Nearly two dozen areas of England have already jabbed 80% of 45 to 49 year olds, NHS figures reveal


England’s coronavirus vaccine postcode lottery was laid bare again today as data revealed parts of London and Lancashire have jabbed fewer than half of residents aged 45 to 49. NHS England statistics going up to April 25 show that 65 per cent of adults in the age group have had their first dose of either […]

I had a mole removed out of vanity, only to be told I had a rare blood cancer


‘I am so grateful that I got that silly little cyst removed — it saved my life,’ says Laura, 28, a chartered legal executive from Long Eaton, Derbyshire Laura Windsor thanks her lucky stars that a moment’s vanity helped save her life. It was only after she decided to get an unsightly cyst on her […]

Dementia sufferer, 74, gets two AstraZeneca Covid jabs in FIVE DAYS


A dementia sufferer received two coronavirus vaccines just five days apart, after a mix-up at her London clinic. The 74-year-old got her first AstraZeneca jab on January 23 after she was booked in at Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy by her daughter.  But just five days later the grandmother-of-four, who lives in supported housing, went and […]

Hospital accidentally gives woman wrong second Covid vaccine ‘in first error of its kind in Britain’


A hospital has accidentally dished out the wrong second Covid vaccine dose to a woman, in what is believed to be the first error of its kind in Britain. The patient — who wasn’t identified — turned up at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon expecting to receive another shot of the AstraZeneca jab. But […]

Covid US: Biden keeps mask ON despite CDC saying fully-vaccinated can go MASKLESS outside


President Joe Biden kept his face mask on Tuesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said fully vaccinated Americans can now safely go without masks outside, saying he was doing so to make a point. Biden wore his face mask as he came out onto the North Lawn of the White House […]

Researchers find that people with the learning disorder sample visual material slower and with more difficulty — ScienceDaily


Researchers have long noted that readers with dyslexia employ eye movements that are significantly different from non-dyslexics. While these movements have been studied in small sample sizes in the past, a new paper written by Concordia researchers and published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports looks at a much larger group. The study used eye-tracking […]

Awakening ‘ghosts’ in patients with Parkinson’s, a powerful diagnostic tool — ScienceDaily


Scientists are developing a completely new ‘brain stress test’ for evaluating the mental status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease worldwide. It involves awakening the ‘ghosts’ hidden in specific networks of the brain to predict the onset of hallucinations. “We’re developing something similar to a cardiac stress test, but instead […]

Pesë këshilla për mbrojtjen e shëndetit mendor, Nëse filtrat në rrjetet shoqërore po ndikojnë negativisht tek ju


Filtrat në rrjetet shoqërore, ku dominon Instagrami dhe Snapchat-i, përdoren nga miliona njerëz çdo ditë – Instagram ka mbi 815 milionë përdorues dhe ndërsa numri i saktë i filtrave të historisë s’ dihet, padyshim që është në qindra mijëra Shumë nga filtrat e përmendur shfaqin ndryshime delikate të përditshme të ngjyrave ose efekte shkëlqyese, por, […]

If I’m too old to have HRT, how can I stop night time sweats? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions


I am 74 and suffering terribly with night sweats. The doctor says there is nothing she can do as I am too old for HRT. Night sweats are one of the most common symptoms of the menopause, related to the drop in fertility hormones. But the menopause is not always to blame.  Night sweats can, […]

US vaccination sites closing down in at least seven states amid falling demand


At least seven vaccination sites across the U.S. are closing amid falling demand for COVID-19 shots.   A Kaiser Family Foundation report warned this week that the U.S. is approaching a ‘tipping point’: most people who were eager to get vaccinated already have been.  As of Friday, just shy of 42 percent of Americans – and […]

Mechanical engineers develop new high-performance artificial muscle technology — ScienceDaily


In the field of robotics, researchers are continually looking for the fastest, strongest, most efficient and lowest-cost ways to actuate, or enable, robots to make the movements needed to carry out their intended functions. The quest for new and better actuation technologies and ‘soft’ robotics is often based on principles of biomimetics, in which machine […]

