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CDC Panel Endorses Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For People 65 and Older

A key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group unanimously voted Thursday to recommend distributing Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 booster shots to older Americans and nursing home residents, clearing the way for the agency to give t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 23rd, 2021

Help Set A World Record By Taking An Assistive Technology Course

December 3 is International Day Of Persons With Disabilities. In honor of that, Makers Making Change is hoping to set a world record, and you can help! They are aiming to have the most people ever to take an assistive technology course within 24 hou.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Virtual chat rooms can increase negative political biases of debate viewers

The campaign for the 2020 U.S. presidential election was historic in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of digital watch parties to view the presidential and vice-presidential debates. This viewing method allowed people to cont.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Wrangling an octopus-like viral replication machine

Endemic in Western African countries, Lassa virus is transmitted to humans through food or household items that are contaminated with the urine or feces of Mastomys rats. Even though many people who become infected with Lassa virus are asymptomatic,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Perceiving sound-letter associations in English can help people learn to read it better

Learning to read in English is not just about using context (e.g., pictures) to guess the meaning of the words on the page but also about being aware of the sounds in words and their use. This ability, called "phonological awareness" (PA), is the fou.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Apple Tells Suppliers iPhone Demand Has Slowed as Holidays Near

Apple, suffering from a global supply crunch, is now confronting a different problem: slowing demand. From a report: The company has told its component suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 lineup has weakened, people familiar with the matter said,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft tells people trying to download "so 2008" Chrome that Edge is better

Neowin reports that when someone attempts to download Chrome from within Edge, they’re met with several popups extolling the virtues of Microsoft’s browser over Google’s. “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

The Benefits of Vaccinating Kids against COVID Far Outweigh the Risks of Myocarditis

Vaccination is likely to prevent many more COVID cases than it is to cause a rare and nonfatal heart side effect in 5–11-year-olds -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Stop and search: New data shows continued ethnic disproportionality

Each year the Home Office publishes data on stop and search from all 43 police forces in England and Wales. The latest figures for the year ending March 2021 reveal a familiar pattern: stop and search disproportionately affects black people and targe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Many Severe Covid-19 Survivors Die Within a Year, Study Finds

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: New research this week finds that people hospitalized with severe covid-19 often pay a heavy price afterward. The study concluded that these survivors were more than twice as likely to die in the subsequent 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Crypto CEOs Will Testify Before US House Panel

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Crypto Briefing: The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services has announced that several cryptocurrency executives will testify at a panel hearing. Jeremy Allaire, CEO of the USD Coin company Circle, is firs.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Trigger of Rare Blood Clots In AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Found

Long-time Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: The AstraZeneca vaccine, one of the few approved vaccines to fight COVID-19, was under fire earlier this year for causing blood clots. While the vaccine is still approved for use, and is being used, scientis.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Supply Chain Resilience – Building a Risk-Optimized Sourcing Strategy

COVID-19 has rattled established global supply chains. While impacted companies grasped the shock and realized the need for an alternative sourcing strategy, they also realized that global supply chains were not truly “global.” Offshored supply c.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Renewable Energy Has "Another Record Year of Growth" Says IEA

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: It has been another record year for renewable energy, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and rising costs for raw materials around the world, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). About.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

US Confirms Nation"s First Case of Omicron Covid Variant In California

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: U.S. health officials have confirmed the country's first case of the new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant called omicron in California, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

More Than a Third of World"s Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN

Nearly 3 billion people -- or 37% of the world's population -- have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. From a report: The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) est.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

The diabetes medication that could revolutionize heart failure treatment

A medication originally used for patients with diabetes is the first to help people with heart failure and could revolutionize treatment. Early research had shown that SGLT2 inhibitors could help around half of heart failure patients -- those with a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Best Amazon Echo deals for December 2021

Millions of people talk to their homes using Echo speakers. Here, we have all the best Amazon Echo deals......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Antibodies mimicking the virus may explain long haul COVID-19, rare vaccine side effects, study suggests

A new article suggests that secondary antibodies known as 'anti-idiotype antibodies' could be responsible for some of the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines and the symptoms of long-haul COVID......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

In people with brain buildups, a key but difficult-to-detect difference in the form of tau protein allows scientists to distinguish people showing no outward signs of dementia from those who do......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

De-cluttering may not help people with dementia

A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks -- according to a new study. Researchers studied whether people with dementia were better able to carry out tasks, such as making a cup of tea, at home - surrounded by.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021