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Could Your Headache Be Dangerous? 5 Signs To Watch For – NPR

If Your Brain Feels Foggy And You’re Tired All The Time, You’re Not Alone – NPR


India’s COVID-19 Disaster May Be Turning Into an Even Bigger Global Crisis – TIME

A New Study Points to MDMA as a Powerful Treatment for PTSD – TIME

The U.S. Is Entering a New COVID-19 Vaccination Crisis – TIME

Suicide Among Black Girls Is a Mental Health Crisis Hiding in Plain Sight – TIME

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work? – TIME

The 3 Science-Backed Strategies That Can Help You Achieve Your Post-Pandemic Goals – TIME

Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine Was Shown to be 51% Efficacious in South Africa, Where More Infectious Variants Are Spreading – TIME

The U.S. Birth Rate Dropped Last Year, But Don’t Blame It All on the Pandemic – TIME

From Free Beer to $100 Payments, States Are Incentivizing COVID-19 Vaccination. Will It Work? – TIME


Number of smokers soars to 1.1B worldwide, study says – Fox News

Nearly half of COVID-19 patients experience functional decline after hospital stay – Fox News

Dozens of sunscreens have cancer-causing chemical, lab claims – Fox News

Diabetes vaccine shows promise for some patients in early trial – Fox News

Unvaccinated kids aged 2 and up should keep wearing masks, pediatrics group says – Fox News

Plant-based dinners cut heart disease risk by 10%, study says – Fox News

FDA approves new prostate cancer imaging tool, company says – Fox News

FDA OKs monoclonal antibody COVID-19 therapy for mild-to-moderate illness – Fox News

Easy ‘thumb test’ may identify fatal heart condition, researchers suggest – Fox News

Mild coronavirus infection leaves behind lasting antibody protection, research suggests – Fox News

Decreased STI testing early in pandemic could lead to surge in new cases, researchers warn – Fox News

Low testosterone in men linked to more severe COVID-19 – Fox News

CDC reports 10K breakthrough COVID-19 cases amid 101M vaccinated people – Fox News

Pandemic has fueled eating disorder surge in teens, adults – Fox News

Pfizer COVID vaccine effective against India variant: Britain health body – Fox News

Coronavirus testing retains in-person classes, extracurriculars: CDC study – Fox News

Can I drink after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? – Fox News

Elementary schools should require face masks for teachers, improve ventilation to cut COVID risk: CDC – Fox News

Pennsylvania attorney general investigating massive coronavirus contact tracing data breach – Fox News

US coronavirus deaths hit lowest level in 10 months – Fox News

Coronavirus long haulers often face fatigue, neurologic symptoms months later: study – Fox News

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines likely effective against Indian coronavirus variant, researchers suggest – Fox News

Mediterranean diet could reduce Alzheimer’s risk, study suggests – Fox News

CDC risk of coronavirus transmission outdoors greatly exaggerated, bombshell report finds – Fox News

AIDS virus used in gene therapy to fix ‘bubble baby’ disease – Fox News

Coronavirus can spread more than 6 feet in certain conditions, CDC warns – Fox News

European agency studying new COVID-19 treatment – Fox News

Moderna claims vaccine 96% effective in adolescents 12 to 17 – Fox News

CDC projects ‘sharp decline’ in coronavirus cases by July – Fox News

Support for IP waiver on COVID-19 vaccines gains momentum; snags remain – Fox News

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect periods? – Fox News

Coronavirus origin could be revealed within months if China released all data, WHO adviser says – Fox News

US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century – Fox News

Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine goal aims for 160M fully inoculated by July 4 – Fox News

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine study now includes kids, company says – Fox News

‘Herd immunity’ looking unlikely in US, report says – Fox News

Novel coronavirus really is seasonal, study suggests – Fox News


What we know so far about Covid-19 immunity — and what it means for vaccine boosters – CNN

Disparities in Covid-19 vaccination rates among US counties fall along digital and economic divide – CNN

Interest in vaccinations increased after CDC announced new mask guidance – CNN

Most severe effects of MIS-C in children typically resolve within six months, new research suggests – CNN

WHO’s new naming system for coronavirus variants uses Greek alphabet – CNN

Covid-19 infection leaves big medical bills for some survivors – CNN

Don’t just go back to ‘normal.’ Post-pandemic life can be much better than that – CNN

Taming the world’s leading killer: high blood pressure – CNN

Unvaccinated people are still at risk as the US celebrates Memorial Day weekend maskless – CNN

Memorial Day weekend is first maskless holiday in over a year for many Americans as mandates lift – CNN