Covid England: Cases fall in EVERY age group as daily death rate drops to 18


Coronavirus cases have fallen in every age group in England and just 18 deaths were announced across Britain today, according to more promising data that strengthens the argument for easing lockdown sooner.  Public Health England’s weekly Covid surveillance report found rates of the virus were down in all age groups for the third week in […]

First person in the world to get Covid jab encourages everyone to get their second dose


A British grandmother who became the first person in the world to get an approved Covid vaccine in December has encouraged everyone to get their second dose.  Maggie Keenan, 91, from Coventry, praised ‘incredible’ staff for the UK’s successful vaccine drive while speaking to NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens in a Zoom call.  The grandmother-of-four made […]

Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales


Covid is no longer the leading cause of death in England and Wales for the first time since October and the number of people falling ill with the virus is at its lowest level on record, according to statistics which strengthen the argument for a quicker easing of lockdown. Office for National Statistics figures published […]

Covid UK: Daily deaths fall 42% to 22 as cases fall 3.8% to 2,396


Covid deaths have fallen by more than 40 per cent over the last week — down to just 22 victims today, according to Department of Health data. Cases are also continuing to fall despite more testing being carried out and another 2,396 infections were posted today — a fall of 3.8 per cent from last […]

Pfizer finds more than 80 fake doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico and Poland


Pfizer Inc has identified the first confirmed instances of counterfeit versions of its COVID-19 vaccine being used abroad. Fake doses of the two-shot inoculation, developed with German partner BioNTech SE, were found in Mexico and Poland, according to The Wall Street Journal. The vials in Mexico had fraudulent labeling while those found in Poland appeared […]

Scientists find brain’s immune cells form some plaques as a defense in Alzheimer’s, suggesting a new therapeutic direction — ScienceDaily


One of the characteristic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the buildup of amyloid-beta plaques in the brain. Most therapies designed to treat AD target these plaques, but they’ve largely failed in clinical trials. New research by Salk scientists upends conventional views of the origin of one prevalent type of plaque, indicating a reason why […]

More risk with the same reward — ScienceDaily


More blood thinners aren’t automatically better, another study confirms. A new publication in JAMA Internal Medicine focuses on the minimal pros and the concerning cons of combining a daily aspirin with a drug from the newer class of anticoagulants that include apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban and rivaroxaban. Patients were taking one of these direct oral anticoagulants […]

Nearly all children will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines by the first quarter of 2022, Fauci says 


Dr Anthony Fauci said he believes nearly all children in the U.S. will be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccines by the start of 2022.  Speaking with CNN, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, added that he would not be surprised if high schoolers were vaccinated over the summer before […]

How to make online arguments productive — ScienceDaily


The internet seems like the place to go to get into fights. Whether they’re with a family member or a complete stranger, these arguments have the potential to destroy important relationships and consume a lot of emotional energy. Researchers at the University of Washington worked with almost 260 people to understand these disagreements and to […]

Infections of South African and Kent variants in those vaccinated have already been recorded


Infections of South African and Kent coronavirus variants have already been recorded in vaccinated people, NHS expert warns Cases of people getting South Africa and Kent variants after vaccine recorded Dr Susan Hopkins said vaccines acted as ‘primer’ for the immune system She said the cases were to be expected as vaccines aren’t 100 per […]

Mother who was given five per cent chance of survival loses four limbs


A brave mother who had four limbs amputated and was given a five per cent chance of surviving after contracting sepsis admits she ‘wished she was dead’ due to the illness. Allison Friday, 56, from Hartlepool, County Durham, was put into a coma in February last year and her family was told to prepare for the […]

Indian Covid variant ‘poses a threat’ to UK’s lockdown-easing plans, expert warns


The Indian coronavirus variant could ‘pose a threat’ to Boris Johnson‘s roadmap out of lockdown, an expert warned today.  It is feared the B.1.617 strain spreads more easily than older versions of the virus and scientists say it has mutations which may help it evade vaccines. Professor Danny Altmann, an Imperial College London immunologist, said […]

How Big Brother star was released from hospital 12 hours before she died weighing less than 31kg


Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital twice […]

The NHS failings that cost Nikki Grahame her life


Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of NHS care failures that led to her ‘entirely avoidable’ death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. They have also revealed Nikki’s ‘desperate struggle’ to get treatment over the last six months, during which time she was discharged from hospital […]

Medical student, 21, died a day after getting J&J vaccine


John Foley, 21 (pictured), a student at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio received the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday and was discovered by his roommates on Sunday Officials are investigating the death of a University of Cincinnati student one day after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  John Foley, 21, a […]

Epigenetic regulator HPI1a drives de novo genome reorganization in early Drosophila embryos — ScienceDaily


The DNA molecule is not naked in the nucleus. Instead, it is folded in a very organized way by the help of different proteins to establish a unique spatial organization of the genetic information. This 3D spatial genome organization is fundamental for the regulation of our genes and has to be established de novo by […]

Fewer Britons are sticking to 10-day self-isolation following a positive test result, survey finds


Fewer Covid-infected Britons are sticking to the 10-day self-isolation rules than two months ago, an official survey suggests. The Office for National Statistics found 82 per cent of those questioned who tested positive said they followed the mandatory quarantine in the six days to March 13.  For comparison, the figure in early February — when […]

2,673 lindje gjatë muajit shkurt 2021, 1,509 raste të vdekjeve


Agjencia e Statistikave të Kosovës (ASK) ka publikuar të dhënat preliminare  në baza mujore për Lindjet, Vdekjet, Kurorëzimet dhe Shkurorëzimet për muajin shkurt 2021. Sipas dispozitave ligjore mbi udhëheqjen e regjistrave themeltarë për Lindjet, Vdekjet, Kurorëzimet dhe Shkurorëzimet, rastet regjistrohen në mënyrë të obliguar në regjistrat e lartë-cekur, në vendin e dukurisë, pa marrë parasysh […]

Social comparisons drive income’s effect on happiness in states with higher inequality — ScienceDaily


In a state with greater income inequality, the happiest place to occupy is not at the pinnacle of the income distribution, as one might think, but somewhere in the middle that provides clear vantage points of people like ourselves, a new study suggests. According to sociologist Tim Liao of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, it’s […]

Experts’ medicine cabinet essentials: The shopping list to keep your family healthy


The past year has taught us the importance of a stocked medicine cabinet.  Whatever health problem you face —from cuts and stings to a thumping headache or even mild symptoms of Covid, such as fever — it is vital to have the correct, up-to-date products to hand.  And it’s equally important to have them organised […]

Eat your way to a dreamy sleep: The secret to a good night’s rest lies in the ‘brain’ in your gut


What you eat and when you eat it has an enormous effect on your body clock, your sleep and, by extension, how many years you will live.  By ‘eat’ we mean pretty much anything you take in — food, beverages, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, medication, herbal remedies and supplements. Each play a role in either keeping […]

Regeneron to ask FDA to use its COVID-19 antibody drug as a preventative treatment


Regeneron Pharmaceuticals plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail to be used as a preventative treatment.  It comes after data from a Phase III clinical trial, run together with the National Institutes of Health, found the drug reduced the risk of asymptomatic coronavirus  patients developing symptoms […]

Busting Covid myths: Why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous


The anticipation is palpable. In just over a fortnight, Britain will begin to spring back to life. Pub gardens will bustle and the pavements outside restaurants will be transformed for continental-style alfresco dining. Gyms will throw open their doors, hairdressers will be ready to get to work on the nation’s lockdown locks. And, as Chancellor Rishi […]

How testosterone provided the cure for businesswoman’s low libido and menopausal brain fog


For Michelle Burgess, life had become intolerable. The monthly hormonal migraines she had long suffered were lingering far longer than normal. Her libido had all but vanished. And her mood was so flat that she no longer had enthusiasm for anything. Then there was the brain fog, which was ‘debilitating’. The 53-year-old businesswoman from Whitstable, Kent, […]

Britain’s Covid cases drop by 13% in a week to 4,654 while deaths rise slightly to 23


