Driving behaviors harbor early signals of dementia — ScienceDaily


Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers. Naturalistic driving data refer to data captured through in-vehicle recording devices or other […]

A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion — ScienceDaily


A third of children and adolescents develop a mental health problem after a concussion, which could persist for several years post-injury, according to a new literature review. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found mental health should be evaluated as part of […]

Going to university does NOT protect you against dementia or heart disease, scientists confirm


Going to university and getting a degree does NOT protect you against brain shrinkage, scientists confirm Education has been linked to health advantages — including lower dementia risk  Researchers analysed the brain structure of 2,000 people at various life stages  They found university-educated people do tend to have larger brain volumes However, higher education did nothing to stave […]

Researchers identify troubling disparities along race, income, education lines — ScienceDaily


More than a quarter of American infants in 2018 had not received common childhood vaccines that protect them from illnesses such as polio, tetanus, measles, mumps and chicken pox, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine reveals. Only 72.8% of infants aged 19-35 months had received the full series of the seven […]

Mental health suffered for 25% of Chicago kids amid Zoom school


Americans kids’ mental health suffered during pandemic ‘Zoom school,’ with a quarter of children becoming stressed, anxious and angry, a survey of caregivers in Chicago found.  A third of children and teens were lonely, and only a third of students had ‘positive’ peer relationships while confined to interacting with them through screens, caregivers said in […]

Ministers did NOT consider harm of mandatory masks in classrooms, leaked documents show


Ministers turned a blind eye to the negative impact of forcing children to wear face masks in schools, leaked documents show. It has been mandatory since March for secondary school pupils in England to wear coverings when social distancing is not possible, including in classes and corridors.   That is despite teenagers being at a very […]

Breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores in offspring — ScienceDaily


New research finds that children who were breastfed scored higher on neurocognitive tests. Researchers in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) analyzed thousands of cognitive tests taken by nine and ten-year-olds whose mothers reported they were breastfed, and compared those results to scores of children who were […]

Understanding molecular interactions might be a target of precision medicine — ScienceDaily


Scientific studies rarely focus on long non-coding RNA molecules (lncRNAs), even though they potentially regulate several diseases. The role of several lncRNAs in anti-viral inflammatory response regulation has recently been reported. Considering their significant regulatory function in immune response, researchers from the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University sought to identify lncRNAs co-expressed with […]

Study finds enhanced student communication and collaboration — ScienceDaily


A new paper on college science classes taught remotely points to teaching methods that enhance student communication and collaboration, offering a framework for enriching online instruction as the coronavirus pandemic continues to limit in-person courses. “These varied exercises allow students to engage, team up, get outside, do important lab work, and carry out group investigations […]

Few young adult men have gotten the HPV vaccine — ScienceDaily


The COVID-19 vaccine isn’t having any trouble attracting suitors. But there’s another, older model that’s been mostly ignored by the young men of America: the HPV vaccine. Using data from the 2010-2018 National Health Interview Surveys, Michigan Medicine researchers found that just 16% of men who were 18 to 21 years old had received at […]

Breastfed babies score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds


Breastfeeding can boost your child’s IQ: Babies who consume breast milk for even just a few months score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds Scientists reviewed test results of more than 9,000 nine and ten-year-olds Children who were breastfed for at least 12 months scored the highest But children who were breastfed […]

Schoolchildren should be taught to spot anti-vaxx misinformation on social media, scientist claims


Schools should teach children how to spot misinformation on social media at schools so they don’t fall for anti-vaxx propaganda, top expert claims Sir David Spiegelhalter says children should be taught to spot misinformation He says they should learn how people social media can ‘manipulate opinion’ We need to understand ‘the process by which misinformation […]

Over 20,000 children fell off the school register


More than 75,000 children are being home schooled this year with over 20,000 children falling off the school roll amid the Covid pandemic.  An estimated 75,668 children and young people are being home educated across England, according to figures gathered on the first school census day of the 2020/21 academic year. This represents an increase of […]

Freeze! Executioner protein caught in the act — ScienceDaily


A new molecular ‘freeze frame’ technique has allowed WEHI researchers to see key steps in how the protein MLKL kills cells. Small proteins called ‘monobodies’ were used to freeze MLKL at different stages as it moved from a dormant to an activated state, a key process that enables an inflammatory form of cell death called […]

