TSA will require masks on planes, buses and trains through September 13

[ad_1] Americans will have to keep wearing masks on all public transit including planes, trains and buses, the federal Transportation Security Authority (TSA) announced Friday.  The prior mandate, which applies to all public transportation, was set to expire in May.  Last week, officials said they were debating whether or not to reinstate a mask mandate […]

Two novel biobanks offer investigatory targets for cocaine and oxycodone addiction — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A major hurdle to developing new and effective treatments for drug addiction is better understanding how exactly it manifests itself before, during and after chronic use. In a paper published online in the April 21, 2021 issue of the journal eNeuro, an international team of researchers led by scientists at University of California San […]

A new perspective on the genomes of archaic humans — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A genome by itself is like a recipe without a chef — full of important information, but in need of interpretation. So, even though we have sequenced genomes of our nearest extinct relatives — the Neanderthals and the Denisovans — there remain many unknowns regarding how differences in our genomes actually lead to differences […]

US reports 32K new cases while Florida’s daily infection rate falls lower than Michigan’s OR NYC’s

[ad_1] Coronavirus cases and deaths across the United States have fallen to their lowest numbers since early fall. On Sunday, the U.S. recorded 32,065 new infections, which is the lowest figure since September 8, when 26,387 new cases were reported. Meanwhile, the seven-day rolling average of 57,221 is lowest number seen in one month, according to […]

Neural implant monitors multiple brain areas at once, provides new neuroscience insights — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] How do different parts of the brain communicate with each other during learning and memory formation? A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego takes a first step at answering this fundamental neuroscience question. The study was made possible by developing a neural implant that monitors the activity of different […]

Bay area patient is first MAN to get blood clot after J&J vaccination

[ad_1] A Bay Area patient of unknown age is the first man to develop a rare, dangerous blood clot after getting the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine.  It comes just two days after U.S. regulators lifted an 11-day pause that was placed on the shot amid fears it might the potentially life-threatening blood clots coupled […]

Expert warns that heavy drinking can suppress your immune system and weaken Covid shot’s effects 

[ad_1] Why you should NOT toast your vaccination: Expert warns that heavy drinking before or after you get your Covid shot could suppress your immune system and weaken the effects Past research has shown heavy drinking can alter the number of microbes in the gut and can prevent immune system cells from reaching a site […]

How deadly is India’s Covid variant and is it REALLY behind explosion of cases?

[ad_1] India‘s coronavirus variant may not be fully to blame for the country’s devastating second wave, according to scientists who say a ‘perfect storm’ of Covid complacency, a disregard for social distancing and lack of preparedness by the Government has fuelled the crisis.  Doctors on the frontline claim the B.1.617 strain is responsible for the raging […]

Researchers identify a psychedelic-like drug without the hallucinogenic side effects — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Psychedelic drugs have shown promise for treating neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. However, due to their hallucinatory side effects, some researchers are trying to identify drugs that could offer the benefits of psychedelics without causing hallucinations. In the journal Cell on April 28, researchers report they have identified one such […]

People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all sources — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Various studies show that people of color are disproportionately exposed to air pollution in the United States. However, it was unclear whether this unequal exposure is due mainly to a few types of emission sources or whether the causes are more systemic. A new study that models peoples’ exposure to air pollution — resolved […]

Doctors using ‘rescue therapy’ treatment that reverses abortion pill told it may be dangerous

[ad_1] Doctors using ‘rescue therapy’ treatment that reverses abortion pill are accused of having scant evidence it works and told it may be dangerous Doctors at the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) have treated 90 women in UK They say almost 50 per cent of women have maintained their pregnancies By contrast, the CMA says, the […]

Why experts say there’s no need to panic about Covid variants… at least for now

[ad_1] It has been nearly two weeks since Britain’s pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and shops reopened and, so far, things appear to be going according to plan. Covid-19 cases are continuing to fall and deaths are below 40 a day. Last week, Government data showed that only 32 fully vaccinated people have been admitted to hospital with […]

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

[ad_1] 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 – […]

