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A new coronavirus variant is on the rise. Here’s why experts are concerned

A new coronavirus variant is on the rise. Here’s why experts are concerned

The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain of coronavirus in the US, raising concerns that outbreaks could hit unvaccinated people this fall. And a new study shows the Delta variant is associated with almost double the risk of hospitalization compared to the Alpha variant. The Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which is…MORE

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

As more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19 and states and cities further ease pandemic restrictions, more people are flying to vacations, family visits or just getting away. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2 million passengers Friday, the highest number since March 7 of last year, just before lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions started keeping…MORE

Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

For thousands of years, we’ve used one vegetable as a spice to flavor our toast, treat ear infections and ward off vampires: garlic. Garlic is the edible bulb of a plant in the lily family, native to central Asia. In addition to making food taste better, it has traditionally been used for health purposes by…MORE

Suicide attempts rose among adolescent girls during pandemic, ER data suggest

Suicide attempts rose among adolescent girls during pandemic, ER data suggest

The United States saw a significant rise in suspected suicide attempts among teen girls during the pandemic, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds. The study, published on Friday by the CDC, found that in May 2020, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents…MORE

This skateboarder is helping plus-size riders roll

This skateboarder is helping plus-size riders roll

Windows down, music up. That’s how Andy Duran describes the feeling of riding a skateboard. “Imagine your favorite song and then suddenly being able to kind of feel the song moving through you in the wind,” Duran said. “That’s what skating kind of feels like. It just feels really beautiful.” Duran grew up skateboarding in California’s Bay Area in the late 1990s and early 2000s.…MORE

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