It’s fatty. It’s a fruit. And it’s good for you. Really – CNN

Don’t make your kids ‘catch up’ this summer – CNN

This is how long it takes your body to fall out of shape when you stop exercising – CNN

CDC says it’s OK to get a Covid-19 vaccine alongside other vaccines – CNN

Long-awaited milestones could soon return as more young Americans get vaccinated, CDC director says – CNN

Risk of dying from Covid-19 40 times the risk of rare blood clot after receiving J&J vaccine – CNN

Mixing Covid-19 vaccines tied to more side effects, early UK data suggests – CNN

Prescription pills don’t equal better sleep in the long run for women, study suggests – CNN

The differences between elimination, eradication and herd immunity — and what it means for Covid-19 – CNN

How processed food drive diet-related diseases – CNN


Vietnam finds new coronavirus variant, hybrid of ones found in India and U.K. – Los Angeles Times

U.S. eyeing vaccine ‘passports’ for travel abroad, says DHS head – Los Angeles Times

Have half the world’s COVID-19 deaths gone uncounted? Here’s why some experts think so – Los Angeles Times

Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines appear safe and effective, study says – Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 pandemic has fueled surge in eating disorders – Los Angeles Times

‘Breakthrough’ infections are rare, and just 2% result in COVID-19 deaths, CDC says – Los Angeles Times

COVID testing’s value shrinks as vaccines beat back virus – Los Angeles Times

Congress provided $28 billion to save restaurants. It’s running out – Los Angeles Times

L.A. won’t immediately follow CDC’s relaxed mask rules – Los Angeles Times

Did the coronavirus escape from a lab? The idea deserves a second look, scientists say – Los Angeles Times

Most kids with coronavirus infections lack typical symptoms of COVID-19, study says – Los Angeles Times

Scientists race to study coronavirus variant in India as cases explode – Los Angeles Times

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics – Los Angeles Times

Doctors fear COVID-19 vaccines are messing with mammograms – Los Angeles Times

WHO chief authorizes emergency use of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine – Los Angeles Times


My hands show my age. What kind of treatments are there to make them look younger? – Miami Herald

Lung cancer kills lots of people. New screenings will try to lower those numbers – Miami Herald

While skin cancer rates among Blacks are low, deaths are higher than whites for melanoma – Miami Herald

New technology leads to more accurate prostate cancer diagnosis and treatments – Miami Herald

Blacks are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials. How Sylvester is changing that – Miami Herald

Hispanics have much higher death rates in certain cancers. A study is trying to change that – Miami Herald

Here are the five warning signs you have to watch for with this deadly skin cancer – Miami Herald

If you are overweight, you will want to eat this food to help lower inflammation – Miami Herald

Recalled coffee contains an illegal drug and a drug with a suicidal-thoughts warning – Miami Herald

That pain in the back of your thigh as you run could mean an inflamed sciatic nerve – Miami Herald

Feds say UM hid inflated charges from patients in $22 million settlement over Medicare fraud – Miami Herald

Younger patients causing Florida to have among the highest COVID hospital rates in country – Miami Herald

CDC issues instructions for test cruises with volunteer passengers, and the real thing – Miami Herald

Businesses can make their own mask rules in South Florida. What to expect at the store – Miami Herald

A weight loss drug with an illegal ingredient that can cause heart attacks got recalled – Miami Herald

Breast cancer vaccine would be a ‘game-changer.’ Clinical trials are happening in Miami – Miami Herald

Want younger-looking skin? Follow this one tip from a Miami dermatologist – Miami Herald

Peloton recalls treadmills after a 6-year-old died and 29 other kids were injured – Miami Herald

Zumba marks 20 years of dance-fitness craze: ‘It could have only been born in Miami’ – Miami Herald

Without these folks, testing and vaccines would not go nearly as smoothly at hospitals – Miami Herald


Study links short stays at Cook County Jail early in the pandemic to the spread of COVID-19 in Black and Latino neighborhoods after inmates’ release – Chicago Tribune

Providers say Pritzker’s budget for adults with disabilities falls short of solving long-standing problems – Chicago Tribune

‘I think we’ll be testing forever’: Testing remains a vital tool in war on COVID-19, despite growing number of vaccinations – Chicago Tribune

Children aren’t adults, even if cancer research too often treats them that way – Chicago Tribune

Walgreen offering walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations at mobile clinic in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

After COVID-19, came panic and paranoia. The suicide of a Morris businessman shines a spotlight on a rare but serious condition: Post-COVID psychosis. – Chicago Tribune