Removing ‘garbage’ from brain cells improves memory in mice — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have designed an experimental drug that reversed key symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The drug works by reinvigorating a cellular cleaning mechanism that gets rid of unwanted proteins by digesting and recycling them. The study was published online today in the journal Cell. “Discoveries in mice […]

Medics at Iowa state prison gave 77 inmates up to SIX TIMES the normal dose of the Pfizer vaccine 

[ad_1] Medics at an Iowa state prison gave 77 inmates up to SIX TIMES the normal dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Medical staff gave 77 inmates at the Iowa State Penitentiary were given the wrong dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Patients were given 3 mL doses, which is six times higher than the dose […]

TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on public transportation

[ad_1] TSA is debating whether to extend mask mandate on planes, buses and other public transportation before rule ends next month An official told CNN that the TSA is consulting experts on whether to extend the federal mask  mandate for public transit  The three-month Biden administration order was issued in February and is set to expire […]

Only two ‘breakthrough’ Covid infections found among 417 fully vaccinated people

[ad_1] Only two ‘breakthrough’ Covid infections found among 417 vaccinated people at a New York City university, study finds Researchers looked at 417 employees at Rockefeller University in New York City who received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines  Just two people, 0.5%, tested positive more than two weeks after getting their final […]

Pregnant women with COVID 20 times more likely to die and infants may have to be in NICUs longer

[ad_1] Pregnant women infected with COVID-19 face much higher risks of severe and deadly complications during childbirth, a new study suggests. Researchers found that ill mothers-to-be had a 76 percent higher risk of developing preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure – and 59 percent more likely to give birth prematurely, requiring their infants […]

Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against […]

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba. The study, which will publish online April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics, helps resolve questions raised by an earlier, […]

Las Vegas woman underwent 3 brain surgeries due to dangerous blood clots after getting J&J vaccine

[ad_1] A Las Vegas woman had to undergo three brain surgeries due to dangerous blood clots that formed after receiving the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, according to her family. Emma Burkey, 18, received the one-dose shot on April 1, reported the Las Vegas Journal-Review. About one week later, she began experiencing seizures and was […]

Latest remedy for eczema – rub bacteria on to your skin! 

[ad_1] Scientists have developed an unlikely treatment for the dry skin condition eczema — a cream that is packed with human skin bacteria. Studies suggest a healthy strain of skin bacteria can effectively treat flare-ups in people with the most common form of eczema, called atopic dermatitis, which affects 15 million people in the UK. […]

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution or in moving subjects. In recent years, a technology called optogenetics has shown considerable […]

Can financial stress lead to physical pain in later years? Researchers found that early stress can have an impact decades later — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Financial stress can have an immediate impact on well-being, but can it lead to physical pain nearly 30 years later? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists. The study, published in Stress & Health, reveals that family financial stress in midlife is associated with a depleted sense of […]

First comprehensive review in US reveals more fatalities than expected due to deadly chemical — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers and physicians from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and UC San Francisco have found that deaths of workers using methylene chloride paint strippers are on the rise. The solvent is widely used in paint strippers, cleaners, adhesives and sealants. The study is the first comprehensive review of fatalities linked to the […]

Microglia, Stockholm syndrome and miraculous cures in glioblastoma patients — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Despite access to some of the best possible medical care in the world, Senators John McCain and Edward Kennedy both died within 18 months of their diagnosis of glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. While this deadly outcome typifies the nature of this disease, some glioblastoma patients see exceptional benefits from chemotherapy and […]

Scientists identify human genes that fight infection — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have identified a set of human genes that fight SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers’ understanding of factors that affect disease severity and also suggest possible therapeutic options. The genes in question are related to interferons, the […]

New discovery could lead to therapies for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A new study, led by the University of California, Irvine (UCI), reveals how chronic inflammation promotes muscle fibrosis, which could inform the development of new therapies for patients suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a fatal muscle disease. Titled, “A Stromal Progenitor and ILC2 Niche Promotes Muscle Eosinophilia and Fibrosis-Associated Gene Expression,” the study […]

The device, which is powered by ultrasonic waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs and tissue — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs or tissue and provide an […]

Shipments of Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines will increase by 7% next week after J&J shot paused