Britain’s daily Covid cases have dropped 13 per cent in a week with 4,654 more infections today, official figures have revealed.  Deaths have risen slightly to 23 — up from 17 last Monday. But the Department of Health’s official fatality toll relies on registrations, meaning day-to-day counts can fluctuate.  Experts would be baffled by any […]

What can I do about my burning mouth? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions


I’ve suffered from burning mouth syndrome for about 25 to 30 years. No one seems to be able to help. I am 78 years old. Can you suggest anything? Margaret Wheddon, via email. Burning mouth syndrome is a poorly understood condition and your experience with it must be debilitating.  As there are no tests for […]

Dr Peter Scott-Morgan describes how, against all odds, his life is filled with joy


The most extraordinary thing about scientist Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, aside from his optimism, is his relentless capacity for joy. Except for his eyes and a few facial muscles, he cannot move. Neither can he breathe unaided. His sense of smell and taste have deserted him.  He can only speak haltingly, through a voice synthesiser. A year […]

More than HALF of people in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to huge vaccination drive


Almost 55 per cent of people in England now have Covid antibodies, suggesting at least half of the population now has some immunity against the disease. A major Office for National Statistics (ONS) testing survey today revealed 54.7 per cent of people in England had the virus-fighting proteins in the week ending March 14, up […]

Mother’s arm erupts in agonising red rash after getting AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine


A mother’s face, arms, chest, back and legs erupted into an agonising red rash after getting the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Leigh King, from North Lanarkshire in Scotland, claimed her skin flared up almost immediately after she got her first dose two weeks ago — and is still sore now.   ‘My skin was so sore and […]

Covid-19 UK: Minister admits £37billion Test and Trace is ‘not perfect’


No10 today leapt to the defence of Test and Trace after another study poked holes in the flawed £37billion system.   Apprenticeships and Skills minister Gillian Keegan admitted the programme was ‘not perfect’ and relied on people ‘doing the right thing’. But she dismissed criticisms of the contact-tracing regime, arguing it was ‘certainly a very effective system’ […]

UK taxpayers pumped £21m in to fitting out Dutch vaccine factory that EU have now blocked


No10 was today urged to consider asking for a refund of the £21million it invested into fitting out a Dutch factory to make AstraZeneca jabs, if the EU presses ahead with its threat to impose an export ban. Health Secretary Matt Hancock approved the multi-million pound investment in the Halix factory in Leiden with the […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Help! Sex is painful at 72 but I can’t take HRT pills to cure it


I am 72, very fit and active, and recently met someone I’d like to have a relationship with – but I’m finding sex painful. My GP says HRT is the only thing that will help, but I can’t take it as I have a family history of breast cancer. What can I do? Pain during […]

Should toddlers be vaccinated against Covid-19?


In just over a week, millions of Britons will be dining at restaurants, returning to exercise classes and, at long last, getting a haircut. This easing of lockdown rules is a remarkable feat, given that just eight weeks ago Covid deaths stood at 1,500 a day and the population was stuck inside with no hope of […]

UK records 2,297 new Covid cases and 10 new daily deaths


The UK has recorded a further 10 Covid deaths for the second day in a row – but Wales and Northern Ireland’s data is not included due to Easter delays. Today’s daily death toll marks a 47 per cent drop on last Sunday.  Prior to Saturday, the last time the country’s death toll was this low […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target


WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today warned […]

I got deadly skin cancer in my garden… in Surrey


The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us. Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie Palmer, who has never felt the urge to go abroad The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us.  Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie Palmer, […]

Are my blocked gut and hair loss linked? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions


My hair has been falling out for well over a year, even though I’ve spoken to a trichologist. Two years ago I became constipated and, after trying various medications, my consultant says there is nothing more he can do. Is my hair loss caused by my poor bowel health? Pauline Tuckley, via email. The two […]

Boris confirms shops CAN reopen on Monday – but is lockdown roadmap in doubt?


