DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Can eating too much be a sign your body lacks nutrients?


For most people, the past 12 months have been really tough, but some businesses have thrived — it seems 2020 was a fantastic year for supplement manufacturers, with nearly £500 million in UK sales, up a record 14 per cent compared with 2019. We swallowed their products in record numbers partly because we’re all more […]

Covid UK: Number of people hospitalised after first vaccine dose is ‘tiny’, says SAGE


Only tiny numbers of people are being hospitalised with coronavirus after their first vaccine dose has kicked in, NHS data has revealed. Numbers analysed by SAGE showed that around one per cent of people hospitalised with the virus in the second wave were three weeks post-vaccine, by which time they are expected to have protection.  […]

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 […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17


Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a grip’ […]

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 […]

Linguists predict unknown words using language comparison — ScienceDaily


For a long time, historical linguists have been using the comparative method to reconstruct earlier states of languages that are not attested in written sources. The method consists of the detailed comparison of words in the related descendant languages and allows linguists to infer the ancient pronunciation of words which were never recorded in any […]

Matt Hancock gets his Covid jab from Professor Jonathan Van Tam


Matt Hancock gets his Covid jab… from Professor Jonathan Van Tam: Health Secretary, 42, reveals he was ‘in and out in eight minutes’ and it ‘didn’t hurt at all’ Matt Hancock received his first Covid vaccine at the Science Museum in London He described having the vaccine as a ‘privilege’ and says he ‘didn’t feel […]

People aged 42 and over are now eligible for a Covid vaccine in England


NHS England has lowered the age for people to get a coronavirus vaccine for the second time this week.  From today, everyone over the age of 42 — or who have their 42nd birthday before July — will be invited to come forward for their jab.  Matt Hancock, 42, revealed the expansion in a video […]

Covid UK: 13.2m – a QUARTER of all adults – now fully vaccinated


A quarter of British adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid, as the UK passed the 13.2million mark for second doses today. Department of Health data shows 33.8million people have now had a first dose, with 47million vaccines now dished out.  Health chiefs have praised the significant step and called for more people to take […]

Risk factor is equivalent to lead exposure, study finds — ScienceDaily


A multidecade study of young adults living in the United Kingdom has found higher rates of mental illness symptoms among those exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, during childhood and adolescence. Previous studies have identified a link between air pollution and the risk of specific mental disorders, including depression and […]

Coronavirus: UK records 17 more Covid deaths and 2,685 cases on Tuesday


Britain today confirmed another 17 Covid deaths and 2,685 infections as the numbers continued to fall but Boris Johnson warned the country is ‘not out of the woods yet’.  Deaths fell by half from 33 a week ago, while positive tests were up just 6.8 per cent on last Tuesday’s 2,524. There are 1,608 people […]

‘Fat genes that raise the risk of having an eating disorder 


Shocking figures show more than 1.2 million people in the UK are estimated to have an eating disorder, and hospital admissions for those severely affected have risen by more than a third in recent years. Meanwhile, Britain’s leading eating disorder charity, Beat, has reported an 80 per cent surge in calls to its helpline since […]

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 […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints


An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused by […]

How safe is it to take Roaccutane?


In December 2003, 22-year-old Jon Medland, from Devon, grew irritated by a collection of angry, red pimples decorating his shoulder blades. Topical creams, prescribed by his dermatologist, added to the annoyance, staining his towels and bed sheets. Worse still, they didn’t work. Eventually, Jon decided to opt for a stronger treatment and asked for a prescription […]

New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury — ScienceDaily


Spinal cord nerve cells branching through the body resemble trees with limbs fanning out in every direction. But this image can also be used to tell the story of how these neurons, their jobs becoming more specialized over time, arose through developmental and evolutionary history. Salk researchers have, for the first time, traced the development […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The cutting-edge medicine that has helped save hero soldiers like Ben Parkinson 


Reading Ben Parkinson’s extraordinary story, the first part of which is serialised in today’s Mail, stirred up some powerful memories. Ten years ago I spent time in Afghanistan making a documentary about medicine on the frontline, about the courage of soldiers such as Ben as well as new developments in trauma medicine. The survival rate […]

Artificial intelligence model predicts which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus — ScienceDaily


With an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at Aalto University and University of Helsinki, researchers can now link immune cells to their targets and, for example, uncouple which white blood cells recognize SARS-CoV-2. The developed tool has broad applications in understanding the function of the immune system in infections, autoimmune disorders, and cancer. […]

