With virus surge, U.S. to keep travel restrictions for now

WASHINGTON — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate its thinking around the coronavirus pandemic as the more infectious variant surges […]

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People with ‘healthy obesity’ are still at increased risk of disease

A new study published in Diabetologia reveals that having a normal metabolic profile does not mean that a person with obesity is actually healthy (referred to as metabolically healthy obesity), since they face an increased risk of diabetes, heart diseases, strokes, and respiratory diseases. The research was conducted by Dr. Frederick Ho and colleagues at the Institute of Health and […]

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Young adults with schizophrenia have highest suicide risk

Adults with schizophrenia have an elevated risk of dying from suicide. Yet there’s only limited understanding of when and why people with schizophrenia die of suicide—in part because research studies have looked at relatively small groups of patients. Now a new study from Columbia that looked at a large population of adults diagnosed with schizophrenia has found the youngest group […]

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Bay Area man hospitalized with J&J vaccine clots: Not just a women’s problem? – The Denver Post

The rare blood clots seen after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine might not only be a women’s problem. UC San Francisco is reporting that a Bay Area man in his 30s developed this unusual syndrome – called vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia – after being inoculated with the J&J vaccine on April 8. This may represent the first reported male case of […]

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Hands-free: Monkey plays video game – with its brain

Elon Musk’s startup devoted to meshing brains with computers was closer to its dream on Friday, having gotten a monkey to play video game Pong using only its mind. Musk has long contended that merging minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being outpaced by artificial intelligence. A video posted on YouTube by the entrepreneur’s Neuralink […]

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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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