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When it comes to mental health, what are we searching for?

You know that exhaustion you’re feeling — the one that no amount of espresso shots or power naps can remedy? Well, it turns out you’re not alone. Last month in the U.S. we saw spikes in fatigue-related Google searches, and the question “why do I feel bad?” reached a record high. There’s a collective feeling of exhaustion, and we’re all looking for ways to cope with it. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increase in searches related to meditation, virtual therapy, walking and digital detoxes. Sinc...
Tags: Health, Google, India, Search, David, Cvs, Jessica, Deepak Chopra, Google health, Mental Health Awareness Month, David Feinberg, Alicia Cormie, Jessica DiVento


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


CVS and Walgreens wasted 128,500 Covid vaccine doses, report finds

US pharmacy chains responsible for vast majority of the recorded 182,874 wasted doses, according to Kaiser Health NewsUS pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens are responsible for the vast majority of wasted vaccine doses, which total more than 180,000 reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to a story from Kaiser Health News.As of late March, the CDC recorded 182,874 tossed doses. CVS and Walgreens combined wasted 128,500 doses – CVS wasted about half and Walgreen...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, US, US news, Walgreens, Vaccines and immunisation, Kaiser Health News, Cvs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus, Kaiser Health NewsUS


CVS and Walgreens have wasted more vaccine doses than most states combined

Two national pharmacy chains that the federal government entrusted to inoculate people against Covid-19 account for the lion's share of wasted vaccine doses, according to government data obtained by KHN.
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CVS is investing in healthy food and Beyond Meat burgers, which could drastically improve quality food choices to Americans in "food deserts"

CVS has more locations nationwide than Walmart and Kroger combined. CVS CVS is bringing Beyond Meat to 7,000 stores and increasing gluten-free, vegan snacks and foods. CVS, which has more US stores than Walmart and Kroger combined, could better serve "food deserts." "CVS is ubiquitous in neighborhoods and communities across America," Beyond Meat told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. CVS is bringing healthy foods and meat-alternatives to communities across America.T...
Tags: Health, News, Nutrition, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Analysis, Retail, Guardian, Johns Hopkins, Cvs, Beyond Meat, Joe, Taco Bell, Kroger


Read These Tips Before Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

(CNN/CBS13) — If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19, you will be soon if you live in the United States. All Californians 16 and older will be eligible to be vaccinated against Covid-19 starting April 15. Some counties have started early and already are vaccinating all adults. Some whole states have already started opening vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older, including Alaska, Mississippi and Georgia. According to President Joe Biden, 90% of all adult Americans will b...
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For Sacramento-Area Residents, Getting The COVID Vaccine Calls For Persistence

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The COVID-19 vaccine side effects you can expect based on your age, sex, and dose

Alameda County workers line up to receive coronavirus vaccines outside St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, California, on January 8, 2021. Jessica Christian/The San Francisco Chronicle/Getty Images COVID-19 vaccine side effects can vary depending on a person's age, sex, or health status. Women and younger adults tend to have more side effects than men or older adults do. Side effects are generally more pronounced after the second dose than the first. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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After year of coronavirus, long-term care homes finally see the light – though risks remain

Holocaust survivor Edith Frankie became one of the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s first residents to be vaccinated for COVID-19 on Dec. 30, 2020. (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Jewish Home)   For much of last year, the Los Angeles Jewish Home had relatively few COVID-19 cases, evading the pandemic’s hefty toll on long-term care residents in Southern California. But an unprecedented, post-Thanksgiving Day surge in Los Angeles sparked a deadly rise of cases in the facility that lasted into January, sai...
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This is how much protection you get from one shot of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna vaccines, according to the best available data

Woman holds Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Getty Millions of people worldwide have had one shot of two-dose COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are probably 80% effective against symptomatic COVID-19 after one dose. A single AstraZeneca shot is probably at least 70% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 60 million Americans and more than 22 million Brits have received their first dose of a two-shot C...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Data, Walgreens, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Astrazeneca, Evans, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine


