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Past articles by Korin:

FDA Authorizes First Breath Test to Detect COVID-19

A breath test to detect COVID-19 has been granted an emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Thursday. The test, called the InspectIR COVID-19 Breathalyzer, is the first of its kind and can give results in just three minutes. → Read More

Perinatal Depression Can Recur—But Screening and Treatment Can Help

Britney Spears revealed she previously struggled with the condition in an Instagram post on Monday. → Read More

New COVID-19 XE Variant Identified: What to Know

A new COVID-19 variant, known as XE, has been discovered in the United Kingdom. What to Know about the recombinant of previous Omicron strains BA.1 and BA.2. → Read More

The TSA Mask Mandate Is Set to Expire Soon—Is the U.S. Ready?

The TSA's mask mandate is set to end April 18, but experts warn some individuals, including immunocompromised people, should still consider wearing a mask while traveling. → Read More

'Deltacron' COVID-19 Variant Confirmed By WHO—Here's What We Know So Far

The variant has been reported in Europe and the U.S. → Read More

CDC Scales Back Contact Tracing Recommendations to Focus on High-Risk Settings and Groups

The CDC no longer recommends universal contact tracing or case investigations for COVID-19, according to the agency's website. The CDC still recommends both public health tools in high-risk settings and communities. → Read More

CDC Says Waiting 8 Weeks Between COVID-19 Vaccines May Lower Myocarditis Risk for Some

The CDC announced last week that some individuals should wait eight weeks between their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to lower the risk of this rare complication. → Read More

Some IUDs May Help Prevent Pregnancy Better Than Tubal Ligation

New research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that hormonal IUDs are more effective at preventing pregnancy than tubal ligation procedures. → Read More

New Study Shows Increase in Late-Stage Breast and Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report in JAMA Network Open shows that late-stage breast and colorectal cancer diagnoses increased from 2019 to 2020. Experts fear the numbers could be the result of fewer cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

CDC Proposes New Prescription Opioid Guidelines for Treating Pain

The CDC released new recommended guidelines for treating pain, including opioid prescriptions. Here's what to know, and how they differ from the 2016 guidelines. → Read More

Which At-Home COVID-19 Tests Have Been Recalled—And Which Are Still Safe to Use?

Four rapid antigen tests—sometimes known as at-home COVID-19 tests—have been recently recalled by the FDA. → Read More

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events and Cancers in Some Patients

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that tofacitinib, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, increases patients' risks of having cancer. The findings prompted the FDA to mandate the drug, along with two other JAK inhibitors, carry warnings about the risks. → Read More

Runny Nose Causes, Treatments, and Prevention

Runny noses are annoying. Here's what a runny nose even is, why it might happen, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it. → Read More

Poison Control Centers Are Urging People to Use At-Home COVID-19 Tests Safely—Here's How

At-home tests often contain a poisonous chemical called sodium azide. → Read More

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine, Spikevax, Receives FDA Approval

It's the second to receive FDA approval, following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine in August 2021. → Read More

What to Know About BA.2, the New 'Stealth' Version of the Omicron Variant

The World Health Organization reported on Monday that a new version of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, known as BA.2, or "stealth Omicron" is "increasing in many countries." Here's what we know right now about the Omicron sub-variant. → Read More

How to Get Your Free N95 Masks and At-Home COVID Tests From the Government

Americans are now able to get free at-home COVID tests from the government, through COVIDtests.gov, and they will soon be able to get free N95 masks, as well. Here's how to get each, and when you can expect them. → Read More

Can You Get Omicron and Delta COVID-19 Variants at the Same Time?

With both Omicron and Delta strains of COVID-19 still technically circulating in the US, there's the question of whether you can get two strains of COVID at the same time. Here's what to know, according to infectious disease experts and epidemiologists. → Read More

Can People With COVID Isolate Together? Here's What Experts Say

Given how highly transmissible COVID-19 is, there are likely plenty of households where more than one person is sick. Here's what experts say about whether you can—or should—isolate together. → Read More

People Are Asking if They Should Try to Get COVID Since Omicron Seems Milder—Here's Why That's a Bad Idea

With a growing number of reports that the Omicron variant typically causes a more mild form of illness, people are starting to wonder whether they should now just get infected on purpose. Here are five reasons why experts say that's a bad idea. → Read More