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Pandemic Unveils Growing Suicide Crisis for Communities of Color

Lun, 23/08/2021 - 16:20

Suicides have risen among Black, Hispanic and other communities of color during covid. But the rates were already escalating before the pandemic struck.

The Best Face Masks for Kids, According to Experts

Sab, 21/08/2021 - 01:05

Finding a face mask that's actually protective for a child is not a straightforward task, as many parents can attest.

No Lasting Lung Damage After Full Recovery From COVID-19

Ven, 20/08/2021 - 21:35

New research finds those who've had COVID-19 and had lung problems will likely be spared long-term respiratory damage.

FDA Issues Warning About Illnesses, Deaths Linked to Midwestern Pet Foods

Gio, 19/08/2021 - 21:20

The FDA issued a public warning on Tuesday about contaminated pet food sold by Midwestern Pet Foods, which could be linked with more than 220 illnesses and 130 deaths among dogs and cats.

Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Gio, 19/08/2021 - 20:14

The new surge in COVID-19 cases related to the contagious Delta variant is affecting the mental health for many people across the country.

Pesticide to Be Banned Over Links to  Problems in Children

Gio, 19/08/2021 - 19:56

A widely used pesticide will be banned because it's been linked to neurological damage in children.

CDC Launches New Center to Watch for Future Outbreaks

Gio, 19/08/2021 - 19:28

The CDC is launching a new hub to watch for early warning signs of future infectious outbreaks.

Meet Kenni, a ‘Little Spitfire’ Who’s Cancer-Free

Gio, 19/08/2021 - 17:26

At only 2 years of age, McKenna Xydias is a cancer survivor.

COVID-19 Booster Shots to Start in September: Officials

Mer, 18/08/2021 - 22:43

Booster shots to ramp up protection against COVID-19 infection are slated to begin the week of Sept. 20, the Biden administration announced at a press briefing Wednesday.

Only 1 in 10 Kids With ADHD Will Outgrow It

Mer, 18/08/2021 - 21:43

Only about one in 10 kids with the disorder are likely to have a full and lasting remission of their symptoms, according to new data gleaned from tracking hundreds of kids for 16 years.

TSA Extends Mask Mandate for U.S. Travelers to January

Mer, 18/08/2021 - 21:40

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, a mask mandate for travelers and employees on U.S. airline flights and public transportation will be extended until Jan. 18.

Health Care Workers Share Stories of Delta Variant’s Toll

Mar, 17/08/2021 - 22:44

Five health care workers tell WebMD about their experiences working the front lines amid the recent surge and what they think needs to happen -- fast.

RSV Respiratory Illnesses Rising for Babies

Mar, 17/08/2021 - 20:37

While the resurgence of COVID cases has been dominating the news, pediatric hospitals report an unexpected rise in serious infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

COVID Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors

Mar, 17/08/2021 - 20:18

In another twist on covid vaccine hesitancy, blood centers say they are starting to hear from transfusion patients demanding blood from unvaccinated donors. Experts say the option is neither practical nor medically justifiable.

Eczema on Your Scrotum: What You Need to Know

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 22:51

Here’s what you need to know about eczema on the scrotum, including things that can trigger it, symptoms, treatment, and more.

Minnesota Mom Gets Vaccinated for Son’s Birthday

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 20:58

Minnesota resident Sheletta Brundidge , 49, expected her son to ask for an Xbox or a pair of LeBron James shoes for his 15th birthday. Instead, he had one simple request: that his mother get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Death of Spouse Could Raise Odds for Prostate Cancer

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 20:21

New research suggests widowers have a higher risk for advanced prostate cancer than men who are married or men who are in relationships.

More Than Willpower: How I Live Well With ADHD

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 20:14

A WebMD reader shares how medication and a strong support system lead to her success.

Four Teachers in Same FL County Die of COVID in 24 Hours

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 20:01

In the span of just a day, four teachers in Broward County died from COVID-19.

COVID Vaccines Offer Good Protection for People Living With HIV

Lun, 16/08/2021 - 19:17

A new, small study of people with HIV shows getting a COVID-19 vaccination triggers a strong immune response meaning they're likely protected against the coronavirus.