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Daryl Austin

Daryl Austin is a health journalist based in Utah. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News and Parents magazine.

Daryl Austin is a health journalist based in Utah. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Kaiser Health News and Parents magazine.

Latest from Daryl Austin

19d ago

2021-2022 flu season: Why are cases still on the rise in the US?

While flu season typically strikes the U.S. during winter, from December to February, cases of influenza are still popping up across the country.

Is mosquito season worse this year? What to expect in your state

Mosquito season will end later and be worse this year in some of the U.S. Two maps show states that may have a worse mosquito season due to more rain and heat.

Parents of 4-year-old girl who almost died from mystery hepatitis speak out

Cases of hepatitis in kids with no known cause are increasing. A family of a girl with mysterious pediatric hepatitis described her liver illness and symptoms.

Kids 5-11 are now eligible for a COVID booster: What parents need to know

FDA and CDC have approved COVID-19 booster shots for children 5-11. Are COVID-19 booster shots safe and effective for kids age 5-11?

Better screening of gun owners could save lives lost to suicide, study shows

New research looks at risk of suicidal thoughts in gun owners. Guns are leading suicide method in the U.S. Screening for suicide prevention may miss gun owners.
52d ago

2021 drug overdose deaths hit all-time high: How to look for addictive behaviors

The U.S. has seen an increase in substance use and addiction during the COVID-19 pandemic. CDC: Drug overdose deaths peaked in 2021. Know signs to get help.
53d ago

9 signs you need to break up with your therapist

Psychologists share advice on red flags in therapy and how to know when it's end time to move on from a current practitioner. Plus, some advice on how to actually do it.

CDC issues new report on severe, unusual hepatitis in kids: What to know

The CDC issued a new report about a cluster of cases of unusual, severe hepatitis resulting in liver damage in kids in Alabama. Adenovirus is a possible cause.
100d ago

Why cleaning and decluttering can boost your mental health

Spring cleaning season has begun. Experts talk how to declutter, organize, and start fresh.

Seniors looking for love this Valentine’s Day may have better luck in these 10 states

Senior singles ready to mingle may have cause to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. A recent report by Seniorly analyzed data from the CDC, U.S.

Feeling anxious and depressed? Sit less and move more, study says

A study tracked the moods and behaviors of 2,327 participants across all 50 states over eight weeks to measure the consequences of suddenly becoming more sedentary.