News 2021-12-23T03:09:06Z
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva.

WHO director-general says 'narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding' by rich countries caused Omicron variant

"The longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of this virus evolving in ways we can't prevent or predict," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
News 2021-12-23T00:57:49Z
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Far-right influencers suggest widespread illness following an event may be an 'anthrax attack,' despite similarity to COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
Health 2021-12-22T22:13:09Z
an athlete doing barbell exercise in a gym

If you hate running, you can improve your cardio with weightlifting workouts, experts say

To make weight training an aerobic exercise, you can shorten rest periods between sets. You can also lift lighter weights for longer, experts said.
Health 2021-12-22T21:31:25Z

6 of my favorite high-carb snacks that helped me lose fat and build muscle in 2021, dietitian-approved

High-carb snacks, like chocolate oat cookies and oat cakes with peanut butter, helped Insider reporter Rachel Hosie lose body fat and build muscle.
Health 2021-12-22T20:48:37Z

5 reasons why your dog might eat poop, plus expert-recommended strategies to help them break the habit

Wondering why your dog eats poop and other gross things? Experts share a few key reasons, along with some guidance on preventing this behavior.
Health 2021-12-22T20:42:18Z

Montessori is usually used for teaching kids. Turns out it can also help those with dementia.

At the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, they are testing Montessori approaches to improve patients' overall wellness.
Health 2021-12-22T20:37:54Z

13 great human-food snacks for your dog and 4 foods that could be toxic

Dogs can eat foods like bananas, watermelon, cucumbers, and more — but you should never give your pup avocadoes.
Health 2021-12-22T20:05:47Z

6 exercises to relieve lower back pain and improve posture, according to a physical therapist

To relieve lower back pain, focus on core-strengthening exercises that will improve posture and support the spine.
Health 2021-12-22T19:55:12Z

18 simple tips that can help you lose weight and keep it off

Simple changes to lose weight include eating more fiber and protein, cutting down on alcohol, keeping a food log, and finding workouts you enjoy.
Health 2021-12-22T19:28:59Z

How to take a break from social media and why it's so important, according to mental health experts

Taking a break from social media can be a refreshing way to unplug and improve your mental health. Here's how to do it effectively.
Health 2021-12-22T18:54:43Z

Seeing videos of police brutality on social media has become one more source of anxiety for young adults of color

A psychologist who spoke on the "Therapy for Black Girls" podcast said these images are leaving our youth feeling increasingly hopeless.
Health 2021-12-22T18:05:03Z

6 couples-therapy techniques that anyone can try at home

Experts shared tips for couples who don't have the money or time to go to therapy that are easy to do at home in your own time.
Health 2021-12-22T16:29:25Z

I worked out like Megan Fox for a week, and I think I could keep it up — with a few adjustments

Megan Fox's trainer, Harley Pasternak, combines strength training and cardio. An Insider reporter found the routine challenging but doable.
Health 2021-12-22T16:01:03Z

Reese Witherspoon swears by a 13 minute skincare routine morning and night. Here's what she does for ageless skin at 45.

Witherspoon said she moisturizes, treats dark spots, and uses clean beauty products to keep her skin ageless, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar.
Health 2021-12-22T15:42:24Z

NBA star Kevin Love rode a bike up a 8,250-foot mountain, and says it's the hardest workout he's ever done

NBA star Kevin Love has done a lot of difficult workouts in his career, but none harder than biking up the Sundance Mountain in Utah, he told Insider.
Health 2021-12-21T22:26:22Z

If soreness interrupts your workouts, don't turn to expensive massages or supplements. The best ways to promote recovery are free, according to a world-record holding powerlifter

Active recovery can reduce soreness and supports muscle growth with exercises like walking, sled pushes, and light weight reps.

