Experts fear ‘healthy’ foods are being exaggerated by sponsored research

For such a small fruit the humble cranberry seems to have an awful lot to offer. In just the past four months alone studies have suggested that cranberries in various forms can improve our memory, lower levels of harmful cholesterol and potentially reduce the risk of heart disease. If that wasn’t enough, another study, published … Read more

Uneasy US tries to fete a July 4 marred by parade shooting

A shooting that left five people dead at an Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb disrupted Monday’s celebrations across the US and further rocked a country already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. Police said 19 people were also hospitalized … Read more

Experts warn that the US could soon lose control of monkeypox

Experts warn that the US could soon lose control of monkeypox due to lack of testing and limited access to vaccines Some experts are warning the monkeypox could get out of control due to failures by health officials Testing capacity in America is still limited even over a month after the outbreak began in late … Read more

‘It could be the difference between an approval and denial’: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion remove fully-paid medical debt from credit reports. Will this help your credit score?

Paid medical debt is rolling off consumer credit reports in an overhaul that the credit bureaus say will improve people’s financial wellbeing. In a time of rising interest rates and increased costs with the pandemic’s scariest days hopefully done, for some it can’t come a moment too soon. Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are dropping the … Read more

WHO says Monkeypox not a current serious threat

Monkeypox may be spreading across dozens of nations, but doesn’t qualify as a global health emergency yet, the World Health Organization said Saturday. However, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said monkeypox was rapidly evolving and advised governments around the world to increase their surveillance, contact tracing and testing, CNBC reported. He also urged world … Read more

Monkeypox cases triple in Europe, WHO says, Africa concerned

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization’s Europe chief warns Friday that monkeypox cases in the region have tripled in the last two weeks and urged countries to do more to the previously rare disease does not become entrenched on the continent. And African health authorities said they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak as … Read more

For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

The fast-changing coronavirus has kicked off summer in the US with lots of infections but relatively few deaths compared to its prior incarnations. COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but it’s not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. “It’s going to be a good summer and we deserve … Read more

Your Rash Might Be a Sun Allergy

photo: Stanislav71 (shutterstock) For all the good things it does for us, the sun can also be the menace: It can burn your skin, mess with your eyesand even damage your vehicle. It might also be responsible for that rash you’ve been Googling since you discovered it across your shoulders. You could have a “sun … Read more

Improve Your Heart Health With This Checklist

photo: Andrey_Popov (shutterstock) If you want to reduce your chances of an early death from a heart attack or stroke, you’ve probably heard of a few ways to do that: get more exercise, eat “good fat,” maybe pay attention to the heart health metrics on your smartwatch. But there are to lot of things that … Read more

Man with monkeypox encourages people to get the vaccine

It’s based on his own experience with monkeypox. His video of him has been watched about 250,000 times as of Friday afternoon. He posted it to help educate people about the virus outbreak, to encourage people to get vaccinated and to make it very clear: “You do not want this.” Anyone can get monkeypox, but … Read more