COVID continues to rise, but life is returning to normal everywhere. When is the pandemic really over?

COVID never goes away. But the pandemic will inevitably end at some point. Right? For many, with masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing, it has already been relegated to a traumatic past that they don’t want to go back to. This week, the Biden administration extended the US public health emergency for another 90 … Read more

New innovative treatment prevents diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is caused by a problem with the hormone insulin, which regulates the amount of glucose in the body. There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1, in which the body does not produce enough insulin, and Type 2, … Read more

Breast milk from vaccinated mothers protects babies against COVID

Babies who consume the breast milk of vaccinated people may also be protected against COVID. Kai Huei Yau Tri-City Herald Babies too young to be vaccinated against COVID-19 may be better protected than previously thought, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Florida have found that babies who consume the breast milk of … Read more

What experts say parents should know about measles

Measles is highly contagious and, according to experts, can be dangerous. (Getty Images) During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that 22.3 million babies worldwide missed their first dose of the measles vaccine in 2020, contributing to the largest annual increase in more than 20 years of … Read more

Support from others during stressful times can alleviate the impact of genetic depression risk

Overview: Social support during stressful times helps reduce the risk that people with a genetic predisposition to depression will develop symptoms. Source: University of Michigan It’s always a good idea to reach out to someone who is under stress. But a new study suggests that support may be especially important for someone whose genetic makeup … Read more