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Social justice advocates and psychologists point to a range of strategies to promote racial justice, including using your creative energy and talents. Political engagement and self-care help, too.
The weather’s warming up and public spaces are starting to reopen. How do you decide what’s safe to do? We have guidance to help you compare and evaluate the risks.
Widespread testing is key to lifting social distancing and preventing more waves of COVID-19. But how do communities know if they’re doing sufficient testing to stay on top of outbreaks?
If you have COVID-19 or suspect you do, here’s what doctors say about what to expect and when you can stop isolating.
Despite enforcement efforts to stop teen vaping, kids are getting their hands on a new array of disposable products that come in sweet and fruity flavors.
The coronovirus has been declared a public health emergency in the U.S. and Trump Administration officials say the govenment is taking measures to contain the spread of the virus.
At least 8,000 people have died from the flu in the U.S. this season. The good news: Easy steps you can take now to protect against the flu may also help you steer clear of the new coronavirus.
New research finds millions of people are getting enough calories but not enough essential nutrients. We asked leading researchers how to fix the problem.
As more than 30 states have liberalized marijuana laws, the use and potency of the drug have increased. The surgeon general says there’s no safe amount of marijuana for adolescents and pregnant women.
Consumer groups are urging the USDA to change labeling rules for processed meats. They argue that “uncured” and “no nitrates added” labels may falsely lead people to believe these meats are healthier.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says people at high risk of being infected with HIV should be offered a daily pill containing antiretroviral medications. The drug’s cost remains a hurdle.
Some 11 million deaths annually are linked to diet-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease, a study finds. Researchers say that makes diet the leading risk factor for deaths around the world.
A study found consuming two eggs per day was linked to a 27 percent higher risk of developing heart disease. The finding reopens the debate about the potential risks of too much dietary cholesterol.
College students are among the least likely to get vaccinated against the flu, which killed more than 80,000 people last winter. Experts say the reasons are a combination of fear and misperception.
Scientists are learning more about how our gut microbes may influence dieting. A small new study finds successful dieters have a different mix of bacteria than less-successful dieters.
If you are bitten by a Lone Star tick, you could develop an unusual allergy to red meat. And as this tick’s territory spreads beyond the Southeast, the allergy seems to be spreading with it.
Depression is a possible side effect of 200 medications. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.
Starting Monday, all restaurant chains with 20 or more locations must post calorie counts on menus. Research suggests this information helps diners cut back on calories in small ways that add up.
The tick-borne illness is spreading north and south — about 300,000 U.S. cases a year. As scientists work on better diagnostic tests and surveillance tools, you can take steps to cut your risk.
An FDA advisory committee last week urged approval of a drug containing cannabidiol to treat a form of epilepsy. Other scientists wonder if CBD might ease anxiety or other disorders, too.
Treatment for alcohol problems isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. The NIH has launched a navigator site that can help figure out the scope of the problem and find evidence-based treatment options.