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Fatherhood changes men
Fatherhood changes men's brains, according to before-and-after MRI scans

Fathers' brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood María Paternina-Die, CC BY-NDThe time fathers devote to child care every week has tripled over the past 50 years in the United States. The increase in fathers' involvement in child rearing is even steeper in countries that have expanded paid paternity leave or created incentives for fathers to take leave, such as Germany, Spain, Sweden and Iceland. And a growing body of research finds that children with engaged fathers do better o

Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation - research shows this is a grave risk to public health
Twitter lifted its ban on COVID misinformation - research shows this is a grave risk to public health

The restraints on COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter are off. AP Photo/Jeff ChiuTwitter's decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site's rules page and listed as effective Nov. 23, 2022, has researchers and experts in public health seriously concerned about the possible repercussions. Health misinformation is not new. A classic case is the misinformation about a purported but now disproven link between autism and the MMR vaccine based on a discredi

How parents can play a key role in the prevention and treatment of teen mental health problems
How parents can play a key role in the prevention and treatment of teen mental health problems

Early detection is key to treating depression in teenagers. dragana991/iStock via Getty Images PlusMore than 44% of teens reported persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness in the first half of 2021, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The early 2022 report, which was based on an online survey, also found that nearly 20% had seriously considered suicide, and 9% attempted suicide. The COVID-19 pandemic is a likely contributor to these startling figures

Yale University sued over discriminating against students with mental health disabilities
Yale University sued over discriminating against students with mental health disabilities

Students of Yale University sued the university Wednesday, accusing the school of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities.

Use of drugs for weight loss causes supply shortage
Use of drugs for weight loss causes supply shortage

Dramatic stories about weight loss using popular drugs are trending on social media. People who need the drugs for other health issues now face shortages.

Jargon alert: How doctors speak could cause
Jargon alert: How doctors speak could cause 'harm' for patients

Medical terms used by some doctors to describe cancer tumors or X-rays could be confusing to patients, a new survey finds.

FDA likely to end blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood
FDA likely to end blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood

Under current federal rules, men cannot donate blood if they have had sex with another man in the last three months.

FDA clears 1st fecal transplant treatment for gut infection
FDA clears 1st fecal transplant treatment for gut infection

U.S. officials have approved the first pharmaceutical-grade version of the so-called fecal transplant procedures that doctors have increasingly used against hard-to-treat intestinal infections. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Rebyota for adults who have trouble fighting off infections with Clostridium difficile, commonly referred to as C. diff, a bacteria that causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea. For more than a decade, some U.S. doctors have used stool samples from healthy donors to treat the condition.

Driving simulator helps teens with ADHD keep eyes on the road - study
Driving simulator helps teens with ADHD keep eyes on the road - study

A computer simulation program for teen drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) helped them learn to keep their eyes on the road and resulted in fewer accidents or near collisions for a group at particularly high-risk when behind the wheel, according to a study published on Wednesday. By providing feedback when teens looked away from the road for two seconds or more, the training reduced the frequency of these long glances and lessened variations in lane position, researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine. In the year afterward, the 76 teens randomly assigned to receive the training had fewer collisions and near-collisions than a control group of 76...

Fact check: False claim FTX funded research into ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment
Fact check: False claim FTX funded research into ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment

TOGETHER Trial's study of using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment came before FTX was a financial sponsor of the consortium's research.

Eisai, Biogen Alzheimer
Eisai, Biogen Alzheimer's drug could be available to some next year

Japan's Eisai Co plans to seek full approval of its experimental Alzheimer's drug lecanemab in the United States, Europe and Japan armed with data showing it can slow the brain-wasting disease for people with early symptoms, potentially getting the treatment to patients next year. It remains unclear how widely the drug developed with U.S. biotech Biogen Inc will be used due to uncertainty over insurance coverage, including the U.S. government's Medicare plan for people age 65 and over, potential side effects and cost.

Yale University sued over student mental health policies
Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing "unreasonable burdens" on those who seek to be reinstated. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Connecticut on behalf of current and former students seeks no monetary damages. Rather, it demands changes to Yale's withdrawal policies, including the required forfeiture of health insurance and tuition payments, among other rules.

