U.S. vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated. Mississippi, the least vaccinated state in the country, is transferring inventory to Maine, which has one of the highest rates of immunization. […]

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Brain tumors caused by normal neuron activity in mice predisposed to such tumors

Seeing, hearing, thinking, daydreaming — doing anything at all, in fact — activates neurons in the brain. But for people predisposed to developing brain tumors, the ordinary buzzing of their brains could be a problem. A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Stanford University School of Medicine shows that the normal day-to-day activity […]

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Sexual receptivity and rejection may be orchestrated by the same brain region

In many species, including humans and mice, the fluctuating levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen determine whether the female is fertile or not. And in the case of mice, whether she’s sexually receptive or not. The change in receptivity is striking. Female mice shift from accepting sexual partners to aggressively rejecting them across a cycle of six short days. […]

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India battered by huge second COVID wave as virus imperils Olmpics

India’s huge coronavirus second wave accelerated Thursday with a record number of infections reported, as a top Japanese politician warned COVID-19 could still derail the already delayed Olympics. While nations like Britain have celebrated the beginning of normality and extended vaccine rollouts, some South Asian countries are grappling with fresh—and more terrifying—virus waves. More than 200,000 cases were logged in […]

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With a big if, EU hopes for ‘community immunity’ by June

Despite its flagging vaccination drive, the European Union said Tuesday it is still on target to reach what it calls “sufficient community immunity” by the end of June. The European Commission has said it wants to have vaccinated a minimum 70% of the entire adult population by the end of the summer. But it is counting on a strong second […]

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Stillbirths, maternal deaths up by one-third amid pandemic: study

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is safe for children ages 12-15 FOX News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel weighs in on drugmaker’s pledge to parents on ‘America Reports’ Overwhelmed health systems and less access to care during the coronavirus pandemic worsened birth outcomes for expectant mothers and newborns around the world, an analysis of dozens of studies suggests. Researchers from […]

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France’s limited lockdown beset by glitches as cases rise

Residents of Paris and several other regions of France spent their first weekend under a limited monthlong lockdown. While the French government insisted the rules would be less strict than in the past, the measures have been criticized as messy. A travel authorization certificate posted online was so ridiculed by French media for its unnecessary complexity that the Interior Ministry […]

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Surveys find strong support for COVID mitigation measures over time, with differences by age, beliefs, party affiliation

A set of surveys fielded last year found that a large majority of U.S. adults support COVID-19 mitigation measures, including indoor mask wearing, social distancing, and contact tracing, with significant differences across certain groups. The surveys, which followed the same people in April, July, and November 2020, were conducted by a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School […]

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Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells so good!” Sierra, 39, said of the bounty she’d just picked up at a food pantry, pulling out a ready-made salad and a container of soup. Sierra unpacked the donated food and planned lunch for […]

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Don\u2019t Get Totally Consumed by Vaccine Envy

You can’t get away from hearing about, talking about, and thinking about the Covid-19 vaccine topic right now. And there are days when it seems like everyone in the world but you—even your young and healthy friends—has found a way to get the vaccine. That’s technically good news, considering the death toll has been unimaginable. But it can also feel, […]

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