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


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 of […]

Covid England: Fewer than 900 people now fall ill from infection every day


Fewer than 900 people in England are now developing Covid each day, according to a symptom-tracking app, the lowest level ever and below estimates for August when there were next to no restrictions. The Covid Symptom Study this week claims only 870 people suffered a symptomatic infection with the virus every day last week, based on […]

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 […]

Science and need — not wealth or nationality — should guide vaccine allocation and prioritization, say experts — ScienceDaily


Ensuring COVID-19 vaccine access for refugee and displaced populations, and addressing health inequities, is vital for an effective pandemic response. Yet, vaccine allocation and distribution has been neither equitable nor inclusive, despite that global leaders have stressed this as a critical aspect to globally overcoming the pandemic, according to a paper published by Columbia University […]

Disrupted sleep is linked to increased risk of early death, particularly in women — ScienceDaily


For the first time, a study has shown a clear link between the frequency and duration of unconscious wakefulness during night-time sleep and an increased risk of dying from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, and death from any cause, particularly in women. The study of 8001 men and women, which is published today […]

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 […]

Updated advice for safe COVID-19 vaccination in people with high-risk allergy histories — ScienceDaily


At the end of 2020, experts led by allergists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) examined all information related to possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations. Now the team has published updated insights based on their experience overseeing more than 65,000 employees who have become fully vaccinated since that time. The group’s latest findings are published […]

A 3D structure reveals how a unique molecular switch in our brain causes us to feel full — and may help develop improved anti-obesity drugs — ScienceDaily


Being constantly hungry, no matter how much you eat — that’s the daily struggle of people with genetic defects in the brain’s appetite controls, and it often ends in severe obesity. In a study published in Science on April 15, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, together with colleagues from the Queen Mary University […]

Author of study cited by J&J says she did NOT find clots linked to Pfizer, Moderna


Johnson & Johnson defended its COVID-19 vaccine amid worries it may cause blood clots by saying that clots have been reported with all three shots authorized in the U.S., citing a study published in February.  But that study did not find blood clots related to the other two vaccines, made by Pfizer and Moderna.  And […]

Author HORATIO CLARE describes the truth of being sectioned


Those whom the Gods would destroy, the old saying goes, they first make mad. But it wasn’t the Gods who drove me to madness and destruction. It was me, writes Horatio Clare Those whom the Gods would destroy, the old saying goes, they first make mad. But it wasn’t the Gods who drove me to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Britain records just FOUR Covid deaths in lowest daily toll since September


Britain today announced four coronavirus deaths in the lowest daily count since September 7 — when just three victims were added to the official toll. Department of Health figures showed there were also 2,963 new infections in the past 24 hours, down 17 per cent on last week’s figure of 3,568.  Today’s Covid deaths are the lowest […]

Intellectual disability is rarely inherited — risk for younger siblings is low — ScienceDaily


The prevalence of intellectual disabilities, which means difficulties with learning and understanding new things, is roughly 1-2% in the population. People with a severe intellectual disability need help from others in daily activities throughout their lives. Such disabilities can be caused by genetic changes or external factors. According to estimates, roughly 2,500 genes underlie intellectual […]

How to gain a sense of well-being, free and online — ScienceDaily


In 2018, when Professor Laurie Santos introduced her course “Psychology and the Good Life,” a class on the science of happiness, it became the most popular in the history of Yale, attracting more than 1,200 undergraduate enrollees that first semester. An online course based on those teachings became a global phenomenon. By latest count, 3.38 […]

An evolutionary history of compromises — ScienceDaily


Evolutionary anthropologists from the University of Vienna and colleagues now present evidence for a different explanation, published in PNAS. A larger bony pelvic canal is disadvantageous for the pelvic floor’s ability to support the fetus and the inner organs and predisposes one to incontinence. The human pelvis is simultaneously subject to obstetric selection, favoring a […]

Genetic predisposition to schizophrenia may increase risk of psychosis from cannabis use — ScienceDaily


It has been long been known that cannabis users develop psychosis more often than non-users, but what is still not fully clear is whether cannabis actually causes psychosis and, if so, who is most at risk. A new study published in Translational Psychiatry by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and […]

