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Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite relatively low mortality rate

A new paper adds to the mounting evidence that school-age children across the globe experienced significant setbacks in their learning progress during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Grab a dumbbell and some workout gear and follow along with mobility coach Dana Santas as she takes you through 5 exercises. She uses just one piece of equipment to target every major muscle group in about 10 minutes.


Your child's academic success may start with their screen time as infants, study says

Video of the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols, which officials released Friday, will be difficult to watch -- but it may also be hard to avoid. Some people might even feel duty-bound to watch it as a way to pay tribute to Nichols, who died three days after the confrontation with officers.


Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 19:41:28 GMT

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.


Sleep disorders are associated with more parental stress

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing a blood donation policy that focuses on individual risk instead of blanket assessments, the agency said Friday -- opening donation to more gay and bisexual men.



Live longer with these dishes from 'blue zones' in America

Sun, 29 Jan 2023 19:31:55 GMT

In a few, unique communities around the globe, people live long and heathy lives, up to and past 100. Dubbed "blue zones," residents of these areas share a common environment and lifestyle that scientists believe contribute to their longevity.


To cope with release of violent videos, manage stress and know your own limits

Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday.


FDA proposal would allow more men who have sex with men to donate blood


Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:01:32 GMT

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.


Does having a teen feel like living with a chimp? You may not be far off, study shows

US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says he believes 13 is too young for children to be on social media platforms, because although sites allow children of that age to join, kids are still "developing their identity."


US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 13:00:31 GMT

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.


Children lost about 35% of a normal school year's worth of learning during the pandemic, study suggests

"Blue zones" are places around the world where people often live to be 100 or even older. One key to this longevity is a plant-based diet. "Blue Zones" author Dan Buettner showcases such places in the US in his new cookbook.


Surgeon General says 13 is 'too early' to join social media

Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery.


WHO says Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, but pandemic is at a 'transition point'

Being impulsive and engaging in risky behavior -- does that describe your teen or an adolescent chimpanzee? Maybe both, according to a new study.


Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Sun, 13 Nov 2022 08:07:04 GMT

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.


Covid-19 'baby bump' brought an increased US fertility rate in 2021 -- but also record high preterm births

Mounting evidence shows screens aren't great for kids. And a new study has revealed that even as infants, too much screen time can impact executive function development. Experts explain what to do instead.


Weight loss surgery greatly reduces risk of death

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 12:53:33 GMT

Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah.


Covid-19 'baby bump' brought an increased US fertility rate in 2021 -- but also record high preterm births

Tue, 31 Jan 2023 05:02:14 GMT

The number of babies born each year in the United States has been steadily dropping since the Great Recession of 2008. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and brought another burst of uncertainty, many expected an even steeper dropoff.


Live longer with these dishes from 'blue zones' in America

It's no surprise to new parent Dr. Neha Chaudhary that a new study found that sleep disorders in parents and children cause parental stress. Here's what she advises you do next.


Use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout 

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 18:01:13 GMT

When you think about working out with dumbbells, you probably picture using a set of two, one in each hand. There are many exercises you can do with two dumbbells, but as a strength and conditioning coach, I can tell you there are just as many — if not more — you can do using just one. In fact, you can effectively train your entire body using a single dumbbell in about 10 minutes.


Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds

Dan Buettner, who has written extensively about the blue zone style of eating, has a new cookbook, "The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100."


US spends most on health care but has worst health outcomes among high-income countries, new report finds

The allowable levels of lead in certain baby and toddler foods should be set at 20 parts per billion or less, according to new draft guidance issued Tuesday by the US Food and Drug Administration.


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The United States spends more on health care than any other high-income country but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest rate of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research group.


8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 19:55:24 GMT

The number of babies born each year in the United States has been steadily dropping since the Great Recession of 2008. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and brought another burst of uncertainty, many expected an even steeper dropoff.


Your guide to finding the right Theragun massage gun for you

Tue, 01 Dec 2020 19:25:05 GMT

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives — and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.


RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

Tue, 15 Nov 2022 12:11:40 GMT

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.


FDA proposes new levels for lead in baby food, but critics say more action is needed

Covid-19 remains a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Monday, but it acknowledged the pandemic is at a "transition point."


Newly discovered asteroid made a close approach

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 00:42:03 GMT

An asteroid the size of a box truck made one of the closest passes of planet Earth ever recorded.