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What are vital signs? Vital signs are measurements of the body's most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored by medical professionals and health care providers include the following: Body temperature Pulse rate Respiration rate (rate of...
Sweating. We have to do it, but that doesn’t mean we need to like the results.
In science, as in life, it's wise never to say never: an MIT lab suspects that the genetic material from the mRNA vaccines can work its way into DNA. The CDC said it would never happen.
Thanks to Amerisleep, we know why Tom Hanks’ character was “Sleepless in Seattle” - he had exploding head syndrome.
It’s the moment we thought we were all waiting for…or is it?
Pfizer seeks Covid vaccine authorization for 12-15 year olds in US
Last month, we reported on an FDA safety warning that connected Real Water-brand alkaline water to outbreaks of hepatitis. Since then the story has taken crime-novel-like twists and turns including disappearing personnel, roadblocks to keep investigators at bay, and...
How are different states with different containment schemes faring against Covid-19?
Here's our best pick for diapers meant for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Last week Pfizer/BioNTech announced that its coronavirus vaccine will protect people for up to six months after the second dose. But it did lower its effectiveness level from 95% in November 2020, to 91%.
This year, the wild west has a new type of scofflaw to wrangle: the Covid-19 kind.
If you want your birth control to be effective, then make sure your choice is realistic and feasible.
Should you get the vaccine if you've already had Covid? Here's what an expert said.
Early this morning, Pfizer announced results from a phase III trial showing positive results for young participants.
There’s something for everyone with private health insurance in the American Rescue Plan Act, but determining the best way to benefit may be confusing.
A new study conducted by the CDC offers strong results for mRNA vaccines.
No one likes having a stuffy nose, but a new warning from the FDA is encouraging manufacturers of over-the-counter nasal decongestants to make their products tamper-proof.
AstraZeneca released two sets of phase III safety trial results for its Covid-19 vaccine, each showing slightly different efficacy rates. The inconsistency has kicked up controversy and confusion, but experts so far believe there is little impact on safety.
Physical stress can cause a variety of problems, from body pain and tension to hair loss and delayed periods.
Two new recalls and a safety warning mean that it’s time to check your pantry to ensure that your family and pets are protected from health risks.
The president's American Rescue Plan includes extended COBRA coverage for most people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
The accidental death of a child involving a Peloton treadmill is a grim reminder for parents to keep their children away from all exercise equipment.
Thyroid cancer cases are rising, for various reasons. A simple neck check can help tell you what is going on.
Even as more people become vaccinated against the coronavirus, allowing hope to peek out on the horizon for all to feel, worry and stress have not gone away.
The FDA has issued a new alert for patients who have received or are considering Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR) ankle replacements.
By using a sewage-handling robot, this laboratory has been able to detect coronavirus in wastewater 30 times faster than nonautomated large-scale systems.
If people seem a bit more salty Sunday, it could be because springing ahead to Daylight Savings Time (DST) has cost them more than just an hour of sleep.
The CDC has finally released the guidelines many have been waiting for: what life looks like once you’re vaccinated for the coronavirus. It’s a real mix-- some things change, some stay the same, and some things we still just don’t know. Here’s an overview.
Last month, we reported on an FDA warning and recall on soft, Hispanic-style cheeses from El Abuelito Cheese. The recall has since been expanded, covering more products and more states.
Half of all Americans, 50.8%, have vulvas. Like most parts of the human anatomy, they require some upkeep, but exactly what type, and how much, can be a contentious question.
For those of us who remain unvaccinated, thinking instead that herd immunity might come quicker than an open vaccine appointment, a new website could offer some hope for inoculation.
Pandemically speaking, we as a country are in a precarious spot.
A year into the coronavirus pandemic, it’s harder than ever to know what products to trust.
In a world where cherry pie could lose some filling and carrot cake donuts can be devoid of carrots, what’s left for us to trust?
In the past 20 years, the suicide rate in the US among those 16 to 64 years of age has risen 40%. Hidden inside that percentage are physician suicides -- the completed ones.
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.
Covid-19 is having a surprising effect on the heart and vascular system. We spoke to experts to find out what's going on.
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...
In the thick of a global pandemic, and with the shaky rollout of covid vaccines making them somewhat of a holy grail, it’s no surprise selfies featuring the coveted shot are infecting social media timelines.
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...
It’s time for a Food and Drug Administration recall update, a chance to check your pantry, fridge, medicine cabinet for offending products.
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...
The iPhone 12's MagSafe feature may be not-so-safe if you have a pacemaker.