[ad_1] The U.S. government is increasing its allocations of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus vaccine after federal agencies recommended a pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Across the country next week, there will be a seven percent increase in the number of doses shipped, according to new data published on Tuesday. During the week […]

Nexus of climate change, sustainable seafood — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A new study published in Elementa by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and NOAA examines traditional aspects of seafood sustainability alongside greenhouse gas emissions to better understand the “carbon footprint” of U.S. tuna fisheries. Fisheries in the United States are among the best managed in the world, thanks to ongoing efforts […]

COVID-19 pandemic may have increased mental health issues within families — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many families found themselves suddenly isolated together at home. A year later, new research has linked this period with a variety of large, detrimental effects on individuals’ and families’ well-being and functioning. The study — led by Penn State researchers — found that in the first […]

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Humans cannot live on protein alone — even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon. In a new paper led by Washington State University anthropologist Shannon Tushingham, researchers document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people in North America likely employed […]

Vascular smooth muscle-derived Trpv1+ progenitors have found to be a source of cold-induced — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which they say points towards potential new therapeutic options for obesity. According to the new report, published in Nature Metabolism on 12 March 2021, the key lies in the expression of a receptor called Trpv1 […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: It’s official: If you’re over 60, you’re HAPPIER than ever! 

[ad_1] What is happiness? It’s one of those questions that’s vexed great minds down the ages, including the Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schulz, who famously said: ‘Happiness is a warm puppy.’ I hate to contradict one of my favourite philosophers but, thanks to the World Happiness Report, produced every March by the United Nations Development […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

Coronavirus: Airlines call for rapid Covid tests to be used for international travel

[ad_1] Airlines are calling for rapid Covid tests to be used as standard for international travellers to ‘reopen’ the industry. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) union has published research claiming that using rapid tests could work as well as a 10-day quarantine policy. And it said the cost and time required to use proper […]

Covid US: Black Americans 7% less likely than white people to get vaccine

[ad_1] All Americans are finally more willing to accept COVID-19 vaccine, with hesitancy falling in all groups, based on race, gender, political party and religion, new data shows.  In March, 62 percent of Americans overall had been or soon would be vaccinated. That included about 64 percent of white people had been or would soon […]

‘Covid arm’ that leaves Moderna vaccine recipients with red rashes may be a ‘GOOD’ sign, expert says

[ad_1] A rare side effect from the Moderna coronavirus vaccine may actually a good sign, according to health experts. Some recipients have reported experiencing ‘Covid arm,’ in which people experience itchy and swollen skin, sometimes accompanied by red lumps or hives.   But the splotch is a harmless response from the immune system to the shot […]

Is Florida’s Covid death toll an undercount?

[ad_1] Florida Governor Ron DeSantis often boasts that his state has fared better than most amid the pandemic, despite staying open for business and remaining without a mask mandate.  But the state’s relatively low per capita death toll may be higher than the official figures.  A recent study suggested that the state saw more than […]

Covid Canada: Under infections acquired in schools, simulation study finds 

[ad_1] A small percentage of coronavirus infections are acquired during the school day, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted several simulations and found fewer than five percent of COVID-19-related illnesses among students and teachers occurred at school and that most cases were contracted within the community. The team, from Public Health Ontario, in Canada, says […]

Study estimates 67% of cases between December and February were linked to UK variant

[ad_1] About two-thirds of all U.S. coronavirus cases identified over the past three months may be linked to the variant first identified in the UK, a new study suggests. There are at least 11,569 cases of the strain, known as B 1.1.7, in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  […]

Portable test can diagnose COVID-19 in just 15 minutes and determine if it is a variant in 3 hours

[ad_1] Scientists say they have created a new, portable test that can detect coronavirus in just minutes and even identify if it is a highly infectious variant. Developed by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, in La Jolla, California, the test is called NIRVANA (nanopore sequencing of isothermal rapid viral amplification for near real-time analysis). […]

Doctors explain the reactions after receiving Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson shots

[ad_1] Millions of Americans are currently receiving coronavirus vaccinations as the U.S. works to restore some sense of normalcy from the pandemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 30 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose and 16.9 percent are fully immunized, either from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or […]

