Bullying remains a threat to American teens, and a new study reveals which kids may be at highest risk. Race-based bullying takes a heavy toll on teens, the research found, but minority kids who are picked on for other reasons — whether gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability or immigration status — suffer a double whammy.…  read on >  read on >

Unlike prior strains, the Delta variant is triggering higher viral loads in rare cases of “breakthrough” infections in people fully vaccinated against COVID-19, making transmission more likely and causing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to call for everyone to wear masks indoors in some contexts. The latest decision is a sharp reversal…  read on >  read on >

Serious “long COVID” symptoms could qualify as a disability and make patients eligible for federal assistance, President Joe Biden said Monday. Some recovered COVID-19 patients have lasting problems such as fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, fever and double vision, which “can sometimes rise to the level of a disability,” Biden said during a White House…  read on >  read on >

Two long used types of blood pressure drugs are equally effective, but the less popular one seems to have fewer side effects, according to a large “real-world” study. The two classes of medication are both recommended as “first-line” treatments for high blood pressure: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs). ACE inhibitors have…  read on >  read on >