20 Years After 9/11: What We Know About Long-Term Health Effects

The 9/11 memorial is seen in reflection in lower Manhattan. Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images Tens of thousands of 9/11 responders and survivors have developed illnesses related to ground zero exposures. The federally funded World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program recognizes dozens of illnesses, injuries, cancers, and mental health conditions that are linked … Read more

Department of Justice’s Strategy to Fight Texas’ Abortion Ban

Desiree Rios/Bloomberg via Getty Images The Department of Justice is suing Texas over a state law that effectively bans abortion after 6 weeks. Experts say the federal government has a clear interest in protecting our federal constitutional rights. The DOJ is applying the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which asserts that federal constitutional rights trumps … Read more

8 Cultural Caribbean Foods for Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and infection. However, chronic inflammation — which may be influenced by diet, inadequate sleep, and high stress levels — is linked to overweight and obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer (1, 2, 3). Fortunately, studies have shown that some cultural foods common to the Caribbean … Read more

COVID-19 Outbreak: Daily Updates

Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More than 4.6 million people globally have died from COVID-19. More than half of U.S. adults are now fully vaccinated. New COVID-19 cases are on the rise in virtually every U.S. state. Update on COVID-19 numbers Globally, there have been more than 227.4 million confirmed … Read more

What We Know About the New Coronavirus C.1.2 Variant

Edwin Tan/Getty Images Scientists are monitoring a new coronavirus variant that has several concerning mutations. This variant, known as C.1.2, contains mutations found in certain variants of concern. C.1.2 evolved from C.1, one of the coronavirus variants that dominated South Africa’s first COVID-19 wave. Genetics researchers are monitoring a new coronavirus variant that has appeared … Read more