U.S. home births increased slightly in the pandemic’s second year, rising to the highest level in decades. That's according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Such births remain uncommon. Among almost 4 million births in 2021, nearly 52,000 occurred at home. The CDC report does not include reasons for the home births, including whether women lacked health insurance or lived far from a hospital. Other data suggest that about 1 in 4 home births are unplanned. Another possible factor: the pandemic. Other reports have shown that many people stayed out of hospitals and doctors' offices to avoid COVID-19.
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Just as the holiday season gets underway, a left-hook from Covid that could mar plans for a return to normalcy.
- Fox News
Longtime TV host Joan Lunden and her daughter Jamie Hess spoke to Fox News Digital candidly about stress urinary incontinence (SUI) — and the fix they've found for a common women's health issue.
- Women's Health
Diets like the 5:2 diet or 16:8 diet should be approached on a case-by-case basis, nutritionist Jessica Cording says. Here, how to decide if it's right for you.
- Chicago Tribune
Patients who ask for their doctors’ help through online portals might soon notice something new: fees for their physicians’ online advice. A growing number of health systems across the country are now charging for some types of messages sent through online patient portals, such as MyChart, with fees often around $35 or less. It’s a trend that’s sparking mixed reactions, with some saying it ...
- ABC News
With the Biden administration urging people to get both a COVID-19 booster and a flu shot as soon as possible, the White House's Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday that updated vaccinations will help people "move on" from the pandemic. "It's been, obviously, a long two and a half years for Americans, and we understand that people want to move on," Jha, the White House COVID-19 coordinator, told ABC "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz of the virus that has killed more than 1 million people in the U.S. "The good news is people can move on if they keep their immunity up to date." COVID-19 deaths are still averaging more than 2,000 per week and only about 11% of the country has gotten the latest booster compared to 80% of people who completed the primary course of vaccination that was rolled out in 2021, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- The Des Moines Register
Emergency room physician: All is not hopeless. These diseases are, in general, preventable. If you catch them, there are a few things you could do.
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More than 10,000 Amazon shoppers rave about this rowing machine — and it’s on sale for less than $90
Rowing is both a cardio and strength training workout that uses the whole body.
- Associated Press
In an filthy alley behind a Los Angeles donut shop, Ryan Smith convulsed in the grips of a fentanyl high — lurching from moments of slumber to bouts of violent shivering on a warm summer day. When Brandice Josey, another homeless addict, bent down and blew a puff of fentanyl smoke his way in an act of charity, Smith sat up and slowly opened his lip to inhale the vapor as if it was the cure to his problems. The highly addictive and potentially lethal drug has become a scourge across America and is taking a toll on the growing number of people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
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The author's daughter developed several cavities before her second birthday and underwent treatment to prevent more. The result was black baby teeth.
- Ukrayinska Pravda
There has been an outbreak of food poisoning in a centre where Ukrainian refugees are living in Głuchołazy, southwest Poland. Sources: European Pravda; Radio Opole The outbreak occurred on 25 November at the Banderoza guesthouse.
Fauci says the U.S. is ‘certainly’ still facing a COVID pandemic: ‘I don’t want to see anyone suffer and die’
“The idea that forget it, this is over—it isn’t,” the White House’s chief medical adviser said.
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To raise awareness for the world's most common cancer, U.S. photographic artist Spencer Tunick took photos of 2,500 nude people at Sydney's Bondi Beach.
“I think you just need to look at the numbers," Fauci said. "We’re still having between 300 and 400 deaths per day.”
- The Telegraph
A prostate cancer drug which can extend survival by years will be fast-tracked by the NHS.
New research shows that lung cancer screening can increase patients' odds of surviving the disease.
- CBS News
While fighting to protect his country, Alexander Chaika lost his right leg to a Russian artillery shell. Last month he arrived in the U.S. to be fitted for a high-tech prosthetic leg, thanks to the charitable organization Future for Ukraine.
- Kansas City Star
She regularly took blood from one of the children, a 9-year-old boy, until he felt “sleepy” and “sick,” he said. He told investigators he “was never safe.”