Should People Who Took The Covid-19 Vaccine Start Wearing Masks Again?

As the Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated, many fully vaccinated people are also beginning to worry. Is it time to mask up again?While there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question, most experts agree that masks remain a wise precaution...

Why Everyone Has the Worst Summer Cold Ever

Sue Huang, director of the World Health Organization’s National Influenza Centre at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, New Zealand, said the country’s strict restrictions not only stopped Covid-19 but also wiped out R.S.V. and influenza as well, a...

Waking Up in the Middle of the Night? Ways to Fall Back Asleep

It’s normal to wake up a few times during the night, as the brain cycles through various stages of deeper and lighter sleep. Older people also often have to get out of bed to use the bathroom one or two...

With the Delta Variant, Do I Need a Covid Booster Shot?

In the United States, nearly 50 percent of all residents are fully vaccinated. But in India, only about 5 percent of the population is fully vaccinated. In much of Africa, fewer than 1 percent of people are vaccinated. The concern...

Do We Really Need to Take 10,000 Steps a Day for Our Health?

Another, more expansive study last year of almost 5,000 middle-aged men and women of various ethnicities likewise found that 10,000 steps a day are not a requirement for longevity. In that study, people who walked for about 8,000 steps a...

Turn Your Phone Into a Fitness Coach

Ready to get outside this summer and get fit? Your smartphone’s hardware, its software and an app store full of programs can help lead the way. Here’s a guide on how to get the most out of your device.Just remember,...

How to Wash Fruits and Vegetables

By and large, the American food supply is quite safe, but food safety specialists keep their eyes on certain pathogens, both bacteria and viruses, that have been associated with dangerous outbreaks tied to produce. For example, E. coli O157:H7, a...

Why You Still Might Want to Have a Home Covid Test on Hand

Rapid antigen tests are the least expensive (about $12 per test) and are available in retail stores and online. (They typically aren’t covered by insurance.) The BinaxNOW test, made by Abbott, contains two rapid antigen tests per box and costs...

How to Exercise in the Summer Heat

Aim for AcclimitizationWe also should accustom ourselves, slowly, to unfamiliar swelter, Dr. Gibson says, a process known to exercise scientists as acclimatizing, which involves working out sometimes, by choice, when the day is warmest. This approach helps to condition our...

Morning People May Be at Lower Risk of Depression Than Night Owls

If you are a morning person, you may be at reduced risk for major depression, a new study suggests.Several studies of the body’s circadian sleep-wake cycle have shown that being an early bird is associated with a lower risk for...
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