Three COVID-19 vaccines became widely available in the United States this year -- yet the country saw twice the number of COVID deaths than it did in 2020. CBS News' Naomi Ruchim reviews the battle against the coronavirus in 2021, and discusses the other major health news of the year,
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- 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.
- 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
- Eat This, Not That!
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
You've probably heard about accounts of brain fog and loss of taste, but according to a new report, some people are also experiencing tremors after contracting COVID-19.
Omicron's incubation period is shorter than previous COVID-19 variants. Here's why that matters.
Activewear made by brands like Old Navy and Lululemon tested positive for toxic chemicals called PFAS which are linked to cancer.
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
- USA TODAY Opinion
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.
- Tri-City Herald
Her health insurer refused to cover the screening that found cancer.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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.
- The Independent
That the medical establishment ‘never even attempted to get people to live a healthier lifestyle as a response to this pandemic is a giant scandal to me,’ HBO host says
- 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
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.
A doctor is helping others after reversing her own autoimmune disease through diet and nutrition.
- LA Times
Health officials say the rising numbers among children are the result of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, which is much more easily transmitted than earlier strains of the coronavirus.
- Business Insider
An 11-year-old with abdominal pain 3 months after getting COVID-19 still had the coronavirus in her gut
It's unclear if the virus was still alive. But the biopsy finding provides clues as to what might be happening in long COVID, the study said.
- Belleville News-Democrat
Public health and medical professionals respond to a statement the Madison County Board recently made.
- Good Housekeeping
Can walking help you lose weight? It sure can! Our experts share tips to help you burn fat and lose weight for good.
- The Telegraph
Kat Cordiner spent her 40th birthday in hospital, having radiotherapy for incurable secondary ovarian cancer. But her 41st birthday in January was very different: she was on a rowing boat in the middle of the Atlantic, four weeks into a record-breaking race to cross the ocean.