Amgen Wins Approval for Pathbreaking Lung Cancer Drug – The Wall Street Journal

EU Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for Adolescents – The Wall Street Journal

FDA, J&J Near Deal for Vaccine Production at Baltimore Plant – The Wall Street Journal

Eli Lilly Gets DOJ Subpoena Related to N.J. Plant – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Treatment From Vir, GlaxoSmithKline Is Authorized – The Wall Street Journal

Google, Hospital Chain to Make Tools Using Patient Data – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Makers Press Countries to Oppose Patent Waiver – The Wall Street Journal

WHO Seeks More Data on Second Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Up for Approval – The Wall Street Journal

Half of U.S. Adults Are Fully Vaccinated Against Covid-19 – The Wall Street Journal

What Can Your Heart Rate Tell You? – The Wall Street Journal

Gene Therapy, High-Tech Goggles Restore Some Vision to Blind People – The Wall Street Journal

Getting More People Vaccinated Against Covid-19 Means Wasting Doses – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Disrupts Years of Health Progress in U.S. – The Wall Street Journal

Emergent Has Made Over 100 Million Doses of J&J Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

Your Next Covid-19 Test Could Be a Dog’s Sniff – The Wall Street Journal

House Committee Takes On Pricing, Patents for Top-Selling Drug Humira – The Wall Street Journal

Uber, Lyft to Provide Free Rides to Covid-19 Vaccine Sites Until July 4 – The Wall Street Journal

Biden Aims to Get 70% of Adults at Least One Covid-19 Vaccine Dose by July 4 – The Wall Street Journal

Next Generation of Covid-19 Vaccines Could Be Pill or Spray – The Wall Street Journal

Blood Expert Says He Found Why Some Vaccines Trigger Clots – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccine Data on Children Under 12 Expected by Late Fall, Officials Say – The Wall Street Journal

States Probe Business Practices of Pharmacy Benefit Managers – The Wall Street Journal

Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine Faces Delay – The Wall Street Journal

Kids’ Weight Gain in the Pandemic Is Alarming Doctors – The Wall Street Journal

BioNTech’s Vaccine Success Sparks Investments in German Biotech – The Wall Street Journal

J&J Vaccine Pause Stoked Hesitancy That Threatens Covid-19 Vaccination Drive – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer Lifts Covid-19 Vaccine Production Targets for 2021, 2022 – The Wall Street Journal

Pfizer, BioNTech Ask FDA for Full Approval of Covid-19 Vaccine – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Support for Patent Waiver Unlikely to Cost Covid-19 Vaccine Makers in Short Term – The Wall Street Journal

Covid-19 Vaccines Are Wasted as Special Syringes Run Short – The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Backs Waiver of Intellectual Property Protection for Covid-19 Vaccines – The Wall Street Journal

Moderna Says Its Covid-19 Booster Shots Show Promise Against Variants – The Wall Street Journal

Bill and Melinda Gates to Remain Foundation Co-Chairs – The Wall Street Journal

Blue Health Insurers Drop Revenue Rule That Limited Competition – The Wall Street Journal


A Vaccine Side Effect Leaves Women Wondering: Why Isn’t the Pill Safer? – The New York Times

A Glut of Chinese Masks Is Driving U.S. Companies Out of Business – The New York Times

70 Percent Covid Vaccination Rate May Be in Reach, New Poll Suggests – The New York Times

Poor Americans More Likely to Have Respiratory Problems, Study Finds – The New York Times

Scientists Don’t Want to Ignore the ‘Lab Leak’ Theory, Despite No New Evidence – The New York Times

Immunity to the Coronavirus May Persist for Years, Scientists Find – The New York Times

Judge Clears Purdue Pharma’s Restructuring Plan for Vote by Thousands of Claimants – The New York Times

The U.S. inches closer to Biden’s vaccination goal, making gains among teenagers and the hard-to-reach. – The New York Times

The U.K. approves the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. –¬† The New York Times

Why Apple and Google’s Virus Alert Apps Had Limited Success – The New York Times

Biden Orders Intelligence Inquiry Into Origins of Virus – The New York Times

The Best Time of Day to Exercise for Metabolic Health – The New York Times

C.D.C. Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans – The New York Times

Mount Sinai Seeks to Expand School Virus Testing Program – The New York Times

Children With Covid Inflammatory Syndrome May Overcome Their Most Serious Symptoms – The New York Times

Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight With New Gene Therapy – The New York Times

Yes, Pot Is Legal. But It’s Also in Short Supply. – The New York Times

Ventilation and surveillance testing can help keep U.S. schools open in the fall, new studies suggest. – The New York Times

