Health

Steve January 20, 2022

A new study has found that peanut immunotherapy can help many children with allergies to the nuts. Photo by Saramukitza/Pixabay Jan. 20 (UPI) — Most young children with peanut allergies treated with peanut immunotherapy achieved desensitization within 2 1/2 years, a study published Thursday by the Lancet found. More than seven in 10 children age […]

Steve January 20, 2022

A federal appeals court has found that two California counties violated the Constitution’s right to bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic By DON THOMPSON Associated Press January 20, 2022, 11:43 PM • 3 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two California counties violated […]

Steve January 20, 2022

A new study finds that young children might be able to overcome their peanut allergies if treated early enough By CANDICE CHOI Associated Press January 20, 2022, 11:38 PM • 4 min read NEW YORK — Young children might be able to overcome their peanut allergies if treated at an early enough age, according to […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Image source, Getty Images England is to remove its “Plan B” Covid restrictions over the next week. Rules are also being eased in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. What are the Covid rules in England? From Thursday 27 January: Covid passes will no longer be compulsory to gain entry to venues and events face masks […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Austria’s parliament has voted to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. 1, the first of its kind in Europe By EMILY SCHULTHEIS and GEIR MOULSON Associated Press January 20, 2022, 6:56 PM • 4 min read VIENNA — Austria’s parliament voted Thursday to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults from Feb. […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Oregon State University researchers have described a new legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within an amber mine in the mountains of the Dominican Republic. OSU’s George Poinar Jr. and Kenton Chambers placed the 20- to 30-million-year-old flowers in a novel genus and species, Salpinganthium hispaniolanum, in the […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Before consuming a meal, many people with diabetes need to inject themselves with insulin. This is a time-consuming process that often requires estimating the carbohydrate content of the meal, drawing blood to measure blood glucose levels, and then calculating and delivering the correct insulin dose. Those steps, which typically must be repeated for every meal, […]

Steve January 20, 2022

The attorney for the St. Louis Police Officers Association says a domestic assault suspect was freed from jail after testing positive for COVID-19, despite being deemed dangerous enough that prosecutors wanted him held without a chance of bail ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 4:48 PM • 2 min read ST. LOUIS — A domestic […]

Steve January 20, 2022

“Superbugs” have joined the ranks of the world’s leading infectious disease killers By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer January 20, 2022, 4:41 PM • 3 min read NEW YORK — Antibiotic-resistant germs caused more than 1.2 million deaths globally in one year, according to new research that suggests that these “superbugs” have joined the ranks […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Common air pollutants from both urban and rural environments may be reducing the pollinating abilities of insects by preventing them from sniffing out the crops and wildflowers that depend on them, new research has shown. Scientists from the University of Reading, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, and the University of Birmingham found that […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Surgeons at the University of Alabama-Birmingham say they have successfully transplanted kidneys from pigs into a brain-dead human. Photo by Sasint/Pixabay Jan. 20 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham have successfully transplanted two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a human who was brain dead, they said in an article published Thursday […]

Steve January 20, 2022

A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives has accused the government of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press January 20, 2022, 12:35 PM • 3 min read LONDON — A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives accused the government on Thursday of blackmailing opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the […]