FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. The voluntary goals finalized Wednesday for 163 foods are intended to help lower the amount of salt people eat. A majority of […]

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CDC advisers try to work out the details on COVID-19 booster shots – The Denver Post

With booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine now authorized in the U.S., government advisers reconvened on Thursday to tackle the most contentious question yet: Exactly who should roll up their sleeves right away? Late Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration signed off on extra shots of the Pfizer formula for a broad swath of Americans: those 65 and older, people […]

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Just 10% of kids with ADHD outgrow it, study finds

Most children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) don’t outgrow the disorder, as widely thought. It manifests itself in adulthood in different ways and waxes and wanes over a lifetime, according to a study published Aug.13 in the American Journal of Psychiatry. “It’s important for people diagnosed with ADHD to understand that it’s normal to have times in your […]

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Sensor takes guesswork out of N95 decontamination

A new wireless system can sense when N95 facemasks are properly decontaminated in moist heat. For moist-heat decontamination to properly sanitize N95 facemasks, the conditions have to be perfect. If the temperature or humidity are even the slightest bit too low, then dangerous pathogens can survive the process, putting mask-wearers at risk for infection. Researchers at the University of Michigan, […]

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Dubai rolls out vaccines to public transport workers

Dubai has begun the mass vaccination of public transport workers, with the Gulf emirate aiming to remain open to international tourism despite a surge in cases. The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai and six other emirates and has a population of nearly 10 million, has administered 4.4 million doses —one of the best vaccination rates per capita in the […]

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WWE Star Gabbi Tuft Has Come Out as a Trans Woman

Retired professional wrestler Gabbi Tuft came out as a transgender woman this week, sharing her identity with the world in a moving open letter to her fans on social media on Thursday. “This is me. Unashamed, unabashedly me,” Tuft wrote in her announcement on Instagram on Friday. “This is the side of me that has hidden in the shadows, afraid […]

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