Target removes water beads toy after baby hospitalized for swallowing one
Target removes water beads toy after baby hospitalized for swallowing one

Target has removed a toy by Chuckle & Roar that includes water beads. The small expanding balls are often used in sensory kits, which are popular for children with autism.

US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio
US officials say 2 more places will test sewage for polio

Philadelphia and Oakland County, Michigan, are joining the small list of U.S. localities that are looking for signs of polio infections in sewage, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the communities will test for polio in sewage for at least four months. Communities in New York state began testing earlier this year after a man was diagnosed with paralytic polio outside New York City.

When the Abortion Clinic Came to Town
When the Abortion Clinic Came to Town

There had never been an abortion clinic in the quiet college town of Carbondale, Illinois. So when its first clinic opened this fall, it revealed tensions between residents that had largely been hidden. Regine Garmon, a Carbondale resident who works at the clinic, was standing on the sidelines of her son's basketball game when she overheard a group of parents discussing the clinic's opening. One mother wondered aloud if the clinic's employees would encourage local teenagers to be sexually irresp

Corteva makes $1.2 billion bid for Stoller Group
Corteva makes $1.2 billion bid for Stoller Group

Biologicals related to the agriculture sector are a growing market and expected to represent about 25% of the overall crop protection market by 2035. Corteva has been working toward enhancing its portfolio of crop protection assets and bought Spain-based Symborg in September. The Stoller deal, which is expected to close in the first half of 2023, will be accretive to Corteva's core earnings in 2023, the companies said.

As overdoses soar in rural America, more clinicians are prescribing addiction medications
As overdoses soar in rural America, more clinicians are prescribing addiction medications

Opioid overdoses continue to rise in rural America, but more clinicians are prescribing buprenorphine, a medication used to help people recover from opioid addiction.

New York City will involuntarily hospitalize more mentally ill people under new plan
New York City will involuntarily hospitalize more mentally ill people under new plan

In a move he said is aimed at tackling the city's mental health "crisis," New York Mayor Eric Adams announced a directive Tuesday instructing police and first

New York City will
New York City will 'involuntarily' hospitalize homeless people with severe mental illness: What we know

Officials can hospitalize people "who pose a risk of harm to themselves even if they are not an imminent threat to the public," NYC Mayor Adams said.

Drug slows Alzheimer
Drug slows Alzheimer's but can it make a real difference?

Japanese drugmaker Eisai and its U.S. partner Biogen had announced earlier this fall that the drug lecanemab appeared to work, a badly needed bright spot after repeated disappointments in the quest for better Alzheimer's treatments. The data was presented at an Alzheimer's meeting in San Francisco and published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy
Twitter ends enforcement of COVID misinformation policy

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. "This policy was used to silence people across the world who questioned the media narrative surrounding the virus and treatment options," tweeted Dr. Simone Gold, a physician and leading purveyor of COVID-19 misinformation. Twitter's decision to no longer remove false claims about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines disappointed public health officials, however, who said it could lead to more false claims about...

Half of Britain
Half of Britain's free-range Christmas turkeys lost to bird flu crisis

LONDON (Reuters) -Britons may struggle to get hold of a free-range turkey or goose for the Christmas table this year after an industry head said about half of them have either died or been culled due to the country's largest-ever outbreak of avian flu. Richard Griffiths, chief executive of the British Poultry Council, told lawmakers that British farmers usually produce 1.2 to 1.3 million free-range birds for the festive period. "We have seen around 600,000 of those free-range birds being directly affected," he said.

An internet hoax has dragged a popular China stationery company into the protests against the country
An internet hoax has dragged a popular China stationery company into the protests against the country's harsh COVID-19 restrictions

A fake document was shared online after demonstrators used blank sheets of paper to protest the Chinese government's restrictive 'zero-COVID' policy.

Young people accounted for greater proportion of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than 2020: study
Young people accounted for greater proportion of COVID-19 deaths in 2021 than 2020: study

Story at a glance The median age of COVID-19 deaths fell from 78 years old in 2020 to 69 years old in 2021. To better understand this shift, researchers assessed years of life lost among those who died from COVID-19. More than 1 million Americans have died from the disease since March 2020. The proportion…

US stocks trade mixed while Chinese markets rebound on easing COVID-19 fears
US stocks trade mixed while Chinese markets rebound on easing COVID-19 fears

The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 2.3% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 5.2% after diving on Monday.