The score isn’t final yet, but so far in the contest between COVID-19 and professional sports, COVID-19 is getting its spikes smacked.
Newly released safety trial results have revealed heart and cancer risks associated with Xeljanz.
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...
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.
Are you allergic to your partner?
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.
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.
Wahl Clipper Corporation issued a voluntary recall of its Deluxe Heat Therapy Massagers (Model 4212). The handheld massager could be a fire hazard.
A new study found that mothers with autoimmune conditions are more likely to have kids who develop ADHD.
Winter snowstorms also bring downed power lines, so use these tips to get your house ready.
Obfuscating the truth, or flat-out lying, is a well-known Oval Office fall back; so are hiding personal shortcomings. Whether they let these shortcomings affect their decision-making capabilities is another matter.
Two new HIV treatments hold great promise: one replaces the daily hill of pills, and another that may eventually lead to disease prevention.
Here's our top pick for a digging kit for your 8 year old.
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.
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.
In a study published by JAMA Psychiatry methamphetamine overdose deaths rose dramatically over an eight-year period from 2011-2018
Joe Biden on Wednesday took the oath to become the 46th president of the United States, vowing to bring the nation together in the midst of an ongoing pandemic that has claimed more than 400,000 lives, enormous economic dislocation and civil unrest so serious that the...
Nestle Prepared Foods issues massive 700,000-pound recall of Hot Pockets.
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.
Juice manufacturer in Washington state is shut down, accused of selling product contaminated with toxins.
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.
The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, scientists are analyzing new ways to track it. One promising approach is training dogs to detect people who are infected by smelling samples of human urine or sweat
Up until now, those with diabetes whose blood glucose levels sank to dangerous levels had no choice but to pay brand name prices for glucagon.
‘Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again’ – an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol
‘Once you engage in political violence, it becomes easier to do it again’ – an expert on political violence reflects on events at the Capitol.
Recent research suggests a new lab test can help to diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease quickly and easily.
Last month, the FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization for at-home Covid-19 tests. Now, several at-home tests are available from major retailers.
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...
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...
Mass extinctions and radiations have shaped the development of life on our planet, and new research shows how manmade extinctions could have long-lasting effects on life and medicine.
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.
Diabetics face many challenges even in a normal year, but pandemic-related delays of care can be especially dangerous.
Buried within the nearly 6,000-page Combined COVID-19 Relief and Omnibus Spending Bill signed by President Trump on Sunday is some unexpected but welcome news: the “No Surprises Act.”
Novavax is enrolling participants for a phase 3 clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine.
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 year ago, while many Americans were finishing their holiday shopping and finalizing travel plans, doctors in Wuhan, China, were battling a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia with no known cause.
In a normal year, the holidays are a time for family and friends, festive good cheer -- and the normal dangers for pets. Add Covid-19 and pet parent burnout and the risks add up even more.
Many conflicts, like the hotly-contested 2020 presidential race, revolve around fair results. Here's the psychology behind "fairness."
A small study found that a saline nose wash helped with Covid-19 symptoms, but not with the all-important reduction in viral load.
Only one week after the historic first emergency use authorization was granted for a Covid-19 vaccine in the US, Moderna has joined Pfizer in that elite club.
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.
The FDA went shopping online and found that many male enhancement and weight loss products include potentially harmful ingredients not listed on the label.
The FDA has given an Emergency Use Authorization for an in-home testing kit for Covid-19.
Some call them a treat, others, a health hazard. Raw meat sandwiches, aka tiger or cannibal sandwiches, have been a holiday delicacy in Wisconsin for a long time.
Some professional advice for parents handling the reality of Covid and the tradition of Santa.
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.
A new study has linked significant health benefits with a real vegan diet.
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for Covid-19 has taken another big step forward after the FDA released the findings of its safety report.
Can smoking CBD affect someone’s driving? This new study had a surprising answer.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety is on the rise.
Recreational marijuana is poised to become legal in Mexico and decriminalized by the US House. What will this mean?
Here's our top pick for the best itch relief moisturizing cream.
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The hopeful vaccine news of late continues: Moderna announced on Monday that it will seek FDA emergency use authorization for its Covid-19 vaccine.
The same week that a yet-to-be peer-reviewed paper found that people infected with Covid-19 may have immunity that last years or longer, the CDC released another study that said that may not be the case.
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).
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.
Distribution plans for the Covid-19 vaccine have shifted; many groups considered at-risk, once first in line to get the vaccine, now will have to wait.