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It looks like Omicron causes milder illness – is this how COVID becomes endemic?

If COVID symptoms are less severe, people with the Omicron variant may be less likely to test and isolate.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

Brigham and Women's Hospital is conducting the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine meant to prevent or slow the disease's progression.

News | News

Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and

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Delta Air Lines Is Going To Start Charging Unvaccinated Employees $200 Per Month

Delta will not mandate employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, but its CEO says the charge is necessary because the average hospital stay for the virus costs the airline $40,000.

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Mississippi Is Pleading With People To Stop Using A Livestock Drug To Treat COVID-19

In a state with the nation's second lowest rate of vaccination against the coronavirus, a jump in the number of calls to poison control has prompted warnings about ingesting the drug ivermectin.

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The Topic Of Masks In Schools Is Polarizing Some Parents To The Point Of Violence

School districts around the country have seen incidents of anti-mask parents and protesters disrupting school board meetings and school events, and some are getting physically violent.

News | News

Teachers In Washington State Must Get Fully Vaccinated — Or They Could Be Fired

The mandate, effective Oct. 18, applies to all K-12 teachers and staff in the state. The news comes as states around the country grapple with rising cases and the return of in-person schooling.

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Some San Diego restaurants move to require COVID-19 vaccination proof for customers

Some San Diego area restaurants are starting to require their customers show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for indoor service.

News | News

There's Vaccine Drama In Arkansas, Where Rates Are Low And Everyone Has An Opinion

The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. And this weekend, 80,000 doses will expire because of lack of demand. The campaign is on to get people to sign up.

News | News

Newsom Casts Political Blame In New California Vaccine Push

The Democratic governor on Monday blamed “right wing" politicians and media for perpetuating misinformation about the shots and hindering vaccine efforts.

News | News

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

As coronavirus cases resurge across the country, many inoculated Americans are losing patience with vaccine holdouts who, they say, are neglecting a civic duty or clinging to conspiracy theories and misinformation even as new patients arrive in emergency

News | News

Worried About Breakthrough COVID Cases? Here's What To Know

Fully vaccinated Olympic athletes and members of Congress have tested positive for the virus. Should you be worried? How common are breakthrough infections, and are they rising?

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Even the vaccinated must take precautions as L.A. coronavirus surge worsens, officials say

Coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County are accelerating amid a surge that has cases and hospitalizations reaching levels not seen in months.

News | News

The Delta Variant Will Drive A Steep Rise In U.S. COVID Deaths, A New Model Shows

New estimates show the U.S. is on track to see a big rise in cases and more than triple the number of deaths by October.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

High potency weed linked to psychotic episodes, mysterious vomiting illness in young users

“It felt like Edwards Scissorhands was trying to grab my intestines and pull them out,” a Colorado man told NBC News.

News | News

Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

The CDC just released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for 51.7% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

The So-Called Delta Plus Variant of COVID-19 Is Dangerous But Appears Unlikely to Be a Game-Changer

The COVID-19 virus is morphing into new versions—like Delta Plus—but not all of them carry the same immediate danger to your health.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Evidence grows stronger for Covid vaccine link to heart issue, CDC says

More young adults than usual have reported heart inflammation following Covid-19 vaccination, the CDC said Thursday. Myocarditis is usually mild, but a handful of patients remain hospitalized.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Israel reports link between Pfizer 2nd shot and heart problem in males under 30

Myocarditis side effect is extremely rare and in most cases mild, experts say findings unlikely to affect decision on extending vaccination drive to 12-15-year-olds

News | News

What You Need To Know About The County’s COVID-19 Hotels

Here are five key takeaways from inewsource investigation into a San Diego County COVID-19 program.

News | News

COVID-19 In Global Decline Even As Number Of Cases Remains High

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are reportedly in decline across the globe even though the number of cases remains high. In the United States alone,

Health & Fitness | Health News

Apple issues new warning: Keep your iPhone six inches away from your pacemaker

An important heads-up for iPhone owners: Apple is warning customers that its smartphones could interfere with medical devices, including pacemakers.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

US coronavirus cases, hospitalizations hit ‘natural plateau,’ not vaccine driven: experts

Infectious disease experts are noting a plateau in U.S. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations -- though it is far too soon to tie the positive news to ongoing vaccinations. 

