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CDC Using Viral Particles From Feces to Track COVID

Fri, 02/04/2022 - 13:48

The CDC’s online COVID Data Tracker will now include information on COVID-19 particles found in community wastewater, something that will help detect viral surges as at-home tests have left many cases unreported.

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Might Raise Heart, Cancer Risks

Fri, 02/04/2022 - 11:56

The drugs are now required to carry warnings about the increased risks.

2 Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Tied to Lower Risk of Parkinson's

Fri, 02/04/2022 - 11:43

New research shows two rheumatoid arthritis drugs show potential for lowering the risk of Parkinson's disease.

U.S. Kids Still Dying From Toppling TVs, Furniture

Fri, 02/04/2022 - 11:23

Between 2018 and 2020, an average of 22,500 Americans a year required emergency department treatment for tip-over injuries.

More Destructive Variant of HIV Spotted in the Netherlands

Fri, 02/04/2022 - 11:01

The variant seems to attack a patient's immune system much more aggressively than more common strains.

Putting the Power of Motherhood in Your Hands

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 23:30

How digital research aims to revolutionize maternal-child health.

Kids With COVID-Linked MIS-C Have Long-Term Symptoms

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 15:56

A new study finds lasting neurological complications in children following severe COVID infection.

Why Do Some People Escape Infection That Sickens Others?

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 15:00

The reason some people are seemingly unaffected by illness that impairs others is a great mystery of infectious disease, but answers to this question can unlock new therapies to curb outbreaks.

Pepsi Introduces Hemp-Infused Energy Drink

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:04

PepsiCo has added a hemp-infused energy drink to its RockStar Energy line.

Army Begins Discharging Vaccine Refusers

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 09:28

The U.S. Army has started discharging soldiers who don’t comply with its COVID-19 vaccination policy.

BMI, Waist Size, and Other Ways to See if You're Overweight

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 16:02

WebMD reports on BMI, waist size, and other measurements -- and explains why some fall short in gauging obesity.

Scientists Regrow Frogs' Lost Legs. Will Human Limbs Be Next?

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 15:31

Regenerating legs is a first for frogs and now attention turns to whether the discovery holds clues to restoring human limbs.

Report Shows How to Reach Health Care Equity, Why It Matters

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 15:27

Spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, the report details the impact of systemic racism in society and what it calls “the harmful disparities affecting people with chronic conditions and disabilities.”

Poll: Many Teens Don't Realize STD Risks From Oral Sex

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 13:04

Oral sex can transmit herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cervical cancer, and head and neck cancers.

The 'Oreo Test' and Other Ways to Help Kids' Oral Health

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 14:58

Still see Oreo after your child brushes their teeth? They need help learning how to brush better.

Meat-Heavy Diets Might Have Link to MS

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 14:37

A new study suggests if you eat a lot of meat, you may be at increased risk for multiple sclerosis.

Move Over, G Spot -- Scientists Have Found the C Spot

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:18

Researchers say they have identified the elusive part of the brain that drives clitoral stimulation and why it's been so hard to find all along.

How Low Testosterone Affects Your ‘New Year, New Me’ Goals

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 13:10

No matter how hard a man works to lose weight and build muscle mass, he may be fighting a losing battle with low testosterone.

Put Your Plan Into Action

Tue, 02/01/2022 - 10:27

A few simple lifestyle choices can prevent many types of heart disease. Learn some practical ways to protect your heart.

More Countries to Require Travelers Have Booster Shots

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 18:43

More countries and one state will require travelers to have coronavirus booster shots.