The government was today accused of deploying ‘Project Fear’ tactics and doomsday worst case scenarios to justify prolonging coronavirus restrictions – despite the government’s own predictions showing that any third wave of coronavirus this summer is likely to be manageable. A third wave of Covid when restrictions are lifted in June is likely to be […]

UK ‘super covid’ has spread to EVERY US state as expert warns CDC needs to ramp up genome sequencing


The coronavirus variant that was first identified in the UK has now spread to every single state in the U.S. As of Tuesday, Oklahoma became the final state to confirm infections linked to the strain, known as B 1.1.7. There are currently at least 15,511 cases of the variant across the country, including in the […]

That five-star rating? It doesn’t say what you think it does — ScienceDaily


Five-star ratings are no guarantee to lead you to the perfect barber who truly understands your hair or to the espresso machine that brews a perfect cup of coffee. That’s because most products online are now rated positively, making it harder than ever to truly discern whether they will succeed in the marketplace. A new […]

Artificial Intelligence could ‘crack the language of cancer and Alzheimer’s’ — ScienceDaily


Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can ‘predict’ the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, scientists have found. Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. Academics based at St John’s College, […]

More than HALF of people who test positive for Covid have no symptoms


More than half of people who test positive for Covid in the UK suffer no symptoms, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics data showed 53 per cent of those diagnosed with the virus said they had no warning signs — including a fever or cough.  The survey — which looked at 10,000 people […]

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?


British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from Covid is so small and there are early signs they may be more prone to blood clots after the jab. But EU regulators have decided against recommending the vaccine is withheld from any age group because they can’t be sure […]

All the answers to your questions about AstraZeneca’s jab and its link to blood clots


AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine is once again under the spotlight, amid growing fears it may trigger extremely rare blood clots.  Health chiefs yesterday recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to the potentially deadly complication.  But medical experts insist the jab is safe and the benefits far outweigh any risks for […]

9 mënyra, si ta ndëshkoni fëmijën pa e dëmtuar emocionalisht


Sipas statistikave, pothuajse çdo prind i vetëm është i bindur që ata po bëjnë punën e duhur duke rritur fëmijët e tyre dhe duke i mësuar ata mësime. Por në fakt, s’ është gjithçka kaq e thjeshtë dhe e qetë. Shumica e kohës, të rriturit s’ mund të kontrollojnë emocionet e tyre dhe të ndëshkojnë […]

Zemaj thotë se ka marrë konfirmimin për blerjen e vaksinave nga Pfizer-BioNTech


Ish-ministri i Shëndetësisë, Armend Zemaj ka thënë se ka marrë konfirmimin për  blerjen e  vaksinave  atni covid nga Pfizer-BioNTech. Ai këtë e ka bërë të ditur me anë të një postimi në Facebook. Postimi i plotë: Edhe një lajm i gëzueshëm për mua, dhe qytetarët e Kosovës, që pas shumë negociatash dhe shkëmbim të shkresave, […]

Ja çfarë mund të ndodhë me trupin tuaj Vetëm po të vishni sytjena çdo ditë


Sytjenat në ditët e sotme janë në format nga më uniket dhe varietetet e dizajnit të bëra për të kënaqur çdo grua që i vesh ato. Përveçse e bëjnë çdo veshje tuajën të duket mirë, përdorimi i sytjenave ka edhe disa përfitime të tjera, sipas “Bright Side”. Do të ndjeni më pak dhimbje në qafë. […]

10 rregullat e një personi të lumtur


Barrierat psikologjike, një mentalitet negativ dhe një mendje e ngushtë s’ na lejojnë të jetojmë jetë të lumtur. Për të thyer këtë rreth vicioz, shumë njerëz lexojnë libra të ndryshëm për të gjetur motivimin, qetësinë dhe lumturinë. Psikiatri i famshëm, Mikhail Efimovich Litvak, ka shkruar një  libër ku ka përshkruar pengesat psikologjike. Të cilat s’ […]

Bill Cassidy on GOP: ‘If we idolize one person, we will lose’


“If we idolize one person, we will lose,” Cassidy told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” “And that’s kind of clear from the last election.” Cassidy, a moderate, was one of seven GOP senators who joined all Senate Democrats in voting to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial, but the 57 guilty […]

