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Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

Regular Fasting Linked to Less Severe COVID: Study

Intermittent fasting was not linked with a smaller chance of getting COVID-19, but it was linked with getting a less severe infection, according to the findings of a new study.

Long COVID’s Grip Will Likely Tighten as Infections Continue

Long COVID’s Grip Will Likely Tighten as Infections Continue

Experts are worried about a second wave of illnesses from long COVID, a condition that already has affected between 7.7 million and 23 million Americans, according to U.S. government estimates.

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PFAS 'Forever Chemicals' Are Linked With Liver Cancer

A new study indicates the chemical perfluooctane sulfate (PFOS), which is used in numerous consumer and industrial products, has been linked to the most common type of liver cancer.

Monkeypox Vaccine Supply Stretched by Giving Smaller Doses

Monkeypox Vaccine Supply Stretched by Giving Smaller Doses

The FDA said that instead of a standard  subcutaneous injection, the new regimen will be given just under the skin (intradermally) at one-fifth the usual dose.

Weight Loss Surgery Has a Big Effect on Marriage

Weight Loss Surgery Has a Big Effect on Marriage

People who have bariatric surgery double their chances of marriage or divorce. The study looked at data from 1,441 bariatric surgery patients and found that never-married patients were over 50% more likely to get married, and married patients were more than twice as likely to get divorced.

Meet a Champion Climber with Type 1 Diabetes

Meet a Champion Climber with Type 1 Diabetes

Managing type 1 diabetes is never easy. But if you ask 16-year-old climbing star Katie Bone, she’ll tell you that she will never let this disease get in the way of her goals.

Noses Might Be Kids

Noses Might Be Kids' Secret Weapon Against COVID

Researchers have found that the linings of kids' noses are better able than those of adults to guard against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Grease Star Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

Grease Star Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

The “Xanadu” star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, but the cancer returned in 2013.

Keeping Your Laundry Free From Monkeypox

Keeping Your Laundry Free From Monkeypox

Is your laundry a way to spread monkeypox? Keeping your laundry clean is good for your health and might be especially important if you or someone close to you has monkeypox. Read on for expert advice on how to keep your laundry monkeypox-free.

How Well Do Vaccines Protect Against Long COVID?

How Well Do Vaccines Protect Against Long COVID?

There is little consensus about how much vaccines can lower the risk of long-term COVID symptoms, but several studies suggest that number lies anywhere from 15% to more than 80%.

Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier

Self-Employed Women Are Often Healthier

A new study suggests women who are their own bosses might have healthier hearts.

When Pain and Insomnia Collide: How to Manage ‘Painsomnia’

When Pain and Insomnia Collide: How to Manage ‘Painsomnia’

A report based off a recent online survey of 1,250 U.S. adults found that “painsomnia” (insomnia from chronic pain) keeps many people counting sheep at all hours of the night.