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Omicron's incubation period is shorter than previous COVID-19 variants. Here's why that matters.
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No resource, not even masks, is more vital to public health than the credibility of leaders who in a crisis must ask people to do unpopular things.
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The man’s wife sued a Minnesota hospital when their doctors attempted to take him off a ventilator after two months.
- Rolling Stone
“Even in Hitler’s Germany, you could hide,” Robert Kennedy, Jr., who has been spreading the false claim that vaccines cause autism for decades, said at the anti-mandate march on Washington.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Readers discuss an op-ed article by a doctor who has been verbally attacked by anti-vaccine COVID patients and their families.
- The Daily Beast
Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastTwo months after scientists in South Africa alerted the world to the new, highly transmissible Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, the global surge in infections resulting from the variant is finally subsiding.To be clear, exhausted health-care workers in overcrowded hospitals are still fighting to save lives. But many epidemiologists are beginning to look ahead to a post-Omicron world.The pandemic experts The Daily Beast spoke to were unan
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There are plenty of things you can do on a daily basis to care for your heart health. You may decide to exercise a bit more, try regulating your stress levels, get better sleep, or change up your diet to include more heart-healthy foods.These steps are all valuable, especially because there isn't a one-step solution for caring for your heart health. And if you're someone who is taking these brave steps toward better health, you may also want to try avoiding certain foods and drinks that can nega
Probiotics - nicknamed "good" or "helpful" bacteria by health professionals - are live bacteria and yeasts that help keep your gut healthy and improve digestion. However, when you start upping your probiotic intake (either through supplements or eating probiotic-rich foods), it can be hard to tell if probiotics are actually making a difference.
- Best Life
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system in which the immune system attacks the myelin sheath—a layer of fatty tissue and protein that protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord—causing communication problems between the brain and body. Eventually, this can cause nerve damage, resulting in a whole host of phantom pains and sensations.Historically, MS has been a condition that's shrouded in mystery and often met with dismissal or disbelief, but experts
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Can walking help you lose weight? It sure can! Our experts share tips to help you burn fat and lose weight for good.
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Steal this smart advice from the pros the next time you feel a migraine, tension or cluster headache coming on.
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Public health and medical professionals respond to a statement the Madison County Board recently made.
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Omicron survives longer on plastic, skin than prior variants; nose swabbing found best for rapid tests
The Omicron variant can survive longer than earlier versions of the coronavirus on plastic surfaces and human skin, Japanese researchers found in laboratory tests. Its high "environmental stability" - its ability to remain infectious - might have helped Omicron replace Delta as the dominant variant and spread rapidly, they said. On plastic surfaces, average survival times of the original strain and the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants were 56 hours, 191.3 hours, 156.6 hours, 59.3 hours, and 114.0 hours, respectively.
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There's no such thing as a perfect relationship. Whether you've been together 10 months or 10 years, differences of opinion, life stressors, and even petty squabbles will rear their ugly heads. However, there are habits you can develop to avoid these issues as much as possible—and ones you'll want to avoid at all costs to prevent them in the first place. Ready to do a relationship audit? We recommend starting with your nighttime routine. Read on to discover the evening actions some couples skip
People Who Have Had Omicron Don't Necessarily Have COVID Immunity — Here's Why They Should Stay Cautious
Infectious disease experts are hopeful but not not yet sure if omicron provides the same level of antibody protection as past variants