Safe2Tell Colorado 2019-20 report : Suicide tips up 4% as overall volume fell

The number of potential suicides reported to Safe2Tell rose 4% during the 2019-20 school year, according to the Colorado program’s annual report, which provides for the first time a more detailed look at what happens after tips are made to the anonymous reporting system. Safe2Tell recorded 3,821 reports about students at risk of suicide, up from 3,668 such reports during […]

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Cheating has gone into overdrive after slowing at the start of the pandemic, according to infidelity dating app Ashley Madison

Ashley Madison, a dating site made to help people cheat, released its "Love Beyond Lockdown" report on Tuesday.  The report found the pandemic has given people more reason to cheat, fueled by lockdown frustration with their spouse, a lack of intimacy, and more.  According to the report, most cheating has gone virtual but some are still meeting up with new affair […]

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Doug Ford calls deal to buy rapid COVID-19 tests ‘a game changer’

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a deal announced by the Canadian government to buy millions of rapid coronavirus tests is “a game changer” as the province looks to build testing capacity amid a second wave of COVID-19. Ford has been pushing for rapid testing to become available in the province. Recently, there have been reports of hours-long lineups at assessment […]

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Homemade masks: Study tests various fabrics

A new study demonstrates that the fabrics typically used in homemade face masks effectively block droplets that could contain SARS-CoV-2. New research has found that the typical materials in homemade facemasks effectively block droplets that may carry SARS-CoV-2. The research, which appears in the journal Extreme Mechanics Letters, reinforces current studies on the efficacy of homemade face masks for blocking […]

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1 active case of COVID-19 remains in Nova Scotia as of Tuesday

Nova Scotia reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with only one active case remaining in the province. According to Public Health, the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 841 Nova Scotia tests the day prior. To date, Nova Scotia has 93,644 negative test results, 1,087 positive cases of the coronavirus and 65 deaths. The province said one person […]

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Inflammatory gene provides clue to obesity risk

A gene that helps to control inflammation increases the risk of obesity and could be turned off in mice to stop weight gain, a study from The University of Queensland has found. UQ Institute for Molecular Bioscience researcher Dr. Denuja Karunakaran said she was determined to unravel the links between inflammation and obesity that went deeper than excessive eating or […]

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New technique for ultrafast tumor therapy

For the first time, researchers at the Center for Proton Therapy at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Switzerland have tested ultrafast, high-dose irradiation with protons. This new, experimental FLASH technique could revolutionize radiation therapy for cancer and save patients many weeks of treatment. In nature, lightning strikes with a short, strong flash of light and a high energy discharge. […]

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Joe Biden's plan to make the Affordable Care Act more affordable

Joe Biden speaks at an event about affordable health care. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden's proposal to increase Affordable Care Act subsidies and open the marketplace to people with employer insurance could save millions of people hundreds of dollars a month, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. Why it matters: Biden's plan to build on […]

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Colorado sued over COVID-19 orders limiting attendance at religious gatherings

A legal organization representing Andrew Wommack Ministries sued Gov. Jared Polis on Monday in an effort to halt Colorado’s COVID-19 public health orders that limit the size of religious and other gatherings ahead of a conference the Woodland Park ministry is holding next week. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, asks for a temporary restraining order and […]

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