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COVID's Global Death Toll May Be 3 Times Official Numbers

Fri, 03/11/2022 - 09:38

New research suggests the number of excess deaths may be triple that of official estimates.

House Votes to Revive Violence Against Women Act

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 17:38

The House of Representatives has voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act, a lapsed law designed to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault.

Mask Mandate for Planes, Public Transit Extended to April 18

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 16:23

The TSA extended the requirement for airline and public transportation passengers to wear masks at least until April 18.

Stolen Heads Shine a Light on Body Part Donation

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 14:22

The recent theft of donated human heads raises the question of how non-transplant tissue donations works.

Apple Update Allows Mask Wearers to Unlock Phones with Face ID

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 14:17

Apple’s new iOS 15.4 update will allow people who are wearing face masks to unlock their iPhones with Face ID, starting sometime next week.

New Health Crises Emerge in Ukraine as Fighting Continues

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 13:54

The World Health Organization reports leading health concerns and dismisses fears that refugees are likely to spread infectious diseases across Europe.

Anxious? Try Hugging Your 'Breathing Pillow'

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 13:25

Early testing shows hugging a mechanized pillow helps reduce stress and anxiety as effectively as guided meditation.

Just One Extra Drink a Day May Change the Brain

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 13:01

Scientists saw detectable changes in the brains of people who had one or two drinks each day, calling into question current national guidelines on safe alcohol consumption.

'Bigorexia': Why Teenage Boys are Obsessed with Bulking Up

Thu, 03/10/2022 - 11:02

So- called bigorexia -- or extreme gym time, excessive focus on protein diets, and intense muscle-building goals -- has hit new and concerning levels.

Russian Airstrike Devastates Ukraine Maternity Hospital

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 18:11

A maternity hospital in the Ukraine port city of Mariupol was heavily damaged by a Russian airstrike on Wednesday, leaving at least 17 people injured or wounded.

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes May Be Released in Fla and Calif

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 17:16

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the release of 2 billion genetically altered mosquitoes in Florida and California, the company that created the genetically modified mosquitoes said.

Man Who Received First Modified Pig Heart Transplant Dies

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 14:36

David Bennett Sr., who had terminal heart disease and became the first person to receive a genetically modified pig heart, lived for 2 months following the transplant.

Arrests, Cries of Racial Profiling End Feds' China Initiative

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 14:29

The program designed to keep Chinese researchers from obtaining U.S. national security secrets was chilling critical research and targeting Asian professors, critics say.

Special Mouthguard May Be Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnea

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 14:11

Experts say mandibular advancement devices (MADs) have been shown to work as well as CPAP for many patients with sleep apnea.

If You've Never Had COVID, Should You Relax or Worry?

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 13:57

Experts warn against the feeling that if you have not had it, you are unlikely to get it. Genetic factors are emerging that may help predict who may be at highest risk for infection and severe disease.

Masks Protected Children from COVID Last Fall: CDC Study

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 13:32

School mask mandates helped to protect children and teachers from the coronavirus last fall, according to a new study released by the CDC.

What Are End-of-Life Doulas?

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 12:36

End-of-life doulas, or “death doulas,” help people nearing death prepare emotionally and spiritually.

Pandemic Has Been Devastating to Mental Health of Disabled Americans

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 10:53

Loneliness, isolation and fears about contracting COVID-19 have turned life upside down for people with disabilities.

Macular Degeneration Can Rob You of Sight: Know the Signs

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 10:47

Early diagnosis and care can often stop the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans.

App May Help Kids With Severe Ear Condition Avoid Surgery

Wed, 03/09/2022 - 10:39

A small study suggests a pair of special headphones plus a free app might help kids with hearing difficulty due to "glue ear," a condition where thick fluid builds up in the middle ear.