US is seeing 4% more Covid cases a day compared to last week

[ad_1] After weeks of encouraging declines, coronavirus cases in the U.S. are on the rise again, with the average number of daily infections rising to nearly 57,000 on Wednesday – four percent higher than they were a week earlier, according to a DailyMail.com analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Georgia clinic is the FOURTH to halt J&J vaccinations within three days

[ad_1] Millions of Americans are currently receiving coronavirus vaccinations as the U.S. works to restore some sense of normalcy from the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 33 percent of the US population has received at least one dose and 19.4 percent are fully immunized, either from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or […]

Lactation and visceral, pericardial fat — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] As demonstrated by multiple studies over the years, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes when compared to those who don’t or can’t. However, the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Duke Appiah, Ph.D., an assistant professor of public […]

Study in mice shows lasting effects of early-life habits — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Exercise and a healthy diet in childhood leads to adults with bigger brains and lower levels of anxiety, according to new UC Riverside research in mice. Though diet and exercise are consistently recommended as ways to promote health, this study is the first to examine the long-lasting, combined effects of both factors when they […]

DNA markers in cells of MDD sufferers appear 2 years older than in healthy controls, researchers say — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Cells from individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) were found to have higher than expected rates of methylation at specific sites on their DNA, when compared to cells from healthy individuals without MDD, according to a study by a multidisciplinary team of UC San Francisco scientists, in collaboration with others. Methylation is a process […]

First US case of more infectious ‘double mutant’ Indian covid variant is identified in California 

[ad_1] The first case in the U.S. of a coronavirus variant that emerged in India has been found in California. Researchers at Stanford University’s Clinical Virology Laboratory confirmed one case last week and have seven presumed cases that are being screened. The variant, which has been called a ‘double mutant’ by India’s Ministry of Health, […]

CDC report reveals Hawaiians survive longest at 81 years while West Virginians die earliest at 74

[ad_1] A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the life expectancy for every U.S. state. The life expectancy for the entire U.S. population was 78.7 in 2018, the last year for which complete data is available.  It’s a slight increase from 2017, during which the average life expectancy […]

Complete chromosome 8 sequence reveals novel genes and disease risks — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] The full assembly of human chromosome 8 is reported this week in Nature. While on the outside this chromosome looks typical, being neither short nor long or distinctive, its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequencing structure and function […]

An oral vaccine against coronavirus is being developed an owner of the LA Lakers 

[ad_1] One of the owners of the Los Angeles Lakers is developing an oral coronavirus vaccine that would ease the process of giving shots by ditching the injections.  Lakers co-owner and drug inventor Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong and his team of researchers are testing whether oral pills could work in conjunction with – or even better […]

Moderna vaccine is effective against California variant and produces antibodies for least 6 months

[ad_1] Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the California variant and its protection last for six months, two new studies find. In one study, researchers from Duke University found that the antibodies generated by Moderna’s jab had about two times less neutralizing power against the strain that was first discovered in the Golden State. […]

J&J vaccinations paused at North Carolina site after 18 people had ‘adverse reactions’

[ad_1] Millions of Americans are currently receiving coronavirus vaccinations as the U.S. works to restore some sense of normalcy from the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 33 percent of the US population has received at least one dose and 19.4 percent are fully immunized, either from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or […]

Moderna’s Covid vaccine ‘is effective against Kent AND California variants and triggers antibodies’

[ad_1] Moderna‘s coronavirus vaccine is effective against the Californian variant spreading in the US, scientists say. And researchers also found the jab sparks Covid-fighting antibodies that stay in the blood for at least six months following a second dose. Evidence already shows the vaccine — deployed in Britain for the first time yesterday — works against the […]

Covid US: Army starts clinical testing trial for its OWN vaccine

[ad_1] The U.S. Army has launched clinical testing for its ‘next-generation’ COVID-19 vaccine that’s designed to protect against the pandemic virus, its variants and other coronaviruses.  In early tests, the shot appears to prompt high levels of antibodies that should block the older ‘wild-type’ coronavirus, three major variants and even SARS-CoV-1, the similar pathogen that […]

