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15 Apr

Even at Lower Levels, Exercise Is a Powerful Treatment for Depression

If you suffer from depression, you don’t have to live in the gym to reap the benefits of exercise, a new study finds.

12 Apr

Half of the World’s Population Suffers Headaches, Study Finds

52% of people worldwide are affected by recurrent headaches, from kids to the elderly, researchers say.

03 Nov

Zinc Supplements May Help Prevent Colds and other Respiratory Tract Infections, Study Finds

Zinc supplements may help prevent respiratory tract infections, ease symptoms and shorten illness, researchers say.

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05 Jul
COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID Was a Leading Cause of Death for 2020, 2021

COVID-19 has officially joined heart disease and cancer as a leading cause of death in the United States for ...

05 Jul
Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

Deadly Listeria Outbreak Linked to Ice Cream

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked a recent Listeria outbreak to ice cream made by Florida-based Big Olaf Creamery.

One person has died in the ...

04 Jul
Recent Monkeypox Symptoms Differ From Those of Prior Outbreaks

Recent Monkeypox Symptoms Differ From Those of Prior Outbreaks

The symptoms of patients with monkeypox in the United Kingdom differ from those in previous outbreaks of the virus, a new study shows.

It said there have been fewer reports of fever and tiredness while reports of skin lesions in the genital and anal areas have been more ...

01 Jul
NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

NYC First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID Testing Sites

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city has launched the first-of-their-kin...

01 Jul
CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

CDC Says Mystery Listeria Outbreak Has Killed 1, Hospitalized 22

At least 23 people in 10 states have been sickened and one of them has died in a listeria outbreak which may have originated in Florida, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

Although the cause of ...

29 Jun
Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Now Widespread in Pigs, Can Jump to Humans

A strain of the superbug MRSA has emerged in pigs that is highly resistant to antibiotics and a growing cause of human infections.

University of Cambridge researchers said this particular strain of

27 Jun
WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

WHO Says Monkeypox not a Global Health Threat for Now

The spread of monkeypox should be closely monitored, the World Health Organization said...

27 Jun
COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

COVID Boosters Raise Antibody Levels by 85% in Nursing Home Residents

Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person's immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant.

New research f...

24 Jun
NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

NYC Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

On Thursday, New York City became the first U.S. city to start offering the monkeypox vaccine to those at high risk for the disease.

The announcement follows sim...

24 Jun
COVID Vaccines Saved 20 Million Lives Worldwide in First Year

COVID Vaccines Saved 20 Million Lives Worldwide in First Year

Nearly two-thirds of the world's population has had at least one COVID-19 vaccine, which has prevented nearly 20 million deaths, new research finds.

The study

23 Jun
Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Long COVID Can Hit Kids, Even Babies

Even babies aren't immune from the effects of long COVID, Danish researchers report.

Their study found that about one in three kids aged 14 and younger who tested positive for the virus were suffering from mood swings, trouble remembering or concentrating, and rashes as ...

23 Jun
Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Britain Investigates Possible Presence of Poliovirus in London

Health authorities in Britain, who routinely test sewage samples for the virus that causes polio, declared a "nati...

23 Jun
Key Facts You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Key Facts You Need to Know About Monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

Normal precautions recommended to prevent other diseases are sufficient, accordi...

22 Jun
CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

One of the worst meningitis outbreaks in U.S. history has prompted public health officials to urge gay and bisexual men who live in Florida or plan to visit the state to get vaccinated right away.

Twenty-four cases of meningitis (

21 Jun
Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

Pandemic Gave Clues to Cause of Rare Heart Condition in Kids

A decline in cases of a rare heart disease in children during the COVID pandemic may provide clues about its cause and how to prevent it, researchers say.

Kawasaki disease (KD) affects fewer than ...

20 Jun
Long COVID Could Be Half as Likely With Omicron vs. Delta

Long COVID Could Be Half as Likely With Omicron vs. Delta

The Omicron variant is less likely to give you long COVID than a previous strain of the virus, British researchers say.

What was described as the

20 Jun
Neuro Symptoms of Long COVID May Persist for Months

Neuro Symptoms of Long COVID May Persist for Months

Many COVID-19 long-haulers still have neurological symptoms such as headaches, fatigue and memory problems six months later, new research shows.

The findings are the first from an ongoi...

17 Jun
COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID Is More Dangerous Than Flu for Kids, Study Finds

COVID-19 poses far more danger to kids than seasonal flu, a new study confirms.

"We found the impact to pediatric hospitalization among the two viruses are not equivalent and, in fact, children admitted with COVID-19 or MIS-C experienced longer stays and required mo...

16 Jun
Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

Bout With Omicron Provides Little Immunity Against Reinfection

If you battled a COVID-19 infection early in the pandemic, it probably won't protect you much from reinfection with Omicron and its subvariants, a new study warns.

