Health, Fitness & Food

Robert Durst looks at jurors as he appears in an Inglewood courtroom with his attorneys for the first closing arguments presented by the prosecution in the murder trial of the New York real estate scion who is charged with the longtime friend Susan Bermans killing in Benedict Canyon just before Christmas Eve 2000. Inglewood Courthouse
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The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists weighing whether to approve third doses for anyone over 12, Dr. Ofer Levy, a voting member of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel, said Friday. Levy, the director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, spoke
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U.S. President Joe Biden responds to a question from a reporter after speaking about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines and booster shots in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, September 24, 2021. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Led by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Republican-run states are already gearing up to challenge the legality
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Former President Bill Clinton Adam Jeffery | CNBC Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized on Tuesday evening to receive treatment for a non-Covid related infection, according to his spokesman. Clinton’s spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday that the former president was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center in California. “He is on the mend, in
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In this article WBA A person enters a Walgreens store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Roz Brewer said the drugstore is taking a hard look at whether it will continue to sell cigarettes and tobacco products as it
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In this article WBA Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former CEO of blood testing and life sciences company Theranos, arrives for the first day of her fraud trial, outside Federal Court in San Jose, California. September 8, 2021. Nick Otto | AFP | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A defense attorney for embattled Theranos
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The shrinking U.S. workforce during the Covid pandemic is “going to cripple” the economic recovery, billionaire investor and businessman Barry Sternlicht warned Wednesday. The founder of Starwood Capital Group, which operates hotels as part of its broader portfolio, said the federal government should pay people go back to work, not to stay home. “The whole
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Former Safeway CEO Steve Burd said on Tuesday that his company knew it was taking a risk by partnering with blood-testing start-up Theranos,
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Dr. Scott Gottlieb explained why he’s optimistic about Merck‘s Covid antiviral pill after the drugmaker asked the Food and Drug Administration Monday to authorize its pill to treat people with mild to moderate Covid symptoms.  “The topline data from this Merck study was probably the best treatment effect we’ve seen from orally available antiviral drug
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Magali Sanchez-Hall, a Wilmington resident for over two decades, has struggled with asthma her entire life. She says the health issue stems from her proximity to oil and gas drilling. Emma Newburger | CNBC LOS ANGELES, CALIF. — Stepping out of a coffee shop near Interstate 110 in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, you’re
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People walk at a pedestrian crossing along the Orchard Road shopping district in Singapore on September 7, 2021. Roslan Rahman | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE — Singapore announced Saturday it will further tighten Covid restrictions for the unvaccinated, as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong predicted it will take between three to six months to
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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol hill in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2021. J. Scott Applewhite | Pool | Reuters CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky cannot predict when
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A healthcare worker holds syringes with the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a vaccination centre, in El Paso, Texas, May 6, 2021. Jose Luis Gonzalez | Reuters Finland, Denmark and Sweden are limiting the use of Moderna‘s Covid-19 vaccine in young people over concerns around rare cardiovascular side effects. Finland’s
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference after a ceremony for the opening of the WHO Academy, in Lyon, France, September 27, 2021. Denis Balibouse | Reuters Policymakers and health experts have welcomed the WHO’s authorization of the first ever malaria vaccine, which could be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa by the
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During cold and flu season — and all year round, really — I try taking vitamin C pills in addition to eating an antioxidant-rich diet for a boost to my immune health. I was intrigued when I received the Purely Inspired Healthy Beets+ Superfood Powder ($15) because of its immune-support ingredients. There’s both vitamin C
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Will Farrell, 38, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive patient, speaks with resident physician Ian Nora in his room on the COVID medical unit at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida, September 21, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Average daily Covid cases in the U.S. fell below 100,000 Thursday as the pandemic shows further signs of
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Dr. Hotez urged parents to avoid misinformation and to get their younger children vaccinated after Pfizer officially asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its Covid-19 vaccine with BioNTech for kids ages 5 to 11.   “There’s a narrative out there that’s false…that this is an illness that’s exclusively of older Americans, those over the
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Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes arrives for a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, July 17, 2019. Stephen Lam | Reuters SAN JOSE, CALIF. — Former Safeway CEO Steve Burd on Wednesday testified in the Elizabeth Holmes criminal fraud trial, saying repeated delays with Theranos’ blood-testing machine raised red flags about his
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SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A former lab director at Theranos testified on Tuesday he quit the company for one simple reason: The blood-testing technology just didn’t work. Adam Rosendorff, a key witness for the government, took the stand for the fifth day in the criminal fraud trial of ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes. “There was tremendous pressure
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Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), testifies before a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing to examine an update from Federal officials on efforts to combat COVID-19 in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jim
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference after meeting with students at James Denman Middle School on October 01, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images California will require students attending school in person to get vaccinated for Covid-19 following full approval by the Food and Drug Administration, Gov. Gavin
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Davie Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images SAN JOSE, CALIF. — A former lab director at Theranos acknowledged on Friday that he had plenty of opportunities to address his concerns about the company’s
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