Tag: When

Reasons Your Legs Are Itchy And When You Should Start To Worry

Most everyone has experienced itchy skin on their legs at some point in their lives. It’s uncomfortable and annoying, and can make you feel self-conscious. Most of the time, itchy legs aren’t a cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. The simplest explanations include dry skin (hello, endless months of winter!), a

When does a cancer first arise?

There is no stronger risk factor for cancer than age. At the time of diagnosis, the median age of patients across all cancers is 66. That moment, however, is the culmination of years of clandestine tumor growth, and the answer to an important question has thus far remained elusive: When does a cancer first arise?

Real Ways To Support Your Partner When They’re Depressed

When you’re in a relationship with someone who’s depressed, watching them struggle can also hit you hard. You’re 100 percent committed to being there for your partner and showing them that you care, but you’re unsure about how to support them in a way that is actually helpful and also respects their boundaries. It doesn’t

When should patients with dementia receive palliative care?

Patients with dementia may benefit from being referred to specialist palliative care—a branch of medicine that focuses on optimizing quality of life and providing relief from symptoms—but who should be referred, and when? A recent analysis of published studies on the topic found a lack of consensus regarding referral criteria for palliative care in patients

Study shows when housing quality is poor, children suffer

Housing instability and homelessness are widely understood to have an impact on health, and certain housing problems have been linked to specific childhood health conditions, such as mold with asthma. But it has not been clear how overall housing quality may affect children—especially those who are at risk from other social determinants of health such

EXPLAINER: How do I know when to get my 2nd vaccine shot?

As U.S. health officials try to get COVID-19 vaccines to people more quickly, it’s already time for some people to get their second shots. So who’s keeping track to make sure you get the correct second dose, and on time? And who can see that information? It’s one of the many logistical issues health officials

How and When You’ll Actually Get the COVID Vaccine

Two pharmaceutical companies say they’re ready to begin vaccinating people before the end of December, if their vaccines are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. What does that mean? The two companies have applied to the FDA for emergency use authorization of their Covid-19 vaccines immediately. The FDA will meet on December 10 to

Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability of small grocery stores selling a selection of healthy items in close proximity to children’s homes improves their weight status over time,

When will Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine be ready to ship?

Pfizer will apply for FDA approval after announcing vaccine’s 95% percent effectiveness Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel with Pfizer vaccine analysis and his take on when emergency authorization will likely take place. Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Friday that they were submitting an emergency use authorization request to the FDA for its coronavirus

Dog ticks prefer humans as hosts when temperatures rise

As temperatures rise as a result of climate change, ticks carrying the deadly bacterial disease Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) may shift their feeding preferences away from dogs and toward humans, according to new research. The findings, which were presented today (Nov. 16) at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and

When mosquito and tick season meets COVID-19

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, people are spending more time at socially distanced outdoor gatherings, whether picnics in parks with friends or backyard movie nights with neighbors. But as we escape the confines of COVID-19 quarantines, we’re heading outside into peak mosquito and tick season. Have you stocked up on bug spray yet? Think back to