Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Category: Health

Red Cross offering free trip to Super Bowl 2022 in exchange for blood

In response to a national blood shortage, the American Red Cross is offering people who donate blood during January the chance to win a trip to the Super Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif.  The package...

Early-aging disorder claims life of young, beloved social media star Adalia Rose

Although many hope to discover the fountain of youth, there’s actually a gene that does the opposite, as social media sensation Adalia Rose Williams of Austin, Texas, shared with the world through her rare...

Omicron symptoms may include night sweats

As the omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread around the country, some patients are reported to be experiencing new symptoms. Doctors say some people are now reporting night sweats, a symptom also...

Guidance will not change on face masks, COVID-19 cases predicted to peak in US: CDC Director Walensky

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday that the agency’s guidance on face masks would not change. “ CDC continues to recommend that any mask is better than no...

Rising alcohol consumption during COVID-19 pandemic projected to cause more liver disease, deaths

Increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause 100 additional deaths and 2,800 additional cases of liver failure by 2023, according to a team of researchers led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).   “The COVID-19 pandemic has had...

Olympian Gracie Gold skates into crowd’s hearts with comeback performance

Gracie Gold lives up to her name as she stuns last night’s crowd with her gutsy performance at the United States figure skating national championships, according to NBC Sports.  She burst onto the figure...

US reports highest number of rabies deaths in a decade

Five Americans died of rabies last year — the largest number in a decade — and health officials said Thursday that some of the people didn’t realize they had been infected or refused life-saving...

Omicron surge: Hospitalizations rise across the US

Hospitalizations are rising across the U.S. as a surge of COVID-19 cases continues to escalate, fueled by the omicron and delta variants. Kansas averaged 38 new COVID-19 hospitalizations and reported 11 additional deaths per...

Pandemic baby boom causes diaper and baby item shortages

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby (eventually) in the baby carriage, thanks to COVID-19. Pregnant women who are looking forward to their dream nursery may be waiting a while, according...

Cases, hospitalizations in these states hit record before new year

States across the country are setting records for new COVID-19 cases ahead of the new year.  As the omicron and delta variants continue to spread, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services...