Average-risk individuals may prefer stool-based test over colonoscopy for cancer screening — ScienceDaily


Although colorectal cancer is the second most frequent cause of cancer-related death in the United States, about one-third of eligible American adults have never completed a colorectal cancer screening test, explained lead author Zhu. Zhu added that colorectal cancer screening is particularly underutilized by individuals experiencing socioeconomic disadvantages, racial and ethnic minorities, and certain age […]

Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden — ScienceDaily


As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that many survivors — even those who had mild cases — continue to manage a variety of health problems long after the initial infection should have resolved. In what is believed to be the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date, researchers at Washington […]

Researchers highlight need for public education on impact of algorithms — ScienceDaily


In a new series of experiments, artificial intelligence (A.I.) algorithms were able to influence people’s preferences for fictitious political candidates or potential romantic partners, depending on whether recommendations were explicit or covert. Ujué Agudo and Helena Matute of Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on April […]

How SARS coronaviruses reprogram host cells to their own benefit — ScienceDaily


Coronavirus researchers led by Professor Rolf Hilgenfeld of the University of Luebeck and PD Dr. Albrecht von Brunn of the Ludwig-Maximilian Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have discovered how SARS viruses enhance the production of viral proteins in infected cells, so that many new copies of the virus can be generated. Notably, coronaviruses other than SARS-CoV […]

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


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, widely […]

Objective analysis of stress in the classroom — ScienceDaily


Is it the difficulty of a task that determines whether or not students are stressed when working on it? Biologists working in biology didactics set out to find out the answers; to this end, the team used questionnaires and measured the heart rate in 209 test participants. “This enables us to contrast the subjective perception […]

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock — ScienceDaily


Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study found that for each hour the work schedule was out of sync with an employee’s body clock, […]

Study finds evidence of more brain aging in people living in disadvantaged areas — ScienceDaily


Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods — areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities — had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline on cognitive tests than people living in neighborhoods with fewer disadvantages, according to a study published in the April 14, 2021, online […]

Highly dense urban areas are not more vulnerable to COVID-19, researchers say — ScienceDaily


A person who owns a car or who has a college education may be less vulnerable to COVID-19, according to an analysis of cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicenters of the pandemic. While such variables do not inherently lower a person’s risk, they do indicate an infrastructure of protection that persists despite […]

Study shows education is not enough to overcome inequality — ScienceDaily


A recent study finds that social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement — particularly for men. “Education is not the equalizer that many people think it is,” says Anna Manzoni, author of the study and an associate professor of sociology at North Carolina State University. The study aimed to determine the extent to which a […]

Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease — ScienceDaily


An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function. The research is presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Previous studies have shown links between greater red meat consumption and increased […]

How we can reduce food waste and promote healthy eating — ScienceDaily


Food waste and obesity are major problems in developed countries. They are both caused by an overabundance of food, but strategies to reduce one can inadvertently increase the other. A broader perspective can help identify ways to limit food waste while also promoting healthy nutrition, two University of Illinois researchers suggest. “You can reduce food […]

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease


UK scientists have linked the consumption of any form of red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – with a decline in heart function.  The researchers, who studied nearly 20,000 individuals, found that greater intake of red and processed meat was linked with a decline in three different measures of heart health.   Processed […]

Basketball Mathematics scores big at inspiring kids to learn — ScienceDaily


New study with 756 1st through 5th graders demonstrates that a six-week mashup of hoops and math has a positive effect on their desire to learn more, provides them with an experience of increased self-determination and grows math confidence among youth. The Basketball Mathematics study was conducted at five Danish primary and elementary schools by […]

Spit samples uncover genetic risk factors for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Calgary and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), in Toronto, have discovered genetic risk factors for OCD that could help pave the way for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment for children and youth. “Our group made the first finding of a genome-wide significant risk gene relevant to childhood OCD,” says […]

Spanking may affect the brain development of a child — ScienceDaily


Spanking may affect a child’s brain development in similar ways to more severe forms of violence, according to a new study led by Harvard researchers. The research, published recently in the journal Child Development, builds on existing studies that show heightened activity in certain regions of the brains of children who experience abuse in response […]

Why CAN Wales ease lockdown quicker if England can’t?


