Health & Fitness

COVID Omicron Variant: US Imposes Travel Ban From Eight African Countries

CBS Miami (Health) 11/29 4:33A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in at least 14 countries prompting new fears of another COVID wave as President Joe Biden s ban on travel from South Africa and seven other southern African...

Researchers May Have Cracked The Code For The Best Kind Of Cuddle

CBS Miami (Health) 11/26 3:26A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) Experts have touted the health benefits of hugging for years, saying hugs can lower stress levels and boost self-confidence. Now, researchers in London have studied the science behind the most satisfying squeeze. To better reveal...

Data Finds Drug Overdoses Up 28.5% From A Year Before

CBS Miami (Health) 11/18 9:39A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – New research shows America’s opioid epidemic has reached unprecedented levels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data from the National Center for Health Statistics shows more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the U.S. from...

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Sees Spike In Child Mental Health Emergencies

CBS Miami (Health) 11/17 4:46P Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMIAMI) – The pandemic has not only affected physical health, but also mental well-being, and children are not immune. It brought plenty of changes from jobs, to schooling, to day-to-day life. As children learn to cope with it all, for...

Pfizer Asks FDA To Authorize Experimental COVID-19 Antiviral Pill, Paxlovid

CBS Miami (Health) 11/16 8:53A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami/CBS/CNN) Pfizer announced on Tuesday it is asking federal regulators to authorize its experimental antiviral COVID-19 pill. Hours later, a source familiar with the plans said the Biden administration plans to purchase 10 million...

New Study Finds COVID-19 Antibodies Present In Breast Milk Of Moms

CBS Miami (Health) 11/10 9:09A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new study shows COVID-19 antibodies in mothers are present in their breast milk. Researchers followed more than 75 lactating mothers for three months. Some of them had antibodies from contracting the actual virus, while...

New Mount Sinai Cancer Center in design (Healthcare) 11/9 4:00P Abraham Galvan
Mount Sinai Medical Center is moving forward to develop a state-of-the-art cancer center. After getting approval from Miami Beach city commissioners in August for use of up to $150 million of Health Facilities Authority Hospital Revenue Bonds,...

Pfizer Asks FDA To Authorize Booster Shot For All Adults

CBS Miami (Health) 11/9 2:53P Health – CBS Miami
The company says new data from a large clinical trial of more than 10,000 fully vaccinated people found that a booster dose was over 95% effective against COVID-19 compared to individuals who were fully vaccinated but had not received a booster...

Children 5-11 Years Old Began Getting Covid-19 Shots Over The Weekend

CBS Miami (Health) 11/8 12:04A Health – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBS4) Children as young as 5 began getting the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it s safe for kids to get the Pfizer vaccine. Select Publix, CVS, and Walmart pharmacies now...
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