Health



More Americans are suffering from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. But there are ways people can prevent and possibly reverse NAFLD.

  • Lori Ioannou
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Scientists are racing to learn more about the omicron variant after the World Health Organization designated it a top-level "variant of concern."

Health officials fear that the drop in vaccinations will spark global outbreaks and deaths from the highly contagious disease.

  • Linda Searing
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You can fight this by paying attention to your diet and trying to keep your activity level up, nutritionists and other experts say.

  • Jill U. Adams
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Only about half of them received sex education that meets minimum federal standards between 2011-2015 and 2015-2019, according to the data.

  • Erin Blakemore
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The evolutionary explanation why pet parenting can provide love and companionship to both humans and animals.

  • Shelly Volsche
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  • Perspective

Once women work through the guilt, grief and disbelief and decide to terminate their pregnancies, even in the second trimester, the process should be seamless.

  • Stephanie Desmon
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The vaccinated do appear to be less contagious than the unvaccinated — or at least contagious for a shorter period of time.

South African scientists say the possibly more virulent variant could be behind a spike in cases in the country.

Peer-reviewed data indicates the shots, which are used in several dozen countries, work well in preventing severe illness. But questions linger about the quality of the research.

Here’s what to know about treatments, warning signs and more about covid-19, RSV, the flu, the colds and other illnesses.

  • Kevin Loria
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Transmission and outbreaks are both at an “immediate elevated risk,” according to a joint report from the WHO and the CDC.

  • Erin Blakemore
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Most parents said they do some sort of monitoring of their kid’s social media involvement. But 1 in 6 parents were found to be using no parental controls.

  • Linda Searing
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High-tech tools ease caregivers’ stress but can raise sticky privacy questions and concerns about cost.

  • Sofie Kodner
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These networks provide the safety of privacy and emotional support from other men facing similar challenges, experts say.

  • Andrew Reiner
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In the end, whether to eat in the morning is an individual decision based on your preferences and goals, experts say. But either way, don’t expect to lose pounds.

  • Robert J. Davis
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Three weeks is the recommended interval between the children’s shots, but health officials and experts say it’s okay to get the doses four, five or even six weeks apart.

Be sure to make vaccines your first line of defense, keep you mask handy, wash your hands and stay home when you’re sick.

  • Catherine Roberts
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More than half experienced a decline in general well-being, resulting in weight loss, fatigue, fever or pain and 25 percent reported trouble thinking or concentrating.

  • Linda Searing
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