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Americans less worried about dying from COVID-19 as support for vaccine mandate grows

In a new ongoing panel survey by Northwestern University and The Ohio State University, researchers find Americans significantly less concerned they could die of COVID-19, while their overall perceived likelihood of contracting the virus remained relatively consistent from December through February. “Public Attitudes about COVID-19 Vaccination,” a study of 1,200 Americans surveyed monthly from December

Most Americans want to end seasonal time changes: survey

(HealthDay)—As most of America prepares for the Nov. 1 return of standard time, 63% want one fixed, year-round time, a new survey finds. “Evidence of the negative impacts of seasonal time changes continue to accumulate, and there is real momentum behind the push to end seasonal time changes,” said Dr. Kannan Ramar, president of the

Many Americans struggling to afford health care in pandemic

More than two in five working-age U.S. adults didn’t have stable health insurance in the first half of 2020, while more than one-third struggled with medical bills, according to a new survey. “The survey shows a persistent vulnerability among U.S. working-age adults in their ability to afford coverage and health care. That vulnerability could worsen

Cholesterol levels fell 10% in 10 years among Americans on statins

Americans’ cholesterol levels dropped nearly 10% in 11 years, and the biggest improvements came among people who take statins Over 30% of Americans have high levels of bad cholesterol, raising their risks of cardiovascular disease  In 2013, the  American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association changed their guidelines for managing cholesterol  They moved toward

TWELVE Americans have died of vaping-linked illness, CDC says

TWELVE Americans have died of vaping-linked illness and 805 have severe lung damage, CDC reports Vaping-related illnesses have claimed the lives of 12 Americans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday.  The total number of confirmed or probable cases across the country is creeping toward 1,000, at 805.  Deaths have occurred in

A Shocking Number of Americans Have Never Experienced Intimacy

The concept of intimacy is tangled and complex. When some hear the term, they think of sex (and only sex) while for others, intimacy is a feeling. It is about closeness and connectedness — a sense of companionship and affection. And it is this deep, emotional relationship many Americans are missing: according to a new study,

More Americans Are Raising Their Grandkids

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — More than 3 million older Americans are now raising their grandchildren as their own, even as they struggle with health problems and financial stresses, a new survey shows. Not only that, the children they take in are more likely to be troubled as they struggle to adjust to new lives,

LGBT Americans typically poorer than straight peers: study

(HealthDay)—LGBT people in the United States are more likely than their straight counterparts to be poor, and this is especially true for women, a new study says. Wealth plays a key role in health and well-being, and it’s one factor in the poorer health for this group that could be changed, according to the researchers.