How fast the omicron variant is spreading in the world
Tracking the main coronavirus variants in the U.S. and around the world: omicron, delta, gamma, alpha and beta.
As you age, these 8 home improvements will keep you safer
Small changes can protect you in big ways from falls, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and other problems.
Covid-19 affected female and early-career scientists more, study shows
The negative outcomes may last well beyond the end of the pandemic.
Sleep deprivation related to poor food choices for teens, study says
Youths who got less sleep also ate fewer vegetables and fruits, and drank more sugar-sweetened beverages than their counterparts, research showed.
Body temperature may not be an effective gauge of covid-19
Body temperatures vary, readers often are not accurate, and many people with the coronavirus don’t develop fevers.
Parkinson’s progression may slow with four hours a week of exercise, study says
Parkinson’s patients who were active for at least that amount of time had less decline, researchers found.
It’s a new year. Time to stop smothering pandemic stress with comfort food.
No one knows when the pandemic will end, so don’t wait to take stock of your eating behavior — and make some changes.
Colonoscopy prep is not fun, but the test’s benefits are quantifiable
Colon cancer screening rates have increased, but fully one-third of those over 50 aren’t screened.
How often can you safely reuse your KN95 or N95 mask?
President Biden said Thursday his administration will soon announce plans to get free high-quality masks in the hands of millions of Americans.
What to know about the coronavirus vaccine for children younger than 5
With millions of children now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine, many families are still anxiously awaiting the shots for children under 5.
What you need to know about the coronavirus vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11
Children ages 5 to 11 are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in the United States, which health experts say is key in halting virus spread and preventing serious illness.
Biden health officials grilled over state of pandemic
Lawmakers’ criticisms conveyed the nation’s exhaustion and frustration amid omicron surge.
Four charts that analyze how omicron’s wave compares to previous coronavirus peaks
While cases have surged and the variant is more transmissible, omicron seems less likely to result in death or severe hospitalizations compare to other coronavirus variants
How prepackaged convenience food can be actually healthy
Here are a few items you can feel good about eating, and tips for using them for quick, nutritional meals.
ADA knowledge lacking among many physicians
Nearly three-quarters of outpatient physicians don’t understand how to accommodate their patients’ disabilities, study says.
Covid led to smell problems for many. Seniors are especially vulnerable.
“Many older adults have a compromised sense of smell to begin with,” one expert said. “Add to that the insult of covid, and it made these problems worse.”
Your questions on the coronavirus, answered: What is the duration of omicron covid-19 symptoms?
Whether symptoms from the omicron variant resolve faster remains to be seen.
People who have cataracts removed are 30 percent less likely to develop dementia
The key may be the restoration of vision that comes with the surgery, researchers say.
Man arrested on charges of attacking vaccination clinic, injuring staffers he called ‘murderers’
Thomas Apollo, 43, entered a vaccination clinic run by Families Together of Orange County last week and called workers “murderers” who are “making people sick” before he started punching staffers, according to workers.
With omicron, many vaccinated Americans will at some point test positive. Here’s what to do.
From at-home care to evaluating an emergency, here's what to do if you get a breakthrough coronavirus infection.