Home » Archives by category » News » National

Shark bites tied for 10-year low in 2022 but spiked in regional hotspots

Shark bites tied for 10-year low in 2022 but spiked in regional hotspots

The number of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide decreased last year, tying with 2020 for the fewest number of reported incidents in the last 10 years. According to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, there were a total of 57 unprovoked bites in 2022, most of which occurred in the United States and Australia. Of […]

Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia?

Do sleep medications increase your chances of dementia?

UCSF-Led Study Shows Benzos, Antidepressants, Ambien May Impact Cognition A new study shows that sleep medications increase the risk of dementia in whites. But the type and quantity of the medication may be factors in explaining the higher risk. It follows previous work that shows Blacks have a higher likelihood than whites of developing Alzheimer’s, […]

NASA says 2022 fifth warmest year on record, warming trend continues

NASA says 2022 fifth warmest year on record, warming trend continues

Earth’s average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.89 degrees Celsius) above the average for NASA’s baseline period (1951-1980), scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) […]

Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham Dies at 90

Apollo Astronaut Walter Cunningham Dies at 90

Former astronaut Walter Cunningham, who flew into space on Apollo 7, the first flight with crew in NASA’s Apollo Program, died early Tuesday morning in Houston. He was 90 years old. “Walt Cunningham was a fighter pilot, physicist, and an entrepreneur – but, above all, he was an explorer. On Apollo 7, the first launch […]

FSU research links common sweetener with anxiety

FSU research links common sweetener with anxiety

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener. The study is published in […]

Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Nearly 40 million children are dangerously susceptible to growing measles threat

Measles vaccination coverage has steadily declined since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, a record high of nearly 40 million children missed a measles vaccine dose: 25 million children missed their first dose and an additional 14.7 million children missed their second dose, a joint publication by the World Health Organization (WHO) and […]

Splashdown! NASA’s Orion Returns to Earth After Historic Moon Mission

Splashdown! NASA’s Orion Returns to Earth After Historic Moon Mission

NASA’s Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, at 9:40 a.m. PST Sunday after a record-breaking mission, traveling more than 1.4 million miles on a path around the Moon and returning safely to Earth, completing the Artemis I flight test. Splashdown is the final milestone of the Artemis I mission that began with […]

Flu (Influenza) Prevention

Flu (Influenza) Prevention

You may need a flu vaccine before travel at other times of the year, depending on your destination . In the Northern Hemisphere, flu season can begin as early as October and can last until April or May. In the temperate regions (areas with seasons) in the Southern Hemisphere, flu activity typically occurs from April […]

More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Tobacco Product in 2022

More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Tobacco Product in 2022

A study released today from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 3.08 million (11.3%) U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) use of any tobacco product in 2022, which includes 2.51 million (16.5%) high school students and 530,000 (4.5%) middle school […]

New Provisional CDC Suicide Death Data Is a Call to Action

New Provisional CDC Suicide Death Data Is a Call to Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today releases provisional data on suicide deaths for the year 2021. According to the new data, suicide deaths in the United States increased from 45,979 to 47,646 (4%) between the years 2020 and 2021. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the nation’s largest suicide prevention organization, released the following statement regarding […]

Being lonely and unhappy accelerates aging more than smoking

Being lonely and unhappy accelerates aging more than smoking

Molecular damage accumulates and contributes to the development of aging-related frailty and serious diseases. In some people these molecular processes are more intense than in others, a condition commonly referred to as accelerated aging. Fortunately, the increased pace of aging may be detected before its disastrous consequences manifest by using digital models of aging (aging […]

Alzheimer’s Association Statement on Lecanemab Phase 3 Topline Data Release

Alzheimer’s Association Statement on Lecanemab Phase 3 Topline Data Release

On behalf of the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families, the Alzheimer’s Association enthusiastically welcomes the positive topline data reported today by Eisai and Biogen on the CLARITY AD global Phase 3 clinical trial of lecanemab. These are the most encouraging results in clinical trials treating the underlying causes […]

Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Number of States with High Rates of Adult Obesity More Than Doubles

Nineteen states and two territories have at least 35% of residents with adult obesity – more than doubling the number of states with a high obesity prevalence since 2018 – according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 2021 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps also highlight the need to address disparities in obesity […]

Consumer unit expenditures in 2021 were $66,928; a 9.1% decrease from 2020

Consumer unit expenditures in 2021 were $66,928; a 9.1% decrease from 2020

Average annual expenditures for all consumer units(1) in 2021 were $66,928, a 9.1-percent increase from 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See table A.) During the same period, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) rose 4.7 percent, and average income before taxes increased 3.7 percent. The average annual expenditures of 2021 were broken […]

Researchers have identified antibodies that may make coronavirus vaccines unnecessary

Researchers have identified antibodies that may make coronavirus vaccines unnecessary

Tel Aviv University researchers have isolated two antibodies that neutralize all known strains of COVID-19 – including Omicron – with up to 95% efficiency. The researchers: Targeted treatment with antibodies and their delivery to the body in high concentrations may serve as an effective substitute for vaccines, especially for at-risk populations and those with weakened […]

FDA Removes N95 Respirators from Medical Device Shortage List, Signaling Sufficient Supply

FDA Removes N95 Respirators from Medical Device Shortage List, Signaling Sufficient Supply

U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the removal of N95 respirators from the agency’s medical device shortage list, signaling that demand or projected demand for this type of face protection device commonly used in health care settings no longer exceeds the supply. This action is the result of increased domestic manufacturing of N95 respirators, as well as […]

Page 1 of 10123Next ›Last »