US calls for withdrawal of Eritrean forces in Ethiopia


His call came a day after investigations by CNN and Amnesty International into the massacre of civilians in two separate assaults in the northern Tigray region late last year. Thousands of civilians are believed to have been killed since Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against leaders in the Tigray region. CNN […]

Social media rallies thousands to sign up for bone marrow in effort to help a mother and son team beat cancer


For California mom Kimberly Crompton, the painful realization “hit like a ton of bricks.” Breathless, shocked, and overwhelmed, Crompton tells CNN she could not believe what doctors were saying on the other side of the phone. For over a year, this mom of three has been in a fierce race against time to save her […]

The people who shared details of the Covid-19 pandemic that Beijing left out


Meet the truthtellers Chen Mei was perhaps an unlikely hero of the coronavirus pandemic. Chen Mei Chen Mei What he did Archived and republished articles about the early days of the coronavirus on Terminus 2049, including interviews with Ai Fen and Li Wenliang, and a Caixin investigation into the early days of the outbreak. What […]

RoboKiller puts spam callers to shame with a prescreening


(CNN) —   No matter how advanced our smartphone might be, iPhone or Android included, there hasn’t been a solution for ending the dreaded spam call. We, for one, regularly get notified that our vehicle’s extended warranty is about to expire. While iPhones and Pixels alike have been able to tell us when a phone […]

Anti-Asian attacks are on the rise in NYC. The city is pushing to combat it.


Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that the city’s Office for Preventing Hate Crimes and other agencies are meeting with Asian community leaders to discuss the recent incidents. The city has also launched a new webpage — “NYC.Gov/StopAsianHate” — through which people may report bias incidents or hate crimes. The new webpage has fostered a […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing


It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Biden promises to help winter storm-battered Texas recover: ‘We’re in it for the long haul’


In his first official trip in the wake of a disaster, the President visited the Harris County Emergency Operations Center and later toured and met with volunteers at the Houston Food Bank, where first lady Jill Biden packaged food and water for the community earlier in the day. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, joined […]

A middle schooler was insecure about his haircut. Instead of disciplining him for wearing a hat, the principal fixed it himself


Jason Smith, the middle school principal at Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School in Indianapolis, Indiana, understood that feeling. And that’s why it was a no-brainer to jump into action for one of his students, Anthony Moore. Moore was wearing a hat, which is against the school’s dress code. After the student spoke with a school […]

Dog Supplies You Need, According to Vets


(CNN) —   Bringing home the new canine addition to your family is fun and exciting. It also comes with questions, especially if this is your first go-round as a pet parent. The big one is: What do I need to buy? The array of options can be overwhelming, rivaling the amount of gear available […]

India Covaxin: Some Bhopal slum residents thought they were being vaccinated against Covid-19 but were part of clinical trials


Locals who recalled hearing it back in December said they scrambled to take up the offer — 750 rupees was about twice what they’d usually earn for a day’s hard labor. And many had struggled to work at all during the pandemic. “They told us it is the corona vaccine and we should get it […]

Stimulus bill: When will Congress pass Covid relief?


What’s riding on this negotiation is the $1,400 stimulus checks proposed by Biden even before he took office, as well as that extra federal unemployment money. Democrats have said they will get a bill signed by mid-March. But getting the proposal — proposals, really, since there will be different versions between the House, Senate and […]

Neera Tanden is being treated unfairly (Opinion)


It was bound to happen, and I’m honestly surprised it took this long: the first Very Online woman is facing US Senate confirmation. And she may not make it through. The woman is Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress think tank, and Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Office of Management and […]

First on CNN: Biden’s Covid plan gets backing from more than 150 top business leaders


The group of executives includes the top executives representing some of the powerful business interests in the US, ranging from bank and investment firms like Goldman Sachs and Blackstone, to technology companies like Google, Intel and IBM, to hospitality companies like Loews Hotels & Co. and airlines including American and United Airlines. Top executives from […]

Car crash: Tiger Woods had a rod inserted in his leg during an emergency surgery after a high-speed crash


