FDA rules fall short to curb use of 10,000 food chemicals that cause ailments: Petition demands strict action
FDA rules fall short to curb use of 10,000 food chemicals that cause ailments: Petition demands strict action

Studies have suggested that food additives can harm children by interfering with hormones, reducing growth and development and increasing the risk of childhood obesity

Young Americans in 20s now account for 1 in 5 Covid-19 cases, CDC says they likely contribute to transmission
Young Americans in 20s now account for 1 in 5 Covid-19 cases, CDC says they likely contribute to transmission

The findings come even as CDC director, Dr Robert Redfield, warned that 90% of the US remains susceptible to a coronavirus infection

Has Covid-19 mutated? Virus may have become more contagious in Houston which saw two disease waves, says study
Has Covid-19 mutated? Virus may have become more contagious in Houston which saw two disease waves, says study

The mutation has not made it more fatal or dangerous. Instead, it may have allowed it to spread better, say scientists who analyzed the genomes of over 5,085 Covid-19 virus strains in Houston, Texas

Kids whose moms use weed during pregnancy more likely to have psychotic-like behaviors, social problems: Study
Kids whose moms use weed during pregnancy more likely to have psychotic-like behaviors, social problems: Study

Between 2002-2003 and 2016-2017, past-month cannabis use increased from 3.4% to 7% among pregnant women overall and from 5.7% to 12.1% during the first trimester

Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death but larger hips and thighs may have an inverse effect: Study
Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death but larger hips and thighs may have an inverse effect: Study

Each 10 cm increase in fat around the abdomen was linked with an 11% higher risk of death from all causes. The same rise in the hips led to a 10% lower risk

Can Covid-19 cause 'silent wave' of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s? Experts are studying links
Can Covid-19 cause 'silent wave' of neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s? Experts are studying links

Parkinson’s disease or parkinsonism has been described after infections by viruses such as influenza A, Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, Japanese encephalitis virus, or West Nile virus

Can eyeglasses protect you from Covid-19? Study says it may lower risk but experts urge caution
Can eyeglasses protect you from Covid-19? Study says it may lower risk but experts urge caution

But other experts think it's too early to draw conclusions or make behavioral changes and that we need more data

Many unapproved drugs found in ‘brain-boosting’ supplements in US, study warns doses are dangerously high
Many unapproved drugs found in ‘brain-boosting’ supplements in US, study warns doses are dangerously high

Researchers found that some supplements contain more than one unapproved drug, while one product combined four of the unapproved drugs

Regular exercise, no smoking may increase lifespan of people with high BP and other chronic diseases
Regular exercise, no smoking may increase lifespan of people with high BP and other chronic diseases

Six in 10 American adults struggle with chronic diseases, which are conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both

Having sex within a few months after having a heart attack may lower a person’s risk of death, finds study
Having sex within a few months after having a heart attack may lower a person’s risk of death, finds study

Resuming sexual activity soon after a heart attack may be a part of one's self-perception as a healthy, functioning, young and energetic person and this may lead to a healthier lifestyle generally, explain researchers

FDA to issue strict guidelines for Covid-19 vaccines, may squash Trump's plan of getting one ready by November
FDA to issue strict guidelines for Covid-19 vaccines, may squash Trump's plan of getting one ready by November

The new guidelines are unlikely to go the convalescent plasma and hydroxychloroquine way: both of which received emergency approval following Trump's lobbying efforts

Avoid trick-or-treating, Halloween masks and crowded costume parties to stop Covid-19 spread: CDC
Avoid trick-or-treating, Halloween masks and crowded costume parties to stop Covid-19 spread: CDC

For any holiday gathering or celebration, CDC asks Americans to host outdoor activities as much as possible, wear face masks, limit the number of attendees or celebrate virtually

Women with longer periods of fertility at higher risk of developing dementia when they get older, finds study
Women with longer periods of fertility at higher risk of developing dementia when they get older, finds study

Results of the study could also provide further support for the hypothesis that estrogen affects the risk of dementia among women

Fauci says people need to wear face masks through 2021 even if we have a Covid-19 vaccine
Fauci says people need to wear face masks through 2021 even if we have a Covid-19 vaccine

The reason is partly because the first batch of vaccines are unlikely to be perfect enough to shield people from Covid-19, experts said

Children may still have potential to spread coronavirus even if antibodies are detected, warns study
Children may still have potential to spread coronavirus even if antibodies are detected, warns study

The study found that Covid-19 and antibodies can be present in their systems simultaneously

Close to 30% of children in the US do not get any therapy within 3 months after a mental illness episode: Study
Close to 30% of children in the US do not get any therapy within 3 months after a mental illness episode: Study

Almost half of the children who were prescribed medication for initial treatment either received strong, addictive drugs or pills that were not approved for child use by the FDA

