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How the pandemic is contributing to your insomnia

How the pandemic is contributing to your insomnia

Sleeping during the Covid-19 pandemic has become a nightmare for Aparna Aswani. Between cooling off from the stress of the workday and managing her anxiety from reading about the pandemic and politics, she’s lucky to turn in before midnight. Once the 44-year-old marketing executive falls asleep, she usually wakes up two or three times before…

What you need to prepare for the Covid-19 surge this season

What you need to prepare for the Covid-19 surge this season

As the weather gets colder and we face the double threat of the flu and a surge in Covid-19 cases, now is a prime opportunity to stock up on food and supplies. Covid-19 cases will likely increase in the winter months for three reasons: “First, the virus that causes Covid-19 is a coronavirus and other…

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

British study shows evidence of waning immunity to Covid-19

A study of hundreds of thousands of people across England suggests immunity to the coronavirus is gradually wearing off – at least according to one measure. Researchers who sent out home finger-prick tests to more than 365,000 randomly selected people in England found a more than 26% decline in Covid-19 antibodies over just three months.…

Drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care

Drop in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests people are skipping key medical care

A decline in non-coronavirus hospitalizations suggests that people are delaying necessary medical care during the pandemic, according to two new studies. The studies, released Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, are consistent with previous research showing a decline in non-coronavirus-related hospitalizations across the country since Covid-19 took hold. Researchers from the NYU Grossman School…

Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do

Diet drinks linked to heart issues, study finds. Here’s what to do

If your heart goes pitter-patter for diet beverages, it may not be due to love. Artificially sweetened beverages, a new study has found, may be just as bad for your heart as the sugar-laden kind. “Our study suggests artificially sweetened beverages may not be a healthy substitute for sugar drinks, and these data provide additional…

This 12-year-old is happy to be testing a Covid-19 vaccine

This 12-year-old is happy to be testing a Covid-19 vaccine

The youngest volunteers so far to get experimental coronavirus vaccines have been given their first doses and are now being watched carefully to see if they are experiencing any unusual side effects. A team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital vaccinated 100 children as young as 12 last week, said Dr. Robert Frenck, who is leading the…

The world needs more kindness. Here’s how to develop your practice

The world needs more kindness. Here’s how to develop your practice

In a global pandemic, who has time to be kind? But kindness expert Houston Kraft suggests you think about it within this worldwide crisis. Kindness may be wearing a mask to keep others from getting sick, checking in on a friend starting a new project or sitting to listen to a family member who just…

CDC highlights safety tips for in-person voting ahead of Election Day

CDC highlights safety tips for in-person voting ahead of Election Day

With Election Day less than two weeks away, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released safety tips for voters to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. There are 8.5 million cases of the virus across the United States, and more than 224,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. The CDC encouraged Americans to…

CDC warns of multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats

CDC warns of multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats

A Listeria outbreak has sickened 10 people across three states, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes deli meats are the cause. The CDC issued a warning about the outbreak Friday, which has sent ten people from Florida, Massachusetts and New York to the hospital and led to the death of one…

AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson to resume Covid-19 vaccine trials in US

AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson to resume Covid-19 vaccine trials in US

Drugmakers AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson both said Friday they are set to resume their paused coronavirus vaccine trials in the United States after health scares. AstraZeneca’s trial had been on hold since early September, and Johnson & Johnson’s trial had been paused since earlier this month AstraZeneca said the US Food and Drug Administration…