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

A new drug in the works might provide coronavirus immunity – BGR

Development of a potential new coronavirus treatment is underway in Britain, where researchers are trying to put together a dose of antibodies that would provide instant coronavirus immunity.

Politics | Politics

Vitamin D, other everyday vitamins could counter coronavirus effects: report

Using simple, everyday medicines available in your medicine cabinet or on your kitchen counter could counter the effects of coronavirus, a report said Thursday.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Ventilation and viral loads: the key misunderstandings of how coronavirus spreads

Ventilation, viral loads and asymptomatic carriers: virologist Dr Muge Cevik explains the research that may reshape our understanding COVID-19 in the UK.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Surprise! White Rice Is Actually Better for You Than Brown Rice

If you've eat brown rice instead of white rice for health reasons, stop now and read this post! White rice is actually better for you.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

CDC says coronavirus came to the US much earlier than we thought

The CDC published a new coronavirus study that shows the virus was present in the US in early December 2019, much earlier than initially thought. The first positive COVID-19 test in the US dates back to January 19th.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Will there be side effects from a COVID-19 vaccine? When can you get it? We answer your vaccine questions.

Coronavirus vaccine distribution could begin by mid-December. So, will there be side effects? When will you be able to get it? Here's what to know.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

Who will get the COVID vaccine first? | Miami Herald

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should get a COVID vaccine first.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is 90% effective. Here's how that compares to shots for the flu, measles, and more.

Pfizer announced that its vaccine prevented COVID-19 in clinical trials. Here's how its efficacy compares to vaccines for chickenpox, flu, and more.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

This coronavirus immunity study is great news for COVID-19 vaccines

A new study about coronavirus immunity indicates that the kind of antibodies that can protect against COVID-19 reinfection can last for at least five months, if not longer.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

Florida schools reopened en masse; feared COVID surge hasn't followed

A USA TODAY analysis shows the state’s positive case count among kids ages 5 to 17 declined through late September after a peak in July.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to increased risk of COVID-19, University of Chicago researchers say

A vitamin D deficiency might be linked to an increased risk of getting COVID-19, according to University of Chicago researchers.

News | NEWS

Hawaii seeing fastest rate of COVID-19 spread of anywhere in US

COVID-19 cases are spreading in the tropical state at a rate of 1.6, which means every person who gets sick is infecting at least one other person on average, Hawaii News Now reported.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

Why some people who haven't had Covid-19 might already have some immunity

The immune systems of some people who have not been exposed to the novel coronavirus could have some familiarity with the pathogen -- possibly helping to reduce the severity of illness if that person does get Covid-19, a new study suggests.

News | News

Hydroxychloroquine Is 'the Key to Defeating COVID-19', Says Yale Epidemiologist

Harvey Risch, a Yale professor of epidemiology, says that hydroxychloroquine is "the key to defeating COVID-19" in a Newsweek op-ed published this past week.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

COVID-19 and blood type: What's the link?

Scientists are finding evidence that blood type may be a risk factor for COVID-19. In one study, people with Type A blood were more likely to be hospitalized.

Health & Fitness | Health

Dr. Scott Atlas disputes COVID-19 fear mongering tactics from our health officials

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the United States, health officials and Democrat politicians seem to be using that statistic to fear monger and justify closure orders. Dr. Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institute, discussed

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

COVID-19 Can Cause Loss of Smell, And Scientists Finally Discovered Why


From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings, we think

News | News

New Zealand says Coronavirus ‘eliminated’ and life can resume without restrictions

New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality.

Health & Fitness | Coronavirus Resources

Promising coronavirus vaccine might be delayed because not enough people are getting sick

One of the coronavirus vaccine candidates that has shown encouraging results is the one being developed at Oxford, which could be ready for emergency use this September.

Science & Technology | Science

T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity | Science

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Covid-19 isn't just a respiratory disease. It hits the whole body

Covid-19 symptoms go beyond pneumonia to include blood clots, inflammation and even swollen toes.

News | News

We Need a Covid-19 Vaccine—Let’s Get It Right the First Time | WIRED

The flu shot campaigns of 1976 and 2009 offer key lessons for how (and how not) to distribute, monitor, and communicate about vaccines. But will anyone listen?

