Health/Fitness

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

US Doubles the Fine for Mask Rule-Breakers on Planes

HEALTH | Sep 16, 2021

The U.S. is doubling the fine for people who break the rule requiring masks on planes, trains and other forms of public transit to slow the spread of COVID-19.

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

White House Offers Nicki Minaj Call to Answer Vaccine Questions

HEALTH | By Alexandra Jaffe | Sep 16, 2021

The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration's doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper's erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

HEALTH | By Colleen Long, Andrew Demillo | Sep 16, 2021

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions.

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

FDA Strikes Cautious Tone Ahead of Vaccine Booster Meeting

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 16, 2021

Influential government advisers will debate Friday if there's enough proof that a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective — the first step toward deciding which Americans need one and when.

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

Social Media's 70-Up 'Grandfluencers' Debunking Aging Myths

HEALTH | By Leanne Italie | Sep 15, 2021

There's a growing number of "grandfluencers," folks 70 and up who have amassed substantial followings on social media with the help of decades-younger fans, including TikTok stars @oldgays.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

HIV/AIDS | Sep 15, 2021

Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

The Life-Saving Impact of Transgender-Affirming Addiction Recovery Treatment

The Life-Saving Impact of Transgender-Affirming Addiction Recovery Treatment

SPONSORED CONTENT | Sep 15, 2021

Where does a trans man still dealing with his gender confirmation treatment go to be treated for alcohol addiction? Inspire Recovery offers LGBTQ+-affirming care, which can make all the difference in maintaining long-term sobriety.

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

Alaska's Largest Hospital Implements Crisis Care Standards

HEALTH | By Mark Thiessen | Sep 15, 2021

Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Alaska's largest hospital on Tuesday implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.

ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret

ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret

HEALTH | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Sep 14, 2021

"If I would have known six months ago that this could be possible, this would have been a no-brainer," says a 45-year-old father of six. "But I honestly didn't think I was at any risk."

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

FDA Experts Among Group Opposing US Booster Shot Plan

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard, Matthew Perrone | Sep 14, 2021

The average person doesn't need a COVID-19 booster yet, an international group of scientists — including two top U.S. regulators — wrote Monday in a scientific journal.

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

Who's Covered by a Vaccine Mandate? A Quick Guide to America's Patchwork of Shot Requirements

HEALTH | Sep 14, 2021

A law professor examines the new vaccine requirements for more than 100 million U.S. workers.

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

Man Turned Away by Over 40 COVID-Filled Hospitals

HEALTH | Sep 14, 2021

Alabama for weeks has seen a surge of mostly unvaccinated patients filling hospitals and intensive care units, making it increasingly difficult to transfer patients to other facilities for specialty care.

UK Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for People Over 50

UK Recommends COVID-19 Booster Shots for People Over 50

HEALTH | By Danica Kirka | Sep 14, 2021

The U.K. said Tuesday it will offer a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to everyone over age 50 and other vulnerable people after an an expert panel said the boosters were needed to protect against waning immunity this winter.

How to Effectively Use Over-the Counter Rapid Antigen Tests

How to Effectively Use Over-the Counter Rapid Antigen Tests

HEALTH | Sep 14, 2021

Rapid antigen testing is another line of defense against COVID-19, but when and where should it be used?

Why At-Home Rapid Covid Tests Cost So Much, Even After Biden's Push for Lower Prices

Why At-Home Rapid Covid Tests Cost So Much, Even After Biden's Push for Lower Prices

HEALTH | By Hannah Norman | Sep 13, 2021

Rapid at-home covid tests are flying off store shelves across the nation and are largely sold out online as the delta variant complicates a return to school, work and travel routines.

Crowded Stadiums, Pandemic Create Combustible Mix this Fall

Crowded Stadiums, Pandemic Create Combustible Mix this Fall

HEALTH | By Tom Murphy | Sep 13, 2021

This fall's crowded college and professional football stadiums could create ripe conditions for COVID-19 to spread among unvaccinated fans, experts say.

Looking Back at Five Years of U=U

Looking Back at Five Years of U=U

HEALTH | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 12, 2021

It's become commonly accepted that a HIV-positive person with an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus. But five years ago, U=U was a bold, perhaps even radical, statement.

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

The Unicorn Is Real: Defying the Myth of Bisexuality

HEALTH | By Lauren Emily Whalen | Sep 12, 2021

"I have dogs and cats, so maybe that sets me up for bisexuality very well," jokes Margaret Cho. Our attitudes about where the "B" fits in LGBTQ is a hot topic in the queer community and beyond.

CDC Finds Unvaccinated 11 Times More Likely to Die of COVID

CDC Finds Unvaccinated 11 Times More Likely to Die of COVID

HEALTH | By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 11, 2021

New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious delta variant swept the country.

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

20 Years Later, Fallout From Toxic WTC Dust Cloud Grows

HEALTH | By David B. Caruso | Sep 10, 2021

Two decades after the twin towers' collapse, people are still coming forward to report illnesses that might be related to the attacks.

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