There’s no definitive proof that COVID is causing hearing loss, but based on what researchers know about other viruses’ effects on the auditory system, it’s not an unreasonable connection to make.
In a decision that could come this week, the FDA is looking to step away from the confusing array of COVID shots and boosters that are currently recommended and create an easier-to-understand schedule.
The popularity of drugs like Ozempic and a new pediatric recommendation that encourages fat teens to get weight-loss surgery show we still view fatness as a moral flaw that needs extreme intervention.
Mpox case numbers are low and trending lower. Here’s how science saved the day and where the White House and CDC are currently focusing their efforts to fight the outbreak.
With SARS-CoV-2, RSV, flu, and other germs circulating, experts emphasize that masks do protect you — and it’s probably a good idea to start wearing them again in certain circumstances.
Although it’s rare, kissing can elicit a serious allergic reaction in some people with food allergies.
Katie Couric was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year after a routine mammogram. Here’s how often you should get checked and what kind of screening you need, particularly if you have dense breasts.
Norovirus cases are surging back in 2023. The bug seems to be making brutal rounds in the Northeast, but the CDC said cases are on the rise nationally.
Based on what’s happening in the Southern Hemisphere, experts are predicting that flu season may be especially bad this year.
Breast implants don’t last a lifetime, and often have to be replaced or removed due to complications or, in very rare cases, cancer. We spoke to experts to better understand their risks.
“Whether or not the pandemic part of this is over is irrelevant. COVID is here to stay.”
“Getting hit with a baseball bat once is better than getting hit five times,” one expert said.
It’s easier than you think to choose environmentally friendly foods at the grocery store. Here are some quick tips if you care about climate change, sustainability, and the environment.
A monkeypox patient in Portugal was hospitalized with heart inflammation, and this week a severely immunocompromised person diagnosed with monkeypox died in Texas. Here’s what we know so far about the worst risks of the virus.
Get ready to roll up your sleeves again: A new COVID booster that targets the latest variants is ready for your arm.
The girls are fighting!
The declines in life expectancy we’re seeing are actually “historically unprecedented,” one expert said.
TikTokers are going viral blaming energy drinks for heart problems. We asked experts about the possible health risks of these products.
The CDC recently relaxed its COVID guidelines involving quarantines, screening tests, and social distancing. That’s a terrible idea, some experts say, given that over 400 people die from the disease every day.
“What’s challenging is communicating that while this not a ‘gay disease,’ our limited resources need to go to the people at the highest risk,” one expert said. “It’s also important to communicate the risk is highest with sexual activity without shaming the queer community.”
Here’s How Bad Taylor Swift’s And Other Celebs' Private Jet Emissions Really Are For The Environment
The stakes are higher than you think.
Polio is a life-threatening disease that’s long been eradicated in the US. But a recent New York state case and traces of the virus found in NYC wastewater have experts recommending that unvaccinated adults and children get immunized ASAP.
The need for the monkeypox vaccine has far outstripped supply. These are the steps US officials are taking to stretch vaccines and make more doses available.
While it’s theoretically possible for rats and mice to become a US reservoir of monkeypox, the experts we talked to said virus-containing wastewater is not a concern at the moment — and you definitely don’t need to bleach your toilet water.
Experts say the chances you can give your dog or cat the virus are slim, but there has been at least one reported case of a dog that contracted monkeypox from its owners.
More than 6,600 Americans have contracted the rare but serious infection, which is now spreading in 87 countries.
Some people are stocking up on Juul pods since the once-popular high-nicotine vape may soon be off the market.
Although there have been at least nine cases of monkeypox in kids in the US, public health officials say that they believe the chance of widespread infections in youngsters is remote, even with a new school year just around the corner.
Men Who Have Sex With Men Should Reduce Their Partners For Now To Avoid Monkeypox, The WHO Has Advised
The head of the World Health Organization also urged these men to reconsider new sexual partners and exchange contact details in order to follow up if needed.
Europe Is Having A Heat Wave And People Are Freaking Out Because We’re Not Built For This Kind Of Weather
“This emergency — these heat waves and future weather disasters — have come about because of a system where the richest among us, like Kylie Jenner, can consume on an unimaginable scale.”