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Report warns of climate change’s ‘code red’ impact on health
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Report warns of climate change’s ‘code red’ impact on health

A new report published Wednesday warns of the severe impact of climate change on human health, and says the prognosis is only getting worse. Droughts will hurt food production, rising temperatures will encourage the spread of dangerous pathogens such as malaria and cholera and current climate trends indicate a “code red” for future health, the…MORE

FDA authorizes booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match OK
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FDA authorizes booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, says mix and match OK

The US Food and Drug Administration authorized booster doses of both Covid-19 vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Wednesday and also said any of the three authorized vaccines could be used as a booster in a “mix and match” approach. The FDA gave emergency use authorization for a half dose of Moderna’s vaccine…MORE

Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing Covid-19 hospitalization among adolescents, CDC study finds
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Pfizer vaccine is 93% effective in preventing Covid-19 hospitalization among adolescents, CDC study finds

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is 93% effective in preventing hospitalization due to Covid-19 among children ages 12 to 18, according to a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine effectiveness differed only slightly within that age group, with 91% effectiveness for children age 12 to 15 and 94% effectiveness for those age…MORE

How to become more patient with everyday annoyances
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How to become more patient with everyday annoyances

When the elevator’s running slow, you clench your teeth and curse under your breath. If you still haven’t received your latte or a restaurant table, you snap at the barista or hostess and demand to know why it’s taking so long. Everyone has those moments where they run short on the ability to stay calm…MORE

Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds
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Using e-cigarettes to prevent smoking relapse doesn’t work well, study finds

Using e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to keep from relapsing to cigarettes doesn’t appear to be effective, according to a new longitudinal study of nearly 13,000 smokers in the United States. “This is the first study to report on whether cigarette smokers can switch to e-cigarettes without relapsing to cigarette smoking,” said study author John…MORE

FDA planning to allow mix-and-match Covid-19 vaccine boosters
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FDA planning to allow mix-and-match Covid-19 vaccine boosters

The US Food and Drug Administration is planning on allowing Americans to receive a different coronavirus vaccine for their booster shots than their original dose, according to two sources familiar with the current thinking inside the agency. While the details on exactly what language the FDA will use remains unclear, it’s expected to make a…MORE

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine
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Seniors are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19. So far, 1 in 7 have gotten a booster shot of vaccine

As the US tries to bring Covid-19 under control before a potential winter spike, health experts are encouraging vulnerable people to get a booster vaccine dose. So far, about 15% of seniors have done so. Overall, about 10.7 million people have received a booster shot — and more than half were people over 65, according…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Friday’s Dirt

This is tragic. A crew member was killed and another injured on the set of Alec Baldwin’s new movie. A prop gun that was filled with blanks ended up misfiring so production has been stopped. Alec is reported to be the one that pulled the trigger. Snoop Dogg is set to perform at the Super…

Thursday’s Dirt

Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek might play superheroes in the new ‘Eternals’ but right now they are just super quarantined. Both actresses were possibly exposed to Covid when they walked the red carpet at the premiere in LA. They are said to have tested negative but were isolating out of ‘an abundance of caution.’ As…