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'Dancing with the Stars' pro Cheryl Burke reveals breakthrough Covid diagnosis ahead of show

In an emotional Instagram video, Burke said she felt like she was letting her dance partner, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, down.

Fact check: No evidence drinking grape juice will prevent, treat stomach flu
Fact check: No evidence drinking grape juice will prevent, treat stomach flu

There's no evidence drinking grape juice can prevent or cure norovirus. Claims to that effect are false.

I stayed at a free 10-day quarantine hotel in NYC when I got COVID-19. Programs like these need to be more widespread if we want to get a hold on the virus.
I stayed at a free 10-day quarantine hotel in NYC when I got COVID-19. Programs like these need to be more widespread if we want to get a hold on the virus.

The program was completely free and helped me keep my roommate safe, but very few people know about it and very few cities have a similar program.

I tried two of the most popular meditation apps, Headspace and Calm, for a week. One app was the clear winner for starting my workday with focus and mindfulness.
I tried two of the most popular meditation apps, Headspace and Calm, for a week. One app was the clear winner for starting my workday with focus and mindfulness.

Between Headspace and Calm, one meditation app reigned supreme with greater variety, actionable insights, and more to start the day with mindfulness.

Rowdy celebrations across Norway with end of COVID measures
Rowdy celebrations across Norway with end of COVID measures

Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country's big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The unexpected announcement by Prime Minister Erna Solberg late Friday afternoon to drop coronavirus restrictions the next day took many Norwegians by surprise and led to chaotic scenes in the capital, Oslo, and elsewhere in the country on Saturday. Rowdy celebrations across Norway by hundreds of citizens started Saturday afternoon and lasted until the early hours of Sunday.

'Amazing': Broadway Latinos are back after Covid shutdown

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic last year, Broadway actor Bianca Marroquín would find herself awake in the middle of the night, trying to make sense

Idaho morgues are running out of space for bodies as covid-19 deaths mount
Idaho morgues are running out of space for bodies as covid-19 deaths mount

Dave Salove has watched his morgue fill with bodies. Covid-19 victims have poured into the funeral home he runs in Boise, Idaho, in recent weeks, as the state contends with an unprecedented spike in deaths driven by the delta variant of the coronavirus. His 16-slot refrigeration room is over capacity. Other funeral homes have neared a tipping point, too. Intent on avoiding the makeshift morgues that cropped up in the Northeast during the pandemic's first wave, Salove this week brought in a refri

N.Y. prepares for possible staff shortages as COVID vaccine mandate nears
N.Y. prepares for possible staff shortages as COVID vaccine mandate nears

Governor Kathy Hochul said a state emergency declaration and other options are on standby to address any potential hospital staffing shortages.

Schools without mask mandates more likely to have COVID outbreaks, CDC finds
Schools without mask mandates more likely to have COVID outbreaks, CDC finds

One study in two of Arizona's most populous counties found that schools were 3.5 times more likely to have outbreaks of COVID-19 if they started the school year without mask requirements.

New car smell spurs unusual headaches
New car smell spurs unusual headaches

As Tom Wells and his wife, Susan, settled into their seats in a recently renovated Maryland movie theater in October 2015, she asked him if they should leave. Wells had spent more than a decade battling headaches triggered by exposure to the smell of new cars or fresh paint. Susan Wells noticed the faint but unmistakable chemical smell of new carpet and paint and asked her husband what he wanted to do.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories from The W

Changes in booster shot guidance leads to confusion, chaos for doctors and the vaccinated
Changes in booster shot guidance leads to confusion, chaos for doctors and the vaccinated

Even in Idaho, which has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the country, clinics have been gearing up for an onslaught of calls and emails requesting booster shots. Administrators at the Primary Health Medical Group updated their website Thursday and then set about redoing it Friday, when government eligibility recommendations for boosters suddenly changed to include workers in high-risk jobs. Even then, the clinic's CEO had to figure out which occupations that meant.Subscribe to

8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Mogadishu
8 dead as al-Shabab claims blast in Mogadishu

A vehicle laden with explosives rammed into cars and trucks at a checkpoint leading to the entrance of the Presidential Palace in Somalia, killing at least...

