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Metabolic Syndrome Ups Odds of ARDS, Death in COVID-19

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 16:52

Researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome were associated with an increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission with COVID.

Subsidized COVID Testing, Treatments, and Vaccines May End Soon

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 13:34

Without congressional action, federal funding that subsidizes anti-COVID weapons will come to a halt, which could worsen the pandemic.

Organs Donated by People Who Had COVID Are Safe

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 12:15

A study finds organs from deceased donors who had COVID did not cause infection in recipients and posed no risk to health care workers.

U.S. Teens Get Less Sex Ed Now Than 25 Years Ago

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 07:55

Research reveals a significant percentage of teens do not receive any information about protecting themselves against STDs before they begin having intercourse.

High on Marijuana Anonymous

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 01:45

Marijuana Anonymous is a 12-step program that helps chronic users nip addiction in the bud.

Sci-Fi Tech Could Solve World’s Water Crisis

Wed, 03/23/2022 - 01:38

Surprising technologies could help provide access to clean water and solve the worldwide water crisis.

D.C. Law Allowing Child Vaccinations Without Parental Consent Blocked

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 18:31

A federal judge has temporarily prevented a District of Columbia law from going into effect that would have allowed children to get vaccinated – including with the COVID-19 vaccine – without parental consent.

Experimental Device Would Give Oxygen by IV

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 14:55

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a device that can inject oxygen directly into the bloodstream through an IV.

Alcohol-Related Deaths Spiked During First Year of Pandemic: Study

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:49

The number of Americans who died from alcohol-related causes increased dramatically during the first year of the pandemic, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Buying a Gun Linked to Depression During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:45

The COVID-19 pandemic could be making the combination of these major risk factors for suicide more worrisome.

Protect Your Erection: 11 Tips to Help Prevent Erectile Dysfunction

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:45

WebMD talks with experts about lifestyle habits that may help prevent erectile dysfunction (ED).

Stretching: How to Stretch, When to Stretch

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:12

Should you stretch before or after a workout, and how should you stretch? WebMD talks to experts about stretching.

Sore Spots: 5 Ways to Ease Post-Workout Muscles

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:07

If yesterday’s workout is making your muscles scream today, take it as a good sign. You most likely have "delayed onset muscle soreness" (DOMS), and it means you worked hard enough to create tiny tears in your muscle fibers. WebMD has the details.

The Truth About Beet Juice

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 13:01

WebMD discusses the research on the potential health benefits of beet juice.

Jergens Moisturizer Recalled Due to Bacteria Risk

Tue, 03/22/2022 - 11:05

Certain lots have been recalled because they may be contaminated with bacteria that pose a risk to people with weakened immune systems.

Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 18:59

The number of influenza cases is increasing across the United States but has not hit pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection says.

Number of Flu Cases Lower Than Pre-pandemic Levels

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 18:59

The number of influenza cases is increasing across the United States but has not hit pre-pandemic levels, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection says.

Ivermectin Did Not Reduce COVID Hospitalizations, Study Shows

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 18:33

A large study conducted by McMaster University of Canada shows that the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin does not reduce hospitalizations of people infected with COVID-19.

FDA to Consider Future of COVID Booster Doses

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 15:11

The FDA today announced its vaccines advisory committee will meet April 6 to discuss the future of COVID-19 booster doses and how to tell if a specific strain of the coronavirus needs its own vaccine.

IUDs a Very Effective Form of Birth Control, Study Confirms

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 14:18

A new study finds IUDs are nearly as effective as having your tubes tied in preventing unwanted pregnancies and cause fewer side effects.