Despite CDC COVID Guidance, Some Still Require Masks

New CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks indoors, but many businesses like Starbucks and some state and local governments have not relaxed their own mask rules yet. “The whole country is not a homogeneous space,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said Thursday in explaining

Exercise Helps the Heart, But Can Manual Labor Hurt?

May 12, 2021 — All exercise is not created equal, and the exercise you get during leisure time is better for your heart health than on-the-job exercise. In fact, on-the-job physical exercise may actually be harmful to heart health, according to a study published in April. The difference in

Coronavirus Lingers in Penis and Could Cause Impotence

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Men now have one more compelling reason to get a COVID-19 vaccine — doctors suspect the new coronavirus could make it hard to perform in the bedroom. How? Coronavirus infection is already known to damage blood

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You Might Live Longer

WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can feeling young at heart, or at least younger than your actual age, help older people live healthier, longer lives? Yes, according to researchers in Germany. “Individuals who feel younger than they chronologically are seem to benefit from their younger subjective

‘Mind-Reading’ Technology Allows Paralyzed Man to Rapidly Text

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A microchip implanted in the brain has allowed a paralyzed man to communicate by text — at speeds that approach the typical smartphone user. The achievement is the latest advance in “brain-computer interface” (BCI) systems. Scientists have been

Sleep Disorders Cost Nearly $95 Billion Per Year

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sleep problems cost America’s health care system nearly $95 billion a year and raise the cost of health care by 60%, a new study finds. Researchers discovered the number of doctor visits and prescriptions was nearly doubled in people

Meat Production Is Polluting the Air You Breathe

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Steaks and burgers could be killing thousands of Americans each year, but in a way most people wouldn’t expect — via air pollution. That’s the conclusion of a new study estimating that airborne particles generated by food production

FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID Vaccine for Kids 12-15

May 10, 2021 — The FDA on Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be given to children 12-to-15 years old.   The much-expected decision increases the likelihood that schools in the United States will fully reopen in the fall — a goal of both the

CDC Revises Website Info on How COVID-19 Spreads

May 10, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday changed its website guidance on how coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that it’s mainly transmitted through the air, not on surfaces. “COVID-19 spreads when an infected person breathes out droplets and very small particles that contain the

Parents to Wait to Get Kids’ COVID Vaccine

Invisibly: “Parents Are Cautious to Vaccinate Their Kids Against COVID.” NBC News: “Pfizer requests FDA clearance for vaccine in kids ages 12 to 15.” Today: “When will kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? What we know now.” News release, Johnson & Johnson, April 2, 2021. Tanya Haas, North Branch, NY.

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