While hesitancy toward the COVID-19 vaccines among people of color remains a problem, there are signs that it’s getting better. The question then is if it’s improving quickly enough.
More than 6.7 million children age 12-17 have received at least one vaccine dose. But new data is also raising concern about hospitalization rates in teens.
A new study shows hospitalized patients with active cancer are more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who’ve survived cancer and patients who’ve never had cancer.
The portion of food that you put on your plate and how fast you eat it could lead to overeating.
It’s not just for gaming. How can virtual reality improve medicine? Learn about the different ways health care professionals use virtual reality to better treat their patients.
A recent study suggests that “maintenance therapy” with a targeted cancer drug may add years to some patients’ lives.
One in eight men get prostate cancer during their lifetime. But often, they find it hard to talk about their diagnosis. Find out how you can make that easier.
A twice-daily pill can dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in women who are genetically prone to the disease, researchers report.
Artificial intelligence sounds like something from the future, but it’s quickly becoming a major factor in health care. Learn what it is and what role it could play in your treatment.
How many different types of relationships are there? What do terms like friends with benefits or domestic partnership mean?
Over 15 years, patients who the treatment had significant improvement in motor symptoms and less need for medication.
Prostate cancer happens when cells begin to grow and develop quicker than normally in your prostate. Find out what others want you to know about this condition.
The gentle, meditative form of exercise was also linked to improvements in cholesterol levels.
LGBTQ people might decide to come out, which is when you tell people about your gender or sexual orientation. Learn more about what it means to come out, why some people do it, and tips on how to do it.
West Virginia announces new COVID-19 vaccine incentives, including a $1.5 million cash prize, custom-outfitted trucks, and custom hunting rifles and shotguns.
Osaka withdrew from the French Open due to an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety.
Kissing can be more than just the start of a romantic interlude. Learn more about the benefits of locking lips.
More than 100 people who work at Houston Methodist Health System have sued the medical center over its policy that requires employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or lose their jobs.
The announcement comes just days after a group of doctors wrote AMA leadership criticizing a racial equity and justice plan the AMA released last month.
As the pandemic in the U.S. appears to be winding down and society opens up, many people are eager to reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in person for months or even longer, while others have discovered reasons to reconsider long-term relationships strained over the past year.
Can your smartwatch help you improve your health? Find out how wearable devices are used to help people track their health.
How can apps on your phone or your wearable device help you improve your health? Learn how health apps can affect the future of health care.
Police officers’ mental well-being tanked after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and the massive nationwide protests that followed. There’s a broad sense that the public has turned against them.
Summer is around the corner, and with the pandemic waning for many, the CDC encourages people to spend more time unmasked outdoors. But protecting yourself from the sun is more important than ever, and questions about sunscreen safety may make you wonder how to do it.
Here’s what people with ovarian cancer want you to know about this condition.
Learn more about adult friendships, how and where to make new friends, how to make online friends, what not to do, and when you know you’re friends.
Learn how to tell if your friendship is unhealthy, signs that it’s time to move on, how to end it in a healthy way, and whether you can ever be friends again.
Out of 660 U.S. doctors surveyed, 57% said the CDC jumped the gun by easing restrictions prematurely. Other medical professionals took a similar position, with 63% of 1,330 nurses agreeing the mask shift came too soon.
A new study finds many of the pre-op tests patients undergo for relatively simple outpatient surgeries aren’t necessary.
In findings likely to surprise no one, new research shows Americans’ pornography usage spiked dramatically in the early months of the pandemic.
According to a new study, moderate use of hair relaxers doesn’t increase a Black woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Depression treatment isn’t always easy. Find out about the side effects of antidepressants and depression treatment. Learn what you can do about them.
Getting sober isn’t one-size-fits-all. People who’ve made the decision to quit drinking share what worked for them.
A new study shows marijuana products like edibles, concentrates, and vapes are driving an overall increase in pot-related calls to poison control centers.
It’s time to demystify the concept of losing your virginity. Get the facts on everything you need to know about having sex for the first time.
Learning to live with ovarian cancer can feel overwhelming. But there are ways to ease the transition.
There are ways to find quality treatment centers for alcohol or drug addiction. Here’s how to get started.
LGBTQ people face many barriers when trying to access health care, which leads to worse outcomes.
A new report finds people with IBS had milder symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown, possibly due to reduced stress levels and more control over their diet.
For the first time, doctors used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a person who has been blind for 40 years.
Coping skills and rebuilding relationships after recovering from opioid addiction.
Drinking alcohol is becoming less of a social norm and more of a lifestyle choice. Learn how others chose to get sober, ways to handle tricky social situations, and find fulfilling new habits.
Going gluten-free is a trendy, but for women who don’t have celiac disease, there’s no evidence that gluten affects your brain.
The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States and Europe offer protection against the four main coronavirus variants known to exist, a World Health Organization official says.
Friendships are important. Learn how you can maintain your friendships and be a good friend.
Black Americans’ vaccination rates still trail all other groups, while Hispanics show improvement. Native Americans show the strongest rates nationally.
New research suggests that certain lifestyle factors, such as eating lots of red meat and heavy alcohol consumption, may play a role.
An immunotherapy drug is the first to significantly reduce the risk of cancer recurrence or death in people with early-stage lung cancer, researchers report.
The previous deadliest day for a single country was recorded in the United States in January, when 4,468 people died.
Dentists know how to maximize the profits in your mouth. But sometimes it’s outright fraud — to the tune of billions every year.