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COVID calling in sick: 2 in 3 remote workers feel they can only call out if they have virus

NEW YORK — Fear of retribution is keeping sick Americans from taking a day off from work. A new study polled 2,000 employed Americans about the stress of taking time off work and found that 58 percent avoid calling out for fear of being criticized by their...

Top 15 questions people fear during the holidays

NEW YORK — The holidays are typically when families and friends come together — and ask each other embarrassing questions, a new survey reveals. In fact, one in three adults are dreading the awkward conversations that inevitably start during family gatherings. When it comes to what...

2 in 3 people feel more connected to their families than ever before thanks to COVID

NEW YORK — ‘Tis the season for appreciation. Three in four Americans have a newfound admiration for their loved ones this year as the pandemic reaches its two-year mark, according to a new study. Researchers polled 2,000 Americans to analyze how they plan to connect and make...

Having sex with your cousin? It’s 3x more likely today vs prehistoric times

Only 3% of prehistoric humans mated with their cousins — it’s 10% today! LEIPZIG, Germany — Inbreeding is practice people often link to the distance past and prehistoric humans. However, a new genetic study finds only three percent of prehistoric people were the offspring of cousins. For...

Mosquitoes in winter? Scientists say pests will be a year-long problem thanks to climate change

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes are one of the few unpleasant parts of summer. As the temperature rises, these disease-carrying pests become a common sight, especially around standing water. Thankfully, these tiny nuisances don’t follow us into the winter, right? Wrong. According to researchers in Florida, climate...

Stressful presidential elections could significantly worsen heart health for voters

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Donald Trump’s contentious 2016 presidential election victory over Hillary Clinton may have done more than rile the emotions of voters on both sides of the aisle. According to new research, abnormal heart rhythms almost doubled after the election among vulnerable patients. The figure is based...

Colorectal cancer screening age is now 45 as cases skyrocket among younger adults

BOSTON, Mass. — Many people probably equate old age with worsening healthy and higher risks for disease. When it comes to cancer however, that’s not always the case. With more and more younger people developing and dying from colorectal cancer, health officials have come to the...

Diabetes health information: Nearly half a billion people have it

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As one pandemic begins to fade away, a new study finds another is continuing to grip the entire world. Researchers find that almost half a billion people globally have diabetes, although many don’t know they have it. The number of cases have...

COVID-related deaths in U.S. counties underestimated by 20%, study estimates

BOSTON, Mass. — To this point, doctors say COVID-19 is responsible for nearly 600,000 American deaths. Unfortunately, researchers from Boston University warn many related deaths are going unnoticed. Their findings reveal death certificates may not be properly attributing up to 20 percent of COVID-related deaths during...

Age is just a number! Average person feels 7 years younger than they really are

NEW YORK — Have Americans discovered the fountain of youth? At least in their minds it appears they have. A new survey finds, on average, people say they feel seven years younger than their actual age. Respondents add they don’t even begin to embrace getting older until...