EMS-FORSTER-PRODUCTIONS/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles County may soon reimpose indoor mask mandates as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the area. During a press conference Thursday, LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the largest county in the United States had reached “medium” COVID-19 transmission levels and will require face […]

Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (WASHINGTON) — Health officials are warning of a “triple threat” of flu, RSV and COVID-19 across the country and hospitals are continuing to see a surge in pediatric RSV cases. U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy joined GMA3 to discuss how people can best prepare themselves for the winter […]

Peter Dazeley/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Pumpkin seed oil, zinc and other nutritional supplements may help with hair loss, according to new research published in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers in Boston and Miami reviewed 30 different studies — some had men participating, while others focused on women, and another looked at hair loss in children — […]

Westend61/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. is facing a surge of respiratory viruses, mainly driven by COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Flu and RSV have appeared earlier than usual and have particularly affected children, leading to 78% of pediatric hospital beds being full, according to the U.S. Department of Health & […]

Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering updating its blood donation policy, which currently places some restrictions on blood donations from sexually active gay and bisexual men. In a statement, an FDA spokesperson said, “While we can’t comment on what might be in the content of the guidance, we […]

Boris Zhitkov/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — The number of HIV tests and people diagnosed with the virus dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new federal data. The report, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, looked at data from two commercial laboratories and found decreases during the first half of 2020. […]

Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday it will expand wastewater testing for polio to select communities across the U.S. after a person tested positive for the disease in New York this summer. The initiative will start in two communities: Oakland County, Michigan, and […]

SONGPHOL THESAKIT/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — Older people have always been known to be one of the groups at highest risk of death from COVID-19, but they now make up a larger share than ever before. As of the week ending Nov. 19, Americans aged 65 and older make up 92% of all deaths from the […]

LISA O’CONNOR/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Actress Mena Suvari is opening up about her struggles with mental health in the hopes that her honesty will make other mothers feel less alone. “I struggle with postpartum every day,” said Suvari. “I remember sitting on our balcony freaking out saying, ‘I have to get out […]

ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Hailey Bieber, who suffered a mini-stroke earlier this year, is opening up about another health complication. Bieber, 26, shared on Instagram Monday that she has a cyst the size of an apple on her ovary. “It’s painful and achey [sic] and makes me feel nauseous and bloated […]

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