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Health 2021-12-21T21:37:17Z

11 of the best sex tips we learned from sex educators, therapists, and a dominatrix in 2021

Try writing a sex script, incorporate a weekly "willingness window" into your sex life, and be honest about your anxieties, experts told Insider.
News 2021-12-21T20:36:25Z

Biden orders FEMA to set up pop-up vaccination sites nationwide as Omicron variant surges

The federal government will also deploy 1,000 troops to help deal with staffing shortages at hospitals as COVID-19 cases rise across the country.
Health 2021-12-21T20:30:17Z

Traces of a cancer-causing chemical were found in dry shampoo and conditioner by Procter & Gamble, prompting a recall

The company issued a voluntary recall of more than 30 dry shampoo and conditioner sprays after some were found to contain trace amounts of benzene.
Health 2021-12-21T19:18:38Z

I tried — and passed — the Army's new fitness test, which is designed to be much harder, with deadlifts and pull-ups. Here's what I did.

Insider reporter Gabby Landsverk took on the new Army fitness test, and found athleticism, speed, and strategy pay off, even if you're not enlisting.
Health 2021-12-21T17:58:07Z

After multiple surgeries, I'm 'sick, sore, lame, and disabled.' I want Trevor Noah to know I enjoy life.

The author says she wants Trevor Noah to know there is still joy in life even after surgeries that lead to disabilities, and she hopes he finds his.
Parenting 2021-12-21T15:14:46Z

Burnt-out school teachers say they are having to 'beg, borrow, and steal' to cover for missing staff as Omicron spreads

Teachers across the US are seeing an uptick in positive cases. Some argue that going back to virtual learning could hurt their students.
Health 2021-12-21T15:00:00Z

The best budget gear for building a garage gym

Setting up a gym in your garage doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here's what you need to transform your garage into a cost-effective weight room.
Health 2021-12-21T14:45:50Z

NBA star Kevin Love says he eats an anti-inflammatory diet filled with fatty fish

Kevin Love, a five-time NBA All-Star, said his preference for fatty fish, especially salmon, had helped keep him playing into his 30s.
Parenting 2021-12-21T14:09:48Z

Talking to kids about menopause could help break down one of the biggest taboos in women's health

As women talk more openly about periods, postpartum, and general health, it's time for them to also speak up about menopause.
Parenting 2021-12-21T14:06:41Z

As a gay man I'm often told I don't deserve to have children of my own. I absolutely disagree, and here's why.

The author shares how he was attacked for openly saying he wants to have children of his own with his husband, instead of adopting.
Health 2021-12-21T00:26:14Z

Why antioxidants are so important to your health and the best sources for your diet

Antioxidants help protect the body against free radicals and can reduce the risk of diseases like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's.
Health 2021-12-20T22:58:39Z

14 of the hottest dating tips we learned in 2021 — from flirting with your eyes to why coffee dates are the perfect first date

Experts shared dating tips like get curious about dealbreakers, save serious life questions for the third date, and the benefits of eye contact.
Health 2021-12-20T20:18:49Z

I'm a 31-year-old who struggles with acne and hyperpigmentation, and my entire skincare routine is bar soap and moisturizer. A dermatologist told me to ditch the soap for a gentler cleanser.

Dr. Carlos Charles said treating hyperpigmentation on melanin-rich skin is linked to treating acne, so ingredients like retinol and vitamin C help.
Health 2021-12-20T19:57:44Z

My 6 favorite high-protein meals of 2021 for fat loss and muscle gain

Protein keeps you full and helps you build muscle and lose fat. Reporter Rachel Hosie's favorite meals include baked oats and peanut butter curry.
Health 2021-12-20T19:52:39Z

Money can be filthy — here's how to protect yourself from getting sick

Money changes hands around 55 times a year, which means that it plays host to a number of pathogens, including germs like viruses and bacteria.
Royals 2021-12-20T18:46:04Z

The Queen has canceled her holiday trip to Sandringham and will celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle as COVID-19 cases skyrocket

The Queen will instead celebrate Christmas at Windsor Castle with her family, according to media reports.
Parenting 2021-12-20T17:20:00Z

I've been trying to get pregnant for 10 months. Here's what experts have to say about the gray area of fertility that I'm in.

In the past, it's taken the author less time to get pregnant. Now, almost a year into trying, she can't stop thinking about her potential third child.
Parenting 2021-12-20T14:06:47Z

I'm spending the holidays with my ex and our son. Here's what we plan to do, based on expert advice.

