These People Lost Their Hearing After COVID Months Ago. They Still Haven’t Fully Recovered.
There’s no definitive proof that COVID is causing hearing loss, but based on what researchers know about other viruses’ effects on the auditory system, it’s not an unreasonable connection to make.
The FDA Is Considering A New Plan To Make COVID Vaccines A Lot More Like Your Annual Flu Shot
In a decision that could come this week, the FDA is looking to step away from the confusing array of COVID shots and boosters that are currently recommended and create an easier-to-understand schedule.
Weight Loss Drugs Aren’t A Quick Fix
The popularity of drugs like Ozempic and a new pediatric recommendation that encourages fat teens to get weight-loss surgery show we still view fatness as a moral flaw that needs extreme intervention.
How We Stopped Mpox This Year And What’s Next For The Disease Formerly Known As Monkeypox
Mpox case numbers are low and trending lower. Here’s how science saved the day and where the White House and CDC are currently focusing their efforts to fight the outbreak.
Masks May Be Necessary Again. Here’s Why.
With SARS-CoV-2, RSV, flu, and other germs circulating, experts emphasize that masks do protect you — and it’s probably a good idea to start wearing them again in certain circumstances.
This Woman’s “Kiss Of Death” Shows Just How Serious Allergic Reactions Can Be
Although it’s rare, kissing can elicit a serious allergic reaction in some people with food allergies.
Katie Couric’s Cancer Diagnosis Sheds Light On Breast Density And Why It Matters For Mammograms
Katie Couric was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year after a routine mammogram. Here’s how often you should get checked and what kind of screening you need, particularly if you have dense breasts.
Norovirus, That Icky Stomach Bug, Is Back
Norovirus cases are surging back in 2023. The bug seems to be making brutal rounds in the Northeast, but the CDC said cases are on the rise nationally.
Flu Season Is Here And This Is Why You Should Take It Seriously
Based on what’s happening in the Southern Hemisphere, experts are predicting that flu season may be especially bad this year.
Breast Implants Can Cause Complications And, In Rare Cases, Cancer. Here’s What To Know.
Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, and often have to be replaced or removed due to complications or, in very rare cases, cancer. We spoke to experts to better understand their risks.
No, The Pandemic Isn’t Really Over. Here’s Why.
“Whether or not the pandemic part of this is over is irrelevant. COVID is here to stay.”
Here’s What May Be Happening Every Time You Get COVID
“Getting hit with a baseball bat once is better than getting hit five times,” one expert said.
How To Choose Climate-Friendly Foods If You Care About The Environment
It’s easier than you think to choose environmentally friendly foods at the grocery store. Here are some quick tips if you care about climate change, sustainability, and the environment.
Monkeypox Has Been Linked To Serious Heart Inflammation In A 31-Year-Old Man
A monkeypox patient in Portugal was hospitalized with heart inflammation, and this week a severely immunocompromised person diagnosed with monkeypox died in Texas. Here’s what we know so far about the worst risks of the virus.
Do You Really Need This New Omicron Booster? Here’s What Experts Say.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves again: A new COVID booster that targets the latest variants is ready for your arm.
Moderna Is Suing Pfizer And BioNTech, Alleging They Stole mRNA Technology For COVID Vaccines
The girls are fighting!
Life Expectancy Dropped In Every State And DC In 2020. Here’s What That Means.
The declines in life expectancy we’re seeing are actually “historically unprecedented,” one expert said.
TikTokers Say Energy Drinks Caused Their Heart Problems. We Asked Experts If That’s A Thing.
TikTokers are going viral blaming energy drinks for heart problems. We asked experts about the possible health risks of these products.
These Tweets Show Just How Mad Public Health Experts Are About The CDC’s New COVID Guidelines
The CDC recently relaxed its COVID guidelines involving quarantines, screening tests, and social distancing. That’s a terrible idea, some experts say, given that over 400 people die from the disease every day.
Let’s Speak Clearly: Monkeypox Is Mostly Being Transmitted Via Sex
“What’s challenging is communicating that while this not a ‘gay disease,’ our limited resources need to go to the people at the highest risk,” one expert said. “It’s also important to communicate the risk is highest with sexual activity without shaming the queer community.”
Here’s How Bad Taylor Swift’s And Other Celebs' Private Jet Emissions Really Are For The Environment
The stakes are higher than you think.
It’s Time We Talk About Polio In The US And How To Protect Yourself
Polio is a life-threatening disease that’s long been eradicated in the US. But a recent New York state case and traces of the virus found in NYC wastewater have experts recommending that unvaccinated adults and children get immunized ASAP.
People Can Now Get One-Fifth Of A Monkeypox Vaccine Dose To Stretch Limited Supply
The need for the monkeypox vaccine has far outstripped supply. These are the steps US officials are taking to stretch vaccines and make more doses available.
Why Experts Aren’t That Concerned Monkeypox In Wastewater Will Spread To Rats
While it’s theoretically possible for rats and mice to become a US reservoir of monkeypox, the experts we talked to said virus-containing wastewater is not a concern at the moment — and you definitely don’t need to bleach your toilet water.
Here’s What To Know About Monkeypox Risk For Dogs (Or Cats)
Experts say the chances you can give your dog or cat the virus are slim, but there has been at least one reported case of a dog that contracted monkeypox from its owners.
Monkeypox Has Been Declared A Public Health Emergency In The US
More than 6,600 Americans have contracted the rare but serious infection, which is now spreading in 87 countries.
Adult Ex-Smokers Say They May Pick Cigarettes Back Up If Juul Is Banned
Some people are stocking up on Juul pods since the once-popular high-nicotine vape may soon be off the market.
Here's What You Should Know About Monkeypox In Children
Although there have been at least nine cases of monkeypox in kids in the US, public health officials say that they believe the chance of widespread infections in youngsters is remote, even with a new school year just around the corner.
Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Reduce Their Partners For Now To Avoid Monkeypox, The WHO Has Advised
The head of the World Health Organization also urged these men to reconsider new sexual partners and exchange contact details in order to follow up if needed.
Europe Is Having A Heat Wave And People Are Freaking Out Because We’re Not Built For This Kind Of Weather
“This emergency — these heat waves and future weather disasters — have come about because of a system where the richest among us, like Kylie Jenner, can consume on an unimaginable scale.”