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1st COVID-19 case in US reported a year ago

One year ago today (Jan. 20), officials identified the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. Since then, the country has tallied more than 24.2 million cases and more than 400,000 people have died of the virus. The first known U.S. case involved a 35-year-old man who had traveled to Wuhan, China to visit family

US panel to assess Moderna vaccine as Europe vows shots before year end

American experts were set to discuss Thursday if Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should be authorized, as European nations vowed to get their coronavirus inoculation campaigns rolling before the end of the year. Surges in infections have prompted tighter restrictions in several European countries, while the United States—the worst-hit nation in the world—set a double record, with

Sia Reveals Why She Adopted Two Teenage Boys Last Year

For someone whose crippling stage fright necessitates a face-covering wig, Sia sure knows how to grab our attention. Just before dropping a brand-new single today, the “Chandelier” singer revealed that she is a real-life hero and adopted two teenage boys last year. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” she said on Tuesday in an

And the Most Hated Halloween Candy This Year Is…

“Dear Candy Corn, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You’re scum between my toes! Love, America.” This is how I imagine America’s hate letter to candy corn would read, and after seeing CandyStore.com’s recently published list of the worst Halloween candies, it’s probably dead-on. According to the site, candy corn is the

US measles cases still climbing, topping 800 for year

U.S. health officials say this year’s count of measles cases has surpassed 800, a growing tally that is already the nation’s highest in 25 years. A total of 839 cases were reported as of last week. That’s the most since 1994, when 963 were reported for the entire year. The Centers for Disease Control and

Toddler dies of lung cancer which doctors dismissed as asthma

Grieving mother whose two-year-old daughter died of a rare lung cancer claims she was ‘fobbed off’ by SIX doctors who dismissed her daughter’s cough as asthma Megan Clarkson became unable to keep food down in November 2016 No doctors recommended she have an X-ray despite her fast breathing rate Scan finally revealed she had the cancer

Does the time of year really impact your mood?

When daylight saving time ends in late fall, it is common to start experiencing an onset of mild depressive feelings and tendencies, often coined as “winter blues.” Energy levels seem to decrease with the temperature drop, people tend to feel more tired and sluggish, and there is an element of dread that occurs when one’s