Even a previous infection with the original

16 Jun
Fauci Tests Positive for COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

Fauci Tests Positive for COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's leading infectious disease expert, has tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced Wednesday.

The 81-year-old director of NIAID tested positive on a rapid antigen test and...

15 Jun
Scientists Pinpoint Origins of the Black Death

Scientists Pinpoint Origins of the Black Death

A centuries-old mystery as to the origins of the Black Death has been solved, according to an international team of scientists.

They said the plague pandemic that killed up to 60% of people in Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa in the mid-1300s originated in cen...

15 Jun
WHO Experts to Decide if Monkeypox Is a Global Emergency

WHO Experts to Decide if Monkeypox Is a Global Emergency

An emergency committee of independent experts will meet next week to determine whether the growing monkeypox outbreak that's spread to dozens of countries should be declared an...

14 Jun
In Rare Cases, Your Cat Can Give You COVID

In Rare Cases, Your Cat Can Give You COVID

The first reported case of a cat giving COVID-19 to a person shouldn't alarm pet owners, but a Canadian expert says it's a reminder to take precautions.

"I think it's important for us to recognize this virus still can move between species," veterinary specialist Dr. Scot...

14 Jun
1 Dead, 27 Hospitalized in U.S. Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Poultry

1 Dead, 27 Hospitalized in U.S. Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Poultry

One person has died and 27 people have been hospitalized in a multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to backyard poultry, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Even if they appear healthy and clean, backyard poultry such as chickens can carry salmonel...

10 Jun
Monkeypox Cases Rising Slowly in the U.S., CDC Says

Monkeypox Cases Rising Slowly in the U.S., CDC Says

Monkeypox cases continue to climb in the United States, although gradually, federal health officials said Friday.

Public health officials have identified 45 cases of monkeypox across...

10 Jun
Neurodevelopmental Issues Double in Babies Exposed to COVID in Womb: Study

Neurodevelopmental Issues Double in Babies Exposed to COVID in Womb: Study

The babies of women infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy may have developmental difficulties during their first year, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that pregnant women with COVID-19 were more likely to have preterm births and infants with developmental probl...

09 Jun
Two New Omicron Subvariants Gain Ground in U.S.

Two New Omicron Subvariants Gain Ground in U.S.

The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are spreading rapidly in the United States, but it's not yet clear if they'll trigger a new wave of infections or a surge in hospitalizat...

09 Jun
Fever, Fatigue: Scientists Pinpoint the Brain's 'Sickness Center'

Fever, Fatigue: Scientists Pinpoint the Brain's 'Sickness Center'

A small area of your brain triggers the familiar symptoms of fever, chills, fatigue and loss of appetite when you have a viral or bacterial infection, new animal research suggests.

The findings could eventually lead to ways to reverse this process when symptoms pose a ri...

08 Jun
Moderna Says Updated Vaccine Tackles Omicron

Moderna Says Updated Vaccine Tackles Omicron

Moderna announced Wednesday that its updated COVID-19 booster shot does a better job at thwarting the Omicron variant than the original version does.

"We are thrilled to share the preliminary data analysis on mRNA-1273.214, which is the second demonstration of superiorit...

08 Jun
Monkeypox May Sometimes Spread Through the Air

Monkeypox May Sometimes Spread Through the Air

After adding, and then deleting, a recommendation that U.S. travelers wear masks to protect themselves from monkeypox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still says that those traveling to countries where the disease is spreading and “other people who may be...

03 Jun
U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

U.S. Monkeypox Cases Now at 21, Two Strains Identified

The number of known U.S. monkeypox cases has increased to 21 in 11 states, federal health officials announced Friday.

The cases are also concentrated largely among gay or bisexual men, with t...

03 Jun
How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

How Many Days Do COVID Antibodies Stick Around?

Adults who get COVID-19 could have antibodies circulating in their blood for nearly 500 days after infection, new research suggests.

"We now have a good estimate of how long antibodies last aft...

02 Jun
Prior COVID Won't Shield Kids From Omicron, But Vaccine Might

Prior COVID Won't Shield Kids From Omicron, But Vaccine Might

Children who have had COVID-19 aren't protected against the Omicron variant, but vaccination does cut their chances of infection, a new study shows.

"I hear parents say,...

25 May
Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccines Don't Shield Against Long COVID, But May Ease Symptoms

Vaccinated people who experience a breakthrough case of COVID-19 are at risk for developing long-haul symptoms, though they are better protected against some of the worst ones, new data show.

Compared to the unvaccinated, people who had COVID shots had a 15% lower risk o...

25 May
Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Most COVID Long-Haulers Still Having Symptoms 15 Months Later

Many COVID-19 patients who didn't wind up in the hospital continue to battle lingering health issues more than a year later, a new study finds.