Doubling Michigan’s vaccine supply could prevent 1,200 deaths, model suggests

[ad_1] Biden administration officials are refusing to boost the vaccine supply sent to Michigan, which is now in a vicious fourth wave of coronavirus infections and deaths.  Doubling the number of doses sent to the Great Lakes state weekly could prevent up to 1,200 COVID-19 deaths, one University of California, Berkeley model suggests. But when […]

“Welcome to Starbase”, miliarderi Elon Musk po krijon një qytet të ri në Teksas

[ad_1] Po qe se dikush ka aftësinë të befasojë botën me projektet e tij ambicioze, ai është Elon Musk. Miliarderi njoftoi se po ndërton një qytet të ri në Teksas që do të quhet Starbase, rreth faqes së lëshimit të raketave të kompanisë së tij SpaceX. Më vonë, ai aludoi projektin e tij për të […]

School reopening: Here’s why it’s so hard

[ad_1] Unlike other countries, the US leaves school control at the local level, and the challenges to providing in-person instruction are not the same everywhere, making it nearly impossible to create effective federal and even state-level guidance as the pandemic wears on. Some buildings don’t have enough space to spread students out, while others don’t […]

How to watch the Golden Globes: Time, channels and more

[ad_1] While the nominees will all be remote, you will see two familiar faces on stage. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are teaming up again to host the Globes for the fourth time, with Fey live from New York City’s Rainbow Room and Poehler across the country in California at the Beverly Hilton. When it […]

Remember when Jane Fonda revolutionized exercise in a leotard and leg warmers?

[ad_1] Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Remember when Jane Fonda became the queen of 1980s at-home exercise? Released in 1982, “Jane Fonda’s Workout” is one of the bestselling VHS tapes of all time. Following on the heels of her New York Times bestseller of the previous year, “Jane Fonda’s Workout Book,” the home video helped […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

‘SNL’ has Dr. Fauci hand out coronavirus vaccines on a game show

[ad_1] The NBC variety show opened with Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Anthony Fauci hosting a new game show called “So You Think You Can Get The Vaccine.” “The vaccine roll out is going strong, but it’s also very confusing,” McKinnon’s Fauci said. “Who can get it? How? When? Where is it? Do both doses go in […]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway – CNN

[ad_1] In his annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), investing guru Warren Buffett disclosed that the company took an $11 billion writedown last year on its 2016 purchase of Precision Castparts, describing it as “a mistake.” The 90-year-old billionaire, Berkshire’s chairman since 1970, said in the company’s annual letter to shareholders that the […]

NASA’s Mars rover had a secret message in its parachute. Meet the man behind it

[ad_1] The footage gave the world a glimpse of an often entirely invisible process, including the deployment of the parachute to slow down the spacecraft after entering the atmosphere. The 70.5-foot supersonic parachute was an extraordinary engineering challenge, said Ian Clark, systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Clark, who has been […]

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

[ad_1] 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 — […]

More than a dozen Republicans tell House they can’t attend votes due to ‘public health emergency.’ They’re slated to be at CPAC.

[ad_1] But those members are actually expected to be in Orlando and listed as speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting aimed at energizing conservative activists and boosting their own profiles. The members include Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who addressed the conference on Friday, as well as others who were listed as […]

Fact checking CPAC’s first day: multiple false claims about the election

[ad_1] The CPAC schedule made clear in advance that the conference — taking place in Orlando instead of its usual home just outside Washington, DC — would feature election-related lying. Over three days, the CPAC agenda includes seven separate panels or speeches under the title of “protecting elections” — plus appearances by other prominent figures, […]

Golden Trump statue turns heads at CPAC

[ad_1] The more than 6-foot-tall statue turned heads as it was wheeled into the Hyatt Regency Thursday evening while CPAC attendees picked up their registration and milled about the hotel. The statue was on its way to the conference’s exhibit hall, where it found a home in a booth for a conservative nonprofit called Look […]

Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren’t happy

[ad_1] But Elizabeth’s work environment is set to change as Amazon announced this month that it has begun to roll out cameras inside its delivery vehicles that monitor both the road, and its drivers. Road safety experts say Amazon’s driver monitoring should bring safety benefits for the company and everyone it shares roads with. At […]

