DeSantis blasted for ‘Orwellian’ vaccine investigation

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference in Miami on Dec. 1. (Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images via ZUMA Press Wire) One day after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a push to investigate alleged harms caused by coronavirus vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, criticized the move as a pointless exercise that would … Read more

Children ages 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, experts say. Here’s what parents need to know.

Intense worrying or fear that results in an inability to function at school or in social settings may be a sign of anxiety disorder in children and teenagers. (Getty Images) The US Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that children ages 8 to 18 should be screened for anxiety disorder by their primary care physician … Read more

CDC panel endorses new Novavax COVID vaccine

Advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Tuesday to endorse emergency authorization of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Maryland biotechnology company Novavax, making it the fourth immunization to clear that hurdle in the US — and the first to rely on the same familiar technology as some seasonal flu shots. … Read more

Hearing aids linked to lower instances of dementia in older adults, study finds

A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins found that among 853 participants with moderate to severe hearing loss, “hearing aid use was associated with a 32% lower prevalence of dementia.” (Getty Images) Older adults with severe hearing loss are more likely to have dementia, according to a study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg … Read more

Jimmy Carter has opted for home hospice care. Here’s what that means.

Former President Jimmy Carter has decided to “spend his remaining time at home” and receive hospice care, the Carter Center announced on Saturday. The 98-year-old Carter has overcome a myriad of health obstacles over the last decade, including brain cancer, liver surgery and hip replacement surgery. Now the longest-living president is choosing to spend his … Read more