Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower...

Police Brutality Cases Harm Black Americans’ Mental Health

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- As America awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, new research finds that such high-profile police killings of Black people may take a big mental health toll on...

New Hope Against a Rare but Incurable Eye Cancer

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A cutting-edge experimental drug cuts nearly in half the risk of death among patients with a rare but aggressive cancer of the eye, new clinical trial data show.Tebentafusp has...

Eczema: Keeping a Positive Body Image

Gabby Bachner, a pharmacy student at the University of Georgia in Athens, found out she had eczema soon after she went to college. The specific type she has, called contact dermatitis, happens when her body touches something that causes an...

Everything You Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

As more people receive COVID-19 vaccines, questions remain around returning to activities that have been restricted due to the pandemic. Enter the controversial idea of “vaccine passports.”Some believe that a nationwide vaccine passport system could help quicken the process of...

More Signs COVID Shots Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Julia Wu, ScD, lead researcher and epidemiologist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Human Immunomics Initiative, Boston. Jacqueline Parchem, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. Christa Carrig, registered nurse; labor and...

What to Know About Multiple Myeloma

If you or a loved one has just learned they have multiple myeloma, the diagnosis may come as a surprise. Chances are that you don’t know much -- if anything -- about this type of cancer, so you’ll likely have...

Meatpacking Plants Accounted for 334,000 U.S. COVID Cases

TUESDAY, April 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Meatpacking plants were the source of an estimated 334,000 COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to a new study. It puts the economic toll stemming from those cases at $11.2 billion. And...

Want healthy eyes? What to know at 40 and beyond

Did the print on that label suddenly shrink? If you’re in your 40s or beyond, you may have asked yourself that question as you struggled to read something that you used to be able to see clearly with no problem....

Why You Should Think Twice Before Praising Someone’s Pandemic Weight Loss

We’ve been living amid a pandemic for over a year. For most of us, that has meant a pretty extreme change in daily routine. It’s also meant that we’ve gone without seeing many of the people we used to interact...
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