Even With Mild COVID, Obesity May Mean Worse Symptoms

EVEN WITH MILD COVID, OBESITY MAY MEAN WORSE SYMPTOMS

Teens and adults who were overweight or obese had more symptoms, including cough and shortness of breath, than those of normal weight.

Need Help With a Colon Cancer Diagnosis? Text COLON to 484848

NEED HELP WITH A COLON CANCER DIAGNOSIS? TEXT COLON TO 484848

The Colorectal Cancer Provider Outreach Program, CRC POP, brings newly diagnosed patients helpful information about support services...

 
 
 
White House Announces Vaccination Plans for Younger Children

WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCES VACCINATION PLANS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

States were allowed to begin pre-ordering the shots this week. They can't be delivered into kids' arms, however, until both the FDA...

Broken Heart Syndrome: On the Rise, Especially in Women 50-74

BROKEN HEART SYNDROME: ON THE RISE, ESPECIALLY IN WOMEN 50-74

New research suggests that broken heart syndrome, while still not common, is not as rare as once thought. And it's on the rise, especially...

 
 
 
Kidney Grown in Pig Successfully Transplanted Into Man

KIDNEY GROWN IN PIG SUCCESSFULLY TRANSPLANTED INTO MAN

If the technique proves generally successful it could revolutionize organ transplant, greatly expanding the pool of available organs.

FDA Proposes New Rule for Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids

FDA PROPOSES NEW RULE FOR OVER-THE-COUNTER HEARING AIDS

The FDA issued a landmark proposal Tuesday that would offer over-the-counter hearing aids to nearly 30 million Americans with mild-to-moderate...

 
 
 
Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKS SUPREME COURT TO BLOCK TEXAS ABORTION LAW

The Department of Justice has filed a brief requesting the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily block a highly restrictive abortion law in...

Low Iron in Midlife May Boost Risk for Heart Disease

LOW IRON IN MIDLIFE MAY BOOST RISK FOR HEART DISEASE

Sufficient levels of iron in the blood might prevent about 1 in 10 diagnoses of coronary heart disease and reduce mortality risk. The...

 
 
 
Still Too Few Women in Stroke Treatment Clinical Trials

STILL TOO FEW WOMEN IN STROKE TREATMENT CLINICAL TRIALS

Researchers say men outnumber women in stroke therapy clinical trials, which means women may end up receiving less effective treatment.

Experts Urge Flu Shots for Kids This Year

EXPERTS URGE FLU SHOTS FOR KIDS THIS YEAR

A rebound in the number and severity of flu cases is predicted for the 2021-22 season, and experts are recommending that everyone over...

 
 
 
China, U.S. Lead World in Saltiest Processed Meats, Fish

CHINA, U.S. LEAD WORLD IN SALTIEST PROCESSED MEATS, FISH

A new study finds the two world leaders have the highest salt levels in processed meat and fish products among five countries reviewed.

Injectable Patch Shows Promise for Heart Attack Recovery

INJECTABLE PATCH SHOWS PROMISE FOR HEART ATTACK RECOVERY

An experimental patch works to restore function to damaged areas of the heart, which could ward off irregular heartbeats and heart...

 
 
 
Better Way to Fight Breast Cancer That Has Spread to Brain

BETTER WAY TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER THAT HAS SPREAD TO BRAIN

Scientists are reporting a first: They used an advanced ultrasound technique to help deliver the drug Herceptin to the patients' brain...

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Adults Affected by Joint Pain, Stiffness: CDC Report

NEARLY 1 IN 4 U.S. ADULTS AFFECTED BY JOINT PAIN, STIFFNESS: CDC REPORT

Conditions like arthritis and gout that cause stiff and painful joints affect almost 1 in 4 adults in the United States, a new federal...

 
 
 
How 1.3 Million Americans Became Controlled by Conservatorships

HOW 1.3 MILLION AMERICANS BECAME CONTROLLED BY CONSERVATORSHIPS

Most guardianships are run by family members and benefit the person who's been placed under one.

Why We Lose Weight and Why We Don't

WHY WE LOSE WEIGHT AND WHY WE DON'T

What we don't know - and what we do - about weight loss.

 
 
 
How to Improve Walking in People with Parkinson's Disease

HOW TO IMPROVE WALKING IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Problems with walking are common and bothersome to people with Parkinson's disease, but a new study of over 4,000 people with Parkinson's...

Study: Automatic ‘Opt-Ins' May Boost Women's Leadership

STUDY: AUTOMATIC ‘OPT-INS' MAY BOOST WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP

When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must...

 
 
 
State Lotteries Didn't Help Boost Vaccination Rates

STATE LOTTERIES DIDN'T HELP BOOST VACCINATION RATES

According to a new study, lotteries in 19 states designed to encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 did not alter the rate...

FDA Panel Recommends Second Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Dose

FDA PANEL RECOMMENDS SECOND JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE DOSE

The panel recommends that the second J&J dose come at least 2 months after the first shot. It's not technically a booster, but it's...

 
 
 



What Norwegian death metal can teach you about stress management

What Norwegian death metal can teach you about stress management

Imagine life with nothing to challenge you, change you, or encourage you to grow. Sounds like a total snooze, right? Well, that's a life with no stress. In reality, we want a... Read more ...

The Good Part About ‘Waning' Immunity

In early March, Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona, celebrated a milestone: hitting the point of full vaccination , two weeks after getting his... Read more ...

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor's rise in Minnesota governor race

A small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota's next governor is tapping conservative anger at the Democratic strategy of trying to vaccinate, mask and social-distance... Read more ...

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

Every “keto for women” forum abounds with stories about menstrual cycles gone haywire in the first few months of keto. Common complaints include: Irregular menstrual... Read more ...

🌻 What's good in your world: October 22, 2021

We ask subscribers to the Greater Good newsletter to send us photos of things that have made them smile recently. You can send your own contributions to greatergood smh.com.au... Read more ...

Age journalism recognised in Walkley Awards nominations

The finalists for this year's Walkley Awards have been named, and The Age has a number of contenders among the most outstanding journalism in Australia. Read more ...

Healius braces for COVID test surge as restrictions lift

The boss of the pathology operator says PCR tests will become even more critical as borders reopen and new drugs for COVID hit the market. Read more ...

Covid: Doctors criticise ministers over new rules refusal

A doctors' union accuses the government of taking its "foot off the brake" as cases rise. Read more ...

Interaction between rs10830962 polymorphism in MTNR1B and lifestyle...

AbstractBackgroundInteractions between polymorphisms of the melatonin receptor 1B gene and lifestyle intervention for gestational diabetes have been described. Whether these... Read more ...

Maternal caffeine intake and DNA methylation in newborn cord blood

AbstractBackgroundEpigenetic mechanisms may underlie associations between maternal caffeine consumption and adverse childhood metabolic outcomes. However, limited studies have... Read more ...