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Why Won’t Tucker Carlson Say If He’s Taken the Vaccine? We’re Just Asking Questions

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has spent the last few months of his show just asking questions about the coronavirus vaccines—you know, the kind of disingenuous, false pretense questions deliberately designed to undermine public confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccines rather than get any answers. He also won’t…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Astrazeneca, Fox News, Vaccine, Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson, Johnson Johnson, Fox Friends, Jim Acosta, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Drug Safety, Jonathan Reiner


Despite Drug Industry Claims, Higher List Prices Do Mean Higher Out-of-Pocket Costs for Many Patients

New research suggests that as the list price of brand name drugs rise, so do out-of-pocket medical costs for these drugs—at least for some patients. This is counter to a common industry claim that patients aren’t affected by list price increases. The study found a link between list prices rising and out-of-pocket…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicare, Martin Shkreli, Daraprim, Turing Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Pricing, Prescription drug, Health Sciences, U S Healthcare, Healthcare Reform In The United States, Pharmaceuticals Policy, Health Medical Pharma, Benjamin Rome


India Surpasses 20 Million Covid-19 Cases as Biden Stays Silent on Vaccine IP Waivers

India surpassed 20 million covid-19 cases on Tuesday, becoming only the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts pretty uniformly agree it’s a vast undercount of the real crisis, which has left at least 222,408 people dead in the country since…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, India, Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences


What It Really Means That the U.S. Won't Reach Herd Immunity

An article in the New York Times today highlights a growing attitude among public health experts about the near future of the covid-19 pandemic: Herd immunity, at least for the time being, is likely out of reach in the U.S. But as upsetting as that sounds, it doesn’t mean the pandemic won’t be substantially contained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, New York Times, Vaccination, Vaccine, Prevention, Immunology, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Herd Immunity, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Breakthrough Infection


YouTube Launches PSAs to Boost Confidence in Covid-19 Vaccine

YouTube launched a series of public service announcements on Monday encouraging people to get vaccinated for covid-19. The videos come as health experts in the U.S. worry there will soon be more covid-19 vaccine doses available to Americans than people who want to take them.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Medicine, Youtube, Medical Research, Vaccine, Health Sciences, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Ghana, Covid 19 Vaccination In The United States


The U.S. Is About to Run Out of People Who Want the Vaccine

This week, all 50 states officially opened up eligibility for covid-19 vaccination to all adult residents. But while millions of Americans are still lining up to get their dose, experts warn that the country is quickly approaching a vaccine surplus, with too few takers to meet the supply we have available. Once that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Virology, Kaiser Family Foundation, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine


All U.S. Adults Are Now Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine

It’s April 19, and President Biden’s intention to make all adults eligible for a COVID vaccine by today has been realized: The New York Times reports that all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico, have now opened their eligibility to all adults, regardless of priority group.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Social Issues, New York Times, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Biden, Puerto Rico, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Bulgaria, Covid 19 Vaccination In Sweden


Great, We Gave Covid-19 to Otters

Otters have joined the ever-growing list of animals known to be susceptible to the coronavirus behind covid-19. Over the weekend, officials at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta reported that several of their otters became sick with respiratory symptoms and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Thankfully, all are expected to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Animals, Environment, Atlanta, Otter, Mammals, Georgia Aquarium, Mink, Health Sciences, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Animal Virology, Influenza A Virus Subtype H1n1, Tonya Clauss


Covid-19 Booster Shots Likely Needed Within a Year, Top Biden Advisor Says

Booster shots against the covid-19 coronavirus may become a regular necessity, according to recent comments from David Kessler, chief science officer for President Joe Biden’s covid-19 task force, as well as from Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, Clinical Trials, CVS Health, David Kessler, Moderna, Health Sciences, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


What You Need to Know About the J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Risk [Updated]

At least six people out of over 6 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID vaccine have developed a rare type of blood clot. As a result, the FDA and CDC have announced a pause in the use of this vaccine. The pause is likely to last at least another week.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Clinical Trials, Janssen, Moderna, Peter Marks, Health Sciences, Drug Safety, Megan Ranney, Covid 19