Nancy Pelosi’s first months of the new Congress: ‘Captain of a ship in uncharted waters’

[ad_1] It’s a sign of Democrats’ willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi’s firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned […]

Tiger Woods accident: Pro golfers express their support as he is transferred to another hospital

[ad_1] A new chapter began Thursday with his transfer to a second Los Angeles-area hospital for “continuing orthopedic care and recovery,” according to a statement. Dr. Anish Mahajan, the chief medical officer and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, confirmed that Woods was moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is approximately 20 miles away. “On […]

The week in 43 photos

[ad_1] Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More […]

Khashoggi report: Biden calls Saudi King before expected release of intelligence report

[ad_1] The congressionally mandated release of the report, which is expected to further implicate Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Washington Post columnist’s death, is expected to take place imminently now that Biden and the King have spoken. The call “went well,” according to a source close to the Saudi government. […]

Unemployment beneifts: 730,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last week

[ad_1] The Ohio and Texas drops were “due to the deep freeze that settled in across the country,” said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at RSM, though that didn’t explain the much larger decline in warmer California. “Whatever the case, there is always holiday and weather induced distortions this time of the year in jobless claims […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines

[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

We should be grateful that Tiger Woods is alive, ‘that his kids haven’t lost their dad,’ says an emotional Rory McIlroy

[ad_1] The 45-year-old is awake and recovering from surgery after being involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday near Los Angeles. He suffered serious leg injuries and was trapped but conscious when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash on a stretch of California road known for speeding and accidents, authorities […]

Tiger Woods has a long, uncertain road ahead after California crash, emergency doctor says

[ad_1] “He is still in that acute phase where they may still have a lot of work to do in the present, in moments, in days to come,” Dr. Jeremy Faust, emergency physician Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, told CNN on Wednesday. “It’s unclear to me whether he will be going back to the […]

US coronavirus: US health leaders are preparing for all scenarios — including another wave of Covid-19 cases

[ad_1] But now is no time to let up on safety measures — for several reasons — according to experts. More than 54,000 people remain hospitalized with the virus nationwide, according to the COVID Tracking Project. And more than 57,000 Covid-19 deaths have been recorded this month alone. On Wednesday, California became the first state […]

New evidence that Covid-19 antibodies lower risk of re-infection

[ad_1] A health worker takes a drop of blood for a Covid-19 antibody test at the Diagnostic and Wellness Center in Torrance, California, on May 5, 2020. Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images Covid-19 antibodies from a previous infection could significantly lower your risk of becoming re-infected, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. […]

Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

[ad_1] Genomics researchers have named the variant B.1.526. It appears in people affected in diverse neighborhoods of New York City, they said, and is “scattered in the Northeast.” One of the mutations in this variant is the same concerning change found in the variant first seen in South Africa and known as B.1.351. It appears […]

Lack of equity within priority groups leaves Covid-19’s most vulnerable without vaccine, analysis suggests

[ad_1] Around the United States, there are various plans in place to prioritize distribution of the limited supply of vaccines — in December, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued federal guidance about who should be first in line to receive the shots, starting with frontline health care workers […]

Pentagon report reveals details about White supremacists in the ranks

[ad_1] It details an instance of a former National Guardsman who is a member of a dangerous neo-Nazi group bragging about openly discussing extremist views while serving and separately describes service members describing how they recognize fellow White supremacists by their fascist tattoos and T-shirt logos. While the report, commissioned by Congress and dated October […]

Would progressives support Covid relief package if minimum wage is taken out? Depends on how

[ad_1] Although the decision about the minimum wage will most likely not be made before the House votes on the full Covid package on Friday, if the parliamentarian ultimately rules that a $15 pay minimum has to be removed, the bill would likely go back to the House and face another vote, forcing progressives to […]

Mars Perseverance rover’s parachute has inspiring hidden message

[ad_1] In the video, the colorful orange-and-white parachute can be seen above the rover as it helped to slow the descent of the spacecraft. “You might notice the pattern that’s on the parachute here,” said Allen Chen, the entry, descent and landing lead for the rover, on Monday. “Distinct patterns are useful in helping us […]

