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People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

People over 45 are at greater risk of STIs, new study finds

Middle-aged adults face a greater risk of catching sexually transmitted infections than ever before — because society is unwilling to talk about older people having sex, a new study has found. Negative attitudes toward sexual health and limited knowledge of the needs of over-45s mean some older people are unaware of the dangers of unprotected…

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

You have permission to not be thankful this Thanksgiving

The gratitude is being dished out in platitudes this Thanksgiving. “This Thanksgiving’s a bust, but try to focus on gratitude,” advised one health site, a precursor to a warning to avoid gathering outside our immediate households for the holidays. “Share gratitude, not COVID this Thanksgiving,” another warned. You can serve up a portion of gratitude…

1 in 3 parents say family holiday gatherings worth the risk of Covid-19

1 in 3 parents say family holiday gatherings worth the risk of Covid-19

One-third of parents believe the benefits of gathering the family together for Thanksgiving is worth the risk of catching or spreading Covid-19, according to a new poll published Monday. That’s despite the fact that nine out of 10 parents said grandparents — one of the highest-risk groups for severe infections — were typically at their…

Vegans may be at higher risk for bone fractures, study finds

On the ever-growing list of pros and cons of plant-based diets, the higher risk of bone fractures has been reinforced on the list of possible drawbacks. Vegans and vegetarians may be at greater risk for bone fractures than meat eaters, according to a large, longitudinal study published Sunday in the journal BMC Medicine. Fractures in…

Bill Gates confident almost all Covid-19 vaccines will work well

Bill Gates confident almost all Covid-19 vaccines will work well

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes “almost all” the Covid-19 vaccines will work and work well, he said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. Already, vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have shown to be effective in early company data, and Gates said he expects vaccines from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Novavax to have…

The USDA issues health alerts for some beef stock, samosas and tamales

The USDA issues health alerts for some beef stock, samosas and tamales

Health experts warn foods at home could bring more risk to a Thanksgiving season already disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The holiday will already look different for many as the US reaches a staggering coronavirus death toll of more than 255,000 and experts warn that traveling for gatherings will likely increase spread. And with…

Coronavirus across the US is getting worse. Here’s a refresher on how to stay safe

Coronavirus across the US is getting worse. Here’s a refresher on how to stay safe

It’s a recurring headline these days: New cases of coronavirus are surging around the country, along with hospitalization rates and Covid-19 deaths. And with winter coming, health experts say it’s only going to get worse, as more people gather indoors to avoid cold weather. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended…