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Biden Boosts LGBTQI Protections, Bans Conversion Therapy

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 19:15

President Joe Biden issued an executive order today banning conversion therapy and offering other LBGTQI+ protections as part of White House efforts to advance equality during Pride Month.

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously for COVID Shots for Youngest Kids

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 17:26

FDA advisors lent strong support to expand authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna shots in young children.

Fauci Tests Positive for COVID-19

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 16:13

Anthony Fauci, MD, the chief medical officer to the White House, tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.

How to Keep Cool During a Heat Wave

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 13:41

Talk about a summer sizzler: A record-breaking heat wave is making its way across the United States this week. Read on for a look at signs of heat-related illness and how to stay safe and cool as temperatures rise.

Americans Think They Eat Healthier Than They Really Do

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 11:19

A new study looks at the disconnect between how healthfully Americans think they eat and how they actually do.

Life Span of Native Americans Fell by Almost 5 Years During Pandemic

WebMD - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 11:08

Researchers report that the life expectancy of Native Americans plummeted by nearly five years as the new coronavirus raged across the country, another sign that the pandemic has exacerbated disparities in health care.

Using Mental Health Team, Not Cops, on 911 Calls Lowers Crime

WebMD - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 14:54

Researchers evaluated a pilot program in Denver where dispatchers do not send police to certain low-level, non-violent calls to 911.

Is There a Future for Safe Drug Consumption Sites?

WebMD - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 02:12

New York City’s two sites have intervened in hundreds of overdoses, but significant challenges confront other locations hoping to provide the same services.

FDA Set to Rule on COVID Shots for Youngest Kids This Week

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 18:34

Two FDA advisory panels are scheduled to meet Tuesday and Wednesday to recommend whether or not to authorize one or both vaccines in these youngest of Americans. The FDA does not have to follow its panels' recommendations but often does so.

Experimental Drug May Ease Hot Flashes

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 18:25

Researchers say they have found a new, effective treatment that could provide relief and an alternative to existing therapies.

Many Americans Have Knowledge Gaps About Their Own Health: Survey

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 15:28

Only about a third of the adults who responded to a recent WebMD survey said that they know a lot about their family’s health history, while more than a quarter admitted to knowing little or none of it.

Do Optimists Live Longer?

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 14:11

Researchers explore evidence for a link between optimism and longevity in a diverse population.

Yoga for Stress Management

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:09

The benefits of yoga include decreased stress and tension, increased strength and balance, increased flexibility, and lowered blood pressure -- so isn't it time you started?

Easing Stress, Easing Arthritis Symptoms

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:06

Learn how to reduce stress and manage arthritis symptoms with these simple tips from WebMD.

Tips to Feel Better All Day

WebMD - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 12:02

What are the most important steps to follow if you want to feel good from morning to night?

COVID Exposure in Womb Tied to Neurodevelopmental Disorders

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 18:24

COVID-19 in pregnancy has been tied to a significantly increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in infants in the first year of life, new research shows.

Genes vs. Lifestyle: Which Matters More for Health?

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 18:11

Learn how genes and lifestyle interact to affect your health over the course of your life.

New Zealand Tackles Climate Change With Cow Burp Tax

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 15:47

A proposed plan would tax sheep and cattle belches, a major source of greenhouse gas.

For Trans Kids, Bathroom Choice Matters

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:18

Bathroom bans put trans kids’ health at risk. A doctor explains why it matters where kids pee.

Drownings in Home Pools, Hot Tubs Kill Hundreds of Kids Each Year

WebMD - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:56

Because many children have been away from the water during the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents to redouble safety efforts this summer.