Buoyed by Federal Covid Aid, Big Hospital Chains Buy Up Competitors – The New York Times

Severe Covid Is More Often Fatal in Africa Than in Other Regions – The New York Times

Can a Smartwatch Save Your Life? – The New York Times

100 Million Vaccine Doses Held Up Over Contamination Concerns, Firm Reveals – The New York Times

Vaccinations sharply cut the spread of the virus in U.S. nursing homes, study says. – The New York Times

Ro, a health care start-up, will acquire Modern Fertility. – The New York Times

E-Bikes Can Provide a Good Workout – The New York Times

How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK? – The New York Times

Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine SUpply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad – The New York Times

The Future of Virus Tracking Can Be Found on This College Campus – The New York Times

Air Pollution Takes a Toll on the Brain – The New York Times

They’re Vaccinated and Keeping Their Masks On, Maybe Forever – The New York Times

In New Vaccination Push, Biden Leans on His ‘Community Corps’ – The New York Times

How a Genetic Trait in Black People Can Give the Police Cover – The New York Times

Why the C.D.C. Changed Its Advice on Masks – The New York Times

Vaccinated Americans May Go Without Masks in Most Places, Federal Officials Say – The New York Times

Hundreds of Epidemiologists Expected Mask-Wearing in Public for at Least a Year – The New York Times

Many Unvaccinated Latinos in the U.S. Want the Shot, New Survey Finds – The New York Times

Coronavirus Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women, Another Study Suggests – The New York Times

To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches – The New York Times

New Drugs Could Help Treat Obesity. Could They End the Stigma, Too? – The New York Times

Is It Covid or the Flu? New Combo Tests Can Find Out. – The New York Times

They’re Not Anti-Vaccine, but These Parents Are Hesitant About the Covid Shot – The New York Times

How Exercise May Help Us Flourish – The New York Times

How Food May Improve Your Mood – The New York Times

The Other Side of Languishing Is Flourishing. Here’ How to Get There – The New York Times

A $1 Million Incentive to Get the Shot – The New York Times

Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington – The New York Times

Experts Urge Strict Workplace Air Quality Standards, in Wake of Pandemic – The New York Times

Another Group of Scientists Calls for Further Inquiry Into Origins of the Coronavirus – The New York Times

A Lingering Effect of the Pandemic: ‘Never-Ending’ Guilt – The New York Times

The C.D.C. confirms more cases of a rare blood clot disorder linked to the J.&J. vaccine. – The New York Times

Experts Call for Sweeping  Reforms to Prevent the Next Pandemic РThe New York Times


With the pandemic receding, you shouldn’t rush to move beyond your experiences of the past year – The Washington Post

Babesiosis, a dangerous tick-borne infection that attacks red blood cells, appears to be a growing problem – The Washington Post

CDC eases summer camp guidance, saying children do not always need masks – The Washington Post

HIV rates remain stubbornly high in Mississippi, despite falling cases across the U.S. – The Washington Post

Yes, we’ll all probably need a coronavirus booster shot. But which one? – The Washington Post

Resistance to vaccine mandates is building. A powerful network is helping. – The Washington Post

Top U.S. health official calls for follow-up investigation into pandemic’s origins – The Washington Post

Moderna says teens receiving its vaccine developed a protective immune shield – The Washington Post

Colon cancer screening should start at age 45, U.S. task force says – The Washington Post

CDC probes rare cases of heart inflammation in vaccinated teens, young adults – The Washington Post

How sensible intermittent fasting can keep you healthy – The Washington Post

Covid-19 forces physician to rethink treatments that are overdone or unnecessary – The Washington Post

The Big Number: 36 percent of adults worldwide suffer sleep problem during the pandemic – The Washington Post

Kids staying masked inside classrooms is ‘reasonable’ for a period of time, former FDA chief says – The Washington Post

Coronavirus infections drop below 30,000 daily in continuing sign of recovery – The Washington Post

Why your weird dreams might help your brain function better in the real world – The Washington Post

Most employers shy away from mandating coronavirus vaccines – The Washington Post

Colorado bans doxing of public health workers amid rise in online harassment – The Washington Post

Why a major nurse union thinks it’s too soon to relax mask rules – The Washington Post

Coronavirus vaccines may not work in some people. It’s because of their underlying conditions. – The Washington Post

Biden boosts vaccine donations, but critics say far more is needed – The Washington Post

The facts about zinc, the common cold and covid-19 – The Washington Post

A more powerful naloxone is on the way. The question is whether it’s needed. – The Washington Post