One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution — ScienceDaily


A number of SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, research has identified. It is thought that variants of concern — including B.1.1.7, a variant first identified in Kent — were a result of long-term infection in people with a weakened immune system. Persistent infections in immunocompromised people could cause the virus to mutate more […]

Less than 0.01% of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have gone on to contract the disease


A small number of Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 later contracted the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These-so-called ‘breakthrough cases’ occur when people test positive for the virus at least 14 days after receiving their final dose of the vaccine, and which officials say is not […]

Covid-19 UK: More than 30% of black over-60s in England have yet to get their coronavirus vaccine


More than 30 per cent of black over-60s have still not had their first Covid vaccine despite No10’s PR blitz to encourage uptake among BAME people, data has shown. The proportion of black people who have not had a jab is nearly seven times higher than it is for white over-60s and higher than all […]

Surpassed only by advanced age and organ transplant as a risk factor, large study shows — ScienceDaily


Physical inactivity is linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and a heightened risk of dying from the disease, finds a large US study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive during the 2 years preceding the pandemic were more likely to be admitted to hospital, to […]

From Denisovans to the human immune response — ScienceDaily


Describing the genetic diversity of human populations is essential to improve our understanding of human diseases and their geographical distribution. However, the vast majority of genetic studies have been focused on populations of European ancestry, which represent only 16% of the global population. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, Collège de France, and CNRS have looked […]

Coronavirus: One in 10 positive lateral flow tests in England turn out wrong when people retest


At least one in 10 positive results given by rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests were wrong in March, Public Health England has admitted. Since self-testing kits were put into mass use when schools in England reopened last month, 3,248 positive results have been found to be false by follow-up swab tests.  The controversial kits, which have […]

Potential mechanistic link shown between Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s disease — ScienceDaily


Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S. living with some form of chronic impairment after suffering a TBI. Even in a mild form, TBI can lead to lifelong nerve cell deterioration associated with a wide array of neuropsychiatric […]

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits — ScienceDaily


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 to […]

Experts are worried that using the Body Mass Index is not a fat lot of good 


During a year of grim statistics, it was one of the grimmest. Launching its £10 million anti-obesity strategy last summer, Public Health England (PHE) warned that being severely obese could increase the chance of death in those who caught Covid-19 by up to 90 per cent. Shedding excess pounds, PHE advised, was one of most […]

Using genetics, researchers identify potential drugs for early treatment of COVID-19 — ScienceDaily


A new study using human genetics suggests researchers should prioritize clinical trials of drugs that target two proteins to manage COVID-19 in its early stages. The findings appeared online in the journal Nature Medicine in March 2021. Based on their analyses, the researchers are calling for prioritizing clinical trials of drugs targeting the proteins IFNAR2 […]

US health officials monitor 27 people for Ebola amid fears they contracted it in West Africa


Four people in Oregon and 23 in Washington are being monitored for the Ebola virus after returning to the US from West Africa, the Oregon Health Authority said on Thursday. The individuals had returned from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where small outbreaks of Ebola have been recorded.  The state health authority said […]

Adults with gum disease are TWICE as likely to have high blood pressure, study warns


Adults who suffer from gum disease are TWICE as likely to have high blood pressure, study warns Researchers at UCL looked at the link between gum disease and blood pressure  Found people with periodontitis are 2.3 times more likely to have hypertension  In study, 14% of people with periodontitis had a medically high blood pressure This […]

Scadal as Lighthouse Covid lab in Milton Keynes ‘processed hundreds of contaminated samples’


A Covid testing lab at the heart of the UK’s swabbing scheme processed potentially hundreds of contaminated samples every day, an undercover probe has claimed. A BBC Panorama investigation found a number of safety breaches and failings at the Lighthouse Lab in Milton Keynes during the second wave.  Lab workers had rushed vital checks, discarded […]

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


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 be […]

European suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine WILL cause Covid deaths, experts warn


Europe’s medical watchdog today slapped down Germany for suspending AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab after a small number of vaccinated people developed deadly brain clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there was ‘no evidence’ to support Berlin halting the jab for people under 60, adding that the benefits of protecting against Covid outweigh the risk of […]

EU approaches India for 10m doses of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine as Delhi blocks UK jabs shipment


The European Union has approached India in a bid to buy 10million doses of the AstraZeneca jab from its Serum Institute, as the bloc desperately scrambles to procure more vaccine supplies.  Britain has already blamed India’s export ban for delaying the shipment of five million doses to the UK and restricting the country’s vaccine drive […]

