Health

Steve January 12, 2022

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice continues to experience moderate symptoms of COVID-19 a day after he tested positive for the virus By JOHN RABY Associated Press January 13, 2022, 12:24 AM • 3 min read CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice continued to experience moderate symptoms of COVID-19 on Wednesday, a day after […]

Steve January 12, 2022

The effectiveness of face masks has been a hotly debated topic since the emergence of COVID-19. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida offers more evidence that they work. In a study appearing today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, the researchers found that face masks reduce the distance airborne […]

Steve January 12, 2022

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany. The findings, published January 12 in the journal Nature, radically change our understanding of evolution and could one day help researchers breed […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Democrats are speaking out against school closures even as the omicron variant of COVID-19 puts additional pressures on public schools By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press January 12, 2022, 8:54 PM • 7 min read When Chicago teachers voted to work remotely last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation’s third-largest […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows weary of pandemic-related restrictions By MEG KINNARD Associated Press January 12, 2022, 8:23 PM • 4 min read Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Deep, uninterrupted sleep may boost memory, according to a new study. Photo by StockSnap/Pixabay Jan. 12 (UPI) — Better recall of people’s names and faces may be a matter of improved sleep, a study published Wednesday by the journal NPJ: Science of Learning found. Study participants’ name recall was enhanced when memories of newly learned […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Death from a heart attack, cardiac arrest or stroke during sex is rare in younger adults, according to a new study. File photo by ronstik/Shutterstock Jan. 12 (UPI) — Younger adults with a history of heart disease and other heart-related ailments can enjoy sex, safely, provided they take precautions, a study published Wednesday by JAMA […]

Steve January 12, 2022

1/5 A new study suggests that older adults may have long-lasting declines in mobility after COVID-19 infection. File photo by Debbie Hill/UPI | License Photo Jan. 12 (UPI) — Many adults age 50 years and older sickened with COVID-19 experience declines in mobility and the ability to perform day-to-day physical activities up to eight months […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Spain’s medical community has scored a victory after a court ordered that a regional government compensate doctors with up to 49,000 euros ($56,000) for having to work without personal protection suits during the devastating early months of the pandemic By JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press January 12, 2022, 4:46 PM • 3 min read BARCELONA, Spain […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Chicago students have returned to classrooms after the nation’s third-largest school district canceled five days of classes amid a standoff with the teachers union over COVID-19 safety protocols ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2022, 4:33 PM • 2 min read CHICAGO — Chicago students returned to classrooms Wednesday after the nation’s third-largest school district canceled […]

Steve January 12, 2022

When an individual suffers from cancer, the process of programmed cell death called apoptosis does not occur normally, permitting abnormal cells to thrive. In a new study, Clay Clark, chair and professor of biology at The University of Texas at Arlington, explores the ancestry of a class of enzymes responsible for killing cells. These enzymes, […]

Steve January 12, 2022

No one likes when their favorite clothes develop holes or unravel after many laundry cycles. But what happens to the fragments of fabric and stitching that come off? Although it’s known that washing clothes releases microfibers into wastewater, it’s unclear how drying impacts the environment. Now, a pilot study in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology […]

Steve January 12, 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologized for attending a garden party during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press January 12, 2022, 12:42 PM • 5 min read LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown in 2020, but brushed aside opposition demands that he […]

Steve January 12, 2022

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologizes for attending garden party during coronavirus lockdown ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2022, 12:05 PM • 1 min read LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologizes for attending garden party during coronavirus lockdown. Top Stories COVID-19 live updates: West Virginia’s governor says he feels ‘extremely unwell’ 8 minutes […]