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Weight Lifting May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Weight Lifting May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Lifting weights can build strength, add muscle, and put you in a good mood. Now, a new study finds that the practice may have an even bigger benefit: a longer life. An observational study of nearly 100,000 people over about ten years, published Sept.... »

6 Groups Making Mental Health Care More Accessible to People of Color

6 Groups Making Mental Health Care More Accessible to People of Color

The COVID-19 pandemic worsened mental health across the board in the U.S., but people of color—who disproportionately suffered the worst effects of COVID-19 and have historically lacked adequate access to mental health care—were hit especially hard. ... »

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

The First U.S. Data Show the Monkeypox Vaccine Is Effective

We now have the first real-world data showing how well the monkeypox vaccine is working in the current U.S. outbreak. On Sept. 28, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted preliminary data from 32 jurisdictions in the U.S. tha... »

The Unique Dangers of a Pandemic-Era Hurricane

The Unique Dangers of a Pandemic-Era Hurricane

In August 2021, as the Delta variant surged and the threat of hurricanes loomed, President Biden urged people to get their COVID-19 vaccines in case they had to evacuate to a crowded shelter or stay with others indoors. This week, as Hurricane Ian ba... »

Effective Altruism’s Philosopher King Just Wants to Be Practical

Effective Altruism’s Philosopher King Just Wants to Be Practical

Academic philosophers these days do not tend to be the subjects of overwhelming attention in the national media. The Oxford professor William MacAskill is a notable exception. In the month and a half since the publication of his provocative new book,... »

FDA approves ALS drug whose study was partly funded by Ice Bucket Challenge

FDA approves ALS drug whose study was partly funded by Ice Bucket Challenge

A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. »

Wrinkle Fillers: An Alternative to Plastic Surgery

Wrinkle Fillers: An Alternative to Plastic Surgery

These new products can replace lost volume and diminish lines — all without going under the knife. »

How long older adults will live comes down to 17 often surprising factors

How long older adults will live comes down to 17 often surprising factors

A new model to predict the life expectancy of older people relies less on their specific disease diagnoses and more on factors such as the ability to grocery shop, the amount of certain small cholesterol particles circulating in their blood, and whet... »

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says, especially ground and caffeinated

Coffee lowers risk of heart problems and early death, study says, especially ground and caffeinated

A new study found that various types of coffee — decaffeinated, ground and instant — could all protect you from heart disease and an early death. »

They were turned away from urgent care. The reason? Their car insurance

They were turned away from urgent care. The reason? Their car insurance

Russell Cook expected a quick, inexpensive visit to an urgent care center for his daughter after a car wreck. She wasn’t badly hurt, but they were sent to an emergency room — for a much larger bill. (Image credit: Audra Melton for KHN) »