Friday, 22 October, 2021

Category: Health


About a twenty-minute walk from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, in a city of sites dedicated to heroes of the American Revolution, there’s a tribute to a hero of the city’s LGBTQ+ community at the Philadelphia FIGHT community health center. Read more…


Global cases of depression and anxiety increased by more than a quarter throughout 2020 due to the pandemic, with countries hardest hit by Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions most affected, according to new research. Scientists collected and assessed data from pre-existing Read more…


On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk Read more…


SHOCKED surgeons unbelievably found a kilogram of nails, screws, and nuts in a man’s stomach that were up to 4inches long. The patient in Lithuania had been swallowing metal objects for a month after kicking his booze habit, doctors said. Read more…


More than 75 years after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945, roughly 136,000 people are living with the memories—and effects—of the disasters. In the U.S., specifically, Read more…


North Carolina Republicans have very cannily made sure that SB 654 requires public schools to adopt a “face coverings” policy and then vote on that at least once a month for the foreseeable future. Now Cawthorn may be waiting to come back to Read more…


A study published Wednesday by British medical journal The Lancet starts off with the bad news—the overall mortality rate for COVID-19 has barely changed in the U.K., in spite of a rate of vaccination almost 20% higher than that in the Read more…


As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, so did intimate partner violence. With lockdowns in place, many survivors were stuck at home with their abusers, and as establishments began to close, this correlated to higher stress increasing incidents of violence.  For people Read more…


“Fear of medical costs is the number one obstacle to medical care,” Dooley said, noting that this will impact vaccinated people as well, since breakthrough cases persist—even those requiring hospitalization. “The one small consolation, debt-free medical care, is being taken Read more…


When a March 2021 study that tracked weight gain by age went viral, many folks were shocked at how much weight millennials gained as a collective. The survey, conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), analyzed responses from just over 3,000 Read more…