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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has included some mood disorders on its list of underlying conditions that can increase a person’s risk of becoming severely ill if they are infected with COVID-19. Depression and schizophrenia spectrum disorders are now among the health conditions that appear on the CDC’s...
If you’re after a candle with some serious chutzpah that can scent a room like nothing else, few fragrance fans will contest that Diptyque sets the standards. The brand is to scented candles what Chanel is to suits, or The Wolsley is to breakfast – an occasional indulgence that’s...
The road to happiness isn’t always easy, nor does it really have one final destination. Joy exists on a spectrum. And thanks to work, life and relationship problems ― not to mention, you know, an extremely distressing global pandemic ― it can be easy to fall on the lower...
Health experts have increasingly embraced the idea that people can absolutely be “fit and fat” — and that the body mass index is deeply flawed and does not provide a very good picture of a person’s health. A recent scientific review strengthens these points. The research, published in the journal...
Daily aspirin therapy has been almost a rite of passage for older Americans to help prevent a heart attack or stroke. But the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — a government-backed panel of health experts — is mulling major changes to its recommendations about using aspirin to ward off cardiovascular...
Whether you spend more of your spare time lounging or hitting the gym, you’re probably no stranger to the occasional sore muscle. But if you've started to notice more frequent discomfort or tightness, it may be a specific type of ailment called myofascial pain. This type of tenderness often...
As we continue to grapple with rising rates of stress and anxiety ― whether it stems from the pandemic, work pressure, social media or any of the triggers in our lives ― we’re also finding new and unique ways to cope in the moment. Enter one of the more unconventional...
The government approach - backed by its scientists - was to try to manage the situation and in effect achieve herd immunity by infection, it said. This led to a delay in introducing the first lockdown, costing lives. But the report by the cross-party group said there had been successes too...
Last spring, something incredible happened: After a decade of gridlock, Congress finally passed a bill that recognizes the enormous strain of health care costs on family and state budgets. Born out of the COVID-19 crisis, the American Rescue Plan Act included direct relief through 2022 for the monthly premiums...
Alex H., a 31-year-old certified public accountant from Colorado, became sick with COVID-19 in March 2020. Like nearly half of people infected by the coronavirus, she has experienced lingering “long COVID” symptoms that affect not only her physical health but also her anxiety about getting sick from the virus...

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