Jane Greenhalgh

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U.S. Life Expectancy Fell By 1.5 Years In 2020, The Biggest Drop Since WWII

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The CDC says COVID-19 was the largest factor, along with drug overdoses, homicides, diabetes and chronic liver disease. The decline was even greater for Hispanic men.


Delta Is Now The Dominant Coronavirus Variant In The U.S.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

The CDC released new estimates showing the highly contagious delta variant now accounts for more than 51% of cases in the U.S. In some parts of the country, the strain is responsible for 80% of cases.


The Highly Contagious Delta Variant Is On The Rise In The U.S.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

The variant accounts for more than 6% of all infections in the U.S. and in some Western states is responsible for more than 18% of cases.


Pfizer Vaccine Can Stay Longer At Warmer Temperatures Before Being Discarded

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The FDA has authorized storing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at refrigerator temperatures for up to a month. Previously the vaccine could only be kept in a regular fridge for up to 5 days.


Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too

Friday, April 02, 2021

Not only does the new research show the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are effective at protecting pregnant people, it also found that antibodies were present in umbilical cord blood and breast milk.


My Mother Got Vaccinated. Is It Now Safe To Visit?

Monday, February 08, 2021

I haven't seen my mother in over a year. I was going to visit in April to celebrate her 90th birthday but the pandemic put that on hold. Now that she's been vaccinated is it time for the birthday hug?


'Tis The Season To Celebrate. Here's How To Do It Safely

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Many favorite holiday traditions could be treacherous this year because of the coronavirus. Here's how experts view the risks — and some creative, safer alternatives to keep up a festive mood.


Mask Mandates Work To Slow Spread Of Coronavirus, Kansas Study Finds

Monday, November 23, 2020

When Kansas issued a mask mandate, 81 counties opted out. Researchers found coronavirus infection rates rose sharply in the opt-out counties, while falling in those that required masks.


The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.


How Safe Is Your School's Reopening Plan? Here's What To Look For

Thursday, August 06, 2020

As schools weigh the risks of reopening, many are making plans to lower the risks of coronavirus transmission. Here's how to vet your school's proposals.


Taking A Trip To Visit Grandparents Or Older Relatives? Tips To Reduce The Risk

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to reduce risk.


Authors Retract Hydroxychloroquine Study, Citing Concern Over Data

Thursday, June 04, 2020

A paper suggesting hydroxychloroquine increases the risk of death for patients with COVID-19 has been retracted by three of its authors because they were not able to verify the data used in the study.


FACT CHECK: U.S. Lags On Testing, Despite Trump's Claims

Monday, March 30, 2020

The president repeated his claim that the U.S. is surpassing all other countries in coronavirus testing. But measured on a per capita basis, the U.S. is far behind other countries.


How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their Anger

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful?


If You Spray Your Clothes With Permethrin, Be Careful Around The Cat

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cat lovers were very concerned about our story on permethrin. How risky is the pesticide for Kitty? By minimizing their pet's exposure, cat owners can use the chemical safely, veterinarians say.


The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

Monday, June 11, 2018

Part of a parent's job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Research shows kids in high-achieving communities are at higher risk of anxiety, depression and substance use.


Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs?

Monday, September 11, 2017

Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash also make it hard for some to breathe.


'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

Monday, July 31, 2017

Girls are much less likely to be diagnosed with autism, but that may be because the signs of the disorder are different than in boys. And girls may be missing out on help as a result.


Yawning May Promote Social Bonding Even Between Dogs And Humans

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bears do it, bats do it. So do dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common behavior, but why is a bit of a mystery. Researchers think yawning may perk up the brain and help with social bonding.


Is It Time For Hearing Aids To Be Sold Over The Counter?

Monday, April 24, 2017

About 35 million Americans suffer some hearing loss, but most don't do anything about it. There's a growing effort to make hearing aids easier and cheaper to buy.