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CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a ‘variant of concern’

CDC now calls coronavirus Delta variant a ‘variant of concern’

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.2, a “variant of concern.” The variant of concern designation is given to strains of the virus that scientists believe are more transmissible or can cause more severe disease. Vaccines, treatments and tests that detect…MORE

NIH researchers find more evidence Covid was circulating in the US in December 2019

NIH researchers find more evidence Covid was circulating in the US in December 2019

Researchers have found more evidence that coronavirus was circulating at low levels across the United States as early as December 2019 — weeks before the first officially reported cases. Frozen blood samples indicate people in five states — Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Massachusetts — were infected with coronavirus days or weeks before any cases…MORE

Children who eat more ultra-processed food gain weight more quickly, study suggests

Children who eat more ultra-processed food gain weight more quickly, study suggests

Children who eat more ultra-processed food are more likely to be overweight or obese as adults, a new 17-year study of more than 9,000 British children born in the 1990s suggests. The researchers also found that ultra-processed foods — including frozen pizzas, fizzy drinks, mass-produced bread and some ready-to-eat meals — accounted for a very…MORE

Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

Makeup may contain potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS, study finds

The “No PFAS in Cosmetics Act” is scheduled to be introduced in the US House and Senate on Tuesday, following the release of a new study that found high levels of a marker for toxic PFAS substances in 52% of 231 makeup products purchased in the United States and Canada. Some of the highest levels…MORE

How ‘alloparenting’ can be a less isolating way to raise kids

How ‘alloparenting’ can be a less isolating way to raise kids

The Mommy Wars — the alleged battle between working moms and stay-at-home moms — rests on a number of fictions. One is the myth that working moms neglect their children. In fact, many of today’s working moms spend more time with their children than moms from previous generations who didn’t work outside their home. Another…MORE

New York reaches vaccine milestone and joins California in reopening

New York reaches vaccine milestone and joins California in reopening

Tuesday brought reopenings in two of the largest states, with New York reaching an important vaccine milestone and joining California in dropping most of its Covid-19 restrictions. “This is a momentous day, and we deserve it because it has been a long, long road,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “We can now return to…MORE

CDC suspends import of dogs from countries with high rabies risk

CDC suspends import of dogs from countries with high rabies risk

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it will suspend the import of dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies still spreads among dogs. The decision will affect dog rescue missions, imports from dog breeders and people bringing in pets, the CDC said. It’s because of a combination of factors —…MORE

Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial

Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial

The American biotechnology company Novavax announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have an overall efficacy of 90.4% in a Phase 3 trial conducted across the United States and Mexico. Additional analyses of the trial are ongoing, according to the company, and will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. The…MORE

Transgender children and their parents struggle to cope with restrictive laws

Transgender children and their parents struggle to cope with restrictive laws

The attacks on kids who identify as transgender keep coming. Arkansas in early April became the first state to ban gender-affirming care including puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, for children under 18. West Virginia signed a bill into law that prohibits transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s secondary school sports teams…MORE

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