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What an HPV “Infodemic” Teaches Us About Vaccine Disinformation
Misinformation's power comes from the fact that it is so often fear-based, making it more attention-grabbing than neutral, fact-based info.
Phthalates Hit the Heart, Hormones, and the Economy
Our exposure to phthalates -- found in cans, cosmetics and packaging -- is greater than we thought. It's worse for the economy, too.
No Signs of Heart Disease? Not so Fast
Over 40 percent of adults with no obvious signs of heart disease still had some degree of plaque buildup.
A Simpler, More Accurate, COVID Test
A saliva COVID test called DRUL is safer, more sensitive, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Just spit into a cup.
Too Much Time on Your Hands?
There's a sweet spot when it comes to free time: Too little of it and you're stressed. Too much, and productivity and happiness decline.
A-Fib and Alcohol
Drinking alcohol is risky for people who occasionally experience an irregular heartbeat. Even one drink can trigger an episode of A-Fib.
Prostatitis Pain? Try Acupuncture
Prostatitis is painful, and acupuncture has been found to offer lasting help. It eases other painful conditions, too.
Don't Stay Thirsty — Hydrate for Heart Health
Drinking too little fluid in midlife is associated with a risk of heart failure in later life. Stay hydrated: Aim for a couple quarts a day.
Vaccines Versus COVID Variants
As new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerge, researchers are figuring out the kind of protection vaccines offer and how long it lasts.
Listen to Your Gut, Protect Your Heart
We now know more about what makes a high fat diet so damaging to our cardiovascular systems. It begins in the gut.
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