What to Do When Your Child Is Terrified of the Dentist

As we emerge from our pandemic cocoons and begin catching up on all the things we either purposefully put off or simply couldn’t fathom attempting over the past year, we may come to the realization that it’s been way too long since a dentist has seen the inside of our kid’s mouth. Whether they’ve got their first-ever…Read more...
Tags: Health, Dentist, Health Care, Lifehacks, Dentistry, Phobias, Wade, Pediatric Dentistry, Health Sciences


What You Need to Know About the J&J Vaccine Blood Clot Risk

Six people, out of over 6 million who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID vaccine, have developed a rare type of blood clot. As a result, the FDA and CDC have announced a pause in the use of this vaccine. The pause is likely to last just a few days. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Cdc, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Johnson, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Peter Marks, Health Sciences, Janet Woodcock


Uber for Weed Just Uber

The future of doing drugs is starting to look a lot like the future of everything else: suspiciously cheap and easy.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Cannabis, Chuck Schumer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Medicinal Plants, Medical Cannabis, Health Sciences, Herbalism, Nutter Butters, Psychoactive Drugs, Location Based Software, Legality Of Cannabis, Cannabis Smoking, Effects Of Cannabis


Stop Doomscrolling and Read a Book Before Bed Instead With 19% off a Reading Pillow

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Tags: Bed, Behavior, Lifehacks, Pillow, Health Sciences, Furnishings, Doomscrolling, Branches Of Biology


How to Become Someone's 'Vaccine Angel'

Across the U.S., millions of shots of the three COVID-19 vaccines are going into arms each day even as the disease continues to spread, with an alarming 68,000 new cases recorded on Wednesday. At this stage in the pandemic, there’s a disparity at play: A jarring number of new daily infections signals that the pandemic…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Hunter, Health Sciences, Influenza Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Vaccine Adverse Event


Why One Dose of a Two-Dose Vaccine Isn't Enough

When you get your first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (in other words, the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines), evidence indicates your protection begins about two weeks later—before you get the second dose. That’s good news, but it doesn’t mean you can skip the second dose. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Dose, Moderna, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, H5n1 Clinical Trials, Rna Vaccines, Covid 19 Vaccines


It's Open Season on Covid-19 Vaccines

April is looking to shower Americans with covid-19 vaccines aplenty. On Monday, several states announced that they would open vaccine eligibility to most or all of the general public within the next week. And President Joe Biden is also expected to announce today that 90% of American adults will be eligible for a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Joe Biden, Medical Research, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Moderna, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, Josh Wingrove, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


How to Recognize Scam Sites That 'Help' You Schedule Your Vaccine

As vaccine supply struggles to meet demand, grassroots social media groups known as “vaccine hunters” have sprung up all over the country, helping people find and book appointments. As helpful as these groups can be, they’ve also become the new favorite target for scammers. Here’s how you can protect yourself.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Health Sciences, Drug Safety, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


AstraZeneca Messes Up Again, Called Out for Using Old Data in U.S. Trial Results

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca isn’t running out of rakes to step on anytime soon. Less than a day after the company announced promising preliminary results from the U.S. trial of its covid-19 vaccine jointly developed with Oxford University, an independent panel of scientists monitoring the study issued a harsh…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Vaccine Trial, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae, Oxfordastrazeneca Covid 19 Vaccine


What Is Microdosing and Does It Work?

Microdosing—the act of taking small amounts of usually psychedelic drugs—has been popular with a certain type of person looking for more productivity than what standard life hacks like caffeine and time management can provide. Whether it works is still unknown, but a new study suggests that the vaunted benefits may…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medical Research, Lifehacks, Hallucinations, Clinical Research, Microdosing, Placebo, Health Sciences, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Health Medical Pharma, Psychedelic Drug, Pharmacokinetics, Entheogens, Alternatives To Animal Testing