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


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 Johnson […]

Iraqi baby is first boy ever to be born with THREE penises, doctors claim


Iraqi baby is first boy ever to be born with THREE penises, doctors claim A boy from Duhok in Iraq had to have surgery to remove two extra penises He was born with a 2cm penis on the base of his phallus and another 1cm one  Supernumerary penises occur in between one in five and […]

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 […]

HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes 


HEALTH NOTES: Gene tests identify risks associated with ‘silent’ strokes By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:01 EDT, 3 April 2021 | Updated: 17:19 EDT, 3 April 2021 Gene tests could one day be used to spot patients at risk of ‘silent’ strokes that cause dementia, scientists believe. Researchers studied genetic samples of thousands of people […]

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 […]

Why are GPs still refusing to see patients face-to-face


Pinned to the entrance of a GP surgery on a leafy residential road in suburban Sidcup, Kent is a handwritten note, attached to the inside glass. ‘Please do not punch or kick this door.’ That a message such as this is necessary is truly shocking, but it speaks volumes about the increasingly fractured relationship between […]

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


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 Johnson […]

Health minister defends use of controversial lateral flow tests in No10’s new twice-a-week plan


Experts today lined up to attack Number 10 for a bold new plan to screen the entire nation for coronavirus twice a week using lateral flow tests. Critics of the controversial kits – which offer results in half an hour – called the scheme ‘beyond reckless’, a ‘public health disaster’ and a ‘scandalous’ waste of […]

Lactation and visceral, pericardial fat — ScienceDaily


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 health […]

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 […]

Under-40s could be asked to take an alternative Covid vaccine over AstraZeneca blood clots fears


AstraZeneca‘s Covid vaccine may also be restricted for under-40s when Britain’s immunisation drive moves down to younger age groups, it was claimed today.  Medical watchdogs will assess data on the jab’s links to extremely rare blood clots in ‘scrupulous detail’ in order to paint a clearer picture on the exact risk-benefit ratio. They have already […]

Why 2020 was the year of marvellous medicine


A year ago, the world was in the grip of a deadly and, seemingly, unstoppable virus and the UK went into its first lockdown.  Since then, vaccines and life-saving drugs to counter Covid have been the focus of international attention.  But the past year has also seen major developments in treatments for cancer, diabetes, multiple […]

Ancient genomes shed new light on the earliest Europeans and their relationships with Neanderthals — ScienceDaily


An international research team has sequenced the genomes of the oldest securely dated modern humans in Europe who lived around 45,000 years ago in Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria. By comparing their genomes to the genomes of people who lived later in Europe and in Asia the researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology […]

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


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 generally. […]

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


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 Johnson […]

Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies — ScienceDaily


The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously thought, thanks to an unexpected source: the gar fish. Michigan State University’s Ingo Braasch has helped an international research team show that this connection scheme was already present in ancient fish […]

Black women are up to four times more likely to die of COVID-19 compared to white men


Two new studies have revealed the impact the coronavirus pandemic had on death rates in certain U.S. communities and during its early days. In one study, researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that black women died of COVID-19 at far higher rates in Georgia and Michigan than white men did. Another […]

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 […]

NASA spacewalk: Watch astronauts Kate Rubins, Victor Glover outside the space station


The spacewalk will assist with a continuation of upgrades for the space station orbiting Earth. The activity is expected to last about six-and-a-half hours, and you can watch it live on NASA’s website and the NASA TV channel. Both NASA crew members are veteran spacewalkers at this point. Glover has already conducted two spacewalks since […]

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 […]

Characters from movie ‘Frozen’ could serve as hurricane names this season


And, yes, those famous Disney characters from “Frozen” could really serve as inspiration for hurricane names this year. Three of them — Ana, Elsa, Olaf — are on the list of official names in the Atlantic and east Pacific basins, in what could be another active hurricane season. Though it’s too early to know definitively, […]

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 […]

New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment


The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. […]

Emmanuel Acho will host ‘The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Special,’ replacing Chris Harrison


Acho, the host of the YouTube series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man,” announced on Saturday he would host the one-hour special for the 25th season. “I’ve accepted the Rose & am honored to be hosting the @bachelorabc After the Final Rose this year,” Acho tweeted. “It’s been a pivotal season & this episode will […]

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 […]