The Big Number: 19 percent of adults with high blood pressure take drugs that worsen the condition – The Washington Post

Scarred by Zika, some Brazilian women avoid pregnancy during pandemic – The Washington Post

Sanofi, GSK expect to seek vaccine authorization in late 2021 – The Washington Post

The million-dollar jab and other giveaways reveal a desperate push to vaccinate America – The Washington Post

CDC director defends abrupt reversal on mask recommendations – The Washington Post

As menopause approaches, some women suffer ‘brain fog’ and memory loss. What’s causing these problems? – The Washington Post

When a routine breast checkup goes off course – The Washington Post

How a common, often harmless virus called cytomegalovirus can damage a fetus – The Washington Post

Why men and women feel pain differently – The Washington Post

CDC’s mask guidance spurs confusion and criticism, as well as celebration – The Washington Post

What you need to know about the CDC’s new mask guidelines – The Washington Post

Will hiding likes on Instagram and Facebook improve users’ mental health? We asked experts. – The Washington Post

How sobriety strategies can help anxious people reenter society after the pandemic – The Washington Post

Torn between embracing your pandemic looks or changing them? Here’s how to feel your best. – The Washington Post

Tick encounters are expected to be frequent this year. Here’s what you need to know. – The Washington Post

Explaining HIPAA: No, it doesn’t ban questions about your vaccination status – The Washington Post

Skin picking can be a troubling, visible mark of pandemic stress – The Washington Post

What immunosuppressed patients should know about the coronavirus vaccines – The Washington Post

National task force finalizes recommendation for earlier colorectal cancer screening – The Washington Post

No, you shouldn’t hide good news during a pandemic. Here’s how to share it gracefully. – The Washington Post

Think the pandemic made you forget how to drive and park? Experts explain what’s going on. – The Washington Post

There’s a score to quantify childhood trauma. Some health experts want you to know yours. – The Washington Post

Are they experimental? Can they alter DNA? Experts tackle lingering coronavirus vaccine fears. – The Washington Post

U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns – The Washington Post

Interior Department approves first large-scale offshore wind farm in the U.S. – The Washington Post

Younger teens can start getting the Pfizer vaccine this week. – The Washington Post

Air pollution from farms leads to 17,900 U.S. deaths per year, study finds – The Washington Post

Biden administration revives anti-bias protections in health care for transgender people – The Washington Post

A narrow path for Biden’s ambitious land conservation plan – The Washington Post

Canada authorizes coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15 – The Washington Post

Biden sets new vaccine goals as White House grapples with its message – The Washington Post

Biden administration to propose first rule requiring cut in climate pollutants – The Washington Post

Is it now reasonable to discuss the end of the pandemic? Yes, but with caveats. – The Washington Post

CDC says fully vaccinated Americans no longer need masks indoors or outdoors in most cases – The Washington Post

Coronavirus strain fueling India crisis is the newest ‘variant of concern’ and is spreading globally – The Washington Post

Biden announces $7.4 billion to hire more public health workers amid pandemic – The Washington Post

With Pfizer coronavirus vaccine authorized for adolescents, some parents scramble to make appointments while others are wary – The Washington Post

WHO updates guidelines on sodium, says health authorities need to work to reduce salt intake – The Washington Post

Maker of latest experimental vaccine will not seek authorization until July at the earliest – The Washington Post

Biden administration revives anti-bias protections in health care for transgender people – The Washington Post

FDA authorizes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for adolescents 12 to 15 years old – The Washington Post

How to make your takeout orders healthier – The Washington Post

Long-haul covid-19 renews push to expand palliative care – The Washington Post

The Big Number: After a concussion, one-third of youths develop mental health issues – The Washington Post

‘Where is the plan?’: Biden pressed on global vaccine strategy – The Washington Post

Large events can be cesspools of germs. Here’s why we ache for them, anyway. – The Washington Post

Biden hails coronavirus vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds as ‘one more giant step’ in fight against the pandemic – The Washington Post

What you should know about coronavirus vaccines for younger adolescents – The Washington Post

Are ‘covid nails’ a sign you had the virus? Experts weigh in. – The Washington Post

Do wearable stress-relief gadgets work? I tried some to find out. – The Washington Post

What you need to know about research linking sleep deprivation and dementia – The Washington Post

How at-home euthanasia can provide comfort to pets and owners – The Washington Post

Why young people are using preventive Botox, and what they need to know – The Washington Post

Why BMI is a flawed health standard, especially for people of color – The Washington Post

Retinoids remain the gold standard for fighting acne and wrinkles. Here’s what you should know. – The Washington Post