Brightland Olive Oil Review – CNN Underscored

[ad_1] (CNN) —   If you click on the #brightlandoliveoil hashtag on Instagram, you’ll be treated to image after image of Brightland’s gorgeously designed bottles posted with lots of delicious, healthy-looking meals. It’s hard not to get hungry just looking at the oil drizzled over cheese and tossed into salads and pasta. The direct-to-consumer California-based […]

Fry’s Electronics suddenly went out of business

[ad_1] The company, which had 31 stores across nine US states, said in a statement on its website that it “made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently” because of changing consumer shopping habits and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Based in San Jose, California, the privately held company was […]

Family estrangement: Why rifts happen and how to cope with them

[ad_1] McGregor, and the people who write to her, are not alone in their rifts with family members. It’s something they have in common with millions of people. Over a quarter of adults responding to a US survey by the Cornell Family Reconciliation Project reported being estranged from a family member. The representational survey, which […]

Opinion: Texas goes it alone on electric power. That’s actually a good thing

[ad_1] Texas grid independence is being called into question after ERCOT failed to meet unprecedented electricity demand and millions of Texans went without power for days in sub-freezing temperatures. To put it mildly, people are mad. But despite a lot of political finger-pointing, I’ve seen few people pointing in the right direction. It is not […]

US Coronavirus: Experts worry variant-fueled surge of Covid-19 could be weeks away but cases will likely fall again by summer

[ad_1] Several experts predicted Tuesday the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant that was first detected in the UK is likely to fuel another surge of cases in just a matter of weeks. “It could result in more of a wave in, say, April or May than we would have expected otherwise,” Trevor Bedford of the University […]

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

[ad_1] 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 […]

San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights bookstore founder, has died aged 101

[ad_1] Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Beat poet, publisher and founder of San Francisco’s beloved City Lights bookstore, has died aged 101. He passed away from lung disease on Monday evening, confirmed the store’s vice president and director of marketing and publicity, Stacey Lewis. One of the last surviving members of the […]

LA Times reporter explains how he led the way on the Tiger Woods story

[ad_1] Richard Winton, the prominent law enforcement reporter for the Los Angeles Times, was sitting in his home office late on Tuesday morning when he saw a tweet fly across his screen. The tweet was from KFI-AM’s Steven Gregory who was reporting that Tiger Woods had been injured in a serious crash. “I immediately started […]

UK variant likely to drive new wave of US transmission in spring, experts say

[ad_1] Two studies due to come out soon raise concerns about a new coronavirus variant that scientists have been keeping an eye on in California.   They hint that the variant might not only be more contagious, but may cause more severe disease, as well. The research is in its very early stages, has not been published […]

Report calls for delaying second doses of vaccine, warns of surge fueled by coronavirus variant

[ad_1] Two studies due to come out soon raise concerns about a new coronavirus variant that scientists have been keeping an eye on in California.   They hint that the variant might not only be more contagious, but may cause more severe disease, as well. The research is in its very early stages, has not been published […]

Tiger Woods injured in car crash

[ad_1] Tiger Woods was already struggling from previous injuries he sustained over the years before Tuesday’s car crash in California. CNN’s sports reporter Andy Scholes said that if he suffered additional injuries in this crash, “we could be looking at the end of Tiger Woods’ golf career. Here’s just hoping he’s okay.” “I interviewed him after […]

Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim

[ad_1] Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, depression, and paranoia for the previous few months,” his family’s attorneys said in a wrongful death claim, filed on February 18. His sister Isabella Collins called police to their Antioch, California, home on December 23 because she feared he would hurt their mother, family lawyer John L. […]

Best Target Home under $100

[ad_1] (CNN) —   Oh, Target home section, let us count the ways we love you. Truly, there’s nowhere we’d rather be than walking amidst the farmhouse-inspired throw blankets, rugs and faux florals from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, soaking up serene furnishings from Threshold Designed With Studio McGee, taking in Casaluna’s gorgeous textiles and […]