Category Archives: CNN – Health

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Covid-19 is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses

Nearly a third of the nurses who’ve died of coronavirus in the US are Filipino, even though Filipino nurses make up just 4% of the nursing population nationwide. A recent report from the largest nurses’ union in the country revealed the disproportionate number of deaths. It’s a jarring statistic researchers are working to understand and…MORE

Navajo Nation faces devastating loss from Covid-19 pandemic

A thick cloud of dust kicks up behind cars as they meander down a rugged dirt road into town. The bone-shaking journey to Pinon, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation is a long one filled with sharp bumps and deep potholes. Much like the drive into Pinon, the Navajo Nation’s struggles with the coronavirus have been…MORE

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Experts have questions about AstraZeneca’s vaccine data

Vaccine experts — including those who serve on advisory committees for the US Food and Drug Administration and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — have questions about data released Monday by AstraZeneca about its Covid-19 vaccine. In a press release Monday, the pharmaceutical giant announced that its vaccine is on average 70%…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Covid-19 vaccine no ‘walk in the park,’ CDC committee told

Americans need to be prepared for the possibility that they may feel a little unwell after they get a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorized, members of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee said Monday. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices met to discuss whether to recommend use of any…MORE

People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

Middle-aged adults face a greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections than ever before — because society is unwilling to talk about older people having sex, a new study has found. Negative attitudes toward sexual health and limited knowledge of the needs of over-45s mean some older people are unaware of the dangers of unprotected…MORE

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

The gratitude is being dished out in platitudes this Thanksgiving. “This Thanksgiving’s a bust, but try to focus on gratitude,” advised one health site, a precursor to a warning to avoid gathering outside our immediate households for the holidays. “Share gratitude, not COVID this Thanksgiving,” another warned. You can serve up a portion of gratitude…MORE

1 in 3 parents say family holiday gatherings worth the risk of Covid-19

1 in 3 parents say family holiday gatherings worth the risk of Covid-19

One-third of parents believe the benefits of gathering the family together for Thanksgiving is worth the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19, according to a new poll published Monday. That’s despite the fact that nine out of 10 parents said grandparents — one of the highest-risk groups for severe infections — were typically at their…MORE

Vegans may be at higher risk for bone fractures, study finds

On the ever-growing list of pros and cons of plant-based diets, the higher risk of bone fractures has been reinforced on the list of possible drawbacks. Vegans and vegetarians may be at greater risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, according to a large, longitudinal study published Sunday in the journal BMC Medicine. Fractures in…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Yesterday a judge ruled that R Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case will go to trial April 7th in Brooklyn.  Jurors will be selected over 10 days in mid-March. Kanye West is said to be trying to clone himself.  He is said to want an army of clones using his DNA because it’s his ‘duty…

Thursday’s Dirt

A lot of people were upset that ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ wouldn’t be on TV this year but that’s all changed!  Apple TV+ owns the rights to the Charlie Brown specials and have reached an agreement to show it on PBS November 22nd. Naya Rivera’s estate is suing for wrongful death.  The father of her…