Call for urgent action on energy drinks as new UK research reveals daily use among young people

A consistent number of young people are having energy drinks daily, despite an overall drop in the consumption of sugary beverages over time, new research has found. Academics at Cardiff University analyzed the responses of more than 176,000 secondary school children aged 11 to 16. They found between 2013 to 2017, when their use began to be recorded, the proportion […]

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The Truth About Whether Vaccinated People Can Spread COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine, it’s been a “learn as we go” kind of situation. Consider that at first, it was widely reported vaccinated individuals could still potentially spread the illness to those who had not received their shots. For instance, a December 9, 2021 New York Times story advised even if you were immunized, you should still wear […]

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Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated family and friends: CDC

Fully vaccinated people can visit unvaccinated family and friends without restrictions, but should restrict visits to one unvaccinated household at a time, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. “In the setting that the unvaccinated people are from a single household, and all the unvaccinated people are at low risk of severe COVID-19 illness, no prevention measures […]

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Fewer than 1% of people are reinfected with COVID-19

Fewer than 1% of COVID-19 survivors are reinfected with the virus – but those aged 65 or older are nearly 50% more likely to get the disease twice compared to younger people, new study finds Researchers looked at people in Denmark who were tested for coronavirus during the first wave and the second wave Just 0.65% who tested positive during the […]

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Ouch! Needle-phobic people scarred by so many images of COVID shots

Each night it’s the same. Story after story on the TV news is about the COVID vaccination effort, and they are all illustrated with footage of needles sinking into exposed upper arms. Could those visuals, ostensibly making this all seem routine, backfire? More than causing squeamish people to look away or change the channel, researchers say such illustrations could hamper […]

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Ouch! Needle-Phobic People Scarred by So Many Images of Covid Shots

Each night it’s the same. Story after story on the TV news is about the covid vaccination effort, and they are all illustrated with footage of needles sinking into exposed upper arms. Could those visuals, ostensibly making this all seem routine, backfire? More than causing squeamish people to look away or change the channel, researchers say such illustrations could hamper […]

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Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

BREAKING NEWS: Americans who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can gather without masks or social distancing, new CDC guidelines say The CDC released new guidelines for Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on Monday  People who have received two shots of Moderna or Pfizer or one shot of J&J can meet with other vaccinated people indoors without a mask or social […]

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Pill testing won’t give people a ‘green light’ to use drugs

New research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found pill-testing services at Western Australian music festivals would not change people’s intention to take ecstasy if they had not used the drug before, a common argument used by opponents of pill testing. The study also found people who planned to take ecstasy at the festival reported they would not consume more […]

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