Health Wellness

  • What Life is Like in Florida, the U.S. Epicenter of the Pandemic
    What_life_is_like_in_florida__the_u.s._epicenter_of_the_pandemic 2021-08-02 17:39:00 UTC
    Florida is now leading the U.S. in per capita hospitalizations for COVID-19, as hospitals around the state report having to put emergency room visitors in beds in hallways and others document a noticeable drop in the age of patients. The Sunshine State had 10,207 people hospitalized with confi...

  • Get Answers to Common Questions About Group Health Insurance
    Get_answers_to_common_questions_about_group_health_insurance 2021-07-31 19:06:05 UTC
    Health insurance plays a pivotal role in protecting individuals and families against costs that are often incurred as a result of injury or sickness. However, most people in the US with health coverage obtain it from their employer or spouse’s employer. Group insurance makes a lot of sense for bu...

  • Study: Foods High in Flavonoids Could Slow Down Cognitive Decline
    Study-_foods_high_in_flavonoids_could_slow_down_cognitive_decline 2021-09-02 05:28:03 UTC
    A new study shows that people who eat a diet that includes at least half a serving per day of foods high in flavonoids like strawberries, oranges, peppers and apples may have a 20% lower risk of cognitive decline. The research is published in the July 28, 2021, online issue of Neurology the medic...

  • Olympics Reveals Impact of Athlete's Mental Health
    Olympics_reveals_impact_of_athlete's_mental_health 2021-07-28 18:01:46 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — For decades, they were told to shake it off or toughen up — to set aside the doubt, or the demons, and focus on the task at hand: winning. Dominating. Getting it done. For years, Simone Biles was one of the very best at that. Suddenly — to some, shockingly — she decided she wasn’t...

  • US Tests COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
    Us_tests_covid-19_vaccines_for_kids 2021-03-27 00:25:31 UTC
    <p>The 9-year-old twins didn&rsquo;t flinch as each received test doses of Pfizer&rsquo;s COVID-19 vaccine -- and then a sparkly bandage to cover the spot.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Sparkles make everything better,&rdquo; declared Marisol Gerardo as she hopped off an exam table at Duke University to mak...

  • US Study: AstraZeneca 79% Effective Against COVID-19
    Us_study-_astrazeneca_79__effective_against_covid-19 2021-03-26 01:46:11 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among all adults in a long-anticipated U.S. study, raising hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and moving a step closer to clearance f...

  • UK Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 100,000
    Uk_coronavirus_death_toll_surpasses_100_000 2021-01-26 17:47:02 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to ...

  • COVID-19: US Death Toll Eclipses 400,000
    Covid-19-_u.s._death_toll_has_eclipsed_400_000 2021-01-20 17:22:50 UTC
    As President Donald Trump entered the final year of his term last January, the U.S. recorded its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Not to worry, Trump insisted, his administration had the virus “totally under control.” Now, in his final hours in office, after a year of presidential denials of ...

  • EU: Doctors, Nurses, Elderly Rolled Up Their Sleeves to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
    Eu-_doctors__nurses__elderly_rolled_up_their_sleeves_to_receive_covid-19_vaccine 2020-12-27 21:41:01 UTC
    ROME (AP) — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of unity and moment of hope for a continent confronting its worst health care crisis in a century. Weeks after the U.S....

  • Studies: Vitamin D, Zinc, Quercetin Could Prevent and Treat COVID-19
    Studies-_vitamin_d__zinc__quercetin_could_prevent_and_treat_covid-19 2020-12-28 19:25:25 UTC
    Should you have your vitamin D levels checked? Is taking a supplement enough to protect yourself, or at least to lower your chance of getting COVID-19? Studies reveals nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels. Based on studies, it’s reasonab...

  • First Shot: UK Starts COVID-19 Vaccination
    First_shot-_uk_starts_covid-19_vaccination 2020-12-08 07:22:51 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — U.K. health authorities began rolling out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, starting a global immunization program that is expected to gain momentum as more serums win approval. The first shot came early in the morning at o...

  • Millions of Hungry Americans Turn to Food Banks For 1st Time
    Millions_of_hungry_americans_turn_to_food_banks_for_1st_time 2020-12-08 00:37:47 UTC
    <p>The deadly pandemic that tore through the nation&rsquo;s heartland struck just as Aaron Crawford was in a moment of crisis. He was looking for work, his wife needed surgery, then the virus began eating away at her work hours and her paycheck.</p><p>The Crawfords had no savings, mounting bills ...

  • Moderna Pushes US/EU Regulators to Allow Emergency Use of COVID-19 Vaccine
    Moderna_pushes_us_eu_regulators_to_allow_emergency_use_of_covid-19_vaccine 2020-12-01 00:31:56 UTC
    Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates m...

  • Debate Over The Crown's Portrayal of Princess Diana’s Eating Disorder
    Debate_over_the_crown's_portrayal_of_princess_diana%e2%80%99s_eating_disorder 2020-11-28 21:03:32 UTC
    “There’s a fine line between showing what it’s like, and also potentially crossing over into triggering territory,” says one eating disorder expert of the series’ depiction of Princess Diana’s illness There’s a scene early on in the fourth season of The Crown, shortly after the 19-year-old, so...

  • Britain Set to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
    Britain_set_to_deliver_covid-19_vaccine_next_week 2020-11-28 18:23:42 UTC
    (Reuters) - Britain is set to approve the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc next week and deliveries would begin within hours of the authorisation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday. The first immunisations using the BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine could take place fr...

  • Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
    Surviving_covid-19_may_result_in_immunity_from_reinfection 2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Although scientists ha...

  • US Announces COVID-19 Vaccine with Encouraging Results
    U.s._announces_covid-19_vaccine_with_encouraging_results 2020-05-18 18:31:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON — An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday. Study volunteers given either a low or medium dose of the vaccine by Cambr...

  • WHO Warns: This Virus May Never Go Away
    Who_warns-_this_virus_may_never_go_away 2020-05-13 21:21:26 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it. “It is important to put this on th...

  • Study: COVID-19 Death Toll in U.S. Worse Than Official Tally
    Study-_covid-19_death_toll_in_u.s._worse_than_official_tally 2020-05-11 23:58:15 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between March 11 and May 2, about 24,000 more people ...

  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    A_new_coronavirus_vaccine_works_in_monkeys 2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...

  • U.S. Pushes Forward With Emergency Use of Drug For COVID-19
    U.s._pushes_forward_with_emergency_use_of_drug_for_covid-19 2020-05-01 21:27:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide. President Donald Trump announced...

  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    Juliet_was_fighting_for_her_life-_'i_died_and_came_back' 2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC
    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married ...

  • WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
    Who_chief_to_trump-_don't_politicize_covid-19__if_you_don't_want_many_more_body_bags 2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments...

  • COVID-19: Vaccine Receives Approval in Germany
    Covid-19-_vaccine_receives_approval_in_germany 2020-04-22 19:02:06 UTC
    BERLIN — The German biotech company BioNTech will become the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. The Mainz-based company, which has never produced a market-ready product, has been working o...

  • UK Is Significantly UnderReporting Covid-19 Deaths
    Uk_is_significantly_underreporting_covid-19_deaths 2020-04-14 18:32:21 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s true death toll from the novel coronavirus far exceeds estimates previously published by the government, according to broader official data that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes. Even before the new figures, the official British d...