Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

Updated Covid-19 boosters continue to offer substantial protection even against the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant

CNN — Updated Covid-19 boosters roughly halve a person’s risk of becoming ill with the coronavirus, even from infections caused by the fast-spreading XBB.1.5 subvariant. New studies, led by researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are among the first looks at how bivalent boosters have continued to work in the real … Read more

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl pre-show

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chris Stapleton and Babyface will perform at the 2023 Super Bowl pre-show

CNN — The full entertainment lineup for the 2023 Super Bowl has arrived. In addition to Rihanna’s highly anticipated halftime performance, a number of additional Hollywood heavyweights are joining the major sporting event as pre-show performers. The NFL announced Tuesday that Emmy-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing” on the … Read more

Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

Recently Identified Inflammatory Disease VEXAS Syndrome May Be More Common Than Predicted, Study Finds

CNN — David Adams spent half a decade battling an illness he couldn’t name. He came and went to the hospital several times a year. His inflamed joints felt like he had been squeezed into gloves – and he could no longer play his beloved classical and jazz guitars. He had constant fevers and fatigue. … Read more

Amazon launches $5 per month unlimited prescription plan

Amazon launches  per month unlimited prescription plan

New York CNN — Amazon is expanding its push into healthcare with a monthly $5 unlimited delivery pass on 60 common generic prescription medications to treat allergies, inflammation, high blood pressure and other conditions. Amazon announced the new delivery service, RXPass, on Tuesday and it will launch immediately in most states except California, Texas, Minnesota … Read more

Belly bulge linked to later physical decline, study finds

Belly bulge linked to later physical decline, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — If you’re a man or woman approaching 50, take a look at your height. If you’re like a lot of people, you may have to bend over a bit to see your feet. Yes, it’s the dreadful belly bulge … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

A few minutes of intense activity can help your brain, study finds

Editor’s note: Seek advice from a health care provider before beginning any exercise program. CNN — What if you could look at all the things you do every day — walk from room to room, prepare a presentation at your desk, run up and down stairs to deliver folded laundry, or jog around the block … Read more

FDA wants to simplify use and update of Covid-19 vaccines

FDA wants to simplify use and update of Covid-19 vaccines

CNN — The US Food and Drug Administration wants to simplify the Covid-19 vaccination process to look more like what happens with the flu vaccine, according to documents posted online Monday. This could include streamlining vaccine composition, vaccination schedules and periodic updates of Covid-19 vaccines. The FDA said it plans to evaluate circulating strains of … Read more

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, study finds

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, study finds

CNN — Dense breast tissue has been linked to an up to four times higher risk of breast cancer. However, a new study suggests that few women consider breast density to be a significant risk factor. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, surveyed 1,858 women aged 40 to 76 from 2019 to 2020 who … Read more

Here are some of the companies that have laid off employees this year

Here are some of the companies that have laid off employees this year

New York CNN — Just this week, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, Microsoft (MSFT) and Vox Media announced layoffs that affect more than 22,000 workers. Their moves follow job cuts earlier this month at Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Salesforce. More companies are expected to follow suit as companies that have been hiring aggressively over … Read more