Health & Wellness

COVID-19 Reinfections More Common Now: Here’s Why

Experts say wearing a mask in crowded indoor areas is one way to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Irina Velichkina/Getty Images Scientists say COVID-19 reinfections are becoming more common.They say this isn’t necessarily surprising as the novel coronavirus mutates into variants that are more contagious but less deadly.They say the best protection against serious disease from COVID-19 is...

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Eating Eggs Could Be Good for Your Heart

Eggs can get a bad rep because they have some naturally occurring cholesterol. But that doesn’t mean they are a risky choice. And now, a new study suggests that moderate egg consumption may help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Eggs are a rich source of dietary cholesterol, but they also include a variety of essential nutrients, including...

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Why Teams Sports May Be Better for Your Child’s Mental Health Than an Individual Sport

Researchers say team sports such as baseball can be more beneficial for children’s mental health. Shoji Fujita/Getty Images Researchers are reporting that team sports are more beneficial to children’s mental health than individual sports.In fact, they say participation in an individual sport can result in greater mental health difficulties than playing no sports at all.However, other experts say...

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Paxlovid Mouth Is Real

More than two years into this pandemic, we finally have an antiviral treatment that works pretty darn well. Paxlovid cuts a vulnerable adult’s chances of hospitalization or death from COVID by nearly 90 percent if taken in the first few days of an infection. For adults without risk-heightening factors, it reduces that likelihood by 70 percent. Also, it...

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Judge Blocks Law that Banned Abortions in KY: What to Know Now

Esperanza Rodriguez, left, shouts during a rally in support of abortion rights, in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP/Shutterstock A judge has temporarily blocked a Kentucky law that restricted abortion.The new law had essentially ended abortion access in Kentucky. Florida has also imposed a ban on abortions after 15 weeks.The Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade this summer. A federal...

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The Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Your Risk of Preeclampsia

SanyaSM/Getty Images A new study finds that sticking to the Mediterranean diet may decrease the risk of developing preeclampsia. The condition occurs in people who are pregnant and can be life threatening. There are few treatments that can reduce the risk of preeclampsia. The Mediterranean diet may help reduce women’s risk of developing preeclampsia while pregnant, according to...

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