CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2020 — Adult obesity is increasing, with considerable racial and ethnic disparities, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data from the 2019 CDC Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps show that obesity rates remain high. In 12 states, adult obesity prevalence is at or above 35 percent, an increase from nine states […]

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Details emerge on unexplained illness in AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial

New details surfaced on Thursday on an unexplained neurological condition that struck a volunteer who was participating in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial. In an internal safety report obtained by CNN, company officials describe how a healthy 37-year-old woman “experienced confirmed transverse myelitis” after receiving her second dose of the vaccine. She was hospitalized on Sept. 5. The report describes how […]

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Parkinson’s disease symptoms: Revolutionary technology could treat the brain condition

Troublesome symptoms of Parkinson’s may not respond well to medication, which is why innovative designs are being explored to make life as simple as possible. What is this cutting-edge technology? Parkinson’s Life – a voice for the international Parkinson’s community – has cited new advances in treating the condition. Supported by the Michael J Fox Foundation, Dr Marco Baptista commented […]

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Baby Born Without Immune System During Pandemic Has Successful Bone Marrow Transplant

When Tiffany Green learned that her one-week-old son was born without an immune system during the coronavirus pandemic, she was “shocked.” “It was a completely normal pregnancy,” the Strasburg, Virginia resident told Today on Tuesday. “It wasn’t until it was picked up on the heel prick that we found out about his severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).” Her son, Parker, has […]

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3 things that will make it easier for you to discuss taboo topics in your relationships, from sex to death to money

According to renowned relationship therapist Esther Perel, people are taught certain topics are off-limits, or taboo, in their childhoods, and those taboos can stunt important adult relationship conversations. If you (like many others) were taught that discussing money, sex, death, or another topic was shameful or inappropriate, ask yourself where that thinking came from and what would happen if you […]

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Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana’s coronavirus epicenter. Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompting university officials to admonish students. University President Geoffrey Mearns wrote that the cases apparently […]

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