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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.
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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.
University of Utah Health researchers say heart failure could be reversed with a new treatment.
Coronavirus cases are spiking across the country, and local and state governments are trying to curb the spread.
With some Covid vaccines in various stages of nearing the FDA-approval line, challenges for citizens, the pharma companies, and the FDA, await.
For sports fans, 2020 is a year to forget. Fall shows Covid-19 isn't finished causing disruptions.
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...
You may wonder why relatives that are hard of hearing don't just get hearing aids. For many Americans, the answer is simple: cost.
Using cannabis to treat gynecological pain is a popular idea, a national survey has found.
It's been years since the presence of formaldehyde was found in hair-straightening treatments. This is a known carcinogen; so why is it still in there?
Health record thieves are out there. For ease of mind, ask how your health care providers protect your information.
The opioid epidemic in the United States should prompt eye doctors to ask patients, seeking care for red and inflamed eyes, about their drug use.
A new app identifies for cancer patients the least risky time they could contract Covid-19 when receiving their cancer treatments.
A new project is unfolding in Atlanta to combat suicide risk and loneliness in older adults hit by Covid-19.
How does social media make you feel? This new study shows how your Facebook feed may be affecting your emotional health.
People with diabetes and acid reflux: Just know what your medicines can do, besides treat your condition.
Sharks have a substance in their livers, already used in a flu vaccine, the could end up in the COVID-19 vaccine.
Knowing the connection between high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease is important.
The recalls on metformin, a medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, have not stopped.
This is the first open enrollment period in which the dual impact of COVID-19 and recession will undoubtedly affect decision-making.
One reason women live longer than men these days: Women have what most men don’t - a primary care doctor.
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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...
Guys, it's high time you rethink where you put your cellphone.
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...
You may need to wait a bit longer to get your flu shot this year. Demand is high.
Public health campaigns need to draw attention to be effective.
If you have to wear a cloth mask -- as opposed to a surgical mask or the N95 -- remember these two things.
Infant children on the spectrum use two to three times more healthcare services than average one year olds, a new study finds.
Managers and call center employees performed better at work when they the wore blue-light filtering glasses before bedtime.
Halloween isn't cancelled, we just may need to celebrate differently in the year of the pandemic.
A new model is suggested as a mass testing tool to reduce costs in screening communities for COVID-19.
The FDA has approved the drug known as remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19.
Over the next decade, the International Energy Agency expects renewable energy to account for 80% of the world's power consumption.
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...