Why Some of Your Vaccine 'Side Effects' Might Just Be Placebo

Millions of Americans are getting vaccinated against covid-19 on average every day now, And while many people have proudly shared their vaccination status on social media, others will describe their mild but definitely noticeable side effects right after as a badge of honor, such as a sore arm or flu-like fatigue. But…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, Clinical Research, Placebo, Health Sciences, Nocebo, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma, Mindbody Interventions, Covid 19 Vaccines, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine


How to Earn $1,500 Reviewing Skincare Products

Skincare products can be hit-or-miss. A quick Google search will reveal plenty of negative reviews for “cult favorites” that supposedly work for everyone (but obviously don’t, because there are so many different skin types). Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Health Care, Lifehacks, Skin Care, Lotion, Cosmetics, Health Sciences, K Beauty


EU Experts Say AstraZeneca Vaccine Is Safe After Clotting Concerns

As expected, the European Union’s health regulators are standing behind the covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. In a press conference today, officials with the European Medicines Agency said that their investigation has found no link between the vaccine and a higher overall risk of blood…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Eu, European Union, Medical Research, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, European Medicines Agency, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines


Tick Bites, Bad Breath, and Broken Bones: People Are Blaming the Covid-19 Vaccine for Anything

Regulators in many countries are collecting reports of adverse events that occur after a person gets a covid-19 vaccine. This data collection is crucial to being able to identify side effects that may not have shown up during clinical trials. But in the UK at least, patients and doctors are reporting a wide range of…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Virology, Clinical Trials, Health Sciences, Emer Cooke, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Adenoviridae


COVID Vaccine Trials for Children Are Underway

Of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the US, one (Pfizer) is available for people aged 16 and up, and the other two (Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) are for 18 and over. But all three companies are testing the vaccine in younger children, and if all goes well vaccines may be available for younger teenagers by this…Read more...
Tags: Medicine, US, Medical Research, Pfizer, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccines, Johnson Johnson Covid 19 Vaccine


The AstraZeneca Vaccine Can't Catch a Break

The covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is once again running into trouble. On Monday, Germany, France, and Italy became the latest countries to suspend their rollout of the vaccine over concerns that it may increase the risk of blood clots. However, many experts and regulators say…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Data, Medical Research, Italy, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, Oxford University, Clinical Trials, Germany France, B, Health Sciences, Covid 19, Covid 19 Vaccine, Deployment Of Covid 19 Vaccines, Health Medical Pharma


Texas Rangers Say They'll Stop Trying to Hypnotize Crime Victims and Witnesses

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), which oversees the Texas Highway Patrol and the state’s (in)famous Texas Ranger Division, said this week it has finally halted the discredited hypnosis techniques it used to provide evidence in criminal investigations since at least the start of the 1980s.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Mind, Hypnosis, Texas Rangers, Forensic Science, Health Sciences, Texas Department of Public Safety DPS, Martin Reiser, Texas Highway Patrol, Travis Considine, The Hypnotist, Alan Scheflin, James Debrow, Texas Ranger Division


What the CDC's COVID Vaccination Guidelines Mean for Families

Any grandparent will tell you that occasional video chats or socially distanced, masked get-togethers on the back porch don’t count as sufficient quality time with their grandkids. What grandparents want—what they have craved—all these long months are big hugs and grins they can actually see in real life. And finally,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Cdc, Lifehacks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, United States Public Health Service, Social Distancing, Health Medical Pharma, Druid Hills Georgia


Expert Panel Calls for More Smokers to Get Tested for Lung Cancer Starting at 50 Years Old

More people with a long history of smoking should be tested annually for lung cancer, even if they’ve quit in recent years, according to new guidance released Tuesday by a government-backed panel of health experts.Read more...
Tags: Health, Medical Terminology, Science, Medicine, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Prevention, Screening, Cancer Screening, Health Sciences, Preventive Healthcare, Rafael Meza, Health Medical Pharma, Health Effects Of Tobacco, Lung Cancer Screening


Don't Ask People Why They Were Vaccinated

Doses for any of the four COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation are coveted around the world. Receiving a shot in the arm is a cause for celebration—it’s the most effective means humanity has to finally stave off the pandemic that’s killed 525,000 Americans within the course of a year.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Virology, Health Sciences, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma