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CDC ends recommendations for social distancing and quarantine for Covid-19 control, no longer recommends test-to-stay in schools

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:31:44 GMT

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation should move away from restrictive measures such as quarantines and social distancing and focus on reducing severe disease from Covid-19.

Lower back sciatica pain seems to be the hallmark of getting older, but it doesn't have to hurt forever. Mobility coach Dana Santas explains why sciatica is so prevalent and offers 4 exercises to ease symptoms.

How to get to sleep the night before an early call or big event

Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:40:39 GMT

You're catching a 5 a.m. flight tomorrow. Your boss, a true early bird, has set an unbearably early weekly meeting. School is starting, and you have to rise and shine to goose the family into gear. The clock has rolled back, and suddenly you're climbing out of bed in the dark.

First possible case of human-to-dog monkeypox transmission 'not surprising,' WHO says

A hallmark of the ongoing monkeypox outbreak is that most cases have been linked to sexual activity, and this has prompted some debate around whether to describe the illness as a sexually transmitted disease.

Too hot to cook? Grab a bunch of corn and feast the rest of summer

Alessandro Rugge, 51, says he had one of the earliest confirmed cases of monkeypox in Arizona, and that getting a diagnosis was challenging.

Global experts race to understand rare cases when monkeypox leads to death

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:18:30 GMT

Out of tens of thousands of monkeypox cases around the world this year, there have been a dozen deaths linked to the virus, and for the first time, some of them have been outside Africa, in countries where the virus doesn't usually spread.

Scientists are trying to 'outsmart cancer'

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 14:08:02 GMT

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

How to ward off the 'Sunday scaries' before the new week begins

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing 'very mild symptoms'

Research shows Sunday is our unhappiest day of the week -- so it's no wonder so many of us feel anxious on a Sunday evening. There are a number of reasons why the so-called Sunday scaries happen, and how you spend your weekend can play a big role.

Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:25:05 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.

Artemis I will carry 120 pounds of mementos around the moon

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:41:57 GMT

While no human crew will travel aboard NASA's Artemis I mission, that doesn't mean the Orion spacecraft will be empty.

The first possible case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox -- recently reported in two men and their pet in Paris -- had been a theoretical risk up till now, said Dr. Rosamund Lewis, technical lead on the monkeypox response for the World Health Organization.

Biden administration will stop buying Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall, Jha says

This simple exercise helps strengthen the area that's key in relieving sciatica pain.

Poliovirus detected in wastewater samples in New York City, health officials say

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 21:29:14 GMT

Poliovirus has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus, according to state and local health officials.

Is 'Euphoria' appropriate for teens?

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 07:06:54 GMT

One teen pulls around a suitcase full of drugs, another is the victim of statutory rape, and many sex scenes show full-frontal nudity. That's "Euphoria," which might be your favorite show -- but it's understandable if it is not the model you want for your own teens.

How to get rid of muscle knots

The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday it has finalized a rule allowing people over the age of 18 with mild to moderate hearing impairment to be able to purchase hearing aids over the counter.

FDA finalizes rule allowing some Americans to buy hearing aids over the counter

LIVINGSTON, Mont. — Shannan Piccolo walked into a hotel with a tote bag full of Narcan and a speech about how easy it is to use the medicine that can reverse opioid overdoses.

More than 1 in 4 kids hospitalized for Covid or MIS-C have symptoms for months, study finds

Fri, 12 Aug 2022 04:01:09 GMT

Nearly 30% of children who were hospitalized for Covid-19 or MIS-C, a rare but serious Covid-related condition, had symptoms more than a couple of months after their diagnosis, a new study found.

Health departments apply lessons learned from Covid to other public health concerns

We've all had the need to get ourselves out of bed early before our typical wake-up time. Here are five expert tips (and a bonus) on how to fall asleep successfully the night before.

Eat all the sweet corn you can in August

Tue, 16 Aug 2022 15:38:29 GMT

It's the sweetest part of the summer -- this is the stretch of the year when sweet corn is in season.

Albert Bourla, CEO of drugmaker Pfizer, has tested positive for Covid-19 and has "very mild symptoms," he said in a tweet on Monday.

Should your teens be watching 'Euphoria'? And how should you talk to them about it?

The US is on a Covid plateau, and no one's sure what will happen next

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 10:49:23 GMT

The United States seems to have hit a Covid-19 plateau, with more than 40,000 people hospitalized and more than 400 deaths a day consistently over the past month or so.

Researchers are still trying to figure out what happens within muscle to create knots, also known as myofascial trigger points. Being consistent with exercise habits and moving throughout the day can help keep knots from developing in your muscles.

How to get to sleep the night before an early call or big event

Sometimes the shows about teens are not exactly what you want your teens to be watching, and they might be streaming without your knowledge, experts say. You can't always ban the content, but you can open up helpful discussions in your family, they added.

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Mobility coach Dana Santas demonstrates a simple stretch for lower back pain.

New US monkeypox vaccine strategy could be huge boost for supply, but much is unknown

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 20:22:22 GMT

In an effort to stretch the limited supply of the Jynneos monkeypox vaccine, federal health officials this week authorized giving smaller doses using a different method of injection.

Why calling monkeypox an STD is about more than just a label

Fresh corn is at its peak between July and September for most of the United States, and now's the time to take advantage. It doesn't take much prep to make corn taste amazing, so it's one of the best foods to enjoy in a heat wave.

8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

The Biden administration has been planning for how to get past the crisis phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and will stop buying vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Tuesday.