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Covid-19 cases surge nationwide as vaccination rates plummet from spring highs

Covid-19 cases surge nationwide as vaccination rates plummet from spring highs

With the more dangerous Delta variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the nation, state and health officials continue to warn the public that the pandemic is far from over despite summertime reopenings and optimism. Every state in the US reported more Covid-19 cases in the week ending Friday than the week prior, according to data from…MORE

Is talking in your sleep waking up your partner? Here’s how to stop it

Is talking in your sleep waking up your partner? Here’s how to stop it

If your partner told you that you talk in your sleep, they might be onto something. Over two thirds of people will sleep talk during their lifetime, according to a study published in Sleep Medicine. Talking in your sleep is a parasomnia disorder called somniloquy, and experts aren’t exactly sure why it happens, said Dr.…MORE

A second crisis is killing survivors of India’s worst Covid wave

A second crisis is killing survivors of India’s worst Covid wave

Srinivas S. lies on a gurney in an operating theater in St John’s Hospital in Bengaluru as surgeons carefully remove bits of blackened tissue and rotten bone from his face. The 41-year-old driver is one of more than 45,000 Indians infected with black fungus — or mucormycosis — since the start of the country’s second…MORE

Covid-19 hospitalizations in Los Angeles County more than doubled in 2 weeks
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Covid-19 hospitalizations in Los Angeles County more than doubled in 2 weeks

In Los Angeles County, which was crushed during the winter surge of the coronavirus, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are now again exploding. On Saturday, the county reported 2,600 new cases. A day earlier, county health officials recorded more than 3,000 new Covid-19 infections, for the first time since February. Friday’s figure was nearly triple what…MORE

Hula-Hoops are trending, but it’s not your childhood version

Hula-Hoops are trending, but it’s not your childhood version

Instead of spinning hoops around the waist as kids have done for decades, Hula-Hoop dancers have some new moves as the trend returns. They are now throwing them into the air and twirling them around the body. Some use bright, flashing hoops. Others use multiple hoops at the same time. One influencer can hoop while…MORE

Tennessee resumes vaccination outreach but with marketing emphasis on parents, not children
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Tennessee resumes vaccination outreach but with marketing emphasis on parents, not children

Tennessee’s top health official said Friday that vaccination efforts for teens will continue but that marketing efforts would be clearly directed at parents rather than their children. The Tennessee Department of Health announced mid-July that it had stopped outreach on all adolescent vaccines, including the Covid-19 shot. That pause followed the firing of a top…MORE

Delta is dangerous and spreading — but vaccination can stop it
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Delta is dangerous and spreading — but vaccination can stop it

I’m hearing from vaccinated people who are frightened about breakthrough cases, the Delta variant and new waves of Covid. But people who are fully vaccinated are not the ones who should be most concerned. As new cases continue to climb almost everywhere, here’s what I expect to happen over the coming weeks. Globally, we’re far…MORE

Ad campaign for controversial Alzheimer’s drug will ‘overly medicalize’ normal age-related memory loss, some experts say
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Ad campaign for controversial Alzheimer’s drug will ‘overly medicalize’ normal age-related memory loss, some experts say

Do you sometimes lose your train of thought or feel a bit more anxious than is typical for you? Those are two of the six questions in a quiz on a website co-sponsored by the makers of Aduhelm, a controversial new Alzheimer’s drug. But even when all responses to the frequency of those experiences are…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

Kevin Hart has won the war. Remember when Nick Cannon sent Kevin a llama for his birthday and Kevin vowed to get even? Well, he did. Kevin posted Nick’s personal phone number on billboards in LA, Atlanta and New York. The billboards said ‘For any advice on fatherhood? Call my best friend Nick Cannon.’ Nick…

Thursday’s Dirt

I don’t care what it costs, I would pay for this. The Jonas Brothers have challenged the Hemsworth Brothers to a MMA fight. They were obviously joking but I am all in for this. My money is on the Hemsworths. So the Rock has finally responded to Vin Diesl’s claim that he was tough on…