Adolescent suicides increased during the pandemic, research shows

Adolescent suicides increased during the pandemic, research shows

The number of suicides among adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19 increased in five states during the pandemic, according to research looking at 14 states published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday. Data from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Virginia and California also showed an increase in the proportion of adolescent deaths … Read more

PTSD symptoms are common for family of Covid-19 ICU patients, study says

PTSD symptoms are common for family of Covid-19 ICU patients, study says

It’s a quiet day at base camp when suddenly the enemy launches an attack. The main character is scrambling to respond to incoming fire, making quick decisions about how to respond to danger that is largely out of their control. “When you put that in a hospital, the sudden change in health status is Mom … Read more

Covid-19 data reporting is becoming less frequent, making trends harder to track

Covid-19 data reporting is becoming less frequent, making trends harder to track

A year ago, all 50 states were reporting new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis. But that has gradually trailed off. This week, Pennsylvania will be the latest state to switch from daily to weekly updates, leaving just six states that will still be reporting new Covid-19 cases every day of the week. About half … Read more

‘Put these on your grocery list’

‘Put these on your grocery list’

Food and mood are so intricately connected that they’ve inspired a new area of ​​brain study: Nutritional psychiatry, which examines how what we eat impacts how we feel. As a dietitian and nutritionist who has researched and experienced this connection firsthand, I find it infinitely fascinating that we can empower ourselves to feel partly — … Read more

How well is our immunity holding up against Covid-19?

How well is our immunity holding up against Covid-19?

Researchers have been digging into that question, and in general, what they’ve found is that for people who are considered up to date on their Covid-19 vaccines — that means getting a booster illness when it’s recommended — protection against drops off over three or four months after your last dose, but protection against hospitalization … Read more

CDC Warns Doctors to Look Out for Mystery Liver Illness in Children

CDC Warns Doctors to Look Out for Mystery Liver Illness in Children

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors to keep an eye out for mysterious cases of hepatitis that are affecting young kids in the US and elsewhere. Two children in the US have become so sick that they’ve required a liver transplant. Officials in Europe and Israel have … Read more

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows

UK patient had COVID-19 for 505 days straight, study shows

A UK patient with a severely weakened immune system had COVID-19 for almost a year and a half, scientists reported, underscoring the importance of protecting vulnerable people from the coronavirus. There’s no way to know for sure whether it was the longest-lasting COVID-19 infection because not everyone gets tested, especially on a regular basis like … Read more

Intermittent Fasting Not Better Than Regular Dieting, Study Finds

Intermittent Fasting Not Better Than Regular Dieting, Study Finds

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) A popular dieting trend, intermittent fasting, may not offer much over traditional dieting for losing weight, according to a new randomized trial published this week. The study found that people living in China who were told to fast while dieting did lose weight over a year’s time, but not significantly more … Read more

Cancer breakthrough as scientists find a ‘treasure trove’ of genetic clues

Cancer breakthrough as scientists find a ‘treasure trove’ of genetic clues

Analysis of thousands of tumors from NHS patients has identified a ‘treasure trove’ of new clues about the causes of cancer. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Cambridge University Hospitals looked at the genomes of more than 12,000 people with cancer in England. They spotted 58 new patterns in their DNA, called … Read more

Time-restricted eating no better than counting calories, study finds

Time-restricted eating no better than counting calories, study finds

“Our data suggest that caloric intake restriction explained most of the beneficial effects of a time-restricted eating regimen,” according to researchers at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China. “Bottom line, the determinant of weight loss, as well as reductions in body fat, visceral fat, blood pressure, and glucose and lipid levels, is dependent on reducing … Read more