New York Hospitals Face Possible Mass Firings as Workers Spurn Vaccines
New York Hospitals Face Possible Mass Firings as Workers Spurn Vaccines

NEW YORK - In Buffalo, the Erie County Medical Center plans to suspend elective inpatient surgeries and not take intensive-care patients from other hospitals because it may soon fire about 400 employees who have chosen not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Officials at Northwell Health, New York's largest provider of health care, estimate that they might have to fire thousands of people who have refused to get vaccinated. And while the vast majority of staff members at New York City's l

Chef Nate Coe on how his mother and upbringing inspired him
Chef Nate Coe on how his mother and upbringing inspired him

Nate Coe is making his mark in Capetown at the restaurant Thali. That's where he creates a collection of intricate dishes that draw on the region's strong...

The Restaurant Host Is Suddenly at the Front of the COVID Wars
The Restaurant Host Is Suddenly at the Front of the COVID Wars

Caroline Young was thrilled to be hired two years ago as a host at Café Poêtes in Houston. She was pursuing an undergraduate degree in hospitality, so she thought the experience in fine dining would be invaluable. She wanted to be the first person to greet arriving diners. Initially, she said, most guests seemed glad to see her. Since the pandemic, not so much. "I have been screamed at. I have had fingers in my face. I have been called names. I have had something thrown at me," she said. One cus

COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers
COVID-19 vaccine boosters could mean billions for drugmakers

Billions more in profits are at stake for some vaccine makers as the U.S. moves toward dispensing COVID-19 booster shots to shore up Americans' protection against the virus. The Biden administration last month announced plans to give boosters to nearly everybody.

Personalized birth control tests could help users avoid side effects
Personalized birth control tests could help users avoid side effects

A new Seattle-based company is using genetic screening to match women with hormonal contraception that minimizes the risk of side effects.Why it matters: A poorly matched birth control prescription can lead to dangerous side effects like blood clots and depression.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeAnalyzing a patient's genetic makeup can help users find the right method without resorting to costly trial and error.How it works: Sea

Insulin prices have tripled over the past decade. Diabetics like me are now being forced to choose between paying for groceries or our medication.
Insulin prices have tripled over the past decade. Diabetics like me are now being forced to choose between paying for groceries or our medication.

The price of insulin has skyrocketed over the years, and it's killing people who have to choose how to spend their money.

Explainer-What is the role of outside advisers to the U.S. FDA and CDC in vaccine decisions?
Explainer-What is the role of outside advisers to the U.S. FDA and CDC in vaccine decisions?

The U.S. CDC on Friday backed a booster shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older, adults with underlying medical conditions and those in high-risk working and institutional settings despite calls for a narrower scope by a panel of expert advisers that would exclude the latter group. The following describes the role and scope of advisory panels to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES TO U.S. HEALTH AGENCIES?

Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing
Civil rights complaint targets Idaho health care rationing

An advocacy group for older adults has filed a civil rights complaint against Idaho over the state's "crisis standards of care" guidelines for hospitals that are overwhelmed by patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. The group Justice in Aging asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Tuesday to investigate Idaho's health care rationing plan - contending it discriminates against older adults and especially older Black and Native American adults by using factors like age in prioritizing which patients may get access to life-saving care. "Older adults are facing serious risk of discrimination, resulting in death," because of Idaho's crisis standards, Justice for Aging...

'My daughter doesn't get to know her mother': Woman dies from COVID days after giving birth

A family in Arizona is mourning the loss of Patricia Denise Jackson after she died from COVID-19 days after giving birth.

Harris interview with
Harris interview with 'The View' delayed after co-hosts test positive for COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris' interview on "The View" on Friday was delayed after two co-hosts tested positive for COVID-19. Harris, who was supposed to appear in-studio with the co-hosts of the show, instead appeared remotely from another room after Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were said to have tested positive. The two were sitting at the host's table for the start of the show but were quickly ushered off the set before Harris' intended appearance.

Fact check: False claim that NY hospitals reported thousands of lung infections from masks
Fact check: False claim that NY hospitals reported thousands of lung infections from masks

New York hospitals have not reported thousands of fungal lung infections from wearing masks, according to health officials.

