Omicron infection may boost immunity in vaccinated people

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) Recent preliminary research may offer some comfort to the many vaccinated Americans who discovered Omicron last winter. A pair of studies suggest that vaccinated people who caught the variant developed a strong and diverse immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in general, more than vaccinated and boosted people or people … Read more

Can adults get ear infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Children vomit a lot for some reason they scrape their knees, they have their tonsils removed and get ear infections. Of course, these things can also happen to adults, but it’s much less common. Yet, because some illnesses are so closely associated … Read more

Is sex position important when trying to get pregnant?

Photo: comzeal images (Shutterstock) If you and your partner are ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to when (and where) to have sex, here’s what you need to know when … Read more

How to know if your symptoms are severe enough to see an allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who is not ? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with high pollen counts. But when are allergies serious enough that you … Read more

How to know if your symptoms are severe enough to see an allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who is not ? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with high pollen counts. But when are allergies serious enough that you … Read more

Is sex position important when trying to get pregnant?

Photo: comzeal images (Shutterstock) If you and your partner are ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to when (and where) to have sex, here’s what you need to know when … Read more

Here are the signs you might have adult dyslexia (and what to do about it)

Photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Most people with dyslexia are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and go untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and difficulties. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it just causes people to mirror or flip letters in their brains. … Read more

‘Perfect storm’ could make measles a nightmare in 2022, warn WHO and UNICEF

A child with measles is treated in a hospital on May 4, 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Ezra Acayan (Getty Images) That time disease almost vanquished, measles is make a disturbing comeback. This week, the World Health Organization and UNICEF reported that global cases of the viral disease have so far jumped nearly 80% in … Read more