Ghana’s mPharma partners with Ethiopian conglomerate to enter its eighth market

mPharma, a Ghanaian health tech startup that manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and their suppliers, today announced its expansion to Ethiopia . The company was founded by Daniel Shoukimas , Gregory Rockson  and James Finucane in 2013 . It specializes in vendor-managed inventory, retail pharmacy operations and market intelligence serving hospitals, pharmacies and patients . In Africa, the pharmaceutical market faces challenges such as sprawling supply chains, ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Healthcare, Pizza Hut, Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Novartis, Biotech, Ghana, Cvs, Rwanda


Q&A: LA Public Health’s Dr. Prabhu Goudner optimistic about nursing homes, 1 year into pandemic

A year ago, the novel coronavirus began wreaking havoc in Los Angeles County’s roughly 400 nursing homes. Los Angeles County Public Health Department’s Dr. Prabhu Gounder, a physician who helps oversee COVID-19 outbreak response in nursing homes. Courtesy photo As the COVID-19 case and death toll mounted, public health officials struggled to contain the damage in facilities that were often plagued with long-standing staffing and infection control issues. Los Angeles Daily News contributor Br...
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U.S. will be able to vaccinate all adults by end of May, Biden says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot. The announcement comes as the White House looks to speed the production of the single-dose J&J vaccine and accelerate the nation’s plans to reach “herd immunity” in the U.S. and be...
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Analysis of proposed LA city ‘hero pay’ measure warns of possible layoffs, higher costs

Los Angeles city officials, weighing a potential mandate on grocery stores to provide “hero pay” increases to essential workers, have released a 21-page analysis of the potential economic impacts. The assessment concluded that it could lead to higher pay for workers that could be funneled back into a recovering  economy — but it also warned of potential layoffs or reductions to employee work hours. Struggling grocers, particularly independent shops, could be under more pressure and could even cl...
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Expert Group: Chemicals In Plastics Damage Babies’ Brains And Must Be Banned Immediately

(CNN) — Synthetic chemicals called phthalates are damaging children’s brain development and therefore must be immediately banned from consumer products, according to a group of scientists and health professionals from Project TENDR. Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to acco...
Tags: Apple, Health, Babies, Pregnancy, Cnn, United States, Fda, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Healthwatch, ACC, American Chemistry Council, Cvs, Federal Register, University Of North Carolina, Boston Children s Hospital


29 affordable skincare products we swear by for treating and preventing acne - all under $25

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Mighty Patch makes stickers that suck all the grime out of pores like a magnet - without breaking the skin. Hero Cosmetics You don't have to spend a fortune to get great skincare products that work.The Insider Reviews team shared their favorite skincare products for battling acne - all under $25. Still on the hunt? You can find our 18 favorite skincare brands to shop here.Skincare can be a sensitive...
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The world's 1,000 richest people have already bounced back from COVID-19 wealth losses, but it could take more than a decade for the poorest to recover, Oxfam warns

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Elon Musk are some of the wealthiest men in the world. Susan Walsh/AP; Joshua Roberts/Reuters; Axel Schmidt/Getty Images The 1,000 richest people on Earth have already recovered from coronavirus-related wealth losses, an Oxfam study revealed. Meanwhile, it could take more than a decade for those in poverty to recover, the charity said. The top 10 billionaires, including Jeff Bezos, have enough money combined to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for everyone in the world...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Wealth, Economy, Earth, Walgreens, Healthcare, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Oxfam, Vaccine


Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests. This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines. Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previo...
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Southern California nursing homes ready for their own coronavirus vaccine rollout

Nursing homes around the region were gearing up Monday, Dec. 14, to receive the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for their staff and residents while battling the region’s explosive surge of novel coronavirus cases. Los Angeles County announced last week that it was pulling nursing homes out of a federal COVID-19 vaccine distribution program with Walgreens and CVS in order to have “quicker vaccination and higher vaccine coverage.” Facilities in the county are now readying to conduct vaccinations ...
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With initial vaccines on the way, LA County tops 4,000 hospitalizations

As the number of Los Angeles County residents hospitalized with the coronavirus surpassed 4,000 for the first time, local health officials anticipated the arrival of the first wave of coronavirus vaccines, shipped Sunday, Dec. 13, from Pfizer’s Michigan complex. Confirmation that Southland health-care workers were likely to get their shots in the next couple of days helped blunt the latest rash of unnerving statistics — including 12,731 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths — from the county’s De...
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More grim L.A. County numbers arrive as officials race to ship first wave of coronavirus vaccines Sunday