Pressure is building on No10 to accelerate its roadmap out of lockdown in England after Wales announced Covid restrictions would be lifted ahead of schedule.  Two households will be able to meet indoors on May 3 rather than May 10 because of ‘improvements’ in the public health situation and the vaccination roll-out, Welsh First Minister […]

Covid US: Doctor warns seriously ill patients avoid going to the hospital due to infection fear


Dr Joseph Alpert (pictured), a professor of medicine at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, wrote that, last year, one-third of non-COVID patients were being consulted about hospice care compared to the usual one patient A doctor is warning that Americans with serious illnesses are dying due to fear of contracting COVID-19. Dr Joseph […]

Covid UK: Children may only be vaccinated if schools under threat of closure again, says adviser


Professor Adam Finn, from Bristol University, said the decision hinged on whether children would be benefitted by the vaccine British children may only be asked to get Covid vaccines if the spread of the virus threatens to shut schools once again, a Government vaccine adviser said today.  Professor Adam Finn, who sits on the advisory […]

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 […]

Leisure physical activity is linked with health benefits but work activity is not — ScienceDaily


The first large study showing that leisure time physical activity and occupational physical activity have opposite, and independent, associations with cardiovascular disease risk and longevity is published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “We adjusted for multiple factors in our analysis, indicating that the relationships were not […]

Teen reveals she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to EXERCISE 


A teenager has revealed how she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to exercise. Lisa Fouweather, 19, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was so addicted to working out she ran half marathons before breakfast and hid in the toilet to jog on the spot. She initially hoped to improve her running personal bests […]

For girls, learning science outside linked to better grades, knowledge — ScienceDaily


In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers found that an outdoor science program was linked to higher average science grades and an increase in a measure of science knowledge for a group of fifth grade girls in North Carolina. The findings, published in the International Journal of Science Education, indicates outdoor education could […]

Former FDA chief warns of a ‘coming tsunami of death’ from chronic diseases


A ‘tsunami of deaths’ is about to crash over the U.S. in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and already-rising rates of chronic disease among Americans, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official is warning.  Dr Robert Califf, a former FDA commissioner, predicted that the U.S. will see a surge in chronic illnesses like […]

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


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 have […]

As one Virginia school district prepares to reopen, educators and families balance Covid precautions and normal instruction


Half of the class will be there physically, with the other half watching from home. This week, public schools in the county will open their classroom doors for the first time in almost a year. It’s a hybrid model — students in each grade will be in the school just two days a week. Fairfax […]

Rev. C.T. Vivian’s new memoir a guidebook for today’s activists


The Baptist minister and director of national affiliates for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had led a group of people to register to vote in Selma, Alabama, on February 16, 1965. “I had to get back up because otherwise people would have been defeated by violence. We can never allow violence to defeat nonviolence,” […]

Q&A: How the scars of Flint’s water crisis shake city’s faith in Covid-19 vaccine


In 2014, the state’s public officials assured the residents that their water was safe to drink. It wasn’t. Now, with the coronavirus vaccine rolling out across the country, some Flint residents are wondering whether or not it’s safe to take. Hesitancy is particularly high in some Black communities, which have a history of being discriminated […]

How the Czech Republic slipped into a Covid disaster, one misstep at a time


Instead, the current Czech catastrophe is akin to death by a thousand cuts, a result of dozens of tiny missteps, late decisions and botched public health messages, experts tell CNN. On Friday, the government conceded it had no other choice but to impose a very strict lockdown starting Monday, just as much of the rest […]

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 […]

In Pompeii, a four-wheeled ceremonial chariot has been unearthed


Rome, Italy (CNN) — Excavators have discovered a large four-wheel ceremonial chariot at a villa near Pompeii, an ancient city in southern Italy. Excavators found the bronze and tin chariot almost fully intact, with wooden remains and the imprint of ropes, according to an announcement on Saturday from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. “It is […]

Pokémon at 25: How 151 fictional species took over the world


Written by Oscar Holland, CNN When the Gameboy titles “Pocket Monsters: Red” and “Pocket Monsters: Green” were first released in Japan in 1996, few could have predicted what came next. The concept was simple enough: Players would traverse a fictional world capturing, training and battling the creatures that inhabited it — a mission encapsulated in […]

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 […]