Canadian man punches nurse multiple times who administered COVID vaccine to his wife
Canadian man punches nurse multiple times who administered COVID vaccine to his wife

Police are looking for a Canadian man who knocked a nurse to the ground after she administered the COVID-19 vaccine to his wife without his consent.

Leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca, are offering new, rosy predictions about the pandemic
Leaders at Moderna and AstraZeneca, are offering new, rosy predictions about the pandemic's end

Vaccine makers and public-health experts think the COVID-19 pandemic will probably end next year in the US.

Detroit drug pipeline targets North Dakota Native Americans. How they
Detroit drug pipeline targets North Dakota Native Americans. How they're fighting back

Drugs from deadly Mexican cartels, like CJNG and Sinaloa, are being funneled into a North Dakota Native American reservation via a Detroit pipeline.

'Scared to death': Dozens of school bus drivers have died of COVID, fueling shortages

Since August, school bus drivers and monitors have died of COVID-19 in at least 10 states. Masks are required on buses, but that's hard to enforce.

Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of flying home from November, rather than the current 3 days, the White House said
Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need a COVID-19 test within 24 hours of flying home from November, rather than the current 3 days, the White House said

Unvaccinated Americans abroad will need to prove they've bought a "viral test" for when they land in the US from November, the White House said.

CDC director endorsed Pfizer booster shots for older Americans, people with underlying conditions, and those with higher risk on the job, partially breaking from advisory panel
CDC director endorsed Pfizer booster shots for older Americans, people with underlying conditions, and those with higher risk on the job, partially breaking from advisory panel

The CDC advisory panel recommended not making healthcare workers and teachers eligible, but CDC Director Rochelle Walensky overruled them.

CDC director endorses Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shots
CDC director endorses Pfizer Covid vaccine booster shots

Rochelle P. Walensky also OK'd them for high-risk workers.

Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low vaccination rate
Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low vaccination rate

Vietnam has pushed back a plan to re-open the resort island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists until November, after failing to meet targets for inoculating residents due to insufficient vaccine supplies, state media reported. Authorities had initially planned to allow vaccinated foreign tourists to start returning to Phu Quoc in October https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/vietnam-reopen-resort-island-foreign-tourists-boost-economy-2021-09-10 to revive the tourism sector and prop up the economy. "We have to inoculate residents here for herd immunity but vaccine supplies are falling short," the state-run VTC newspaper quoted Huynh Quang Hung, the chairman of Phu Quoc City's People's...

Ireland Baldwin shows off
Ireland Baldwin shows off 'stretch marks,' 'curves' in bikini photos

Ireland Baldwin emphasized body positivity in her latest bikini post. The model said she was "embracing" her "curves" and other things that make her "human."

Brazil approaches 600,000 COVID deaths in second-deadliest outbreak
Brazil approaches 600,000 COVID deaths in second-deadliest outbreak

Brazil has had 24,611 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 648 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Thursday. The South American country has now registered 21,308,178 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 592,964, according to ministry data, in the world's third worst outbreak outside the United States and India and its second-deadliest after the United States. As vaccination advances, the rolling 7-day average of COVID deaths has fallen to less than one fifth of the toll of almost 3,000 a day at the peak of the pandemic in April.

CDC advisers recommend who can get Pfizer booster shots
CDC advisers recommend who can get Pfizer booster shots

Third doses of the Pfizer vaccine could be available to seniors and other at-risk groups this week.

CDC advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for older Americans and people with underlying conditions - but reject extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA
CDC advisors green-light Pfizer boosters for older Americans and people with underlying conditions - but reject extra shots for healthcare workers, in a major break with the FDA

A panel advising the CDC poured over new data on vaccines this week before recommending boosters for adults aged 65+, but against shots for workers.

CDC advisory panel votes to recommend Pfizer boosters for people 65 and older
CDC advisory panel votes to recommend Pfizer boosters for people 65 and older

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's independent advisory panel has unanimously voted to recommend booster doses of Pfizer's COVID vaccine for people aged 65 and older, along with long-term care facility residents, at least six months after their second dose. The panel also voted to recommend booster doses for people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old who have underlying medical conditions, at least six months out from their second dose. This recommendation roughly follows -- but is slightly more specific -- than authorization Wednesday night from the Food and Drug Administration, greenlighting the third shot for anyone 65 or older, as well as for people as young as 18,...

