Health

Steve October 21, 2021

By Owain ClarkeBBC Wales health correspondent Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Almost two-thirds of Welsh NHS staff surveyed said they felt tired or exhausted The NHS in Wales has recorded its worst performance figures ever amid growing concerns on staff pressures ahead of a difficult winter. Nearly 250,000 people have been waiting more than nine […]

Steve October 21, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to throw out onions they are unsure of where they were imported from. Photo courtesy of CDC/Twitter Oct. 21 (UPI) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to “throw away any unlabeled unions” as officials investigate an outbreak of […]

Steve October 21, 2021

The coronavirus that caused the pandemic can keep evolving as long as people are still getting infected, but that doesn’t mean new variants will emerge as regularly or that they’ll be more dangerous By CHRISTINA LARSON AP Science Writer October 21, 2021, 5:05 AM • 3 min read WASHINGTON — Can new variants of the […]

Steve October 21, 2021

India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, passing a milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled its first crushing surge this year By KRUTIKA PATHI Associated Press October 21, 2021, 7:33 AM • 4 min read NEW DELHI — India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, officials […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found in amber, which is formed from resin exuded from tree bark, are land-dwelling animals, mainly insects. But on very rare occasions scientists discover amber housing an aquatic organism. In a study published October […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Throughout Earth’s oceans runs a conveyor belt of water. Its churning is powered by differences in the water’s temperature and saltiness, and weather patterns around the world are regulated by its activity. A pair of researchers studied the Atlantic portion of this worldwide conveyor belt called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, and found […]

Steve October 20, 2021

The World Health Organization says there has been a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week ByThe Associated Press October 21, 2021, 1:30 AM • 3 min read LONDON — The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in […]

Steve October 20, 2021

U.S. regulators are extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press October 21, 2021, 1:03 AM • 5 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Wednesday signed off on extending COVID-19 boosters to Americans who got the Moderna or Johnson & […]

Steve October 20, 2021

California’s popular In-N-Out hamburger chain is in trouble with yet another San Francisco Bay Area county over vaccine verifications ByThe Associated Press October 20, 2021, 11:11 PM • 2 min read SAN FRANCISCO — California’s popular In-N-Out hamburger chain is in trouble with yet another San Francisco Bay Area county over its failure to verify […]

Steve October 20, 2021

The ability to edit the genome by altering the DNA sequence inside a living cell is powerful for research and holds enormous promise for the treatment of diseases. However, existing genome editing technologies frequently result in unwanted mutations or can fail to introduce any changes at all. These problems have kept the field from reaching […]

Steve October 20, 2021

Columbus was not the first European to reach the Americas. The Vikings got there centuries beforehand, although exactly when has remained unclear. Here, an international team of scientists show that Europeans were already active in the Americas in 1021 AD. The Vikings sailed great distances in their iconic longships. To the west, they established settlements […]

Steve October 20, 2021

A neurologist who already faces rape charges in New York and New Jersey has been arrested on federal charges alleging he sexually abused pain management patients for the last 15 years By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press October 20, 2021, 7:36 PM • 3 min read NEW YORK — A neurologist who already faces state rape […]