RSV hospitalization rate for seniors is 10 times higher than usual for this point in the season

The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children's hospitals in many parts of the country -- especially with respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV.

Covid-19 boosters could keep thousands of kids out of hospitals, but uptake remains low

Higher Covid-19 vaccination rates among US children could prevent thousands of pediatric hospitalizations and millions of missed school days, according to an analysis published Tuesday by the Commonwealth Fund and the Yale School of Public Health.

Experimental therapy gantenerumab fails to slow or improve Alzheimer's memory loss in clinical trials

An experimental treatment, gantenerumab, failed to help people at high risk of memory loss from Alzheimer's or those who were in the early phases of the disease, the manufacturer said Monday.

US gets D+ grade for rising preterm birth rates, new report finds

The rate of premature birth in the United States is climbing, according to the infant and maternal health nonprofit March of Dimes.

Desperate for heart surgery for their baby, a family feels the effects of pediatric hospital shortages

Even before their daughter was born in June, Aaron and Helen Chavez knew she would need heart surgery. Doctors expected her to have an operation around 6 months of age.

Webb telescope sets its sights on distant planet with 2 suns

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has detected churning clouds of dust on a distant planet that orbits two stars.

Rare giant spider species spotted in Queensland

A new and large species of spider has been found living in Queensland, Australia, and researchers say it's in need of protection.

Researchers 3D printed this cheesecake

Researchers have been pushing the limits of 3D printing for decades, using the manufacturing technique to churn out consumer goods such as furniture and shoes, human organs and even a rocket. But can the industrial technology be applied to make a fully baked dessert that can be fabricated in your home kitchen?

Steps have dropped since Covid-19 and the trend is worrisome, study says

Americans took fewer steps during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they still haven't gotten their mojo back, a new study found.

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8 activewear brands you should add to your workout wardrobe

The increasing popularity of stylish, trendy athletic wear has made über-comfortable clothing something that's not just for the gym. It's infiltrated all corners of culture, from high fashion runways to the offices of Silicon Valley executives ? and really, it's appropriate for any occasion when you just want to be comfortable.

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Mental health is driving more college students to consider dropping out, survey finds

Isabel, a 20-year-old undergraduate student, is no stranger to hard work. She graduated high school a year early and spent most of 2021 keeping up with three jobs. But when she started college that fall, she felt like she was "sinking."

Two additional deaths linked to bacteria in recalled eye drops, CDC says

A rare strain of bacteria found in recalled eye drops has been linked to dozens of infections, as well as cases of vision loss and surgical removal of eyes. This week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two additional deaths -- a total of three -- have been linked to the bacterial infection.

New drug shortages in the US increased nearly 30% in 2022, Senate report finds

When a pharmaceutical plant in Shanghai that made contrast material for radiological scans shut down last year, half the United States' supply of the radioactive substance immediately became unavailable. Health care providers had to make difficult choices about who got potentially lifesaving tests.

Sanders slams 'corporate greed' as Moderna CEO won't commit to lower Covid-19 vaccine cost

In the face of senators' criticism, Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel did not agree to lower the commercial cost of the company's Covid-19 vaccine in a hearing Wednesday on the vaccine's price.

US government announces plan to overhaul organ transplant system

The US government announced a plan Wednesday to overhaul the country's organ transplant system.

You were right ? traffic noise is indeed pushing up your blood pressure

Most of us are familiar with road rage ? aggressive driving that's caused by stress or anger behind the wheel. But the honking of horns and revving of engines doesn't just affect those in the vehicle ? it can also raise the blood pressure of people living near the road.

Black, Hispanic adults are less likely to get statins for heart disease, study finds

Black and Hispanic adults in the US are less likely than White adults to get statins, medications that prevent or treat common forms of heart disease, according to a new study.

After some trial and error, researchers at Columbia University's Creative Machines Lab figured out how to 3D print a creamy, gooey cheesecake. Postdoctoral researcher Jonathan Blutinger explains the process and the technology that's just starting to emerge in the world of cooking.

Progestagen-only contraceptives carry similar, small breast cancer risk as other hormone contraceptives, study finds

All hormone contraceptives, including progestagen-only "minipills," carry a small "excess risk" of breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Oxford, but the overall risk remains low.

Health officials consider another round of bivalent boosters for the most vulnerable Americans

US officials are weighing whether to offer people who are at high risk of severe Covid-19 the chance to get another bivalent booster, according to a source familiar with the deliberations, who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to share the details of ongoing discussions.

Researchers say newly posted analysis supports natural origin for Covid-19 pandemic

Swabs collected from stalls and equipment at the Huanan Market in Wuhan, China, that tested positive for traces of the virus that causes Covid-19 also, in some cases, contained traces of DNA from animals known to be susceptible to infection, according to a new analysis by an international team of researchers.

Men with advanced prostate cancer going without life-prolonging medication amid shortage

Doctors across the United States who treat people with advanced prostate cancer can't find supplies of a medicine that may help them live longer.

This is your brain on social media

So many kids are constantly on social media, and on this episode of "Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta," we explore the potential impact on their mental health. What does constantly consuming images of picture-perfect people have on people, especially young female users? That question is on many people's minds, and it's at the heart of this week's episode of the "Chasing Life" podcast.

DEA issues alert about widespread threat of xylazine

The US Drug Enforcement Administration issued an alert Monday about the widespread threat of fentanyl mixed with xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer also commonly known as "tranq" or "tranq dope."

Sleep starts: Why your body 'hiccups' as you fall asleep

If you experience sudden muscle spasms, shocks or vivid experiences when falling asleep, you may be suffering from sleep starts. Here's how to cope.

Being 'socially frail' comes with health risks for older adults

Researchers are identifying new ways to assess older adults' social circumstances and identify risks that can compromise their health. "It's a more complete picture of older adults' circumstances than any one factor alone," one expert said.

An emerging fungal threat spread at an alarming rate in US health care facilities, study says

Clinical cases of Candida auris, an emerging fungus considered an urgent threat, nearly doubled in 2021, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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