Sleeping too less or too much could lead to decline in memory and other mental abilities, finds study
Sleeping too less or too much could lead to decline in memory and other mental abilities, finds study

The findings call for monitoring sleep duration, especially among middle-aged and older individuals who get as low as four hours or as high as 10 hours of sleep each night

US Covid-19 death toll nears 200,000 mark, experts predict spike in infections in December: 'Winter is coming'
US Covid-19 death toll nears 200,000 mark, experts predict spike in infections in December: 'Winter is coming'

President Donald Trump said this number would mean that 'we all together have done a very good job.' However, experts have disagreed

CDC takes down warning on airborne spread of Covid-19 beyond 6 feet, says update was posted 'in error'
CDC takes down warning on airborne spread of Covid-19 beyond 6 feet, says update was posted 'in error'

'A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website,' the CDC said

Hospitalized pregnant women infected with Covid-19 may face higher risk of preterm delivery, CDC says
Hospitalized pregnant women infected with Covid-19 may face higher risk of preterm delivery, CDC says

Against this backdrop, the CDC advises pregnant women to avoid close contact with Covid-19 positive patients or those suspected of having the illness

CDC rolls back controversial advisory, asks everyone to get tested if they got exposed to someone with Covid-19
CDC rolls back controversial advisory, asks everyone to get tested if they got exposed to someone with Covid-19

The previous guidelines said that if a person has been in close contact with an individual with coronavirus, they do not necessarily need a test unless they are showing symptoms

Your unpopularity in school could kill you: Study says shunned kids linked to 34% higher risk of heart issues
Your unpopularity in school could kill you: Study says shunned kids linked to 34% higher risk of heart issues

Heart disease risk in adult men and women increased by one-third for those who were unpopular among their classmates and peers as kids

How risky is flying during Covid-19 pandemic? Studies show methods used by airlines to prevent spread may not work
How risky is flying during Covid-19 pandemic? Studies show methods used by airlines to prevent spread may not work

1 symptomatic passenger transmitted Covid-19 infection during the flight to at least 12 other passengers in business class

Adult obesity rate on the rise, more than 20% Americans obese in all states with Blacks most impacted: CDC
Adult obesity rate on the rise, more than 20% Americans obese in all states with Blacks most impacted: CDC

The Midwest (33.9%) and South (33.3%) had the highest prevalence of obesity, followed by the Northeast (29%), and the West (27.4%)

Rich countries like US and UK have bought 51% of future Covid-19 vaccine supply, says report
Rich countries like US and UK have bought 51% of future Covid-19 vaccine supply, says report

Experts caution that nearly two-thirds of the world’s population would not have a vaccine until at least 2022

Covid-19 lockdowns, masks and social distancing likely kept flu at 'historical lows' in US and globally: CDC
Covid-19 lockdowns, masks and social distancing likely kept flu at 'historical lows' in US and globally: CDC

According to experts, some of these mitigation steps could be implemented in the future during flu epidemics to reduce transmission, particularly in populations at the highest risk for developing severe disease

Drinking coffee linked to longer, improved survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, finds study
Drinking coffee linked to longer, improved survival in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, finds study

The benefits hold for both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee

Consuming omega-3 linked to 35% lower risk of fatal heart attack and reduction in coronary heart disease: Study
Consuming omega-3 linked to 35% lower risk of fatal heart attack and reduction in coronary heart disease: Study

'Cardiovascular benefits appear to increase with dosage, adding an extra 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA per day decreased the risk of heart attack even more,' experts revealed

CDC says Covid-19 vaccine won't be widely available till mid-2021, Trump contradicts: 'We're ready to go'
CDC says Covid-19 vaccine won't be widely available till mid-2021, Trump contradicts: 'We're ready to go'

The president said as soon as a vaccine gets approved, the US is ready to distribute immediately to a vast section of the country going against what Dr Redfield said

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial on hold in US as scientists probe into serious side effect in UK participant
AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial on hold in US as scientists probe into serious side effect in UK participant

The global trials that were temporarily paused because of unexplained illness in a participant, have resumed in the UK

Dr Li-Meng Yan report: Covid-19 man-made in Wuhan lab theory refuses to die down, scientists slam conspiracy
Dr Li-Meng Yan report: Covid-19 man-made in Wuhan lab theory refuses to die down, scientists slam conspiracy

Dr Li-Meng Yan and three other authors have published a study claiming that Covid-19 was developed in a laboratory in China

Covid-19 vaccine will not be available to all globally before 2024 end, warns the world’s largest manufacturer
Covid-19 vaccine will not be available to all globally before 2024 end, warns the world’s largest manufacturer

Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, estimates that if the coronavirus shot is a two-dose vaccine, the world will need 15 billion doses