The author shares some tips from experts on how to celebrate the holidays after a couple has split. The focus should be on the children.
Health 2021-12-20T07:45:51Z

Israel to ban travel to the US and Canada over the spread of the Omicron variant

Israeli ministers have approved putting the US and Canada on its coronavirus travel red list as the omicron variant spreads around the globe.
Celebrity 2021-12-19T21:37:32Z

Trevor Noah sues New York City hospital and doctor alleging 'negligence' that caused 'permanent' and 'severe' injuries, complaint says

Trevor Noah's attorneys filed a lawsuit against Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Riley J. Williams III in late November.
Parenting 2021-12-19T18:36:57Z

Parents of kids who still can't get vaccinated are feeling deflated: 'It just feels like we're screwing up a whole generation of kids'

With the recent announcement from Pfizer pushing back vaccines for kids five and under, parents across the US are having all the feelings.
Health 2021-12-19T12:16:37Z

Homicide is the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the United States, a new study found

Moves to restrict abortion access, seen this year in Texas and Mississippi, could put more vulnerable women at risk, experts fear.
Health 2021-12-18T14:13:29Z

I'm a student at Cornell University. Over 1,600 of my classmates have tested positive for COVID-19.

The author shares how some students are sleeping in classrooms to avoid their positive COVID-19 roommates.
Health 2021-12-18T12:01:00Z

An elite runner pooped down her leg 7 miles into a marathon but kept going until the end — maintaining a personal-record pace almost the whole way

Some thought the mess on her legs was mud or blood. The aftermath involved walking to the hotel pants-less, shoe-less, and wrapped in foil blankets.
Health 2021-12-18T11:45:00Z

I want to build muscle and lose belly fat. A nutritionist said to eat more protein and snacks.

To reduce belly fat, you must reduce body fat overall. Eat protein throughout the day for satiety and muscle gain, nutritionist Georgia Head said.
Health 2021-12-18T11:31:00Z

How to use AMRAP workouts to test your fitness and get stronger with limited equipment, according to a trainer

AMRAPs are a popular Crossfit style workout format for building strength and stamina. They're a great way to see fast progress, according to a trainer
Health 2021-12-17T21:53:42Z

Can castor oil really help hair grow? Here's what experts say, plus how to try it at home

Castor oil, an antioxidant-rich vegetable oil, may help promote hair growth and health when applied as a mask once or twice a week.
Health 2021-12-17T21:36:24Z

10 of the best Dr. Pimple Popper videos of 2021 — from squeezing a 'snowball' out of a man's forehead cyst to treating an apple-sized lipoma

Dr. Pimple Popper treated cysts and lipomas large and small throughout 2021, taking consultations in a tent outside her California office.
Health 2021-12-17T21:20:53Z

Float your worries away? A sensory deprivation tank could help with that

Floating in a sensory deprivation tank may promote relaxation, better sleep, and other health benefits, according to research and anecdotal evidence.
Health 2021-12-17T20:47:51Z

Shaquille O'Neal says his low-carb, high-protein diet is helping him lose weight and build an 8-pack as he approaches 50

Shaquille O'Neal revealed what he eats in a day, and it includes a blueberry smoothie similar to Tom Brady's.
Health 2021-12-17T20:41:33Z

Don't be afraid of holiday weight gain if you're trying to stay in shape — many fitness pros use winter as 'bulking season' to build muscle

Bulking, or eating in a calorie surplus to fuel muscle gains, can help build a fitter looking physique, coach and bodybuilder Layne Norton said.
Health 2021-12-17T19:59:21Z

Former NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas' sudden death at age 33 highlights how many Black men have seizure disorders

Experts told Insider fixing the disparities Black people experience with epilepsy requires increased awareness and quality healthcare.
Health 2021-12-17T19:23:21Z

What is implantation bleeding? When a light flow that you confuse for a period could mean you're pregnant

Implantation bleeding is a sign of pregnancy but can be confused with a period since both can come around the same time. Here's how to differentiate.
Health 2021-12-17T18:51:45Z

What you can do about stretch marks during and after pregnancy

Most but not all pregnant people get stretch marks. Here is what to know before and after pregnancy stretch marks form.
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