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Monkeypox Outbreak: White House Announces New Response Actions

WebMD - 6 hours 8 min ago

Acknowledging the seriousness of the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, the White House announced today that 1.8 million more vaccine doses will be available next week.

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

WebMD - 7 hours 35 min ago

A new study suggests using hand signals during videoconference calls may lessen "Zoom fatigue"

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox and School This Fall

WebMD - 8 hours 30 min ago

Should parents of young schoolchildren be worried about monkeypox?

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

WebMD - 8 hours 40 min ago

A new study reveals countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vaccinations during the pandemic.

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

WebMD - 9 hours 14 min ago

Researchers are chasing a range of potential culprits in the race to find the causes of long COVID. Some things they agree on: There will be a number of different causes, and the symptoms will vary wildly from case to case.

Blood Pressure Smartphone App Doesn’t Beat Traditional Home Monitoring

WebMD - 9 hours 16 min ago

Tracking blood pressure with a smartphone app won't lead to any greater drop in blood pressure than simply self-monitoring with the kind of device that doctors typically suggest be used at home, according to a new study.

Maternal Mortality Risks: What You Can Do to Help

WebMD - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 17:30

The maternal mortality rate for Black women in the U.S. is nearly three times higher than it is for white women. If you’re a pregnant Black woman, what can you do to help protect yourself and your baby?

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

WebMD - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 16:57

A new band-aid is being designed to stick twice as well to skin, but hurt half as much to pull off. Scientists are tapping into the main ingredient in school glue to make this possible.

Blood-Sucking Leeches: Quack Medicine or Medical Miracle?

WebMD - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 16:49

Leeching was once quackery of the worst sort. But the leech has been quietly making a comeback in the field of reconstructive microsurgery

How Weather Apps Could Predict Your COVID Risk

WebMD - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 14:11

The same technology used to forecast the weather could estimate your likelihood of COVID infection. The motive? Obliterating lockdowns for good.

Removal of Other, Small Kidney Stones May Reduce Relapse

WebMD - Wed, 08/17/2022 - 13:22

If you’re having surgery to remove a kidney stone and doctors discover other, smaller stones nearby, it’s safer to go ahead and have them all removed at once, a new study suggests.

Dermatologists Skeptical of Calamine Lotion TikTok Trend

WebMD - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 16:21

The #calamine lotion tag has millions of views on TikTok, with hundreds of videos hailing the cream for its matte effect when used as a makeup primer.

Lead Poisoning, Systemic Racism Are Harming Black Kids' Test Scores

WebMD - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 15:59

A new study suggests that racial segregation may be compounding detrimental effects of lead on Black children.

Pregnancy Complication Ups Dementia Risk, Research Suggests

WebMD - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 13:46

These disorders include gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. These pregnancy complications have been strongly linked to heart disease in later life, but, until now, few studies have connected these disorders with thinking and memory.

Hearing Aids Available in October Without a Prescription

WebMD - Tue, 08/16/2022 - 12:57

The White House announced today that the FDA will move forward with plans to make hearing aids available over the counter in pharmacies, other retail locations, and online.

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

WebMD - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 18:07

Poliovirus detected in NYC wastewater put public health officials on high alert, but infectious disease experts say there's no need for families of fully vaccinated children to panic.

One Back-to-School Worry for Parents: Traffic Dangers

WebMD - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 18:07

Many parents surveyed said drivers who don't follow the rules should be banned from school parking areas.

Diagnosing Kids with Long COVID Can Be Tricky: Experts

WebMD - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 15:36

Experts discuss how difficult diagnosing kids with long COVID can prove to be.

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

WebMD - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 14:07

The WHO plans to rename the condition to eliminate any derogatory or racist connotations, a decision in alignment with current best practices for naming diseases.

Four Cruise Lines to Drop COVID Vaccination Requirements

WebMD - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 12:57

Four major cruise lines are dropping their COVID-19 vaccination requirements for some sailings next month, according to USA Today.