These long-haulers continue to suffer neurologic symptoms, fatigue and a compromised quality of life long after their initial ...

25 May
Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain: Study

Effectiveness of Antiviral Drugs Against Monkeypox Uncertain: Study

Up until recently monkeypox infection outside of Africa was rare, but a look back at seven cases occurring in Britain over the past few years gives hints at what drugs work to fight the disease -- and which don't.

The need to better understand treatments for monkeypox be...

25 May
Long-Term Heart Inflammation Strikes 1 in 8 Hospitalized COVID Patients

Long-Term Heart Inflammation Strikes 1 in 8 Hospitalized COVID Patients

A year after being hospitalized with COVID-19, more than 12% of patients had been diagnosed with heart inflammation, according to a new study of the long-term effects of the virus.

For the study, researchers in Scotland followed 159 patients hospitalized with

24 May
COVID Can 'Rebound' After Treatment With Paxlovid, CDC Says

COVID Can 'Rebound' After Treatment With Paxlovid, CDC Says

COVID-19 can make a comeback after an infected person has gone through a round of Paxlovid, the antiviral used to minimize a bout with the coronavirus, according to an advisory issued Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Recent case reports do...

23 May
Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat, Vaccines Available Soon: CDC

Gay Community Most Vulnerable to Monkeypox Threat, Vaccines Available Soon: CDC

At a Monday media briefing, U.S. public health officials said they are tracking a handful of travel-related monkeypox cases that have been reported across the country.

Anyone can catch monkeypox, but at this time it appears to be "circulating globally in some parts of t...

23 May
1 Dirty Pool, Many Cases of E. Coli: Summer's Swimming Danger

1 Dirty Pool, Many Cases of E. Coli: Summer's Swimming Danger

As the weather warms and families flock to pools, dirty water may dampen the fun.

Swimmers at a Pennsylvania community pool learned that the hard way when in June 2021 more than a dozen kids were seriously sickened by two types of bacteria,

23 May
What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should Americans Be?

What Is Monkeypox, and How Worried Should Americans Be?

A worrisome international outbreak of monkeypox, a less harmful cousin of the smallpox virus, has now reached the United States and Canada. As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases of the illness, and 28 more suspected cases, have been reported across 12 countries, according to the ...

23 May
Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

Repeat Infections With COVID-19 May Become the Norm

COVID-19 might be easing into a new status as a widely circulating and somewhat harsher version of the common cold, experts say — a virus that folks could contract repeatedly, even if they were recently infected.

"[SARS-CoV-2] is destined to join four of its family mem...

23 May
Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents' Summer Camp Checklist

Poll Finds COVID Low on Parents' Summer Camp Checklist

When choosing a summer camp for their children, many U.S. parents prioritize location, cost and activities. Only one in 10 said COVID-19 precautions are important, a new survey reveals.

Among parents who said

20 May
Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Mystery of Hepatitis Cases in Kids Deepens as CDC Probe Continues

Evidence continues to mount that a specific strain of adenovirus could be implicated in a wave of American children who've developed acute hepatitis of unknown origin, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday.

"The evidence is accumulating th...

19 May
U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

U.S. Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Kids Keep Rising: CDC

The number of American children affected by acute hepatitis of unknown cause continues to grow, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on ...

19 May
1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

1 in 3 Americans Now Live in Areas Where Indoor Masks Advised, CDC Says

Masks may not be required, but Americans should consider wearing one anyway if they live in an area where COVID-19 case numbers are high, federal health officials said Wednesday.

That advice currently applies to about one-third of Americans, all of whom now live in area...

19 May
Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

Massachusetts Man Has Monkeypox, Following Clusters in Europe

The first U.S. case this year of a rare and potentially fatal virus known as monkeypox has been diagnosed in a man in Massachusetts who recently traveled to Canada, the U.S. Centers for Disease Con...

19 May
Getting Vaccine After Infection Might Curb Long COVID

Getting Vaccine After Infection Might Curb Long COVID

Getting a COVID-19 shot after you've been infected could reduce your risk of developing prolonged COVID symptoms, or so-called long COVID, according to a new study.

"Our results suggest that vaccination of people previously infected may be associated with a reduction in ...

18 May
More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

More Cases of Monkeypox Emerge in Portugal as Outbreak Widens

After four new cases of typically rare monkeypox infection were spotted in Britain earlier this week, the illness has now been confirmed in five young men in Portugal and 15 other suspected cases a...

18 May
Is It COVID, Flu or RSV? New At-Home Test May Tell

Is It COVID, Flu or RSV? New At-Home Test May Tell

Americans will soon be able to self-test at home to find out whether they have COVID-19, the flu or another common germ, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

The first nonprescription test that can spot all t...

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