‘I’m here by myself’: Grappling with chronic pain in a pandemic

‘I’m here by myself’: Grappling with chronic pain in a pandemic

Corrections and clarifications: A previous version of the story incorrectly stated why a patient needed emergency surgery. It was for inflamed fibroids. This story was published in partnership with The... Read more »

‘You reach for anything’: Doctors must decide whether patients should get the new $56,000 Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm

Biogen’s drug Aduhelm is the first Alzheimer’s drug on the market in nearly two decades Doctors must decide whether to prescribe the $56,000-a year treatment that has shown little clinical... Read more »

Amazon joins multimillion dollar partnership to combat common workplace injuries

The National Safety Council and Amazon announced a partnership Thursday aimed at cutting musculoskeletal injuries, common workplace injuries including sprains and tears, hernias, carpal tunnel syndrome and back pain. The... Read more »
Insurance giant’s new ER policy called ‘dangerous’ by critics. It says as many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.

Insurance giant’s new ER policy called ‘dangerous’ by critics. It says as many as 1 in 10 claims could be rejected.

(Editor’s note: UnitedHealthcare on Thursday announced it is delaying its change to its emergency department policy until after the pandemic. The American Hospital Association called the move “a temporary reprieve... Read more »
Officials confirm Michigan’s first human case of a deadly hantavirus. What to know about the Sin Nombre virus.

Officials confirm Michigan’s first human case of a deadly hantavirus. What to know about the Sin Nombre virus.

Hantaviruses are a family of virus that spread through rodents. The Sin Nombre virus is spread through the deer mouse. Symptoms of infection for hantavirus include fatigue, fever and muscle... Read more »

Are you a morning person or a night owl? The early risers may have the advantage

Does your body naturally wake you up or do you rely on the sounds and buzzes of several alarm clocks? If you wake up naturally in the early morning that... Read more »

World surpasses 175 million COVID cases; G-7 nations will share at least 1 billion vaccine doses, White House says: COVID-19 updates

As a glimmer of hope emerges while the United States enters the summer with some of the lowest COVID-19 case rates in months, the country could pass 600,000 deaths as... Read more »
‘Chilling effect on patients’: Following backlash, insurance giant UnitedHealthcare delays policy to scrutinize ER claims

‘Chilling effect on patients’: Following backlash, insurance giant UnitedHealthcare delays policy to scrutinize ER claims

Facing mounting criticism from hospitals and doctors groups, health insurance giant UnitedHealthcare said it will delay a policy that would scrutinize payments for non-urgent emergency room visits. The policy to... Read more »
FDA extends expiration date on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, saving doses from destruction

FDA extends expiration date on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, saving doses from destruction

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday extended the expiration date on hundreds of thousands of doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine that otherwise would have expired within the... Read more »
‘Condition of employment’: Hospitals in DC, across the nation follow Houston Methodist in requiring vaccination for workers

‘Condition of employment’: Hospitals in DC, across the nation follow Houston Methodist in requiring vaccination for workers

Most hospitals in Washington, D.C., will require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, joining a growing number of health care systems and other businesses nationwide in opting for the controversial... Read more »

Biden vows to ‘supercharge’ global fight against pandemic; J&J vaccine gets extended shelf life: Live COVID-19 updates

President Joe Biden on Thursday outlined plans for the U.S. to help “supercharge the global fight against this pandemic,” saying the effort is driven by both American values and self-interest.... Read more »

Here’s how LSD, ‘magic mushrooms,’ ecstasy could alter the future of mental health care

California is on its way to decriminalizing psychedelics. Here’s how this plays into the larger movement to legalize psychedelics across the country. Read more »

Officials confirm Michigan’s first human case of a deadly hantavirus

Hantaviruses can be spread to people through aerosolized virus that rodents shed in their urine, feces and saliva. Read more »

DNA tests reveal cases of ‘fertility fraud’

A New York City-area mother and daughter are the latest among dozens of women who’ve alleged being duped by fertility doctors. Read more »

ER visits for suicide attempts among girls rose 51% during COVID-19 pandemic, CDC says

Emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts among girls rose significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. The average weekly... Read more »
What is the new coronavirus Delta variant, and should Americans be worried?

What is the new coronavirus Delta variant, and should Americans be worried?

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted andthe pace of vaccinations has slowed in the U.S., the rise of a new coronavirus variant worries some health experts. The variant, known as the... Read more »
How model David Genat changed his approach to health and fitness

How model David Genat changed his approach to health and fitness

Have you ever looked at a male model strolling down a runaway or staring back at you from a magazine and thought to yourself “man, I want to look like... Read more »
How Canada can crush the variants with vaccines and make this reopening our last

How Canada can crush the variants with vaccines and make this reopening our last

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that... Read more »
Intermittent fasting, its health benefits for you and weight loss without the calorie counting

Intermittent fasting, its health benefits for you and weight loss without the calorie counting

Fasting – voluntarily restricting when to eat – has been practised for centuries, for philosophical and religious reasons, and for better health.  Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates advocated it for treating... Read more »
New COVID-19 cases have dropped 80 per cent — and 5.3 million more shots are set to arrive next week

New COVID-19 cases have dropped 80 per cent — and 5.3 million more shots are set to arrive next week

After months of mostly bad news, Canada's chief public health officer said today the country's COVID-19 trajectory has improved dramatically and an anticipated flood of doses should put the country... Read more »
Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Canada will commit to sharing up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in a formal announcement that will come later in the G7 summit, the country's high... Read more »
Why sunscreen is your most important skincare product, as Jesse Tyler Ferguson will tell you – Modern Family star just got ‘a bit of skin cancer’ removed

Why sunscreen is your most important skincare product, as Jesse Tyler Ferguson will tell you – Modern Family star just got ‘a bit of skin cancer’ removed

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson is sharing an important reminder after getting “a bit of skin cancer” removed from his neck. In a post to Instagram this week, the Modern Family... Read more »
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Friday

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Friday

The latest: Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, official says. Canada is easing its travel restrictions. Here's what you need to know. Here's what you... Read more »

MMCA highlights humans’ playful side

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