Officials vowed that millions of doses of anti-coronavirus vaccines would start rolling out across the nation on Sunday, Dec. 13, offering an echo of hope as Los Angeles County and state health officials Saturday weathered another swell of chilling pandemic statistics. While falling short of Friday’s record-shattering numbers, Los Angeles County officials nonetheless reported 11,476 new COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths, bringing the county’s totals to 512,872 and 8,269, respectively. The county’s fi...
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Everlywell raises $175 million to expand virtual care options and scale its at-home health testing

Digital health startup Everlywell has raised a $175 million Series D funding round, following relatively fast on the heels of a $25 million Series C round it closed in February of this year. The Series D included a host of new investors, including BlackRock, The Chernin Group (TCG), Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Morningside Ventures and Portfolio, along with existing investors including Highland Capital Partners, which led the Series C round. The startup has now raised ov...
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The US will give Americans paper cards to remind them of their second COVID-19 vaccine dose, but will leave further messaging to states and pharmacies

President Donald Trump and US Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, during a news conference at the White House, September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Army general Gustave Perna, who oversees the logistics of delivering COVID-19 vaccines to states, said the US will give Americans paper cards reminding them to come back for second doses. Vaccines from both Pfizer and Moderna, which are awaiting emergency authorized use from the FDA, require two doses.  Experts previously told Business Insider ge...
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Amazon launches pharmacy services in the US, adds services for Prime members

Amazon.com launched ‘Amazon Pharmacy’ in the United States (US) on Tuesday, allowing customers to order prescription medicines online for home delivery, as well as increasing Prime’s value proposition by adding services around medicine delivery and purchasing. Customers will be able to add their insurance information and manage prescriptions. Prime members without health insurance can get substantive discounts on Amazon Pharmacy, as well as at 50,000 physical drugstores countrywide. “…cust...
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Gov. Newsom Lays Out Timeline For COVID-19 Vaccine In California

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These clear acne-fighting patches look almost invisible on the skin and they can help clear up acne in just a few hours

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hero Cosmetics The Mighty Patch is the best overnight acne solution I've tried in a decade-long search. It's a Hydrocolloid patch that acts as a magnet for the gunk inside a blemish, best worn overnight.It also reduces exposure to germs, and is alcohol-, paraben-, and sulfate-free. Once the patch is removed, blemishes are drastically less severe.The new Invisible+ Mighty Patch ($17.99, 39-count) is...
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A drone just moved a human kidney across the Nevada desert to prove it could be the future of organ transport — take a look

MissionGO test flight. MissionGO. Drones successfully delivered human organs for transplant on two test flights in September. One of the flights was the longest organ delivery flight on an unmanned aircraft ever. The Nevada Donor Network is following the lead of large corporations like Amazon and Walmart in using drone deliveries.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Drone test flights in Nevada just showed that they can safely transport organs for transplant.MissionGo, a t...
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CVS adds another Big Health product to its point solutions management program

CVS Caremark launched its point solutions management program with a sleep service from Big Health nearly a year ago, and now it’s adding another of the digital mental healthcare startup’s products to its suite of managed point solutions.  The Daylight product, which is designed to help people alleviate worry and anxiety, will join an expanding list of digital therapeutics that CVS Caremark offers to manage for employer-directed healthcare plans. Other services in the CVS Caremark portfolio of ...
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As COVID testing soars, wait times for results jump to a week — or more

Elliot Truslow went to a CVS drugstore on June 15 in Tucson, Arizona, to get tested for the coronavirus. The drive-thru nasal swab test took less than 15 minutes.
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Coronavirus: 8 things we got wrong — at first — about the deadly pandemic

A lot of our early assumptions about the new coronavirus have flip-flopped. This is normal. That’s how science works — it’s a process of being less and less wrong over time. COVID-19 is new, so there’s lots of uncertainty. And the pandemic’s size and scale caught us by surprise. As we learn more, our understanding of the virus continues to change. Here’s what we now know: Masks are useful after all. TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 08: A statue of a small boy is pictured with a face mask on April 8, 2020 ...
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