Health

Steve October 19, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block a vaccine requirement for Maine health care workers By DAVID SHARP Associated Press October 19, 2021, 10:57 PM • 2 min read PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Tuesday to block a vaccine requirement imposed on Maine health care workers, the latest defeat for opponents […]

Steve October 19, 2021

The Department of Homeland Security says Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19 ByThe Associated Press October 19, 2021, 10:34 PM • 2 min read WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive Tuesday for COVID-19 and is isolating at home, the agency said. The secretary has been fully vaccinated and is experiencing […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Facing a surge of seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the head of an intensive care unit at a Moscow hospital says the situation could easily have been avoided if more Russians were vaccinated By KOSTYA MANENKOV and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press October 19, 2021, 7:21 PM • 7 min read MOSCOW — Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t […]

Steve October 19, 2021

For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy with covered benefits the same, no matter if you’re rich, poor, or in-between By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press October 19, 2021, 7:02 PM • 4 min read WASHINGTON — For more than 55 years, Medicare has followed a simple policy: covered benefits are the […]

Steve October 19, 2021

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a unique look into changes in sea ice and currents over the last half millennium. By dating and tracing pieces of driftwood on beaches in Svalbard, Norway’s archipelago in the Arctic Circle, […]

Steve October 19, 2021

A spinal cord injury damages the lines of communication between the body and brain, impeding the signals that drive movement and sensation. Injured motor and sensory neurons in the central nervous system — the brain and spinal cord — have limited ability to heal, so people who survive such injuries can be left with chronic […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes are more likely to return to traditional cigarettes than those who quit tobacco completely, a new study has found. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo Oct. 19 (UPI) — Cigarette smokers who switch to vaping are less likely to successfully quit traditional cigarettes and more likely to continue […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Many scientists are pressing the British government to reimpose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates that are Europe’s highest rise still further By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press October 19, 2021, 3:36 PM • 5 min read LONDON — Life has returned to normal for millions in Britain since coronavirus restrictions […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster shots this week in an effort to provide flexibility for those seeking to maintain protection against the coronavirus By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press October 19, 2021, 3:36 PM • 2 min read WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Russia has registered another daily record of coronavirus deaths as rapidly surging contagion raises pressure on the country’s health care system By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press October 19, 2021, 9:27 AM • 2 min read MOSCOW — Russia registered another daily record of coronavirus deaths Tuesday as rapidly surging contagion raised pressure on the country’s […]

Steve October 19, 2021

Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella in poultry plants in the hope of reducing the number of illnesses linked to the bacteria each year By JOSH FUNK Associated Press October 19, 2021, 10:14 AM • 3 min read OMAHA, Neb. — Federal health officials are rethinking their approach to controlling salmonella […]