What to do if you test positive for Covid-19 now

Two years into the pandemic, many aren’t sure what to do after testing positive for Covid-19. Should they isolate, and if so, for how long? How important is it to see a doctor? What therapies are available, and who is eligible? To help answer these and other questions, I spoke with CNN Medical Analyst Dr. … Read more

SIDS Is Still a Tragic Mystery, Despite Claims the ‘Cause’ Has Been Found

photo† Andrew Wong †Getty Images† Last week, numerous headlines and social media posts declared that scientists had finally found the “cause” of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Unfortunately, the reality is a bit more complicated. While the research one day lead to important discoveries in predicting or treating this devastating syndrome, the findings aren’t as … Read more

Mississippi is the fattest place in America, report shows

Mississippi is the fattest state in America, with two in five adults obese or morbidly obese, a report revealed Tuesday amid mounting warnings about the country’s health. Telephone surveys of more than 400,000 people nationwide showed the Magnolia state had the highest rates of obesity followed by West Virginia and neighboring Alabama. At the other … Read more

Signs and symptoms of stroke: Everything you need to know

A stroke is a serious medical event and can lead to disability or even death if not treated quickly, said Dr. Andrew Freeman, director of clinical cardiology and cardiovascular prevention at National Jewish Health. And they are common: Someone in the US has a stroke every 40 seconds, according to the CDC. US Sen. Chris … Read more

UK officials: 4 men infected with “rare” monkeypox in London

LONDON (AP) — British health authorities say they have identified four “rare and unusual” cases of the disease monkeypox among men who appear to have been infected in London and had no history of travel to the African countries where the smallpox-like disease is endemic. In a statement Monday, the UK’s Health Security Agency said … Read more

Anxiety: Early signs in children

How do you know whether she’s just having a bad day or if it’s a sign of ongoing anxiety she might be experiencing? Anxiety disorders are marked by persistent and excessive worries. While someone with generalized anxiety might worry about various everyday things, someone with social anxiety typically has “intense or persisting fears or worries … Read more

Omicron Infection Might Super-Boost Immunity in Vaccinated People

photo† Spencer Platt †Getty Images† Recent preliminary research might offer some comfort to the many vaccinated Americans who came across Omicron this past winter. A pair of studies suggest that vaccinated people who caught the variant went on to develop a strong and diverse immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in general—more so than people … Read more

A Single Hormone That Can Help Increase Lifespan Has Been Identified in Mice

Low-protein diets appear to have incredible benefits for the health and lifespans of rodents, fruit flies, and yeast. A new study in mice has now identified a single hormone that is essential for these curious anti-aging effects. The hormone is called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), and it is secreted by the liver. In recent … Read more

Taking ibuprofen or paracetamol in pregnancy raises premature and stillbirth risk by 50%: study

Pregnant women who take painkillers are more likely to have complications, a study has found. Aberdeen University researchers found there were higher rates of preterm birth and stillbirth among women who took over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. Premature birth was roughly 50 per cent more likely among women who took one of … Read more

People in ‘high-risk’ New York counties should wear masks indoors in public settings, Health Department says

NASSAU COUNTY, Long Island (WABC) — The New York State Health Department is recommending that people in high-risk counties wear masks in all indoor public settings, regardless of their vaccination status. According to the CDC, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Ulster counties are now considered high risk. Most of New York City … Read more