California will begin setting aside 40% of all vaccine doses for the state’s most vulnerable neighborhoods in an effort to inoculate people most at risk from the coronavirus and get the state’s economy open more quickly. Two officials in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration shared details Wednesday on condition of anonymity. The doses will be spread
Keeping her dad in check! Tom Brady’s 8-year-old daughter, Vivian, hilariously took issue with the Super Bowl winner throwing his team’s trophy last month. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s Family Album: Pics “I don’t remember that quite as well,” the NFL player, 43, told James Corden on Tuesday, March 2, of celebrating the Tampa Bay
Researchers from the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have demonstrated how one combination of therapies may be beneficial for patients with mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders. This preclinical research paves the way to develop more tailored treatment options for patients with inherited mitochondrial disease and acquired energy disorders. The findings emphasize
You’ve gone through the appointment rigmarole to get signed up for a COVID vaccine, got your first shot, waited the required three to four week period for your second. But when that booster dose comes, be warned that you might be experiencing symptoms a few hours later. Emily Miller, an ICU nurse at OhioHealth Riverside,
Viral video advises washing fruit and vegetables with soap: Here’s why that’s a bad idea A private family doctor from Michigan released a video advising people to wash their produce with soap and water. Here is why this is not recommended and proper precautions that you can take instead. How many servings of fruits and
Close to two out of three Russians believe that the coronavirus is a man-made biological weapon and less than a third are willing to get vaccinated, a poll said Monday. Observers say the findings reflect a distrust towards authorities fuelled by the lack of transparency during the pandemic and deteriorating relations with the West. According
Despite how much everyone loves to hate it, more people online date than you may think. That’s right, according to the Pew Research Center, three in 10 adults in the United States report having used a dating site or app at some point in their lives. Of course, usage varies significantly by age and sexual orientation,
New data from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by four-fold the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections. This implies that the vaccine could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus from people who are asymptomatic, as well as protecting others from getting ill.
Maybe this isn’t a surprise to you, but apples are one of the best fruits you can eat. They’re high in fiber, have about 100 calories per fruit, and are easy to eat on the go. Plus, they are super versatile, so you can eat them on their own, fresh or dried, or mixed with
According to a recent study, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time improve glucose metabolism and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults. Based on the results, it is important to encourage older adults to avoid sedentary time and increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity to improve their glucose metabolism. The study is part
For all the pomp surrounding fast food “plant-based” burgers and breakfast sandwiches, you might not think that McDonald’s next move would be to release not one, but three, new chicken sandwiches. Yet they’ve done so today, and, to say the least, McDonald’s is HYPED. They’ve been working on their new creation for “years,” according to
In search of a COVID-19 vaccine for her dad, Amber Dow was hitting one dead end after another. Retail pharmacy websites declared “appointments unavailable.” Slots at local medical centers kept disappearing before she could type in any information. Then she received a private Facebook message from a stranger: Go to the Jewel-Osco website right now.
The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing tears to well in her eyes and roll down her cheeks. The patient, Gabriella Forgione, wasn’t complaining.
The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 Monday, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined. The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or
Just as a small airport would have challenges handling massive plane traffic, people with psychosis may experience communication difficulties because non-language parts of the brain are trying to manage communications tasks, new research from Western and Lawson Health Research Institute shows. Difficulties with communication—the ability to use language and to comprehend what others are saying—are
My mum only had a runny nose that Sunday. She’d been at work, but as some of her colleagues had caught Covid-19 I told her she had to get a test. She and my dad went to the local test centre, and hers came back positive the next day. I told her to lay in bed
Scientists don’t know exactly what percentage of the population will need to get a COVID vaccine to achieve herd immunity. Some diseases, such as whooping cough, need very high rates of vaccination between 90-95%. The rise of new, more infectious coronavirus variants might mean even more people may need to be vaccinated against COVID than
Out with the old, in with the new. That pretty much sums up New Year’s resolutions. Why exactly do humans make plans to dissociate away from their old selves during momentous occasions? Indeed, it is a subject of interest considering the periodical nature in which it happens. It all comes down to how the human
Britain on Monday began mandatory hotel quarantine for arrivals from high-risk countries as New Zealand identified its first cases of the UK strain from the outbreak that forced its largest city into lockdown. Peru’s foreign minister meanwhile became the latest senior figure to resign in a growing scandal over top officials jumping the queue for
Although McDonald’s as we currently know it is pretty darn amazing (ever heard of Spicy Chicken McNuggets???), there are still a few discontinued menu items we’ve been missing. We’re talking Snack Wraps, Salad Shakers (just me?), and most importantly, ORANGE HI-C. And though we can’t get some of them back, we just got the news