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CDC director overrules experts, allows Pfizer boosters for health workers

Boosters also OK'd for frontline workers, day care providers, teachers, grocery workers. Enlarge / CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate committee hearing in July 2021. (credit: Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) Just past.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaSep 24th, 2021

Who Needs a COVID Booster Shot? Experts Answer Common Questions

Now that the FDA has authorized the shots for a broad range of Americans, many people want to know if they need a booster dose. Here’s what we have learned so far -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News5 hr. 1 min. ago

China Could Be Exploiting Internet Security Process to Steal Data, Cyber Experts Warn

To access the data of unsuspecting users, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) could take advantage of a universal authentication process that is believed to be secure but may not actually be, cybersecurity experts warned, although encryption is still t.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

FDA Backs Boosters, Travel Restrictions Lift, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

More Covid Vaccine Boosters Are Coming. Who Should Get Them?

Federal advisers meet again this week to discuss third shots, but it’s still not clear what the best timing is—or what the US owes the world......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News5 hr. 2 min. ago

What COVID-19 travel bans have done to conservation tourism in Africa

It's been over 20 months since the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 as a global health emergency and pandemic. It's estimated that the resulting reductions in travel in 2020 alone wiped US$4.5 trillion from the global tourism economy and.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

Study: The benefits of automation and AI are mixed regarding worker well-being

Employers who prioritize employee health and well-being enjoy a competitive advantage in retaining and hiring employees during what many are calling "The Great Resignation." Those investing in automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are seeing pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

Adolescent dating violence affects one in three, but murky policies mean most adults don"t know how to help

Adolescent dating violence is a serious public health problem in Canada. Dating violence is also a children's rights issue, because it violates youths' right to safe and healthy development......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

COVID vaccines for kids 5-11 up for preorder Wednesday ahead of FDA review

States will have 3 preorder windows in anticipation of a rollout in early Nov. Enlarge / A thirteen-year-old celebrates getting the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 13, 2021. (credit: Getty | JOSEPH P.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Climate change from nuclear war"s smoke could threaten global food supplies, human health

Nuclear war would cause many immediate fatalities, but smoke from the resulting fires would also cause climate change lasting up to 15 years that threatens worldwide food production and human health, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers Uni.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Bacterial infections in sinuses of cystic fibrosis patients share surprising similarities

A collaboration among microbiologists, clinicians and experts on bacterial evolution revealed that, with time, highly adapted bacterial communities in the sinuses of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) become more fragmented and experience mutations tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Children deserve answers to their questions about climate change: How universities can help

Our children are growing up in a volatile climate. It's already damaging their health, wealth and well-being. Universities can be leaders in helping young people gain the knowledge they need to navigate this uncertain future. Curious Climate Schools,.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Back to gravity: Russians talk about world"s 1st space movie

A Russian actor and a film director who spent 12 days in orbit making the world's first movie in space said Tuesday they were so thrilled with their experience on the International Space Station that they felt sorry to leave......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Video: How can we eat without cooking the planet?

Professor Susan Jebb , Oxford's diet and population health expert maintains, "We cannot meet Net Zero targets without changing our diet.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change?

The dire state of the planet's health was unambiguously demonstrated by the UN's climate body, the IPCC, when it sounded a "code red" for humanity in its latest report......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Toxic "forever chemicals" found in tap water raise questions for scientists

Several chemicals found in South Florida tap water and surface water belong to a concerning group of contaminants that can pose serious health risks to humans and wildlife......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Pakistan"s amphibians need more research efforts and better protection

Amphibians are bioindicators of an ecosystem's health and may also serve as biological control of crop and forest pests. The First Herpetological Congress, organized in 1989, presented alarming findings about the decline in amphibian populations. Cur.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Mini "mod" homes can help rough sleepers get off the streets for good: study

A new study on the first modular mini-homes in England created for those experiencing homelessness has found that—combined with "wraparound support"—these small, inexpensive units made from factory-built components help to restore the health, rel.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country's Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Facebook Plans To Hire 10,000 In Europe To Build "Metaverse"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Associated Press: Facebook said it plans to hire 10,000 workers in the European Union over the next five years to work on a new computing platform that promises to connect people virtually but could raise.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 19th, 2021

Structured management protocols help firms thrive

It stands to reason that better-run companies attract and retain better workers, but what are the actual practices that make a business run better?.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsOct 18th, 2021