Common pain and fever relief drug may induce risky behavior in people by making them seem less dangerous: Study
Common pain and fever relief drug may induce risky behavior in people by making them seem less dangerous: Study

Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and nearly 600 other medicines, is taken each week by an estimated 23% of the US adult population

Does pregnancy delay the onset of multiple sclerosis? Study suggests it can do so by over three years
Does pregnancy delay the onset of multiple sclerosis? Study suggests it can do so by over three years

Women who have been pregnant were diagnosed with their first symptoms, on average, 3.3 years later, compared to women who had never been pregnant

Covid-19 and flu can be equally dangerous for children and cause serious forms of infection, warns study
Covid-19 and flu can be equally dangerous for children and cause serious forms of infection, warns study

Researchers found that patients with coronavirus and those with seasonal flu have similar hospitalization rates, ICU admission rates and mechanical ventilator use

Over 80% of US drug overdose deaths involve opioids, CDC says mental health diagnosis found in 25.8% of cases
Over 80% of US drug overdose deaths involve opioids, CDC says mental health diagnosis found in 25.8% of cases

Most of these deaths specifically involved illicitly manufactured fentanyl, heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine

AstraZeneca resumes coronavirus vaccine trials in the UK, but it's unclear when it will restart elsewhere
AstraZeneca resumes coronavirus vaccine trials in the UK, but it's unclear when it will restart elsewhere

The vaccine trials were paused temporarily because of unexplained illness in a participant but now the UK's MHRA has recommended that it is safe to resume

Death of a pet could be traumatic for children and may trigger mental health issues in them, warns study
Death of a pet could be traumatic for children and may trigger mental health issues in them, warns study

The death of a pet should be treated as the loss of other strong emotional attachments, and parents and physicians should be prepared to treat it as such, investigators emphasize

Getting just 2 minutes of exercise before studying or working can help you perform better, finds study
Getting just 2 minutes of exercise before studying or working can help you perform better, finds study

Exercising for 2 minutes to 1 hour at moderate to high-intensity levels can improve attention, concentration, and learning and memory functions

School closures linked to rise in depression and suicide, CDC report shows asymptomatic kids can spread Covid-19
School closures linked to rise in depression and suicide, CDC report shows asymptomatic kids can spread Covid-19

A new study suggests that though school closures have prevented 2% to 4% of deaths, they cut off children from their peers, teachers, extended family and community networks

People who pass out after heavy drinking may have double the risk of developing dementia later in life: Study
People who pass out after heavy drinking may have double the risk of developing dementia later in life: Study

The findings suggest that alcohol-induced loss of consciousness, irrespective of overall alcohol consumption, is associated with a subsequent increase in the risk of dementia

Most Americans worry political pressure will force FDA to rush approval for Covid-19 vaccine, reveals poll
Most Americans worry political pressure will force FDA to rush approval for Covid-19 vaccine, reveals poll

If a vaccine is approved before the presidential election and made freely available, 54% say they would not want to get vaccinated, while 42% say they would want to get vaccinated under those circumstances

Restaurant diners at higher risk of catching Covid-19, air circulation may be responsible: CDC study
Restaurant diners at higher risk of catching Covid-19, air circulation may be responsible: CDC study

Adults who tested positive were about twice as likely to have eaten out 14 days before the illness struck, according to the CDC

Vaping in US teens drops in 2020 after crackdown, but disposable e-cigarettes are getting popular: CDC
Vaping in US teens drops in 2020 after crackdown, but disposable e-cigarettes are getting popular: CDC

Early this year, the Trump administration banned flavored e-cigarettes in refillable cartridge-based e-cigarettes, barring menthol and tobacco

Covid-19 cases among children soar past half a million, tally rose by 16% in just two weeks: Report
Covid-19 cases among children soar past half a million, tally rose by 16% in just two weeks: Report

The experts also urge Americans to get their flu shots to stay protected as the flu season is approaching

High blood pressure, diabetes could slow thinking and memory in middle-aged people, raise dementia risk later
High blood pressure, diabetes could slow thinking and memory in middle-aged people, raise dementia risk later

The conditions change the structure of the brain, thereby lowering memory and thinking skills

AstraZeneca halts phase 3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine after participant develops adverse reactions
AstraZeneca halts phase 3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine after participant develops adverse reactions

The company said that it is a routine action that is taken whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Probiotics and a healthy diet can help children fight obesity, finds study
Childhood Obesity Awareness Month: Probiotics and a healthy diet can help children fight obesity, finds study

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the prevalence of obesity among American children and adolescents aged between 2 and 19 years stood at 18.5%

Could social unrest follow Covid-19 pandemic? Experts say past epidemics have been 'incubators' of civil strife
Could social unrest follow Covid-19 pandemic? Experts say past epidemics have been 'incubators' of civil strife

Inequality, xenophobia and forced policies have create tensions among the public in the past, according to experts