News | News

Israeli virologist urges world leaders to calm public, slams 'unnecessary panic'

'People think this virus is going to attack them all, and then they're all going to die,' says Prof. Jihad Bishara. 'Not at all. In fact, most of those infected won't even know it'

News | News

First Person Injected With Trial Coronavirus Vaccine In Seattle

43-year old Jennifer Haller from Seattle was the first person to be injected with a new trial coronavirus vaccine on Monday. Researchers will follow her and 44 other people for 12 months to evaluate the vaccine.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Is the Coronavirus Worse Than the Flu? Here's How the 2 Illnesses Compare

Is the coronavirus worse than the flu this year? Experts compare the viruses' symptoms, transmission, and fatality rates.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Three Healthcare Trends To Watch In 2020

What do these trends mean for health-conscious entrepreneurs in 2020? Big companies will likely make an impact on the healthcare industry, but burgeoning business owners also have a big role to play.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Doctors Find Treatment for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Every year in the United States, more than 35,000 people die and 2.8 million get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Skilled Retirees May Come To Rescue Of A Startup Nation Starving For Tech Workers

Israeli firm Legacy sets up a database of retired professionals that could help address the national shortage of skilled engineers, its founder says. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

A Virtual Hospital, A Nav App For The Blind, An AR Microscope: Israel Showcases Digital Health Tech

Over a thousand participants gathered in Tel Aviv for the second annual Digital.Health.Now conference focused on advanced Israeli innovations in telemedicine, digital healthcare, and general wellness aided by technology. | NoCamels

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression, scientists find

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression effectively and could be a safer alternative than antidepressants, a major new study suggests.

Health & Fitness | Health

The dark side of tattoos and your health

Tattoos can be a wonderful method of self-expression, but the process does come with risks, ranging from passing irritation to permanent disfigurement.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

The Red Meat Rethink: Go ahead and have that steak, and hold the climate politics

The medical-academic complex is experiencing a bad case of indigestion over new research this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine that rescinds the longtime recommendation to eat less red meat. Climate politics is now infecting even nutritional science.

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Regular aerobic exercise may slow Alzheimer's progression - CNN

A proof-of-concept study shows regular aerobic exercise may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

The Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat aren't healthier. Fast food's meatless marvels are just P.R.

Whether Burger King's Impossible Whopper or White Castle's Impossible Slider, most of the meatless options aren't healthy ones. So why all the hype?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Health Startup Taps Into Behavioral Science - And Texting - To Help Combat Tuberculosis

Founded in 2014, Keheala developed a 'low-tech' solution to help motivate treatment adherence and get patients to take their medications on time. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Scientists Develop Genetic Test To Identify Cells That Protect Against Zika Virus

Working with international colleagues, Israeli researchers used a genetic screen to identify genes that protect cells from Zika viral infection which they say may one day lead to the development of a treatment. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup's 10-minute blood test device shifts focus from lab to doctor's clinic

Sight Diagnostics' new device gives results of a standard blood count test in just 10 minutes, without lab processing

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Alzheimer Medications May Help Treat Autistic Children

Scientists at work in a laboratory. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli researchers have found that a medication used to treat Alzheimer’s …

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

A Medical 1st In Israel: 3D-Printed Ankle-Bone Implants Allow 2 Women To Walk Freely Again | Health News

Two women, one of them a teen, underwent the country's first (and second) talus replacement through 3D printing surgeries at Beilinson Hospital this month. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

5 promising Israeli treatments for migraine headaches | ISRAEL21c

From devices to pharmaceuticals, Israeli approaches offer hope to the millions of migraine sufferers worldwide.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Antidepressants in old age may increase risk of dementia, Israeli study finds | The Times of Israel

Researchers followed 71,000 Israelis, found 3 times as many dementia diagnoses among depressed; some experts argue depression may be an early sign, not a cause

Health & Fitness | Health News

What Do the New Aspirin Guidelines Mean for You? | US News

These four questions can help you figure out if aspirin use still makes sense for you.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

The Red Cross Is in Dire Need of Type O Blood. Here's How You Can Help | Mental Floss

Owing to school breaks and end-of-semester activities, blood drives are down. The Red Cross has developed an urgent need for type O blood.

Health & Fitness | Health

Can the Damage of Alzheimer’s Be Undone?