Woods was “awake, responsive, and recovering,” after the surgery at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the statement said. The 45-year-old was driving shortly after 7 a.m. PT on Tuesday in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles, when the SUV he was using crossed a median and veered across two lanes of road before hitting a curb, […]

California professor put on paid administrative leave after video shows him chastising student who is hard of hearing


Last Thursday, a two-minute video — broken into three parts for TikTok — surfaced showing a Zoom recording from a physiology class at Oxnard College that day taught by professor Michael Abram, who is identified in the video by name and by a student in his class. CNN has reached out to Abram multiple times […]

Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up


The apparent calculus prosecutors are using to determine whether they ask for jail time came to a head twice in court Tuesday, as they argued for the detention of a member of the pro-Trump extremist group the Proud Boys who carried an axe handle wrapped in a flag, and for an alleged conspirator among the […]

Sympathy gift ideas – CNN Underscored


(CNN) —   Current circumstances make losing a loved one even more complicated and isolating than usual. Those dealing with loss right now have the added burdens of not being able to say a proper goodbye at the hospital or to honor the deceased at an in-person memorial. We also can’t support those most directly […]

White House works to inject stateliness into a virtual visit from Justin Trudeau


In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White House […]

Seattle Mariners Kevin Mather steps down as president and CEO after disparaging players in speech on February 5


The Seattle Times was the first to report details of Mather’s comments, which were made February 5 to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club in Washington. The rotary club released a roughly 45-minute video of Mather’s comments on its YouTube page, which has since been deleted, according to MLB.com. Mather spoke about foreign-born players’ ability to […]

What Matters: What America’s next pandemic year will look like


As we enter our second year with Covid, it’s becoming more and more clear that it will take more time to get back to how life looked in February of 2020. There will be permanent changes to the way we interact, work, travel, eat and learn. When you find yourself wondering, as I often do, […]

Donald Trump offered Kim Jong Un a ride home on Air Force One following Vietnam summit


The former official said Trump did not ask any of his aides whether there would be any problems in making such an offer. “Just did it for his friend,” the former official said, referring to Trump’s warm relationship with Kim. The BBC was the first to report the story. Matthew Pottinger, the top Asia expert […]

In one morning, the Supreme Court looked to rid itself of the Trump era


It’s as if the justices, in one day, sought to wipe their hands of lingering issues that had been heralded by the former President in a cascade of tweets, legal filings and statements during the last months of his administration. The focus on Monday was not Trump administration policies, but instead disputes deeply personal to […]

Joe Biden honors the half million US lives lost to coronavirus


“The people we lost were extraordinary. They spanned generations,” he said. “Just like that, they took their final breath alone, in America.” Biden spoke from experience when it came to describing the grief of losing a loved one. “For the loved ones left behind: I know all too well. I know what it’s like to […]

‘Allen v. Farrow’ is the latest example of ‘consequences culture’


It’s the latest in a wave of documentary films that seek to mete out what some may say is long overdue justice. The HBO series explores allegations by Dylan Farrow that her father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually molested her in 1992 when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied the claims. It comes on the […]

How to celebrate Black History Month


Right now, all over the United States, Black families are teaching the next generation of Black youth with intention and care. Black History Month is a time to consciously center and celebrate Black empowerment and achievements, as well as the legacies of strength and struggle against racism. It’s a time to honor the whole of […]

Scam artists lurking on dating apps and social media made away with a record haul in 2020


Scammers lurk on dating apps and social media, striking up conversation with strangers until they build up trust to eventually ask for money. The prevalence of these types of scams has been steadily rising for the past four years. In 2020, there was a 50% jump in reported dollar losses from romance scams from 2019. […]

In stimulus push, Biden calls on Republicans to heed their constituents


The friendship between Biden and Dole, the former Senate Republican leader who recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, was forged over the many years that the two men served together in the Senate. Biden often speaks with nostalgia about his working relationships with GOP leaders during that less polarizing […]

Chemicals in plastics damage babies’ brains and must be banned immediately, a group of scientists says


