(The Center Square) — State lawmakers have introduced legislation to expand a loan forgiveness program for the state’s mental health care providers.
Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) -- You may have heard the oft-repeated advice to drink eight glasses of water a day – but according to a new study, there’s no easy way to pinpoint how much water you need to drink regularly.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Cases of respiratory infections are on the rise across Canada as the country faces what health officials are calling the "triple-threat" of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Health Canada issued a mass recall on Tuesday of Unilever hair products containing the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) -- A new Western University-led study has shed more light on the impacts of COVID-19, suggesting patients may experience short- and long-term cognitive impairments following infection, which can be similar to those caused by sleep deprivation.
ATHENS — A growing shortage of qualified health care workers in long-term care facilities has spurred a team of researchers at the University of Georgia College of Public Health to take action.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- In 2010, Swedish geneticist Svante Pääbo developed a method to sequence and analyze ancient DNA from Neanderthal bones. Through mapping the entire Neanderthal genome, and comparing it to genetic records of living humans, he arrived at conclusive evidence that confirm…
WASHINGTON — COVID-19 boosters shots are on track to become as frequent as the annual flu shot, though high-risk people may need more than one dose per year, Biden administration officials said this week.
ATHENS — Physically active adolescents may be more likely to use electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or vapes, than their less active peers, according to new research from the University of Georgia.
ATHENS — The University of Georgia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (I-STEM) Research Complex recently.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- A study out of the United Kingdom reports women who don’t eat meat are more likely to break their hips later in life.
Toronto, Ontario (CTV Network) -- Since the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the globe, many menstruating people began to report changes in their cycle. While reports remained anecdotal, new evidence is emerging to better understand the correlation between menstrual cycles an…
(StatePoint) More than 3 million Americans live with severe emphysema, a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that makes breathing difficult. While there’s no cure, recent advances in treatments are helping some patients breathe better.
(CTV Network) -- A new study has found children who suffer from headache disorders have been experiencing more frequent pain and worse anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- A new Dutch study has found as many as one in eight adults exposed to COVID-19 will develop long-term symptoms.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A study looking at the effectiveness of fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccines, run by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has found that a second booster shot of an mRNA vaccine has significant effectiveness against severe illness with some Omicron…
No one is immune from COVID-19. Even people who are fully vaccinated and boosted can get COVID-19, though studies show that such individuals are significantly less likely to get seriously ill from the virus or transmit it to others.
(Family Features) Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, increases in mental health issues have been widely documented. While diagnoses like anxiety and depression are more common, other problems, such as eating disorders, have not been discussed as frequently.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- lExtra salt from the salt shaker everyday at dinner time could end up contributing more than flavour to your life — according to a new study, those who always add extra salt to cooked food are more likely to die prematurely than those who rarely do.
Toronto (CTV Network) -- A new artificial intelligence language-processing tool could potentially help detect cognitive impairment and mental degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, researchers at Boston University say.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- New research has found a potential link between certain thyroid issues and an increased risk of dementia.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- Living with HIV may have an immediate effect on how your body ages, according to new research which showed that cellular aging was sped up in male patients within two to three years of infection.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- The key to immunity against COVID-19 and its variants could come from llama’s blood, according to new research.
Greater Atlanta's Red Cross serves 12 metro counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding and Rockdale.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- According to a new study, having a sweetheart to cuddle you in bed isn’t just pleasant — it can help you get a better sleep.
ATHENS — The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension diabetes prevention program has received the highest recognition offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- Dogs have been trained to sniff out bombs, drugs and even cancer. Now, a new study has found that dogs may also be able to detect COVID-19 just from smelling skin swabs.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Non-heterosexual individuals are less likely to have had cervical cancer screening tests than heterosexuals, according to a new U.S.-focused study, with Hispanic people experiencing the lowest screening rates.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Children who eat a vegetarian diet have similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to those who eat meat, according to a new Canadian study, but researchers have a key recommendation for followers of such a diet.
Young organ transplant recipients are missing their adult doctor appointments.
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TORONTO (CTV Network) -- People who live in neighbourhoods with constant traffic noise are at higher risk of hospitalization for heart attacks compared with those who live in quieter areas, according to a recently published population-based study out of Rutgers University.
Toronto, Canada (CTV Network) -- Health officials are tracking a new Omicron subvariant, classified as the XE, a hybrid of two previously identified subvariants. These types of “recombinant” sub-lineages contain genetic material from two or more different viruses and are not new, but this pa…
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A new study looking at ultrasounds from more than 3,000 women has found that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant was not associated with any increase in the risk of physical birth defects.
Allergies can mean discomfort for asthma sufferers, both during seasonal allergy season and whenever allergens are encountered. For people who already have complications due to asthma, allergies can be especially problematic — even triggering asthmatic episodes.
Allergy symptoms are a result of a person’s immune system overreacting to something that is harmless to most people but sparks a reaction in people sensitive to the trigger. Some symptoms of allergic reactions, such as sneezing, are widely known. But people may be surprised to discover some …
Spring is synonymous with rebirth. Each spring, flowers begin to bloom again, grass starts to grow and people from all walks of life rekindle their love affair with the great outdoors. Spring also marks the return of a familiar foe: allergies.
TORONTO, Ontario (CTV Network) -- It’s a makeup hack that’s been around for years. Famous makeup artists do it and these days TikTok influencers are sharing video tips on how it’s done: using lip liner around the eyes to get just the right colour and smoky effect you want. If you think it so…
(StatePoint) If you are living with – or know someone who has – a rare kidney disease, you know how important it is to speak with your healthcare team about proper management strategies, including diet modifications. This is especially important for those living with autosomal dominant polyc…
Research shows it can have an impact and not necessarily for the best.
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TORONTO (CTV Network) -- Scientists and medical experts from around the world have agreed on a research definition for “long COVID” in children, according to a U.K.-based study, the first such consensus for young people.
(Family Features) While winter rushes in with brisk breezes and chilly temperatures, staying indoors to avoid the weather shouldn't mean forgoing healthy habits. One step toward wellness is maintaining nutritional value in meals from morning to night, even when comfort foods call your name.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A team of researchers in Italy and Switzerland found that children can achieve long-term reading improvements by playing as little as two hours of action video games per week.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A new study has found that coughing towards the ground can reduce the spread of droplets and aerosols, thus potentially reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- A study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that the nearly all of the side-effects for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11 years of age have been mild.
TORONTO (CTV Network) -- With cases skyrocketing and many scrambling to book third shots, one question feels more pressing than ever at the start of 2022:
Three species of parasitic worms are more than 70% likely to cross species.
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ATLANTA — Medicare is reducing payments to nearly half of the nation’s hospitals for excessive patient readmissions, including 81 in Georgia, Kaiser Health News reported.