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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
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
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
Students of Yale University sued the university Wednesday, accusing the school of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities.
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.
Medical terms used by some doctors to describe cancer tumors or X-rays could be confusing to patients, a new survey finds.
Under current federal rules, men cannot donate blood if they have had sex with another man in the last three months.
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.
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...
TOGETHER Trial's study of using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment came before FTX was a financial sponsor of the consortium's research.
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 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 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.
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.
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
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.
Opioid overdoses continue to rise in rural America, but more clinicians are prescribing buprenorphine, a medication used to help people recover from opioid addiction.
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
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.
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 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...
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.
A fake document was shared online after demonstrators used blank sheets of paper to protest the Chinese government's restrictive 'zero-COVID' policy.
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…
The Shanghai Composite Index climbed 2.3% and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index jumped 5.2% after diving on Monday.
Insider's Phil Rosen breaks down what's happening in China, and talks macro with portfolio manager Arthur Laffer Jr.
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 said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Monday that lockdowns should have an "end game."
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.
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.
Russian forces continue to hit Ukraine's power grid with missiles, leaving a quarter of the city without power.
The World Health Organization urged countries to adopt the new name for the disease, citing the "ongoing negative impact" of the original.
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.
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…
Workers in the world's largest iPhone factory, which is based in Zhengzhou, have protested against pay and China's COVID-19 rules.
China reported 40,052 new local COVID-19 cases on Monday - a daily record high for the fifth straight day.
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
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
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...
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.
Daniel Pecoraro, a teacher in Greenacres, Florida, needed emergency heart surgery three days before he planned to marry Lisa Siegel.
Traditional pastoral care is being expanded in order to meet the needs of students
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."
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
Flu vaccination rates have lagged in Black and Hispanic communities, according to the CDC. Public health officials are trying to change that.
"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."
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,…
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.
The XBB variant has climbed to 3.1% of new COVID cases nationwide, the CDC now estimates.
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