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Pfizer COVID Vaccine Saved 110,000 American Lives, Study Says

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:03

Researchers report use of the Pfizer COVID vaccine  prevented more than 110,000 deaths and 690,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. in 2021.

New Fertility Breakthrough for Male Cancer Survivors

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 14:15

Frozen testicular tissue is still viable after 23 years, University of Pennsylvania scientists say. The discovery could aid fertility preservation for boys getting cancer treatment.

Patch to Warn of Drug Overdose in Development

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 13:49

The patch will have sensors that track the wearer's pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.

The 7-Hour Itch: 3 Women With Eczema Describe the Ways They Combat Nighttime Flare-Ups

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:15

Three women with eczema describe how they combat nighttime flare-ups.

A Mother’s Love: The Challenges of Parenting a Child With Eczema

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 04:12

Two moms reveal the great lengths they went to in their determination to give their children relief and good health.

Pregnant and Have IBD? A GI Doc's Help Can Be Crucial

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 15:16

Women with IBD face several concerns related to their reproductive health decisions, from contraception to pregnancy to delivery. Research shows that IBD and certain drugs can impact fertility and pregnancy and pose risks for preterm birth and small gestational age.

Our Brains Learn From Mistakes and Can Track Performance

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 15:16

Our ability to try new things and learn from successes and failures depends a lot on cells in the brain's frontal lobe behind the forehead, report researchers who learned more from new lab tests.

4 Air Force Cadets May Not Graduate Over Vaccine Refusal

Sat, 05/14/2022 - 11:26

Four seniors at the U.S. Air Force Academy may not be allowed to graduate May 25 because they have refused to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. ‘Vulnerable’ to COVID Without New Shots, White House Says

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 18:50

The U.S. will become increasingly vulnerable to the coronavirus in the fall and winter if Congress doesn’t approve new funding for more vaccines and treatments, Ashish Jha, MD, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, said Thursday.

Are You Fit for Your Age? What Really Counts

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 15:45

Learn what it means to be fit, how to get there, and what benchmarks you should use to determine if you’re on track for your age.

What Health Care Is Available if You’re Experiencing Homelessness?

Fri, 05/13/2022 - 15:27

If you currently don’t have reliable housing, you may want to know about health care for people who are experiencing homelessness.

If Abortion Becomes Banned, Women Still Have Some Options

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 17:45

Many people living in the states with the most stringent laws blocking access to abortions may be unable to travel to states with looser restrictions. While it might be legally perilous to do so, experts say that taking abortion pills that have been ordered online is medically safe to use beyond 11 weeks of pregnancy.

How Do Patients Feel About AI in Health Care? It Depends

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 15:49

A new survey looks at what patients think about AI playing a role in their health care diagnosis and management.

Being Unable to Afford Healthy Food Can Raise Diabetes Risk

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:17

A new report suggests young adults who can't afford healthy food and turn to cheaper, less nutritious options are at higher risk for diabetes later in life.

Are 'Climate-Friendly' Options on Restaurant Menus Coming Soon?

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:13

A new study finds many people are ready to consider the climate crisis in their everyday decisions, even when they just want to have a nice meal.

Some Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer; Genetics Might Be Why

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 12:09

Smoking can cause cell mutations that lead to lung cancer, but some people appear to have a genetic defense against it.

Working It Out: How to Minimize Eczema Flare-ups at the Gym and on the Job

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 01:27

Three keys to managing your eczema at the gym and then heading off to a productive and itch-free workday.

Study shows Mediterranean Diet Helps Young Men With Depression

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 18:30

Young men with a poor diet reported a decrease in symptoms of depression when they switched to the Mediterranean diet compared to young men who underwent befriending therapy, a new study shows.

Leftover Opioids? Mailed Kits Double Rate of Proper Disposal

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 18:19

A new study that finds patients with unused opioid pills after surgery are much more likely to dispose of them properly if they have kits to do so.

Spain May Approve Workplace Menstrual Leave

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 18:05

Spain is considering allowing women to take three days off from work per month if they experience severe menstrual pain, making it the first Western nation to offer such a benefit.