Two years into the pandemic, many aren’t sure what to do after testing positive for Covid-19. Should they isolate, and if so, for how long? How important is it to see a doctor? What therapies are available, and who is eligible? To help answer these and other questions, I spoke with CNN Medical Analyst Dr.
Betacoronaviruses have caused several major pandemics of zoonotic disease over the last few decades, the latest being the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of these viruses are endemic among bats, making the surveillance of these mammalian viruses a must to understand and prevent the spillover of these pathogens into humans. A new preprint discusses
When a medical condition makes you need the toilet suddenly, ongoing worry about where the nearest one is, is understandable. Here we explore toilet anxiety, and, crucially, how to cope with it Imagine you’re somewhere you’ve never been before, and you suddenly realise you need to use the bathroom. You start looking around and asking
Imagine walking into the Library of Congress, with its millions of books, and having the goal of reading them all. Impossible, right? Even if you could read every word of every work, you wouldn’t be able to retain or comprehend everything — even if you spent a lifetime trying. Now let’s say you somehow had
“Time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts,” according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A stroke is a serious medical event and can lead to disability or even death if not treated quickly, said Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of clinical cardiology and cardiovascular prevention at National Jewish Health. And they are
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Tami Chappell | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating 180 cases of children who suddenly developed severe hepatitis across 36 states and territories, an increase of 71 cases since the public health agency’s last update earlier this month.
A new Pediatric Respiratory Reviews study conducted in Israel examines issues surrounding children between the ages of five and 11 who are eligible for vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Herein, the researchers offer a detailed overview of factors that could influence the decision to take or abstain from vaccination. Study: Covid-19
SAN FRANCISCO — For neighborhoods near a major coking operation in Pittsburgh, its shutdown at the end of 2015 was followed by markedly lower rates of respiratory disease hospitalizations, researchers reported here. Inpatient admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among area residents were steadily increasing during 2013 to 2015. But from 2016 onward, they
[embedded content] In this video, Mikhail Varshavski, DO — who goes by “Dr. Mike” on social media — watches painful TikTok gym accidents. Following is a transcript of the video (note that errors are possible): Varshavski: We all want to go to the gym and get swole, but how many of us have had accidents
The results of an analysis published by Cancer Research UK today estimate that more than 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040, which equates to almost 4 in 10 of the UK adult population (36%). The analysis also suggests that if current overweight and obesity trends continue, the number of UK adults who
The most valuable relationship you have is the one with yourself, so recognising the ways you can nurture it is vital. Here are seven arms of self-love that come together to create a wholesome, and well-rounded, connection with that person who’s been from day dot: you 1. Self-awareness Getting to know yourself, your needs and
WIESBADEN, Germany — To differentiate temporary or even long-lasting symptoms, such as in the back, from one of the 100 or so “actual” rheumatologic conditions is not easy, even for specialists. “Inflammatory conditions of the connective tissue, which pervades the body, can be found throughout, in joints, muscles, vessels, organs,” explained Ulf Müller-Ladner, MD, chair
Ultraprocessed foods and beverages, including chocolate, french fries, fast-food hamburgers and soda, are being sold in sizes up to five times larger than when they were first introduced, according to a December 2021 study in the American Journal of Public Health. Ultraprocessed foods are industrial formulations that typically contain five or more ingredients, and may
In a recent study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, researchers reported that gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and obesity were associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Gestational diabetes mellitus and COVID-19: results from the CRONOS study. Image Credit: Svetolk/Shutterstock Background Pregnancy has been considered a risk factor for a severe
Ahead of festival season a new charter outlining best practice and sexual violence prevention is being signed Over the last couple of years, the festival scene has been dogged with cancellations, postponements and restrictions. It’s hoped that summer 2022 will see the return of many events, and with this, there is a focus on festival-goers
Gastroenterologists, like many other physicians, fared better financially in 2021 than during the height of the pandemic in 2020, according to the 2022 Medscape Gastroenterology Compensation Report. Gastroenterologists’ average annual income rose from $406,000 in 2020 to $453,000 in 2021 — an increase of 12% over the prior year, second only to otolaryngologists (+13%). “Compensation
Two months later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded grants to every state health department and 58 large city and county health agencies. The money is intended to help limit the spread of covid-19 among those most at risk in rural areas and within racial and ethnic minority groups, as well as improve
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, the House Appropriations Committee chair, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., confer during a news conference on the House Democrats $28 million emergency spending bill to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. J. Scott Applewhite
Supply chain issues, recalls and inflation are making it nearly impossible for families to find infant formula on store shelves, with some states reporting more than 50% of products sold out. Kate Bauer, associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, discusses the impact of the shortage on families.
Our profession often sends the message that we are invincible heroes. Here’s my vulnerable and honest admission: I lapped that up. There was something so seductive about denying pesky human requirements, like sleep, regular exercise, and time to decompress. I liked being needed more than I liked having needs. I sublimated mine under my superhero
Host of The Repair Shop and recent recipient of an MBE for Services to Crafts, Jay Blades, joins Happiful’s podcast to discuss life experiences and asking for help Jay Blades is best known for his appearances on programmes such as The Repair Shop and No Place Like Home but most recently, it’s his brilliant book
May 17, 2022 – The FDA expanded an emergency use authorization (EUA) today allowing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot for children between the ages of 5 to 11 who are at least 5 months out from their first vaccine series. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28.6%
But in some states, questions remain around funding the transition, staffing call centers and having response teams ready. The transition to 988 is “not optional,” according to the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. No more than half of states have enacted or introduced legislation in preparation
A new study investigated whether the COVID-19 pandemic influenced creativity changes in a population of French-speaking individuals. What is creativity? The concept of creativity is multifaceted, and people perceive it in different ways. For example, one source describes it as the ability to come up with and recognize useful ideas and alternatives.1 According to another source,
So you want to be a rocket surgeon. You think rocket science and neurosurgery are too pedestrian and elementary and are craving the most prestigious, challenging, and egocentric specialty. Let’s debunk the public perception myths, and give it to you straight. This is the reality of rocket surgery. Happy April Fools’ Day! 🖋Accompanying Blog Post: