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Hurricane Sally strengthens to Category 2 as it nears landfall, bringing life-threatening flooding

[CNN] (CNN) Hurricane Sally restrengthened to a Category 2 Hurricane early Wednesday morning as it churns slowly along the Gulf Coast. The slow-moving storm is expected to make landfall between Gulfport, Mississippi, and Pensacola, Florida, late Wednesday morning if it maintains its current 2 mph crawl north. Winds of 100 mph have been […]

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GOP unveils agenda in bid to oust Pelosi as Speaker of the House

[New York Post, Getty Images] House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a set of legislative promises in an effort to rally support for ousting Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The “Commitment to America” contains 17 agenda items and resembles the eight-point Contract with America that in 1994 helped Republicans retake the […]

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NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial

[CNN] (Kaiser Health News) The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. “The highest levels of […]

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If You’ve Just Had Covid, Exercise Might Not Be Good for You

[Wired, Getty Images] A growing number of studies are raising concerns about the coronavirus’ long-term effects on the heart. Athletes especially need to heed the warnings. From the images of cloudy chest scans and gasping patients hooked up to ventilators, we’ve been conditioned to think of Covid-19 as a respiratory disease. But it’s […]

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Six Conversations Couples Should be Having About Money Right Now

[GQ, illustration by Simon Abranowicz] The pandemic hasn’t made talking about money any easier—but it has made it more important than ever.  Given that our culture can seem entirely focused on money, it can feel strange how hard it is to actually have a productive conversation about it. That can […]

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Why It Feels Like You Can’t Breathe Inside Your Face Mask — and What to Do About It

[Discover Magazine, Shutterstock] Masks don’t compromise your oxygen levels, but they can still disrupt breathing patterns, leaving you feeling dizzy or winded. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its seventh consecutive month, experts agree that masking is as important as ever to contain the spread of the virus. World Health Organization officials confirmed in […]

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When Will the Air Quality Get Better?

[The New York Times] Over the weekend, fast-moving wildfires continued their deadly rampage across huge swaths of California, Oregon and Washington, sending tens of thousands of people fleeing from their homes and incinerating entire communities. At least 24 people have died — although those numbers are likely to rise as investigators […]

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Pfizer coronavirus vaccine could be given to Americans before end of the year, CEO says

[CNBC] Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said the drugmaker should have key data from its late-stage trial for the Food and Drug Administration by the end of October.If the FDA approves the vaccine, the company is prepared to distribute “hundreds of thousands of doses,” he said. On Saturday, Pfizer submitted a proposal […]

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Redefining Covid-19: Months after infection, patients report breathing difficulty, excessive fatigue

(CNN) It’s been five months since Lucy Gahan contracted Covid-19, and her life still hasn’t returned to normal. Gahan, a clinical psychologist in Shrewsbury, United Kingdom,hasn’t been able to return to work. The disease causes what she calls “storms,” disabling periods when she feels shortness of breath, numbness in her […]

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