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

988 mental health crisis line sees huge increase in calls, texts, chats in first 6 months, data shows

CNN , Since the launch of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in the summer, the new three-digit number has seen a significant increase in call volumes – with over 2 million calls, texts and chat messages being sent to call centres, of which Most are being answered under one. minutes. “The average speed of … Read more

New survey shows surge in adults who rate US health care quality as ‘poor’

CNN , A majority of adults in the US rate the quality of the nation’s health care unfavorably, according to a new poll. This is the first time in a 20-year trend from the Gallup poll that the share of adults who rated the nation’s health care quality as “excellent” or “good” fell below 50%. … Read more

Locally caught freshwater fish contain PFAS toxins, study finds

editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Greener newsletter. Our limited newsletter series tells you how to reduce your personal role in the climate crisis – and reduce your environmental-concern. CNN , Fish caught in the nation’s streams and rivers and the fresh water of the Great Lakes contain dangerously high levels of PFOS, … Read more

The best food follows 3 rules

editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series that takes a closer look at eating disorders, disordered eating, and the relationship with food and body image. CNN , There may be some anxiety inducing about large meals. Whether you’re gathering for a holiday meal or interrupting your normal routine to meet at a restaurant, … 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