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Kids under 5 can finally get the Covid-19 vaccine. What should parents consider?

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 15:29:03 GMT

Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their kids the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for vaccination.


FDA recommends changing composition of Covid-19 vaccines for use this fall

The FDA told Covid-19 vaccine makers Thursday to update future vaccines adding an Omicron BA.4/5 component to offer more protection.


'You do not want this' virus: California man with monkeypox urges others to get vaccinated

Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn't a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn't a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way.


Myths about abortion and women's mental health are widespread, experts say

In pre-counseling sessions and online, myths about what happens to a woman's mental well-being following an abortion are widespread and misleading, researchers say.


Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have uncovered a new genetic link for Alzheimer's disease in women, and this gene discovery may explain why more women get the disease.


Should parents get the vaccine for their kids under 5?

CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen answers parents' questions about what to consider now that children under age 5 can finally get the Covid-19 vaccine.


US set to offer monkeypox vaccines in states with high case rates

Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:36:54 GMT

The Biden Administration is expected to detail plans to roll out more monkeypox vaccines across the U.S.


Meet the explorer that could be 1st to search for life in Martian caves

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:23:48 GMT

Exploring beneath the surface of other planets may be the key to determining whether life has ever existed outside of Earth.


Pets and fireworks: How to keep your animals calm and safe on July 4

Many of our furry friends -- dogs, cats, even ferrets and birds -- go a bit ape when they hear the pops, sizzles and rocket sounds of fireworks. Here's how to help.


Race correction in medicine has pitted students against their teachers, caught the attention of Congress and led to a lawsuit against the NFL. In late 2021, a joint task force of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) outlined a new race-free approach to diagnose kidney disease.


The workout that beats HIIT for better heart health

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 08:56:26 GMT

If you're looking for a cardiovascular activity that will get your heart pumping and improve daily life, running or interval training may immediately come to mind. To maximize your workout, however, you may want to give Nordic walking a try, new research suggests.


Sleep duration matters for heart health, according to new recommendations

Sleep duration was added to the American Heart Association's "Life's Essential 8," a questionnaire that measure's a person's heart health.


8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.


Fauci says his Covid rebounded after Paxlovid

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, recently revealed he is experiencing a rebound of his Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.


Scientists are trying to 'outsmart cancer'

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:56:40 GMT

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on how scientists have found ways that mRNA vaccines may be helpful in cancer treatment.


Spoken Word Poet Sekou Andrews speaks about the intersection of our health and inspiration at the 2022 Life Itself conference. For more talks, visit here.


What Robin Williams' widow wants you to know about the future of Lewy body dementia

For Robin Williams' widow, learning about Lewy body dementia has made her husband's death make sense. Susan Schneider Williams details the comedian's final days, and the future of LBD research, diagnosis and treatment.


Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:25:05 GMT


Families can't use WIC benefits to buy baby formula online, making shortage woes worse

Vicki Hankins has been on a frantic hunt for baby formula for months.


Plant that traps prey underground is the 1st of its kind to be discovered

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 14:19:03 GMT

Scientists have discovered a carnivorous plant that grows prey-trapping contraptions underground, feeding off subterranean creatures such as worms, larvae and beetles.


Internet searches for medication abortion reached record highs after Supreme Court leak

Internet search traffic on abortion medication surged 162% higher than expected and reached a record high in the days after a draft of the US Supreme Court's abortion decision was leaked in May, according to new research.


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Why you should talk about sex with your partner after the SCOTUS decision on abortion

It's never too early in a relationship to talk about contraception, pregnancy and abortion, experts say. Knowing where each partner stands can help you feel confident in the event of an unintended pregnancy now that many people across the country are losing access to abortion.


The workout that beats HIIT for better heart health, according to a new study

If you're looking for a cardiovascular activity that will get your heart pumping and improve daily life, running or interval training may immediately come to mind. To maximize your workout, however, you may want to give Nordic walking a try, new research suggests.


Fauci says his Covid rebounded after Paxlovid

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:47:02 GMT

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden's chief medical adviser, recently revealed he is experiencing a rebound of his Covid-19 infection after taking the antiviral medication Paxlovid.


Gene discovery may explain why more women get Alzheimer's disease

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 11:14:50 GMT

Scientists have identified a gene that appears to increase the risk of Alzheimer's in women, providing a potential new clue as to why more women than men are diagnosed with the disease.


Babies will continue to die during sleep despite new regulations on sleep products, child advocates fear

Some child safety advocates are worried that new rules to protect babies while alseep will not reduce the number of infant sleep deaths. Why? Because the rules don't address parental needs and motivations.


FDA recommends changing composition of Covid-19 vaccines for use this fall

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:34:25 GMT

Your Covid-19 booster in the fall will likely look a little different going forward.


'You do not want this' virus: California man with monkeypox urges others to get vaccinated

Fri, 01 Jul 2022 22:11:10 GMT

Matt Ford edits videos for a living, so it wasn't a stretch for him to put one together for TikTok. But his latest post wasn't a crazy dance or a video about how to peel a banana the right way.