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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans to shore up their protection amid the surging delta variant and signs that the vaccines’ effectiveness is slipping. The plan, as outlined by the chief of the Centers for Disease Con...


Dieting and weight loss culture redefined: Study  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images Washington: A new research has re-evaluated the decades of dieting research to redefine the way researchers and the public define and understand dieting and the culture of weight loss. The findings of the...



A few months after Heather and Larry Arata’s son Brendan died of a heroin overdose in 2017, the Delaware County couple established the Opioid Crisis Action Network. “Getting very busy on this issue was a way for me to deal with my grief,” Larry said. “It helped me get through those first few months...


Another convalescent plasma trial for Covid-19 goes bust, but some experts are still holding out hope  Endpoints NewsNIH study shows no significant benefit of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 outpatients with early symptoms  National Institutes of HealthConvalescent plasma did no...


Five of America’s largest health insurers reported more than $11bn in profits in the second quarter – a decline from the same period last year when the Covid-19 pandemic helped drive sky-high profits. The rise in profits last year was a result of people in the US seeking less medical care because...



RICHARDSON, Texas, July 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Special Enrollment Period (SEP) deadline is nearing for Texans who need health insurance coverage for themselves or their families. The final day to sign up during the SEP is August 15. The good news is, with the enactment of the American Rescu...



Free testing was supposed to be a fundamental aspect of America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act explicitly state that patients aren’t responsible for the cost of being tested for the virus....


THURSDAY, Aug. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on cardiovascular health in children and adolescents is addressed in a scientific statement published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Carissa M. Baker-Smith, M.D., M.P.H., f...


LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - A health care sharing ministry operating in Michigan has been ordered to stop overstepping rules that limit the type of coverage it can offer. The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services issued a cease-and-desist order Aliera Companies and two other entitie...


Individuals considering an out-of-state move might want to investigate their health insurance options before departing. (Photo: Shutterstock) The pandemic forced many employers to rethink their stance on remote work, and many workers, now untethered from the office, have been setting their sigh...


RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina, like many other states across the country, is seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. WATCH: Dr. Alexa Mieses-Malchuck answers common questions parents have about their children returning to class. 12:30 p.m. North Carolina report...


Research Association between... Association between characteristics of behavioural weight loss programmes and weight change after programme end: systematic review and meta-analysis Research BMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1840 (Published 17 August 2021) Cite thi...