Here
Here's how China's COVID lockdown protests are sparking unrest across markets and rattling the global investing landscape.

Insider's Phil Rosen breaks down what's happening in China, and talks macro with portfolio manager Arthur Laffer Jr.

US futures rise and Hong Kong stocks jump 5% after China
US futures rise and Hong Kong stocks jump 5% after China's vaccination move boosts hopes for a zero-COVID pivot

After public unrest, China said Tuesday it would boost COVID vaccination rates of its elderly citizens, seen as a key step to reopening its economy.

Fauci called China
Fauci called China's 'zero-COVID' policy 'draconian' and says lockdowns 'should always be a temporary phenomenon'

Fauci said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday that lockdowns should have an "end game."

Flu continues to spread across the U.S., infecting millions, CDC reports
Flu continues to spread across the U.S., infecting millions, CDC reports

How active is the flu right now? Millions of cases of flu have been reported since the beginning of October, according to the latest data from the CDC.

Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes
Landmark trial over Arkansas youth gender care ban resumes

A psychiatrist called to the stand by Arkansas as the state defends its ban on gender-affirming care for children said Monday he was concerned about the impact the law could have on some transgender youth who would see their treatments cut off. Dr. Stephen Levine, a psychiatrist at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Ohio, testified as the nation's first trial over such a ban continued before a federal judge after a five-week break. Arkansas' law, which was temporarily blocked last year, would prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming hormone treatment, puberty blockers or surgery to anyone under 18 years old.

A Ukrainian surgeon had to operate using only a headlamp after a Russian missile strike plunged Lviv into darkness
A Ukrainian surgeon had to operate using only a headlamp after a Russian missile strike plunged Lviv into darkness

Russian forces continue to hit Ukraine's power grid with missiles, leaving a quarter of the city without power.

Health agencies renaming "monkeypox" as "mpox" to help fight stigma
Health agencies renaming "monkeypox" as "mpox" to help fight stigma

The World Health Organization urged countries to adopt the new name for the disease, citing the "ongoing negative impact" of the original.

A celebration, then death - Cameroon landslide buries 15 mourners
A celebration, then death - Cameroon landslide buries 15 mourners

A cigarette break made the difference between life and death for Makolo Doss, who stepped aside from a memorial celebration to have a smoke just as a mass of red earth suddenly collapsed on the gathering. Fifteen others at the event, in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Sunday, were not so lucky, killed by the landslide as they were celebrating the lives of a group of deceased loved ones with drums, dancing and beers. "I missed death by just a second," said Doss on Monday, still reeling.

Fewer young Americans say they smoke cigarettes: Gallup
Fewer young Americans say they smoke cigarettes: Gallup

Story at a glance Despite the decline in traditional cigarette smoking, studies show the prevalence of vaping, or e-cigarette use, is growing among this cohort. More young adults also report smoking marijuana than cigarettes. Overall, four in 10 young American adults say they smoke at least one of the three substances. Rates of cigarette smoking…

Apple faces shortfall of 6 million iPhone Pros because protests against COVID-19 restrictions are impacting production, report says
Apple faces shortfall of 6 million iPhone Pros because protests against COVID-19 restrictions are impacting production, report says

Workers in the world's largest iPhone factory, which is based in Zhengzhou, have protested against pay and China's COVID-19 rules.

Oil prices dip to their lowest level in 2022 as Covid protests in China intensify
Oil prices dip to their lowest level in 2022 as Covid protests in China intensify

China reported 40,052 new local COVID-19 cases on Monday - a daily record high for the fifth straight day.

'We're having a baby today': Woman gives birth inside Atlanta McDonald's with help of employees and fiancé

A woman who stopped at McDonald's to use the bathroom while on the way to the hospital to give birth ended up having her baby at the fast-food restaurant with

How do you design a home for someone with autism?
How do you design a home for someone with autism?

