• COVID-19 Testing Drops, Still Essential, Experts Say By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    COVID-19 TESTING DROPS, STILL ESSENTIAL, EXPERTS SAY

    Accurate and timely testing remains critical for treating and isolating individuals with COVID-19 infection. Widespread testing also...

    Drop
  • Fewer Illicit Drug Seizures Seen During Lockdowns By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    FEWER ILLICIT DRUG SEIZURES SEEN DURING LOCKDOWNS

    Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased.

    Drugs
  • Big Paychecks Pay Off in Self-Confidence By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    BIG PAYCHECKS PAY OFF IN SELF-CONFIDENCE

    Can money buy you happiness? A new study suggests it's linked to greater feelings of confidence and pride.

  • Readers Listen When Posts Are Flagged 'Unverified' By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    READERS LISTEN WHEN POSTS ARE FLAGGED 'UNVERIFIED'

    Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests.

  • Formaldehyde in Hair Straighteners Prompts FDA Warning By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    FORMALDEHYDE IN HAIR STRAIGHTENERS PROMPTS FDA WARNING

    Being exposed to formaldehyde for longer periods of time and at higher concentrations increases the health risks, according to the...

    Hair
  • Public Health Experts Slam States' Moves to Ditch Masks By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SLAM STATES' MOVES TO DITCH MASKS

    The easing of restrictions flies in the face of scientific evidence that masks and other types of protective behaviors like social...

    Face
  • As Vaccines Roll Out, Will Risky Behavior Increase? By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    AS VACCINES ROLL OUT, WILL RISKY BEHAVIOR INCREASE?

    Once people are vaccinated, they might head indoors to restaurants or travel, despite the fact that much is still unknown about how...

    Vaccination
  • Moderna COVID Vaccine May Trigger Skin Reactions By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    MODERNA COVID VACCINE MAY TRIGGER SKIN REACTIONS

    Some people given the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may develop a reaction at the injection site that can first appear more than a week...

    Vaccination, Injections, Injection, Skin
  • Hispanic People at Risk for Heart Disease Going Untreated By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    HISPANIC PEOPLE AT RISK FOR HEART DISEASE GOING UNTREATED

    Even after suffering a stroke, many Hispanic Americans still have uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure or other conditions that...

    Stroke, Diabetes
  • JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    JAMA PODCAST ON RACISM IN MEDICINE FACES BACKLASH

    A 16-minute podcast from JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discuss structural racism in the U.S....

    Face
  • She Survives Severe COVID, Gets Illness Seen in Kids By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    SHE SURVIVES SEVERE COVID, GETS ILLNESS SEEN IN KIDS

    After recovering from a severe case of COVID-19, a woman is hospitalized with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children .

    Hospital
  • Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities ‘an Absolute Necessity' By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    REOPENING LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES ‘AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY'

    Relatives and advocates are calling for federal authorities to relax restrictions in long-term care institutions and grant special...

    Hands
  • Sleep Issues a Long-Term Effect of Concussions By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    SLEEP ISSUES A LONG-TERM EFFECT OF CONCUSSIONS

    Concussions can increase the long-term risk of a wide range of sleep disorders, a new study indicates.

    Sleep
  • Houston Has a Problem: All the COVID Variants of Concern By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    HOUSTON HAS A PROBLEM: ALL THE COVID VARIANTS OF CONCERN

    A team of researchers in Houston has sequenced the genomes of coronavirus from 20,400 COVID-19 patients treated at a single health...

  • Why Blood Type May Matter for COVID Infection By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    WHY BLOOD TYPE MAY MATTER FOR COVID INFECTION

    A new study provides further evidence that people with certain blood types may be more likely to contract COVID-19.

  • Kids' Dental Anesthesia: What Parents Should Know By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    KIDS' DENTAL ANESTHESIA: WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW

    A handful of tragic cases involving children who died during dental appointments have prompted a closer look at pediatric dentists'...

    Hands, Dental
  • NIH Halts Trial of Convalescent Plasma for Mild COVID-19 By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    NIH HALTS TRIAL OF CONVALESCENT PLASMA FOR MILD COVID-19

    According to the NIH, patients in a clinical trial with mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms did not benefit from convalescent plasma...

  • Choosing Generic Rx Drugs Could Save Medicare Billions By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    CHOOSING GENERIC RX DRUGS COULD SAVE MEDICARE BILLIONS

    Wider use of prescription generic drugs could save Medicare nearly $2 billion a year, researchers say.

    Drugs
  • Social Media, Kids' Binge Eating Often Go Together By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    SOCIAL MEDIA, KIDS' BINGE EATING OFTEN GO TOGETHER

    New research suggests hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens.

  • Biden Vows Enough COVID Vaccine for Every Adult in May By Web MD   -   Mar 7, 2021

    BIDEN VOWS ENOUGH COVID VACCINE FOR EVERY ADULT IN MAY

    The president also said teachers, school employees and child care workers will be able to get at least their first dose in March.

    Vaccination, Child