Pot vendors are aiming their ads at kids. Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Read more COVID booster shots can keep seniors out of the hospital. For older Americans,Continue Reading

Ordering groceries online? Good luck finding nutrition info. Use of online home delivery services skyrocketed during the pandemic, but many websites are making it hard to find nutrition information on their products, a new study shows. Read more Vaccination plus prior infection gives best COVID protection. For those who thinkContinue Reading

Kids with COVID-linked condition recover heart function. The rare but serious inflammatory condition called MIS-C can strike kids weeks after they’ve recovered from their COVID infection. But new data now shows that children tend to recover completely from any heart injury within three months of falling ill. Read more BidenContinue Reading

Children are getting injured by home treadmills. The case of a Pennsylvania 3-year-old severely burned after her arm got caught in her family’s treadmill illustrates a growing problem, doctors say. Read more Tips on getting free home COVID test kits. The kits are now available at no cost to mostContinue Reading

Are you among the ‘vaxxed and done’? As Americans enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are willing to keep getting boosted — but they also want to reap the rewards of their good behavior rather than maintain masking and other measures that protect the unvaccinated. Read moreContinue Reading

Could the ‘mono’ virus be a cause of MS? Researchers have long suspected that the Epstein-Barr virus might play a role in multiple sclerosis, and now a new study strengthens the case. Researchers found the risk of developing MS shot up 32-fold after infection. Read more Supreme Court blocks BidenContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Here’s more evidence that marijuana may make driving more dangerous: As pot has been legalized in more countries and states, a greater number of people are driving intoxicated by the drug and crashing, researchers report. THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, has beenContinue Reading

Opioid addiction rising sharply among older Americans. Opioid misuse doesn’t discriminate by age — and rates have risen steadily among adults aged 55 and up over the past 20 years, new research shows. Read more More COVID hospitalizations seen among kids too young for vaccine. The rate for children youngerContinue Reading