Covid relief bill: The House is set for a historic down payment on Biden’s legacy


Yet the extreme circumstances of a pandemic, an ex-President’s impeachment trial and a partisan split over the contents of the legislation have so far tended to obscure the Covid relief plan’s significance. The bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to pass Friday with Democratic votes, has the symbolic weight and financial power to […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


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 if […]

Best cold brew coffee makers of 2021


(CNN) —   There’s something revitalizing about an icy glass of caffeinated brew. For many, iced coffee is the coffee of choice, regardless of season or weather. There are several ways to make a delicious iced coffee, from simply chilling leftover hot coffee or making double-strength hot and pouring it over ice, to adding freshly […]

Senate panel to consider Rachel Levine’s historic nomination for HHS assistant secretary


The hearing before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee will also consider the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as US surgeon general, a role Murthy held under the Obama administration. As surgeon general under President Barack Obama, Murthy helped lead the national response to the Ebola and Zika viruses and the […]

An educator in Mexico is inspiring children to protect nature


Not Maritza Morales Casanova. Morales Casanova grew up in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. An area of rich and vibrant biodiversity, it’s home to more than 7,300 animal species and over 2,300 plant varieties, some of which are found only here and nowhere else. However, the Yucatán ecosystem is threatened by land clearance for farming. Having witnessed […]

Chinese court orders man to pay ex-wife $7,700 for housework in landmark divorce case


Wang, a homemaker, demanded restitution equivalent to $24,700 from her husband after he filed for divorce at a district court in Beijing in October. Wang said she was left to take care of the couple’s child and housework alone, as her husband “barely cared about or participated in any kind of domestic chores,” the state-run […]

$15 minimum wage debate: Everything you need to know


Improving worker pay is unrelated in that raising the minimum wage has long been a Democratic priority. It is completely related in that the Covid economy has hurt low wage workers — those in food service, child care and home health care, for instance, who can’t work from home — more than it’s hurt people […]

Boris Johnson set to take England out of lockdown


Johnson will tell the House of Commons on Monday afternoon that as of March 8, schools will finally reopen across England, as well as some very limited return of outdoor social interaction, including sitting on a park bench and having a coffee, which is currently not allowed. The Prime Minister will also announce that as […]

Merrick Garland’s 2-day confirmation hearing to be Biden’s attorney general starts Monday morning


Now Garland gets another chance to go before the Senate Judiciary Committee at 9:30 a.m. ET on Monday, the first day of a two-day hearing, but this time he’s appearing for a different role as President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Justice Department. While Garland is expected to face pointed questions over multiple thorny […]

An entire school board in Northern California resigned after they criticized parents during a public virtual meeting


Members of the Oakley Union Elementary School District (OUESD) Board of Trustees apparently believed they were speaking privately in the moments before the meeting started, CNN affiliate KPIX reported, when in fact, community members had already logged on to watch. In a recording of the meeting posted anonymously to YouTube, the superintendent and boardmembers are […]

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 […]

Claudette Colvin: How Black women and girls have been excluded from civil rights history


In March 1955, the 15-year-old was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a White person on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. The teenager and others challenged the law in court. But civil rights leaders, pointing to circumstances in Colvin’s personal life, thought that Parks would be the better representative of the movement. […]

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. […]

Jill Biden is hitting the ground running — in all directions


There will be areas of focus for Biden, but a branded campaign, a la “Let’s Move!” or “Be Best,” isn’t on her radar for now, according to two White House officials. They said the first lady is not concerned about having a catchy handle, or, not having one. She has indicated military families, cancer research, […]

Stimulus plan: Here’s what’s in the House Democrats’ full proposal


Stimulus checks The House bill would provide direct payments worth up to $1,400 per person. A family of four could receive up to $5,600. Individuals earning less than $75,000 a year and married couples earning less than $150,000 would be sent the full amount. But not everyone who received a previous stimulus check would be […]

How to help and get help


Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in the […]

Biden explains why he can’t say when every American who wants a vaccine will get one


California will set aside 10% of Covid-19 vaccine doses to be used for teachers and child care workers in an effort to resume in-person education, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced in a news conference Friday. The focused allocations will begin with a baseline of 75,000 doses and that number will be maintained as a minimum number […]

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 […]

