Health

Steve August 3, 2021

President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another showed up that’s much more contagious By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press August 4, 2021, 5:47 AM • 6 min read WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s administration drew up a strategy to contain one coronavirus strain, then another […]

Steve August 3, 2021

A federal judge has ordered Texas to not allow state troopers to stop vehicles carrying migrants on the grounds that they may spread COVID-19 By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press August 4, 2021, 1:49 AM • 4 min read AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge Tuesday blocked Texas from allowing state troopers to stop vehicles […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Shortly after it formed, the Moon was covered in a global ocean of molten rock (magma). As the magma ocean cooled and solidified, dense minerals sank to form the mantle layer, while less-dense minerals floated to form the surface crust. Later intense bombardment by massive asteroids and comets punched through the crust, blasting out pieces […]

Steve August 3, 2021

A team of researchers headquartered at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has recently discovered that fear plays an important, unrecognized role in the underdevelopment, and increased vulnerability, of backyard songbirds. Scientists have long known that urban songbirds face a host of increased challenges, from habitat loss to altered food sources and a larger population of […]

Steve August 3, 2021

By Alex KleidermanBBC News UK experts are set to recommend all 16 and 17-year-olds should be offered a Covid vaccination, the BBC understands. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation stopped short of making the move last month, saying it was still assessing the benefits and risks. About 1.4 million teenagers will be included in […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Children are less likely to experience persistent symptoms of COVID-19 than adults, according to a new study. File photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Aug. 3 (UPI) — Long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19 are rare in children, a study published Tuesday by the Lancet Child and Adolescent Health found. Of the more than 1,700 children […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his stadium tour in light of the rising number of coronavirus cases across the country ByThe Associated Press August 3, 2021, 10:34 PM • 11 min read NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country music star Garth Brooks says he is reassessing whether to continue his […]

Steve August 3, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new moratorium on evictions that would last until Oct. 3 By JOSH BOAK, LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press August 4, 2021, 4:54 AM • 5 min read WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new eviction moratorium that would […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Similar surgery and post-surgical care for cancer costs more at National Cancer Institute cancer centers than at community hospitals, new research shows. Photo by Sasint/Pixabay Aug. 3 (UPI) — Choosing a leading research institution for cancer care comes with a cost, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open. Cancer patients opting to […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Tennessee is being sued over a law that puts public schools and their districts at risk of legal consequences if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press August 3, 2021, 5:57 PM • 4 min read NASHVILLE, […]

Steve August 3, 2021

New York is the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor diners and gymgoers By MIKE CATALINI and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press August 3, 2021, 6:02 PM • 4 min read New York on Tuesday became the nation’s first big city to announce it will require proof […]

Steve August 3, 2021

In 1842, Charles Darwin described the Belize Barrier Reef as “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies.” Fast forward to 2021, only about 17 percent of live coral cover remains on fore-reefs in Belize. Overfishing, resulting in reduced grazing of algae, has long been blamed for adversely impacting this globally significant ecosystem along the […]

Steve August 3, 2021

University of Adelaide scientists have developed a new simple, inexpensive and fast method to analyse sulfur isotopes, which can be used to help investigate chemical changes in environments such as oceans, and freshwater rivers and lakes. Published in Talanta, the research opens up potential for new environmental applications of the method, such as tracing the […]

Steve August 3, 2021

Rapid tapering of opioid pain medications poses significant risks to those using them, a new study has found. Photo by LizM/Pixabay Aug. 3 (UPI) — Rapidly tapering patients off highly addictive opioid pain medications after long-term use at stable doses places them at increased risk for overdoses and mental health “crises,” a study published Tuesday […]