COVID vaccine poll finds more than half of adults are likely to say ‘no thanks’ to the vax

Among U.S. adults, 52% say they will “probably” or “definitely” not get the new COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor poll. Conversely, 23% of adults “definitely” plan to get the vaccine — while another 23% will “probably” get it. Among the people who said they “definitely” or “probably” … Read more

Cell phone shocker as 97% of kids use their device during school hours and beyond, says study

Mobile phones just might be young people’s best friend, whether their parents like it or not. A new study from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit group in San Francisco, California, researched phone usage among a diverse group of 203 kids aged 11 to 17 — and the results were startling, experts say. The researchers found … Read more

Fishing and its health benefits: The more men go fishing, the better their mental health, study finds

Casting a line could reel in a lot more than the catch of the day. A recent study has shown that men who enjoy fishing as a hobby may have better mental health. The study, conducted by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Ulster University, and Queen’s University, Belfast, found that fishing on a … Read more

5 common myths and misconceptions about breast cancer, according to a doctor

One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime — but despite its prevalence, there are still some common myths surrounding the disease, according to experts. Dr. Megan Kalambo, associate professor at the Department of Breast Imaging at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, shared with … Read more

Bruce Springsteen postpones tour to recover from peptic ulcer disease: What to know about the condition

On the advice of his doctor, legendary singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen, who recently turned 74, postponed his worldwide tour to continue recovering from a digestive condition that many people born in the U.S.A. can relate to: peptic ulcer disease.  “Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement and support,” he posted on Instagram … Read more

Underage drinking dangers: These are the states with the highest rates of teen alcohol use, study finds

A new study done by addiction recovery resource Addiction Treatment Magazine has revealed the states that have the highest and lowest prevalence of underage drinking. Researchers looked at the number of young people between the ages of 12 and 20 who had consumed an alcoholic drink within the last month and had participated in binge-drinking, … Read more

Judge denies request to block

A pharmacist holds a bottle of the drug Eliquis, made by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, at a pharmacy in Provo, Utah, January 9, 2020. George Frey | Reuters A federal judge on Friday declined to block the Biden administration from implementing Medicare drug price negotiations, upholding for now a controversial process that aims to make costly medications … Read more

We’re on the cusp of being shareholders in Danaher’s water business

Danaher (DHR) is a day away from shedding its environmental-and-applied solutions segment, and the Club holding’s ability to deliver returns for shareholders appears stronger than ever. Those potential returns can come from two places: Danaher stock and shares of Veralto (VLTO), the soon-to-be-standalone company that’s in the business of water quality. We see underappreciated value … Read more