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What to Know About the J&J COVID Vaccine Pause

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:58

The chances of developing one of these blood clots are about 1 in a million, based on the six reports out of 6.8 million doses given.

Neurodiversity: What Is It?

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:09

There’s a growing push to focus on our brain differences, not deficits. This wider view of "normal" is a big part of something called neurodiversity.

White House to Lift Restrictions on Abortion Pill Access

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:51

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists has said the in-person requirement is medically unnecessary and puts patients and medical staff at risk during the pandemic.

Ground Turkey Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:44

Two people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

Meow Mix Cat Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Fears

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:41

Along with affecting cats who eat it, salmonella-contaminated cat food can cause illness in people who handle the product, or touch surfaces or cats that have been in contact with the product.

Regeron Antibody Cocktail Offers COVID Protection

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:36

In its statement, Regeneron said it would ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the drug's emergency authorization use -- for high-risk people who already have COVID-19 but are not hospitalized

Newborns Won't Get COVID Through Infected Mom's Breast Milk

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:28

A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies.

Americans Are Eating Less Healthily, Except at School

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:22

A new dietary analysis finds that no matter where people get their food, bad nutrition rules the day, with one key exception: schools.

Breaking News: FDA Urges Pause of J&J COVID Vaccine

WebMD - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:31

FDA said 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered and the agency is investigating six reported cases of a rare and severe blood clot occurring in patients who received the vaccine.

Taking Aim at Coach, Doctor Sex Abuse on Campuses

WebMD - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:49

Universities have agreed to pay more than $1.6 billion to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of doctors and coaches. It's a problem that needs answers, experts say.

Widely Used BP Meds May Raise Skin Cancer Risk

WebMD - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:33

Certain blood pressure drugs can increase sensitivity to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

How Meditation Can Help Manage OCD

WebMD - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:38

If you have OCD tendencies, you may want to try meditation. Learn more about how this holistic therapy works to curb compulsions and obsessive thoughts.

My Spouse Is Depressed: Tips on How to Help and Cope

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:58

Is your spouse depressed? If your loved one withdraws from activities or sex, spends more time alone, or drinks more alcohol than they once did, they may have depression. Find out what to do if your partner refuses to get therapy and get tips to protect your own mental health.

Strategies That Help

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:37

There’s no cure for dementia-related psychosis. But there are steps you can take to help you and your loved one live with the disease and its symptoms.

The Caregiver's Role

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:31

Caregivers for people with dementia-related psychosis can play a big role in a loved one’s care plan and can help provide a better quality of life for as long as possible.

Recognizing the Symptoms, From Hallucinations to Delusions

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:23

Seeing signs of psychosis in a person with dementia may be harder than it seems. The first step: Asking questions of everyone involved.

What Is Dementia-Related Psychosis?

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:21

Psychotic episodes -- like hallucinations or delusions -- related to dementia can be scary for all involved. But there are ways to diagnose and treat the condition.

What You Can Do When Someone You Love Has PTSD

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:56

If someone you love has PTSD, you’re living with it too. Learn how you can help them and yourself.

12 Ways to Beat Loneliness

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 14:53

Feeling lonely these days -- maybe more than normal? Take these steps to help you get through it.

Sunnier Areas Have Lower COVID-19 Death Rates

WebMD - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 12:32

New research suggests the sun's UV rays might somehow provide some protection against the disease.

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