With epigenetics, there’s new hope for doing just that.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Turn, stop, then sit: A research-based guide for Parkinson's patients | The Times of Israel

Tel Aviv University team studies why patients with Parkinson's disease have difficulty transitioning from walking to sitting, leading to greater instability and falls

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Better Juice: Israeli Food Tech Startup Cuts The Sugar For Healthier Fruit Drinks | Health News

Founded in 2017, the Israeli startup Better Juice developed an innovative process that reduces sugar in fruit juice by up to 80 percent.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli study: Pregnancy over 50 not a greater risk than during 40s | The Times of Israel

BGU researchers cite technological developments in recent decades for women's ability to give birth at more advanced stage: 'It seems that 50 is the new 40'

News | News

Israel Ranked 10th Healthiest Country in the World

Israeli breakfast at a cafe in Tel Aviv, May 30, 2008. Photo: Or Hiltch/Flickr. JNS.org – Israel has been listed as …

Health & Fitness | Health

We may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s – and how to stop it

Evidence is growing that a bacterium involved in gum disease causes Alzheimer's, raising hopes that a vaccine could one day prevent the disease

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Raise $1M For Revolutionary Eye Drops That Could Replace Glasses | Technology News

Ophthalmologists at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar Ilan University are building a biotech company that expects to market the 'nanodrops' by 2020.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Study of 14,000 Nonagenarians Says Alcohol, Java Drinkers, Those Overweight In Their 70s Live Longer

“What allows people to live to age 90 and beyond?” Researchers at the University of California Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) have been asking nonagenarians that very question for the last 15 years. And t

News | National News

New Vaccine Could Cut Number Of Alzheimer's Cases In Half

A new Alzheimer's vaccine developed by scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern could conceivably cut the number of dementia cases in half.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Coffee Reduces Your Appetite, Belly Size, and BMI

Coffee doesn't just make you healthier, live longer and perform at a higher level. It also helps you lose weight. Yay!

Politics | Politics

Trump makes it easier for employers to pay for health coverage - CNNPolitics

The Trump administration is expanding employers' ability to give workers cash to buy heath care coverage elsewhere, including on the Obamacare exchanges, senior officials announced Monday.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Sloppy science bears substantial blame for Americans' bad eating habits

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines rely on weak data, as has been made clear by the downfall of nutrition scientist Brian Wansink.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Should You Take a Daily Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

First PTSD Study During Warfare By Israeli Researchers Provides Early Symptom Indicators | Health News

Joint research by the University of Haifa and Natal during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 looked at reactions and experiences as the conflict unfolded.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff!

The New Old Age | The Walrus

Longevity is now our reality. Are we ready for it?

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Study Finds Simple Solution For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery | Health News

Tel Aviv University researchers say a simple enzyme injected into mouse models soon after a spinal cord injury shortened recovery time and decreased symptoms.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Exactly How Unhealthy Pumpkin Spice Lattes Really Are | MyDomaine

Find out just how healthy your seasonal pumpkin spice latte really is. Read on for all the nutritional information you need to know before indulging.

Health & Fitness | Health

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Making Healthcare Affordable: A Lost Battle? - Healthcare MBA GWU

Health & Fitness | Health

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast

Daily, low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and several types of cancer. Now, though, a new study shows that a one-dose-fits-all regimen doesn't work for everyone. People who weigh over 70 kg (154 lbs) should reconsider thei

Science & Technology | Tech News

Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers at Unlearn, a startup that designs software tools for clinical research, have developed a system that predicts the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Health & Fitness | Health News

4 Cups a Day: 4 Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking That Much Coffee | Inverse

Coffee doesn’t have the best reputation as a healthy beverage, despite several studies that suggest the contrary. The caffeinated drink is more than just a mood-stabilizer and morning savior. Among its many health benefits, researchers have linked it a

Health & Fitness | Health

Everything you never wanted to know about artificial sweeteners

Low-calorie sweeteners have been around for decades now, and we’re finally at a point where we’ve studied them enough to understand roughly how they work and what effect they have on our bodies. But plenty of people still aren’t clear on the facts.

