3 Victims of Mass Shootings, on the Pain and Change That Came After

Three survivors from three separate mass killings share how they’ve changed—physically, mentally, and spiritually—since the day of the tragedy they experienced. ALEXANDER DWORET was in English class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when a bullet grazed the back of his head. Among the 17 killed on February 14, 2018, was his older brother, Nick. Therapy is […]

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Body mass index as a risk factor for diabetes varies throughout the world

The unprecedented increase in overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has led to an alarming rise in diabetes in these regions. Of the estimated 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, 79% live in LMICs. Until now, however, there were scant empirical data to guide clinicians and health systems in determining which individuals should be screened for diabetes […]

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Mass home COVID testing is misguided and unlikely to reduce transmission, warn experts

Encouraging self-testing at home twice a week for all adults in England, and soon Scotland, is a misguided policy, unlikely to reduce transmission, warn public health experts in The BMJ today. “The priority continues to be improvement of the testing programme for everyone with symptoms no matter how minor or non-specific and all their contacts” Encouraging self-testing at home twice […]

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Colorado mass vaccination sites to take walk-ins in bid to boost flagging demand for shots

All six drive-thru mass vaccination sites in Colorado are now taking walk-ins as the state tries to boost flagging demand for shots and COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise. About one-third of Coloradans are fully vaccinated, but the number of people receiving the shots each week has dropped since early April. Gov. Jared Polis attributed the drop-off to people taking a wait-and-see […]

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Denver’s Ball Arena mass vaccination site is now open, but you’ll have to wait for an appointment

Denver’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Ball Arena opened Thursday morning, but if you don’t already have an appointment, you’ll have to wait for a while. The drive-thru site will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Starting Friday, anyone 16 or older will be eligible to get the shot in Colorado. To sign up for an appointment at […]

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Colorado mass vaccination sites: COVID vaccinations offered in Denver, across the state

Colorado’s first long-term COVID-19 mass vaccination sites will open Wednesday morning in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction — and four more are slated to be up and running in Denver, Commerce City, Loveland and Pueblo by early April. The Colorado Springs location, which the state is launching in partnership with Centura Health at Broadmoor World Arena, will only be open […]

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Even though mass testing for COVID isn’t always accurate, it could still be useful

The mass testing of asymptomatic people for COVID-19 in the UK was thrown into question by a recent study. In a pilot in Liverpool, over half the cases weren’t picked up, leading some to question whether using tests that perform poorly is the best use of resources. The tests involved in this study were antigen tests. These see whether someone […]

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Russian army starts mass coronavirus vaccination campaign

Russia’s military has started a mass coronavirus vaccination campaign which aims to innoculate more than 400,000 servicemen, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Friday. Shoigu said that over 2,500 soldiers had already been vaccinated, adding that by the end of the year the number is expected to reach 80,000. Russia this week said that its Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was […]

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Body mass index lower in patients with familial psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Familial psoriasis is not necessarily induced by obesity, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dermatology. Bolortuya Bayaraa, M.D., from Fukuoka University in Japan, and colleagues examined whether patients with familial psoriasis versus those without were obese at the onset of psoriasis. The analysis included 428 individuals (264 male; 164 female) with psoriasis identified from a registry […]

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