Federal advisers voted 18-0 in favor of recommending Pfizer booster shots for anyone over 65 or anyone who is at high risk of severe disease, but declined to recommend it for all Americans.
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An unvaccinated couple refused the COVID-19 vaccine against their family's urges. Both parents died, leaving behind four children.
"They were going off what they've been hearing and reading on the internet," a relative said about the couple who left behind four kids ages 11 to 17.
- Rolling Stone
Hint: A lot more likely
Some say a fermented apple a day will help stabilize blood sugar, support weight loss, and lower blood pressure—here’s the truth.
- Washington Examiner
A CNN contributor is telling her network to rein it in after the outlet aired "dishonest" coverage about podcast host Joe Rogan's use of ivermectin to fight COVID-19.
"The hardest part was knowing that there was something in there, growing," Kasie Hunt tells PEOPLE exclusively
- Men's Health
Suang Wijaya explains how he learned to balance his busy lifestyle as a lawyer with his health and fitness goals in order to lose 35 pounds in 5 months.
Doctors say the former president had a urinary tract infection that spread to his blood, a condition known as sepsis. Clinton is “in good spirits,” aides say.
- ABC News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released its official public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For young children who aren't yet eligible for the vaccine, the CDC suggests reducing risk of exposure by making sure the people around them are vaccinated. The CDC also recommends that people continue to wear masks indoors in public spaces.
- Eating Well
A study from Penn State just revealed that this veggie could be beneficial for your mental health.
Jimmy Killeen has since undergone surgery for a "major brain bleed" and now remains in the ICU "with a poor prognosis," according to a CaringBridge site
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Do people go to an infections disease physician for back problems? Why, then, are some people taking medical advice from non-physician chiropractors?
- Business Insider
New York reports a record 15 cases of a rare disease linked to rat urine in 2021, as vermin complaints flood in
Rats have been terrorizing New Yorkers even more than usual this year. In 2021, New York has recorded 15 cases of leptospirosis, a rare, potentially fatal disease comes from exposure to rats.
- The Telegraph
Former US president Bill Clinton has been admitted to hospital for complications reportedly relating to a urinary tract infection (UTI), but what does that mean for him and others like him?
Let’s get moving.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
United Airlines is targeting workers seeking reasonable accommodations and violating their rights. [Opinion]
- USA TODAY
So far, 8.8 million Americans have received a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Here’s everything to know about booster doses of all three vaccines.
Masking at indoor gatherings for all above the age of 2 — regardless of vaccination status — is advised
- The Daily Beast
Municipality of Anchorage/The Daily BeastA Republican lawmaker in Alaska reportedly harassed hospital officials to administer the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to a COVID-19 patient—and even claimed to have power to make medical decisions for the patient— before the man died on Wednesday.William Topel, a well-known figure in Anchorage’s conservative circles, had been a frequent opponent of public health measures intended to curb the pandemic and regularly showed up at Anchorage Assembly meeting
- Good Morning America
Over the last several years, cases of valley fever, a disease common to the arid West, have been steadily creeping up. Between 2014 and 2018, valley fever cases tripled in California alone, and the state reached a record high of 9,004 new cases in 2019. Now, experts believe the disease may spread to other parts of the country, and it may be due to climate change.
The word "colonoscopy" has always been one I have dreaded hearing. At 14, I was diagnosed by a gastroenterologist with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which causes stomach pain and other intestinal symptoms, like bloating and diarrhea.