Cold water may be an effective defense against dementia

After years of anecdotal evidence, scientists have finally nailed down one link between brain health and the “polar bear plunge.” In a study of the blood profiles of regular winter-time swimmers in London, Cambridge University researchers...

How to election-proof your portfolio

Many market experts are trying to figure out what might happen to stocks after the election: A blue wave? Trump gets re-elected? A contested election tied up in the courts? But some strategists believe it's...

Which states had the best pandemic response?

A three dimensional map of the United States, highlighting which states did the best in their response to Covid-19. | Illustration by Tucker Doherty, with map geometry by Bharadwaj Balraj Updated: 10/14/2020 06:08 AM EDT Vermont locked...

Trump tells White House doctor: ‘I feel great!’

Trump’s vital signs, oxygen saturation level and respiratory rate “all remain stable and in normal range” Conley wrote. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Updated: 10/07/2020 07:09 PM EDT The White House’s top doctor relayed an optimistic assessment from...

Coronavirus caused a spike in Google searches for this symptom

Shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic in March, Google searches for a certain mental health symptom skyrocketed, according to a new study. Researchers at Tulane University, Loyola University...

Study finds belly fat linked to early death, regardless of weight

No love for the love handles. Fat stored around the belly is a strong indicator of disease and premature death, even when there’s relatively less body fat overall, according to a new report which combines data...

Walmart is using drones to deliver Covid-19 tests

If you need to get a Covid-19 test, but don't want to go near people, Walmart's got you covered. At least if you live near its North Las Vegas store. Walmart launched a pilot drone delivery...

Court argument seeks reversal of military HIV policies

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Lawyers for military service members whose careers were halted after testing positive for the AIDS virus asked a federal judge Monday to overturn policies restricting their service as irrational and discriminatory. Lawsuits...

Uncontrolled blood pressure on rise in US: study

A recent study representative of the US population found that uncontrolled blood pressure rose by 10% in 2017-18 compared to several years prior. Researchers from the University of Alabama published their findings on Wednesday in the...

Study finds severe COVID-19 more deadly than heart attacks among young adults

Severe COVID-19 is more deadly than heart attacks among young adults, according to a new study. Data were analyzed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the team’s findings were published on Wednesday in Jama...

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