Along with other dangers, the aftermath of Hurricane Ida could pose significant heart health risks. Stress and trauma from the storm that slammed into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other states could increase heart risk, and the impact may be more significant for heart disease and stroke patients, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns. For example,…  read on >  read on >

Due to surging coronavirus cases, the United States will be removed from the European Union’s “safe list” of countries whose citizens can travel to the 27-nation bloc without additional restrictions such as testing and quarantines. The change is expected to be announced Monday, but will not be mandatory for EU member nations, who can decide…  read on >  read on >

Football and other contact sports get a lot of attention for their injury hazards. But for most adults, bike riding is the biggest back-breaker, a new study suggests. Of more than 12,000 sports-related spinal injuries among U.S. adults, researchers found that a full 81% were due to bicycling mishaps. The injuries mostly included vertebral fractures,…  read on >  read on >

A coronavirus outbreak on a Carnival Cruise Line ship that sailed from Galveston, Texas, to Belize is one of the largest reported on a vessel sailing from the United States since cruises relaunched this summer. The 27 cases on the Carnival Vista reported by the Belize Tourism Board include 26 crew and one guest. All…  read on >  read on >

Starting Aug. 2, the United Kingdom will allow fully vaccinated travelers from the United States into the country without having to quarantine upon arrival, officials there announced Wednesday. Right now, people who have been vaccinated in Britain don’t have to isolate when returning from most “amber list” countries, but that exemption doesn’t apply to people…  read on >  read on >