Health & Fitness | Health News

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, the causes of which remain mysterious. But a new study may now have uncovered a key factor in its development.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Six Israeli startups that are helping save lives

Companies are among 62 featured in David Wanetick's book 'Solution Nation,' about Israeli firms having a global impact

Health & Fitness | Health News

Could the DNA of these ‘super seniors’ hold the secret to healthy aging? - The Globe and Mail

A lucky few Canadians are able to stay active and keep their cognition sharp well into their 80s. What’s their secret? Researchers are looking at their DNA to find out

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Side effects include ... a potential treatment for baldness - CNN

A drug originally developed to treat osteoporosis may soon be used to reverse hair loss, new research finds.

Health & Fitness | Health

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda is a kitchen staple and go-to home remedy for many conditions. But how and why might it help to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis?

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

In a World Designed for Morning People, Night Owls May Die Earlier | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Psychology | Psychology

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD Is Largely A Fraud

If anyone has the professional expertise and moral authority to compare psychology to a rotten piece of furniture, it is Jerome Kagan...

Health & Fitness | Health

4 Anti-Inflammatory Snacks You Can Have Before Bed For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

Find out which anti-inflammatory snacks you should have before bed for weight loss according to nutritionists on SHEFinds.com.

Science & Technology | Tech

What Are Screens Doing to Our Eyes—And Our Ability to See? | WIRED

Our eyes are hardening; we can barely see our phones any more. We must learn to look at the wider world.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Hearts Get 'Younger,' Even At Middle Age, With Exercise : NPR

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

Food & Drink | The Cocktail Hour

Study claims alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90 | abc7news.com

When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Drink Up: New Study Concludes Wine Can Offset Dementia

Wine has an effect on one's glymphatic function, or the way the brain removes toxins like the proteins associated with Alzheimer's.

News | In The News

WiFi Experiment Done By A Group Of 9th Grade Students Got Serious International Attention. THIS Is Why…

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the experiment done by 5 girls from northern Jutland in 9th grade. They did an experiment for a biology test, so brilliant, that it has attracted international attention among ackno

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

This Is the Most Effective Treatment for Insomnia That No One Is Talking About - Vogue

A cure for insomnia exists, and it has nothing to do with cooling eye masks, body creams, or sleeping pills.

Health & Fitness | Health

Growing Up With Headphones May Not Damage Kids’ Hearing

Scientists found no increase in hearing loss over the past few decades despite a rise in the use of headphones and earbuds.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies.

Politics | From CNN

Drinking more coffee can lead to a longer life, new studies say - CNN.com

A higher consumption of coffee is linked to a longer life, two new studies say, with the benefits applicable across multiple races.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

A new kind of doctor's office charges a monthly fee and doesn't take insurance — and it could be the future of medicine

Direct primary care is a new movement of doctors and healthcare providers who don't accept insurance — instead relying on a monthly membership fee.

Health & Fitness | Exercise & Fitness

How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic

Why are so many privileged people feeling so sick? Luckily, there’s no shortage of cures.

Health & Fitness | Health

Pill Makes It Safer for People with Celiac Disease to Eat in Restaurants

A drug already on the market could help protect diners’ guts against small amounts of gluten, thereby reducing fears of cross-contamination.

Health & Fitness | Health

CVS Now Sells an EpiPen Alternative for as Little as $10 | Mental Floss

At $109.99, it's hundreds of dollars cheaper than EpiPen or its generic, and a coupon will drop the cost to $10 for some.

Science & Technology | Science

How to Beat Dengue and Zika: Add a Microbe to Mosquitoes - The Atlantic

After 30 years of development, virus-beating insects are finally being deployed in megacities around the world.  

Health & Fitness | Health

Can This Brain Exercise Put Off Dementia? - WSJ

A major new study is believed to be the first to show that a behavioral intervention—a brain exercise called speed training—can reduce dementia risk.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

Aging: 7 Physical Habits of People Who Age Well - Motto

Maintaining a positive attitude is arguably just as as important as sleep and exercise in order to age well.

News | Interesting Stories

Weizmann institute develops groundbreaking prostate cancer treatment - Israel News, Ynetnews

News: Professor Avigdor Scherz and Professor Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute develop treatment for prostate cancer patients that targets tumor without damaging healthy tissue.

Health & Fitness | Health News

8 Things That Happen When You Finally Stop Drinking Caffeine :   |

Before take your Keurig out of commission, check out these eight side effects of going caffeine-free that you can expect to experience.

