It’s been three years since the first Covid-19 case in the United States. What have we learned and what do we need to understand more?

CNN , On January 20, 2020, it has been three years since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the United States. Since then, nearly 1.1 million Americans have died from the coronavirus; According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has reported 102 million Covid cases, more than any other country. Both figures, many … Read more

Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults who reported taking sleep medication every day or most days are women, those who are older … Read more

Women, older adults and low-income people more likely to use sleep medication despite potential health harms

CNN , Millions of Americans say they regularly turn to prescription drugs to help them fall or stay asleep, a practice experts say could be dangerous to their health. A new study found that nearly 8% of US adults reported taking sleep medication every day or most days, with use more common among those who … Read more

FDA seeks to simplify access and updating of COVID-19 vaccines

CNN , The US Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the Covid-19 vaccine process to see what happens with the flu vaccine, according to documents posted online on Monday. This may include streamlining vaccine composition, immunization schedules and periodic updates to COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA said it expects to assess the circulating strain of … Read more

Opinion: Women don’t need to die of cervical cancer

editor’s Note: Dr. Eloise Chapman-Davis is director of gynecologic oncology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Denise Howard is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and vice chair of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. … Read more

CDC identifies potential safety issue with Pfizer’s updated COVID-19 vaccine but says people should still get a boost

CNN , The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a potential safety issue with the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech but it is unlikely to represent a real risk. The agency said it is continuing to advise the public to stay up-to-date about COVID-19 vaccines. … Read more

Study Shows Too Much Sitting Is Bad For Your Health, But It’s Easy To Minimize The Effects

CNN , Sure, you’ve heard about the dangers of sitting all day, but there’s not much you can do about it in most jobs, right? Not according to a new study that looked into the effects of prolonged sitting. According to the study published Thursday in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, … Read more

Study Shows Too Much Sitting Is Bad For Your Health, But It’s Easy To Minimize The Effects

CNN , Sure, you’ve heard about the dangers of sitting all day, but there’s not much you can do about it in most jobs, right? Not according to a new study that looked into the effects of prolonged sitting. According to the study published Thursday in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, … Read more

Health care is in crisis. Nurses’ strike in New York is the latest sign

New York CNN , Naniaka Camara grew up near Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx in New York and remembers going there for her medical care. A Montefiore nurse for the past three years, she still lives just minutes from the hospital and often gets to know the patients she cares for in her neighborhood. She … Read more

Health care is in crisis. Nurses’ strike in New York is the latest sign

New York CNN , Naniaka Camara grew up near Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx in New York and remembers going there for her medical care. A Montefiore nurse for the past three years, she still lives just minutes from the hospital and often gets to know the patients she cares for in her neighborhood. She … Read more