CPAC 2021 speeches: 2024 GOP prospects seek their own breakout moments at Trump-dominated conference


Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year’s CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump’s campaigns and his presidency.  Speakers embraced Trump’s lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built this […]

Ben Sasse blasts party for ‘weird worship of one dude’ after Nebraska GOP rebukes him for impeachment vote


The Nebraska GOP’s state central committee formally expressed its disappointment but stopped short of a formal censure, though the resolution said Sasse “stands rebuked” by the Nebraska GOP. The senator, who was reelected last fall with 63% of the vote, dismissed the decision in a statement on Saturday, saying, “Most Nebraskans don’t think politics should […]

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


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 at […]

Highways that destroyed Black neighborhoods are crumbling. Some want to undo that legacy


Camara says her parents moved when she was a baby to another Shreveport neighborhood, Allendale, where she still lives. But now her current home is at risk of being bulldozed so that a second highway, Interstate 49, can connect directly through the city. The Shreveport leaders who want to trade Camara’s home for a highway […]

Black people in history: Little-known figures to know


Long before Venus and Serena Williams, another tall, young Black woman shook up the staid world of tennis with her powerful serve and brilliant play. She was Althea Gibson, and tennis had long been a segregated sport when her skill and strength broke the color barrier in the 1950s. Gibson’s path to tennis stardom was […]

A Golden Globes production veteran explains how to put together a show during a pandemic


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 78th Golden Globes will be unlike any other in its history. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and presenters will preside over the festivities from two on-site locations in New York and Los Angeles and nominees will attend remotely. That has meant triple the coordination for Trueblood, a veteran […]

Fight for transgender right has key week on Capitol Hill


It’s unclear if the Equality Act has any path in the Senate. But that uncertainty doesn’t diminish the bill’s significance. The Equality Act would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act and prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and other services as well as in access to public accommodations. Crucially, […]

CDC announces travel restrictions for countries hit by Ebola


Next week, the US government will start directing travelers from Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo to six US airports, according to the CDC. Airlines will collect information from all passengers boarding flights to the US who were in either country within the previous 21 days, and share the data with the CDC and […]

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 […]

15 years ago a woman found a family portrait in a used book. Now, she’s returning it


Victoria Johnson came across the decades-old photo 15 years ago in a book she bought at a used book store. “I found this picture in whatever book it was and I was just so mesmerized by it,” Johnson told CNN. “I just wanted to know who this family was.” The lost photo depicted a Black […]

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


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, including […]

The most iconic Paris Fashion Week moments of all time


Written by Leah Dolan, CNN Star-studded front rows, outlandish set designs and the world’s culture capital waiting just beyond the runway — Paris Fashion Week has always been a theatrical celebration of fashion’s very best. The city’s reputation for craft and haute couture means that at every show artistry is expected and flamboyance is a […]

AT&T selling a stake in DirecTV ends an infamous saga


The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T (T) bought DirecTV just as cord-cutting became the norm. Although the marriage is less than six years old, AT&T (CNN’s parent company) has been trying to unload DirecTV, or at least a portion of it, for quite some time. The “nonsensical” merger will go down in […]

Andrew Cuomo denies former aide’s sexual harassment allegations


Lindsey Boylan alleged that in 2018, the Democratic governor kissed her on the lips following a one-on-one briefing in his New York City office. “As I got up to leave and walk toward an open door, he stepped in front of me and kissed me on the lips,” Boylan wrote, describing the encounter. “I was […]

Hyundai’s recall of 82,000 electric cars is one of the most expensive in history


The recall will cost Hyundai 1 trillion Korean won, or $900 million. On a per-vehicle basis, the average cost is $11,000 — an astronomically high number for a recall. Replacing an entire battery is an extreme measure, requiring a similar amount of work and expense as replacing an entire engine of a traditional internal combustion-powered […]

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 […]

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


“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 operating […]

New Mars image from rover landing site shows the red planet in high definition


The rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument, a pair of zoomable color cameras, returned 142 images of its landing site on February 21. The teams at NASA stitched them together to create the instrument’s first 360-degree panorama. This is the first high-definition look at Jezero Crater, the site of a 3.9 billion-year-old dry lake bed where the rover […]

Close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene among those in Capitol mob


In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative livestreamer, activist and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by “Antifa.” “We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. […]

Fry’s Electronics suddenly went out of business


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 a […]

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


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 is […]