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Health Highlights: Sept. 9, 2021

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter

Here are some of HealthDay's top stories for Thursday, Sept. 9:

Biden to announce new COVID plan, including push for vaccine mandates. With new COVID-19 cases topping 161,000 per day, President Joe Biden on Thursday will outline a new 6-point plan to double down on the resurgent pandemic. One key element: More pressure for vaccination mandates by governments, businesses and schools. Read more

Is your workplace an asthma trigger? Printer toner, moldy walls, poor ventilation: If you notice the onset of new or worsening asthma symptoms at work, your employer needs to know -- and do something about it, experts say. Read more

More free time: Will it really make you happier? Most hardworking people dream of a life of leisure, but a new study says they should be careful of what they wish for. It finds that too much idle time isn't always great for mental health. Read more

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