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|RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season
The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.
POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2022 12:11 PM
|Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low
Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.
POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2022 5:01 AM
|Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials
An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.
POSTED NOVEMBER 14, 2022 7:41 PM
|US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds
The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.
POSTED NOVEMBER 15, 2022 1:00 PM
|Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages
Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.
POSTED NOVEMBER 13, 2022 8:07 AM
|Screen time during infancy may have impact on academic success
Letting infants watch tablets and TV may be impairing their academic achievement and emotional well-being later on, according to a new study.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2023 11:49 PM
|NASA captures image of a bear's face on Mars
As a NASA orbiter turned its camera to the Martian surface, the face of a bear seemed to be looking back.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2023 6:54 PM
|Meet the scientist who has transformed our understanding of evolution
On the Galapagos Islands, a ground finch that usually munched on small, soft seeds was forced, during a drought, to eat harder, larger ones.
POSTED JANUARY 30, 2023 9:03 PM
|Weight loss surgery extends lives, study finds
Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from such obesity-related conditions as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people who had bariatric surgery in Utah.
POSTED JANUARY 28, 2023 12:53 PM
|Use a single dumbbell for a total-body workout
When you think about working out with dumbbells, you probably picture using a set of two, one in each hand. There are many exercises you can do with two dumbbells, but as a strength and conditioning coach, I can tell you there are just as many — if not more — you can do using just one. In fact, you can effectively train your entire body using a single dumbbell in about 10 minutes.
POSTED JANUARY 27, 2023 6:01 PM