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Calming vibrations? A meditation headband that senses your brain activity? Experts say the concept of wearable technology for stress relief is promising, but questions remain about effectiveness.

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Misinformation about coronavirus vaccines' development and safety has continued to undermine trust in science and generate skepticism about the three authorized shots, experts say.

Attending a concert, sporting event or festival can promote feelings of connection and strengthen identity.

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The shots were endorsed by a CDC advisory panel, and the decision was adopted by the agency’s director.


Now, that the Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in children as young as 12, families are sure to have questions about the Pfizer-BioNTech shot and when it will become available.

“Covid nails,” commonly seen as horizontal grooves called Beau’s lines, are being reported by some people who had confirmed infections.

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Calming vibrations? A meditation headband that senses your brain activity? Experts say the concept of wearable technology for stress relief is promising, but questions remain about effectiveness.

While you shouldn’t panic, experts say, you should try to get enough sleep. “It shouldn't be the thing you sacrifice,” says one.

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At-home euthanasia offers pets the solace of home and can be less stressful for owners. It also provides an opportunity to prepare rituals, include children and grieve privately.

  • Kathryn Streeter
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Preventive Botox can be safe and effective, but there are potential risks and experts say the injections aren’t the only way to maintain a youthful appearance.

BMI is an old health standard based on White measurements, and some experts say that should change.

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It’s important to understand the different types of retinoids, their side effects and how to safely use them.

  • Janna Mandell
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Health experts say people who contract covid-19 between the two doses of the mRNA vaccines should still get the second shot but may need to delay it.

A study of medical residents showed that their moods were affected by irregular sleep schedules, no matter how many total hours they slept.

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There is little evidence that drinking liquid chlorophyll has benefits, and it has some possible downsides, say experts, who recommend leafy greens instead.

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The CDC’s real-world findings provide reassurance about the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines in the highest-risk age group.

It’s possible to safely exercise in an indoor public space at this point during the pandemic, provided there are adequate safety measures and you are fully vaccinated, experts say.

Even unvaccinated individuals may go without masks when walking, jogging or biking outdoors with household members. CDC also provides clarifications and new guidance for the fully vaccinated related to work, quarantine and testing.

Leana Wen, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) and others share the verses they turn to for comfort.

For those who have followed CDC guidance on schools, the new recommendations will sound familiar: cohorts, masking, distancing and ventilation.

The U.S. decision to lift the pause on the vaccine's use with a warning added to the label is similar to one taken by Europe’s drug regulator.

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