees who worked in the Smith Family Center have reportedly been diagnosed with cancer.
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Jennifer Lopez, 58, had jumped at the chance to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last March, but soon began feeling regret when data showed it might be less effective than other coronavirus vaccines. So, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on booster shots Thursday night for all Johnson & Johnson recipients who had gone two months since their shot, Lopez wasted no time seeking one out.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories
The Office star told her followers that she's "gonna comment" on anyone's post from their mammogram appointments to encourage people to get their breasts checked
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Universal pre-K and money for elder care are likely to be included in the bill, while free community college and expanded Medicare coverage are likely out.
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There is a growing sense of optimism across the country, with national coronavirus infection rates steadily falling, booster shots available for many Americans and pending vaccine approval on the horizon for young children. In southern states like Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Georgia, which were hit early on by the delta surge, hospitalizations are on the decline. "You're starting to see an uptick in cases in the colder parts of the country and as people are driven indoors without masks on," former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNN earlier this month.
- Business Insider
Pregnant women pass fewer coronavirus antibodies to unborn boys than girls - a clue as to why men are more vulnerable to severe COVID-19
The researchers also found that pregnant women carrying baby boys had fewer antibodies to the virus than pregnant women carrying baby girls.