‘Thoda Aur Namak’ to ‘Thoda Aur Healthy’ – Why India Needs to Fix High BP, Obesity Burden

Moving into a world recently battered by a pandemic, the first lesson we learned is “health is wealth”, by the immediate second, “survival of the fittest”. The only thing we can do to stay ahead of the so-called “smart” viruses is to keep ourselves fit and healthy. The skyrocketing sales of multi-vitamin tablets to boost … Read more

Is it allergies, covid or the flu? Kansas City cases are up

In this photo illustration, free iHealth COVID-19 antigen rapid tests from the federal government sit on a US Postal Service envelope after being delivered Feb. 4 in San Anselmo, California. The Biden administration has secured one billion at home COVID-19 tests and will deliver four per household for free to anyone who requests them. The … Read more

How to Care for COVID at Home, and Is That Sniffle Allergies or the Virus? COVID Quickly, Episode 30

Tanya Lewis: Hi, and welcome to COVID, Quickly, a Scientific American podcast series. Josh Fischman: This is your fast-track update on the COVID pandemic. We bring you up to speed on the science behind the most urgent questions about the virus and the disease. We demystify the research and help you understand what it really … Read more

HEALTH MATTERS: Figure out if you have seasonal allergies, a cold or COVID | Health, Med. & Fitness

By Mary Chamberlin and Amy Umble IT LOOKS like spring is finally here to stay and many of us have already been dealing with the sneezing and itchy, watery eyes that go along with seasonal allergies. But, with COVID still circulating in our communities, how do we know when symptoms we may have are just … Read more

Is It COVID or Is It Allergies?

For the third year in a row, seasonal allergies have coexisted with COVID-19. And according to clinicians, it has been difficult to tell the two apart. As spring progresses and pollen counts rise, more people are starting to wonder if their stuffy nose is a sign of COVID or allergies. “It’s almost impossible to differentiate … Read more

Health News Roundup: Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants; Shanghai tightens lockdown to hit the zero-COVID goal by late May – sources and more

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that warrants further study to corroborate the findings and that has yet to be certified by peer review. Obesity may … Read more

COVID or allergies? Spring makes it tough to tell

Sareen HabeshianNextstar Media Wire Posted: May 7, 2022 / 09:23 AM CDT | Updated: May 7, 2022 / 09:23 AM CDT A woman with a face mask sneezes while shopping in a grocery store in this undated photo. (Getty Images) (KTLA) — Spring is in full swing, and normally that means allergies for many. But … Read more

COVID or allergies? Spring weather may make it tough to tell what’s ailing you

(KTLA) – Spring is in full swing, and normally that means allergies for many. But with COVID-19 cases increasing again, you may be asking yourself if you have the virus or if it’s just allergies. Allergies affect as many as 60 million people per year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease … Read more

Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants

Syringes used to administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured in a sharps container at a booster clinic for 12 to 17-year-olds in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, January 9, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 6 (Reuters) – The following is a summary … Read more

Health news: Treating long COVID symptoms, the relationship between asthma treatments and obesity, and more | Health and Fitness

Therapies that can help ease long COVID symptoms Occupational therapy or low-impact exercise might be the key to relieving long-haul COVID symptoms like extreme fatigue, breathlessness and brain fog, a pair of new studies from Ireland suggest. The studies reflect two different — in some ways, opposite — approaches to dealing with symptoms that tend … Read more