U.S. CDC advisers back COVID-19 booster shots for those 65 and older, not for high-risk workers
U.S. CDC advisers back COVID-19 booster shots for those 65 and older, not for high-risk workers

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory panel on Thursday recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older and some adults with underlying medical conditions that put them at risk of severe disease. But the panel declined to recommend boosters for younger adults, including healthcare workers, who live or work in institutions with high risk of contracting COVID-19, which could narrow the scope of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's emergency use authorization issued on Wednesday. The guidelines voted on by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices still need to be signed off on by agency...

Has the spread of Covid peaked in the U.S.? What the coming months could look like
Has the spread of Covid peaked in the U.S.? What the coming months could look like

New cases have been gradually dropping nationwide, although experts caution that new infections are still at a high rate and further decline will be slow.

CDC panel to vote on who gets COVID-19 booster, tropical depression could become hurricane: 5 Things podcast
CDC panel to vote on who gets COVID-19 booster, tropical depression could become hurricane: 5 Things podcast

Plus, President Joe Biden's approval rating hits a new low, we hear about a USA TODAY project focused on the civil rights movement in 1961: 5 Things podcast

A family member of a COVID-19 patient reportedly threatened a nurse after she wouldn
A family member of a COVID-19 patient reportedly threatened a nurse after she wouldn't treat him with ivermectin

The Idaho nurse told BuzzFeed News that she feels "kind of hopeless" as COVID-19 cases surge among the unvaccinated.

'At the whim of misinformation': New report calls out Southern media coverage of LGBTQ issues

A GLAAD report found dozens of news outlets in the South, home to 35% of the U.S. LGBTQ population, published few or zero stories on LGBTQ issues.

Florida won
Florida won't force students to quarantine after COVID exposure

Governor Ron DeSantis' latest order changes the rules on student quarantines and takes a jab at legal challenges over school mask requirements.

Even "flying doctors" need help battling COVID-19 in Africa
Even "flying doctors" need help battling COVID-19 in Africa

Less than 14% of the population in the rugged "Mountain Kingdom" of Lesotho have been vaccinate against the coronavirus, but the Flying Doctor Services are working to change that.

New malware seizes on COVID-19 to target Android users
New malware seizes on COVID-19 to target Android users

Analysts believe the impact could be "widespread," although Android does have some protections in place for users.

Could COVID-19 precautions break the stigma and spread of lice? School nurses see promise
Could COVID-19 precautions break the stigma and spread of lice? School nurses see promise

Safety measures put in place to stop the coronavirus are upending some negative assumptions about head lice, according to school nurses.

Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics
Woman plans to help fellow Rwandan amputees get prosthetics

She was orphaned during Rwanda's genocide and lost much of one of her legs to childhood cancer, but Claudine Humure has dreams of giving back to her once war-torn homeland. The 29-year-old, who spent some of her formative years in Massachusetts, including receiving cancer treatment and her first artificial limb, recently returned to the state to get fitted with a new prosthesis. At Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics in the Boston suburb of Newton on Monday, she strode purposely up and down the spacious facility and on the courtyard outside, giving it a final test run.

WHO revises air quality guidelines for first time in more than 15 years
WHO revises air quality guidelines for first time in more than 15 years

The organization said the effects of air pollution are more prevalent in low income communities and countries.

FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for some
FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for some

Third doses could roll out this week, pending a review by CDC advisers

Clinics in states neighboring Texas are seeing drastic increases in patients seeking an abortion
Clinics in states neighboring Texas are seeing drastic increases in patients seeking an abortion

A Texas law, which bans abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, has not stopped people from seeking and obtaining abortions.

Unvaccinated pregnant women face increased risks from COVID
Unvaccinated pregnant women face increased risks from COVID

A pandemic record of at least 20 expectant mothers died from COVID-19 in the U.S. in the month of August.


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