Science & Technology | Science

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Cellphones may damage male fertility, Israeli study finds | The Times of Israel

Technion researchers see link between mobile use and drop in sperm count, recommend shorter calls and not carrying phone in pants pocket

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli healer treats Parkinson’s through talk and dance | The Times of Israel

Alex Kerten has helped thousands of Parkinson’s sufferers return to normal life with an unconventional mind-body method that is gaining international attention

Science & Technology | Science

The Most Notable Medical Findings of 2015 - The New Yorker

Jerome Groopman selects seven of this year’s most important findings from medicine and biology, including in the areas of C.P.R., cancer, and H.I.V./AIDS. 

Politics | Interesting Links

How Government Killed the Medical Profession

I am a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice. And I am fed up.

News | News

ElMindA’s Revolutionary Assessment Device For Parkinson’s Attracts World’s Top Investors

Israeli biotechnology firm ElMindA, which recently raised $28 million, has created a unique device that diagnoses brain disorders.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Is Sushi Healthier Than Ice Cream? Not Necessarily, Diabetes Researchers Say

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute show that blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Scientists Claim Alzheimer’s Is A Set Of Different Diseases That Should Be Treated Separately

Israeli researchers show that Alzheimer's is actually a collection of diseases that should be treated separately - with a variety of different approaches.

Travel | Travel

Why Travel Is Good for Your Health | U.S. News Travel

Apart from depriving yourself the chance to enhance your productivity and work performance, avoiding taking a break can lead to stress overload and other potentially damaging effects on your health, experts say.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

One Israeli Researcher Is Outsmarting HIV To Cure AIDS

Given the limitations of existing drugs, an Israeli researcher at the Technion proposes a new strategy to tackle the virus.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Revolutionary: Israeli Researcher Says He Can ‘Erase’ Memory Of Addiction

One Israeli researcher hopes he can combat the high rate of relapse by overhauling the way we administer drug rehabilitation.

Health & Fitness | Health

Operative launches online eye exams, so you can get a prescription right from your desktop | VentureBeat | Health | by M

Running a mobile phone app in conjunction with a desktop app, consumers can take an online refractive eye exam in less than 25 minutes.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

Better Sleep May Be Incredibly Important to Alzheimer’s Risk

Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how Alzheimer’s starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory.

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

New wave of Alzheimer's research aims to diagnose, treat much earlier - CBS News

As scientists gain a deeper understanding of Alzheimer's, they're trying to develop new approaches to treatment

Health & Fitness | Health

Old before your time? People age at wildly different rates, study confirms

Tests on physiological markers in nearly 1,000 38-year-olds found that some had biological ages many years older than their birthdates would suggest

Health & Fitness | Health News

This Eye Color Is Linked to Alcoholism

In this June 29, 2004, file photo, a bartender serves two mugs of beer at a tavern in Montpelier, Vt. (Image via AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? “This suggests

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Discover Flower That Can Treat Diabetes

Israeli researchers are working to isolate an active ingredient found in the shrub sharp varthemia, which has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.

News | In the News

Scientists shows AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system

New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine candidate designed at TSRI can stimulate the immune system acti

News | Good News!

This man's blood has saved 2 million babies - CNN.com

Australian James Harrison has donated blood plasma every week for 60 years. His blood is used an injection that saves babies from deadly rhesus disease.

Health & Fitness | Health

BBC - Future - What’s the prime of your life?

Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead? Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.

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Israeli Researchers Decode Genetic Mystery Behind Schizophrenia

New research finds that calcium regulation plays a central role in schizophrenia - which could lead to much better diagnostics and treatment.

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Joint Pain, From the Gut

Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointesntial tracts—may be to blame.

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How to get kids to eat healthy school lunches - CNN.com

Healthy food selection in school lunches increased with professional chefs, marketing techniques and bribes

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Were We Getting Alzheimer’s Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment

A large Mayo Clinic study has found that, when it comes to what causes Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers may have been barking up the wrong tree.

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A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing los

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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of N...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Hands-free smartphone opens worlds for disabled | The Times of Israel

Giora Livne just wanted to buy flowers for his wife. But for the 65-year-old quadriplegic, who lost all but the smallest movements in his neck in an accident nine years ago, that small act of spousal romance was out of reach.

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity : Shots - Health News : NPR

Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting to figure out why.