Health

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday.The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined…

Navigating child custody in the time of coronavirus

For years, Erika Lenkert's 14-year-old daughter has spent four days a week at Lenkert's house in San Francisco and three days a week at her dad's place in Marin County, about a 30-minute car ride north.But amid the Covid-19 pandemic,…

Grief and fear after a Covid-19 death: Managing a double trauma

In the midst of heartbreak we are alone, unable to reach out and comfort those who mourn, standing a careful six feet from each other.There is no great gathering of family and friends to honor our mothers, fathers, grandparents, spouses,…

Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

What are the telling signs that you may have the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19?The main list of acute symptoms at this time is actually quite short and can appear anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to the…

What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer

Coronavirus. Just the word strikes fear into our hearts."Novel coronavirus" is the proper term for this brand-new virus wreaking havoc on our unprepared world.But you can also call this nasty villain by its scientific name: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

Stress eating these days? Here's some help

Stress eating is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis, when things are "normal." But with the coronavirus pandemic challenging us in different ways each day, it seems to have become an equal opportunity problem, affecting even…