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J&J passes panel review, nears EUA

On Wednesday, the FDA announced that the Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccine was safe, more effective on serious cases of Covid-19 than on more moderate cases, and totally protective against hospitalizations and death. 

This Trial Allows for Medical Abortion Via the Mail

In December, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had allowed abortion medications to be sent by mail. Since then, women looking to terminate a pregnancy with the combination medications packet containing mifepristone and misoprostol now must go, in...

Reduce Anxiety While Working from Home

Reduce Anxiety While Working from Home

Working from home can bring up new, different, or even increased anxiety. Below are some techniques that you can use to improve your ability reduce anxiety right from your own home. Anxiety often requires longer term treatment, but with the following tips, you may be...

Choose the Right Food for a Better Mood

Choose the Right Food for a Better Mood

Individuals who have higher intakes of whole grains, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables did not report depression in one study. Individuals consuming a Western diet were more likely to be obese and suffer depression while those at normal weight consumed more...

On Sunday, Remember the Roses, and STD Protection

In 1978, students attending the Berkeley campus of the University of California decided Valentine’s Day needed to go, and Condom Day, more precisely, Condom Week, should take its place. In the ensuing years, the month of February became National Condom Month. The...

Under ACA, Will Covid Survivors Be Covered?

A new administration, yet the same question remains: Will the ACA cover Covid as a pre-existing condition? The question has yet to be answered, even though the Supreme Court indicated in November that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.

The Challenge of the Mutant Variants

After a year of the coronavirus pandemic raging across the globe, it looked like vaccines would provide a light at the end of the tunnel. Now, new strains of the virus raise questions about both spread and vaccines.

Best CBD Gummies For 2021

CBD gummies offer a fun, discreet and tasty way to use CBD. We’ve listed the best CBD gummies that use U.S.-grown hemp and contain no more than 0.3% THC.

Abortion’s Downward Spiral Appears to be Over

Abortion’s downward spiral appears to be over. It’s but a slight uptick, yet an uptick nonetheless, considering that abortion numbers have been on the decline in this country since 2009. 

Tartar Sauce Recalled for Spoilage

Smelly fish aren’t the only thing to worry about rotting right now, as the FDA announced a voluntary tartar sauce recall from House-Autry Mills, Inc.

As More Get Vaccinated, More is Learned

With both Covid-10 vaccines now in distribution, more shots are reaching more arms. But, more shots yield more data, more reactions, and hence, more problems.

Pet Food Recall Could Mean Danger for Your Dog or Cat

A recall alert for Sportmix pet food has been expanded to cover more products. Contamination from aflatoxins, toxic substances that come from a mold called Aspergillus flavus, is already believed to have caused the deaths of 70 or more pets.

An Update on At-home Covid-19 Tests

Last month, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for at-home Covid-19 tests. Now, several at-home tests are available from major retailers.

Populism Erupts When People Feel Disconnected and Disrespected

American society is riven down the middle. In the 2020 presidential election, many people came to the polls to vote against the other candidate rather than enthusiastically to support the one who secured their vote. While this intense polarization is distinctly...

Jumping Rope Using a Free App Download

If you're looking for a fun way to add physical activity into your new year, look no further than your Nintendo Switch.  A small team of developers at Nintendo created Jump Rope Challenge as a pet project to add some fitness to their routines, and now it’s a free...

A quiet, unusual end to a tumultuous year

2020 has been a rough year, and it’s coming to a close amid a flurry of news both good and bad. Public health experts stress the importance of staying safe and staying home, but that doesn’t mean all chances for fun have to go away.

Vaccine Plant Safety Checks: the FDA Has Its Hands Full

For most people across the globe, the wait for Covid-19 vaccination is approaching a finish line.  But vaccine development, including tests for safety and efficacy, is only part of the story. A question remains: what kind of safety checks happen at the plants...

A Covid Nose-Irrigation Primer

A small study found that a saline nose wash helped with Covid-19 symptoms, but not with the all-important reduction in viral load.

Zeroing in on How Children Contract Covid

Kids and Covid: Finding definitive answers for myriad questions -- should schools stay open, are masks enough to keep them safe, how do children mostly contract the virus -- have been contentious questions for months.

FDA Gives Nod to Pfizer Vaccine

he Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 was finally granted Emergency Use Authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration following a safety review, months of testing, and intense pressure from the Trump administration.

We, the People: FBI Reports 2020 Rise in Violence

Murder and assault rates rose nationwide in the first half of 2020, although other violent and property crime rates are on the decline, according to the FBI’s most recent Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

A Reality Check on the Costs of Menstruation

Getting caught without a pad or a tampon outside the home is par for the course many, but for women without financial resources, access to sanitary products isn’t always possible.

How to Get a DOT Physical in New York

How to Get a DOT Physical in New York

Some commercial drivers require a physical from the Department of Transport (DOT). If they don’t complete this physical on time, they risk serious consequences. This can include having their license suspended, leaving them unable to work. However, the process of...

How to Prepare for Immigration Medical Exams in New York

How to Prepare for Immigration Medical Exams in New York

To get your green card and come one step closer to immigrating to the United States of America, you need to undergo the green card medical exam. It is a necessary step for spouses seeking a marriage-based green card, and it is completed by a government-authorized...

Trends in Breast Cancer Survival

Trends in Breast Cancer Survival

It has been estimated that, in women, 276,480 new cases of breast cancer would be diagnosed and 42,170 deaths would occur in 2020. In 2017, according to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, the rate of new breast cancer cases per 100,000 women was...

The States and COVID-19: The Highs and Lows

Although the numbers vary from day to day, certain states are doing better than others in keeping the COVID-19 count down. Is your state in one of the best 5 states or one of the worst? Here are the best and worst as of October 20, according to Becker's Hospital...

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