• COVID-19 and Masks: Doctor, May I Be Excused? By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    COVID-19 AND MASKS: DOCTOR, MAY I BE EXCUSED?

    As mask mandates have increased, some people are looking for a way around the rules by asking doctors for medical excuses to opt out...

  • COVID Likely Deadlier for New York Than 1918 Flu By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    COVID LIKELY DEADLIER FOR NEW YORK THAN 1918 FLU

    Crunching the numbers from New York City during the worst two months of the 1918 flu epidemic and the two months encompassing the height...

    Flu
  • Feeling Anxious? Yoga Can Help Soothe You By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    FEELING ANXIOUS? YOGA CAN HELP SOOTHE YOU

    Yoga may help people soothe frayed nerves during the coronavirus pandemic, but the ancient practice may also help those with more serious,...

  • COVID-19 Supply Crunch Means More Testing Delays By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    COVID-19 SUPPLY CRUNCH MEANS MORE TESTING DELAYS

    The demand for COVID-19 testing is exploding as schools and businesses try to reopen and as hospitals begin bringing patients back...

    Hospital
  • Sweden's COVID Policy Didn't Create Herd Immunity By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    SWEDEN'S COVID POLICY DIDN'T CREATE HERD IMMUNITY

    Rather than imposing a hard lockdown in March as other countries did, the Scandinavian nation relied on individual responsibility to...

  • Special Contact Lenses Help Kids' Nearsightedness By Web MD   -   Aug 13, 2020

    SPECIAL CONTACT LENSES HELP KIDS' NEARSIGHTEDNESS

    Bifocal contacts with a powerful corrective prescription slowed the progression of nearsightedness in youngsters by 43% compared to...

    Power
  • COVID Has Most Parents Nervous About Kids Vaccines By Web MD   -   Aug 12, 2020

    COVID HAS MOST PARENTS NERVOUS ABOUT KIDS VACCINES

    But if fewer children get their childhood vaccinations because their parents are too nervous to bring them to the doctor, experts worry...

    Vaccination
  • Many COVID Outbreaks Traced to Restaurants, Bars By Web MD   -   Aug 12, 2020

    MANY COVID OUTBREAKS TRACED TO RESTAURANTS, BARS

    In Louisiana, roughly a quarter of the state's 2,360 cases since March that were outside of places like nursing homes and prisons had...

  • COVID Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers By Web MD   -   Aug 12, 2020

    COVID RISK UP TO 7 TIMES HIGHER FOR YOUNG VAPERS

    Teens and young adults who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And young folks who vape and also smoke...

  • Redfield: This Fall Could Be ‘Worst' We've Seen By Web MD   -   Aug 12, 2020

    REDFIELD: THIS FALL COULD BE ‘WORST' WE'VE SEEN

    We are in a war against COVID-19, and this fall could be one of the worst from a public health standpoint that the U.S. has ever faced,...

    Face
  • Climate Change Means Senior Health Could Suffer By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS SENIOR HEALTH COULD SUFFER

    Atmospheric changes that precede storms increase the risk that older people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could...

    Senior, Hospital, Asthma
  • Asymptomatic COVID: Silent, but Maybe Not Harmless By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    ASYMPTOMATIC COVID: SILENT, BUT MAYBE NOT HARMLESS

    Researchers who have scanned the hearts and lungs of people who tested positive for COVID-19, but never felt ill, have seen telltale...

  • Students' Struggle with Mental Health in Pandemic By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    STUDENTS' STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH IN PANDEMIC

    Researchers at Dartmouth College determined that the coronavirus pandemic had an immediate impact on the mental health of this particular...

  • Another COVID Hazard: False Information By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    ANOTHER COVID HAZARD: FALSE INFORMATION

    Watch out for bold claims and instant cures touted on social media or by friends. Get health and medical information from experts.

    Cures
  • Russia OKs COVID Vaccine Before Trials Completed By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    RUSSIA OKS COVID VACCINE BEFORE TRIALS COMPLETED

    According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the vaccine works "effectively enough."

    Vaccination
  • From Trees and Grapefruit Comes New Bug Repellent By Web MD   -   Aug 11, 2020

    FROM TREES AND GRAPEFRUIT COMES NEW BUG REPELLENT

    Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes,...

  • Can We Prevent the Next 5 Million COVID Cases? By Web MD   -   Aug 10, 2020

    CAN WE PREVENT THE NEXT 5 MILLION COVID CASES?

    The U.S. just sailed past the 5 million mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19. Can anything be done to prevent the next 5 million?

  • ‘The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled' By Web MD   -   Aug 10, 2020

    ‘THE YEAR HAS BEEN SORT OF CANCELED'

    A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can't meet in person, a career that stalls...

    Infertility
  • A Great Unknown: When Flu Season and COVID Collide By Web MD   -   Aug 10, 2020

    A GREAT UNKNOWN: WHEN FLU SEASON AND COVID COLLIDE

    Depending on whether people heed the advice to prevent COVID-19 - wearing a mask, hand washing and social distancing - the U.S. could...

    Hands, Flu, Drop
  • Is Your Bread Really 'Whole Grain'? Maybe Not By Web MD   -   Aug 10, 2020

    IS YOUR BREAD REALLY 'WHOLE GRAIN'? MAYBE NOT

    Folks who want to eat healthy by choosing whole grain foods aren't helped by product labels that can confuse and mislead consumers,...

    Food