Unfortunately, there's no 'one size fits all.' 'House' via www.shutterstock.comWhat if every time the bathroom fan buzzed, you became unhinged? Or you lived in a place where it felt impossible to avoid curious neighbors whenever you went outside? Or where the location of kitchen appliances made it feel like a combat zone every time you tried to cook a meal? Only then might you start to feel like the many autistic adults who struggle to live in homes that don't accommodate their needs. Today, whi

Latest COVID vaccine will help people
Latest COVID vaccine will help people 'move on' from the pandemic, White House's Jha says

With the Biden administration urging people to get both a COVID-19 booster and a flu shot as soon as possible, the White House's Dr. Ashish Jha said Sunday that updated vaccinations will help people "move on" from the pandemic. "It's been, obviously, a long two and a half years for Americans, and we understand that people want to move on," Jha told ABC "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz of the virus that has killed more than 1 million people in the U.S. "The good news is people can move on if they keep their immunity up to date." Jha, the White House COVID-19 coordinator, added that despite low booster rates so far, he believes there will be an increase in vaccinations in the coming...

Helping a wounded Ukrainian soldier walk again
Helping a wounded Ukrainian soldier walk again

While fighting to protect his country, Alexander Chaika lost his right leg to a Russian artillery shell. Last month he arrived in the U.S. to be fitted for a high-tech prosthetic leg, thanks to the charitable organization Future for Ukraine.

He needed emergency surgery days before their wedding. So, they got married in a hospital.
He needed emergency surgery days before their wedding. So, they got married in a hospital.

Daniel Pecoraro, a teacher in Greenacres, Florida, needed emergency heart surgery three days before he planned to marry Lisa Siegel.

'A sense of reassurance and belonging' Campus religious groups tackle mental health services

Traditional pastoral care is being expanded in order to meet the needs of students

Don
Don't leave Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge for too long. Food poisoning risk can rise

Cooked turkey and other leftovers can be kept in the fridge for three to four days. The Monday after Thanksgiving marks a "'use or freeze' deadline."

Can you have too much Botox?
Can you have too much Botox?

Six million Botox procedures are performed every year. Jacquelyn Martin/Associated PressDemand for cosmetic treatments, including botox and fillers, has surged since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons are attributing the boom to patients wanting to put their best face forward for online Zoom meetings, as well as increased time to attend appointments and recover from treatments. Botox is now the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the U.S., with a market

With flu season here, health officials urge communities of color to get vaccinated
With flu season here, health officials urge communities of color to get vaccinated

Flu vaccination rates have lagged in Black and Hispanic communities, according to the CDC. Public health officials are trying to change that.

11-year-old girl undergoes first-of-its-kind surgery so she can flash her
11-year-old girl undergoes first-of-its-kind surgery so she can flash her 'beautiful smile'

"There's really nothing, to me, more fascinating than this nuance of facial expression," said Dr. Patrick Byrne. "It really is what makes us human."

White House battles pandemic fatigue in vaccine push
White House battles pandemic fatigue in vaccine push

Public health officials have repeatedly warned that the U.S. will likely face another wave of COVID-19 infections as the weather gets colder and people travel and gather for the holidays. But it doesn't seem to be convincing a checked-out public to get vaccinated. New COVID-19 booster shot uptake remained low heading into the Thanksgiving holiday,…

Virtual reality apps focus on mental health care, but effectiveness is unstudied
Virtual reality apps focus on mental health care, but effectiveness is unstudied

Several new apps are betting that virtual reality can offer people novel and beneficial ways to access mental health support. Not all experts are convinced.

CDC says it
CDC says it's now tracking a new COVID variant known as XBB

The XBB variant has climbed to 3.1% of new COVID cases nationwide, the CDC now estimates.

Desperate covid long-haulers turn to costly, unproven treatments
Desperate covid long-haulers turn to costly, unproven treatments

For the burgeoning population of covid long-haulers, there is an abundance of new treatment options: Specially formulated nutraceuticals imported from India that promise to "get you life back from covid." Pure oxygen delivered in a pressurized chamber. And, if time and money are no obstacle, a process known as "blood washing" that's available in Cyprus, or $25,000 stem cell treatments in the Cayman Islands. Months-long waits at long-covid clinics combined with the sluggish pace of research have


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