A drop in Covid-19 cases can be deceptive, official warns. Here’s how the US can stay ahead of a variant-driven surge


“We are used to mutations with the flu. This is a much higher percentage of success than the flu,” Slavitt, who is responsible for the Covid response, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. The US has witnessed a 26% decline in new cases from this time last week, continuing the trend of the steepest decline […]

The real lesson of Adam Kinzinger’s angry relatives (opinion)


And yet, after he criticized former President Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 Capitol riot and called for his removal, a very conservative contingent of Kinzinger’s family declared themselves “thoroughly disgusted,” and called him a “disappointment… to us and to God.” Maybe you’ve seen news of this unseemly family feud that the Kinzinger clan […]

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 […]

Myanmar coup: Celebrities opposing military junta added to arrest list


One of Myamar’s highest-paid actresses, she has been offering financial help to striking staff who have given up their jobs to take part in the growing civil disobedience movement, known as CDM. But on Thursday, the Myanmar Academy Award winner and her director husband, Na Gyi, went into hiding after his name appeared on an […]

Japan’s ruling LDP party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meeting


Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country’s leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party’s key meetings — but not speak in them. The 82-year-old’s plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party’s main gatherings was a response to criticism that the LDP’s […]

Here are the states allowing teachers to get Covid-19 vaccines


Several governors are making teachers a priority. In West Virginia, all teachers over the age of 50 who said they wanted the vaccine have already received it, according to Governor Jim Justice. In Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine has set a plan to have all teachers vaccinated by the end of February, with the goal of […]

Why families stuck inside together just text each other all day


Childress said she “learned quickly to be more respectful when he was in class.” After that, the two started exchanging a constant stream of texts throughout the day as they continued to do their respective work remotely: Are you ready for lunch? Is this your last class? Here’s a heart emoji or two. “It reminds […]

Dr. Fauci shifts the timeline on when the general public will be able to get a coronavirus vaccine


“If you start talking about when the vaccine would be more widely available to the general population, I was hoping that that would be by the end of April, namely, have gone through all the priorities and now say, OK anyone can get it,” Fauci said. “That was predicated on J&J, the Johnson product, having […]

Student loan debt forgiveness: Biden again rejects $50,000 plan pushed by other top Democrats


“I will not make that happen,” Biden said after a member of the audience said his proposal to cancel $10,000 per borrower doesn’t go far enough. But top Democratic congressional leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are calling on Biden to cancel $50,000 per borrower. Dozens of Democrats reintroduced […]

Covid-19 vaccines will be widely available by the end of July


Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper who […]

Biden says country may be back to normal by “next Christmas” 


Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper who […]

Biden says his administration made a “mistake in the communication” on school reopenings


Taylor Glascock for CNN President Joe Biden tonight clarified confusion on what would qualify as a school reopening, saying that reports that a school could be considered open if it was open just one day per week stemmed from a “mistake in the communication.” Biden was responding to a question from CNN’s Anderson Cooper who […]

Joe Biden CNN town hall: Live updates


Unemployment benefits will begin to lapse for millions of American in less than a month, putting the pressure squarely on Congress — and Democratic leaders — to usher through a $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill. The next four weeks will test Democratic unity and require the party’s progressives and moderates to put aside clear philosophical differences over […]

How China is devastating Australia’s billion dollar wine industry


White lived in Shanghai for several years, setting up a network of distributors to sell his Jarressa Estate wine to the booming Chinese market, where demand for foreign wines among the middle class was growing fast. By mid-2020, more than 96% of Jaressa Estate’s wines were being sold to consumers in China, up to seven […]

Stimulus update: The latest on what House Democrats are proposing


Stimulus checks The House bill would provide direct payments worth up to $1,400 per person. A family of four could receive up to $5,600. Individuals earning less than $75,000 a year and married couples earning less than $150,000 would be sent the full amount. But not everyone who received a previous stimulus check would be […]

Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?