Project TENDR, which stands for Targeting Environmental Neuro-Development Risks, is a group of volunteer scientists, health professionals and child advocates working to study and reduce children’s exposure to neurotoxic chemicals and pollutants. “What we want to accomplish is to move the public health community, including regulators, toward this goal of elimination of phthalates,” said lead […]

How Biden’s massive Covid relief bill was put on a glide path to passage


While Biden’s hope for GOP support on Capitol Hill has all but disappeared in the last several weeks, his enthusiasm for the proposal — and his view that despite its high price tag it will only serve to bolster Democrats as they remain unified — has hardly waned. “I learned based on the polling data […]

Opinion: Why ‘It’s a Sin’ resonates for the Covid generation


“It’s a Sin” isn’t a show about the current Covid-19 pandemic. It’s about the last great pandemic to engulf Britain and America: the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the creation of Russell T. Davies, the showrunner behind the 2005 revival of “Dr Who” and 1999’s “Queer as Folk.” Now he’s retelling the […]

Texas storm: Nearly half of Texans remain under boil-water advisories as water scarcity and freezing temps continue


Leaks caused by frozen pipes have pushed the water supply to the brink. About 13 million Texans, nearly half the state’s population, remained under a boil-water advisory Thursday, according to Executive Director for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Toby Baker. More than 700 water supply systems are impacted. In Austin alone, the state capital’s […]

Opinion: Texas disaster casts harsh light on America’s future


Let’s be clear: the US is not a failed state. But we have seen too many catastrophic, avoidable failures to call them flukes. The current winter calamity in Texas and the grotesque mishandling of the pandemic, to name just the most recent partly-self-inflicted debacles, are filled with critical lessons. If the human suffering were not […]

Allegations of shackled students and gang rape inside China’s detention camps


“There was no spark of life in her face. Her cheeks were drained of color, she was not breathing,” said Sidik, a former elementary school teacher who says she was forced to spend several months teaching at two detention centers in Xinjiang in 2017. A policewoman who worked at the camp later told her the […]

Çfarë t’u lejosh me pushime fëmijëve


Çfarë qëndrimi të mbani karshi një teke apo kërkese urgjente të fëmijës? Vera është koha e përkryer për të testuar aftësitë tuaja: Të ndihmosh fëmijët të bëhen të pavarur. Kam një djalë adoleshent që më kërkon të shkojë disa ditë me pushime vetëm dhe një tjetër gjashtëvjeçar që s’ do të luajë me askënd. Mes […]

Ring Video Doorbell Wired Review


(CNN) —   Ring’s video doorbell lineup has always had a few things in common. They all stream and record video of whoever’s at your door and can be installed easily. And while the base model’s $99 price tag is attractive, it’s a lot to spend on something replacing your inexpensive standard doorbell. Enter the […]

Everyone wants a third party! But …


Intriguing, right? And once you read into the story on the new Gallup poll, things get even more interesting! More than 6 in 10 Americans (62%) agreed with the statement that “parties do such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.” That’s the highest ever measured by Gallup in […]

Animals freeze to death in Texas sanctuary


After rolling power outages plunged much of the state into darkness early this week, animals at the San Antonio Primarily Primates sanctuary froze to death in the winter weather. Among the casualties were a chimpanzee, many monkeys, some lemurs and countless birds. “I never, ever thought my office would turn into a morgue, but it […]

Princess Latifa: Dubai princess claims she is being held ‘hostage’ in secret video recordings


Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum — the daughter of UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — was last seen publicly in March 2018 aboard a yacht off the coast of India before a raid by Indian and Emirati forces took her back to Dubai, according to two people who had helped […]

Joe Biden brings compassion, centrism and a big-time vaccine promise at CNN town hall


His reassuring words to second grader Layla Salas came during a CNN town hall in Wisconsin on Tuesday night when he also tried to move the nation on from the divisive aftermath of the impeachment trial of the predecessor he referred to as “the former guy.” “For four years, all that’s been in the news […]

No exam life insurance: Pros and cons


(CNN) —   When it comes to life insurance, both you and your life insurance company are basically making a business wager. Your side of the bet is that the total you’ll pay in premiums during the life of the policy will be lower than the benefit your family receives if you die while your […]