The spending is both necessary and affordable, yet there is a crucial question: how should the US pay for it? The Biden recovery plan covers three important needs. It spends $400 billion to fund the fight against the pandemic, through immunizations, an expanded public health workforce, and other means. It allocates around $1 trillion in […]

Here’s why some Covid-19 numbers keep improving. (Hint: It’s not widespread vaccinations)


Researchers reported Sunday that they identified seven troubling new coronavirus variants circulating in the US, according to Dr. Wilbur Chen, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Maryland Medical School. “We certainly want to preserve the full efficacy of these vaccines by preventing more variant viruses, but again, these vaccines are effective and they […]

Joe Biden confronts a leadership moment


There have been some signs in recent weeks that an injection of new White House urgency has improved the organization of the anti-Covid-19 effort and coordination with state governors who cried out for months for help. But on his first official trip outside Washington on Tuesday to Wisconsin, highlighted by a presidential appearance at a […]

When the Dalai Lama dies, his reincarnation will be a religious crisis. Here’s how it will happen


The best-known living Buddhist figure in the world said that when he turned 90 years old, he would decide whether he should be reincarnated — potentially ending a role that has been key to Tibetan Buddhism for more than 600 years, but in recent decades has become a political lightning rod in China. While the […]

Muscle Building Recommendations That Can Make Positive Changes To Daily life!


Which are the swiftest ways to develop muscle? What is going to build-up the most muscle mass? While these queries are often inquired, they’re tough to respond to. Please read on to find out from your advice of experts in the industry on how to bulk up the body rapidly and efficiently. So that you […]

French govt vows ‘transparency’ amid widespread vaccine scepticism


The French government on Thursday unveiled its Covid-19 vaccination strategy, vowing transparency as it sought to placate fears and growing levels of scepticism in France over the safety and efficacy of the new vaccines. The French government will begin its vaccine rollout in January, with nursing homes first in line before the programme is extended in February to the vulnerable elderly and […]

The Elderly vs. Essential Workers: Who Should Get the Coronavirus Vaccine First?


In September, academic researchers analyzed the Department of Homeland Security’s list of essential workers and found that it broadly mirrored the demographics of the American labor force. The researchers proposed a narrower, more vulnerable category — “frontline workers,” such as food deliverers, cashiers and emergency medical technicians, who must work face to face with others […]

‘Vaccines do not equal zero Covid,’ warns WHO as jab rollouts start


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 14:55 The World Health Organization warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes. The WHO warned about what it said was an erroneous belief that the Covid-19 crisis is over with jabs […]

Moscow starts inoculating vulnerable workers against coronavirus


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city. Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. “Citizens from the main […]

Moscow starts vaccinating high-risk workers against Covid-19


Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 11:25 Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city. Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. “Citizens from the […]

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New pathway in Alzheimer’s disease provides earlier target for potential therapies


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new target in development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that could lead to therapies focused on treating the neurodegenerative condition early in its progression. The discovery helps bolster a promising approach to AD research: finding and manipulating processes earlier […]

The connection between smoking, COVID-19


Credit: CC0 Public Domain It’s common knowledge that smoking is bad for your health. And, when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, the side effects of smoking and the behaviors of people who smoke or vape could create a one-two punch. Smoking injures the local defenses in the lungs by increasing mucus production and inflammation. […]

Y-90 therapy offers many benefits in treatment of liver cancer


Credit: CC0 Public Domain My father has had chronic liver disease. Recently, he was diagnosed with liver cancer. His doctor mentioned Y-90 as one treatment option. What is Y-90, and is it safe? Chronic liver disease is the most common risk factor for the development of liver cancer, and patients frequently face both conditions at […]

Birth defects linked to greater risk of cancer in later life


Credit: CC0 Public Domain People born with major birth defects face a higher risk of cancer throughout life, although the relative risk is greatest in childhood and then declines, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers found a continued increased risk of cancer in people who had been born with both non-chromosomal […]

Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances—either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new study. Researchers developed two separate intervention programmes—one targeting moral factors associated with doping likelihood, the other introducing doping and providing […]

UN, France urge Lebanon to form new government amid pledges of aid


Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 22:47 France and the United Nations vowed Wednesday to keep providing humanitarian aid to Lebanon but urged the country’s leaders to form a new government as a political deadlock in Beirut has blocked billions of dollars in assistance for the cash-strapped country hit by multiple crises. A meeting organized by the […]

Telemedicine use disparity during COVID-19 among head and neck cancer patients


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The use of telemedicine services has shown to be exceptionally effective in meeting the health care needs of patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But an analysis by Henry Ford Health System found that socioeconomic factors may affect certain patient populations on how they use the technology for accessing care. In a […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well […]