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‘Delta’ COVID-19 variant stokes growing worries in LA County as vaccine rates slide

LOS ANGELES — Young Black and Latino residents in Los Angeles County continue to lag behind the rest of the population in COVID-19 vaccination rates, a gap the public health director said on Thursday, June 17, could put the group more at risk as the state’s economy reopens, workplaces get more crowded and public gatherings increase. Creating further concern is the slow but steady rise in the local number of COVID-19 cases involving the so-called “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant is blame...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, India, Environment, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bank Of America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Ucla


Ministers will not tell workers to return to office when lockdown ends

Decision will be left in the hands of businesses following damaging headlines last summerWorkers will not be told by ministers that they should return to their offices when the final phase of lockdown restrictions are expected to be lifted next month, government sources have told the Guardian.In a significant change of approach from last summer, the government is minded to let companies make their own decisions – a strategy that could lead to conflict and confusion among staff. Continue reading....
Tags: Health, Business, Work & careers, Working From Home, Coronavirus


Archer School’s ‘InvenTeam’ pioneers fire-ember detection system

Students work on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles on Friday, June 11, 2021. The school received a $10,000 M.I.T. grant to invent a solution that solved a real-world problem and the girls are designing the ember detection device inspired after the Getty fire shutdown their school. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Chloe Hayden, 14, tests the tracking on an exterior ember tracking device at The Archer School for Girls in Los...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Archer, Getty, Hydra, Smith College, Carter, Perry, LA County


Just when the Middle Ages couldn’t get worse, everyone had bunions

In a unique study, researchers have determined how many people in medieval England had bunionsA fashion trend towards pointed toe shoes made the affliction common. Even monks got in on the trend, much to their discomfort later in life.Late Medieval England had its share of problems. The Wars of Roses raged, the Black Death killed off large parts of the population, and passing ruffians could say "Ni" at will to old ladies .To make matters worse, a first of its kind study published in the Inte...
Tags: Health, Fashion, England, History, Innovation, Cambridge, John, St John, All Saints, Krakow Poland, International Journal of Paleopathology, Copyright Cambridge Archaeological Unit


City of LA requests dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service The city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16 filed a motion seeking dismissal of what it calls a “misguided” lawsuit that attempts to compel local government to provide shelter to thousands of indigent people living on downtown sidewalks and next to freeways. Lawyers for the city argue that while homelessness is “among the greatest challenges facing our region,” efforts to address the crisis through the lawsuit filed in federal court last year against the cit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, Carter, Wilmington, Alliance, Raman, City News Service


LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Newsom, Barbara Ferrer


The 4 best whitening toothpastes of 2021, according to dentists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whitening toothpaste helps remove surface stains from teeth. We spoke to 4 dentists on what to look for in a whitening toothpaste that won't hurt your teeth or gums. Our top choice, Colgate Total SF, is effective, ADA-approved, and budget-friendly. Whether you're a coffee addict, ex-smoker, or just want to polish your smile a little brighter, virtually everyone wants whiter teeth. There are all kinds of intensive options available, from whitening strip...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Washington, Trends, Features, Toothpaste, Beauty, Buying Guide, Manhattan, Ada, Teeth, Grooming, Cadillac, Tom, Don, American Dental Association


CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

An employee of German biopharmaceutical company CureVac. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert CureVac's experimental COVID-19 vaccine failed in a pivotal clinical study, the biotech said Wednesday. It's the first late-stage study to flop, with CureVac's vaccine showing 47% effectiveness. The German biotech saw its stock price drop by more than 50% in post-market trading. See more stories on Insider's business page. A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by the German biotech CureVac f...
Tags: Health, Science, Trends, Healthcare, Vaccine, Biotech, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, CureVac, Andrew Dunn, Coronavirus, COVID, Dispensed, Andreas Gebert, Franz Werner Haas


Doctors beware: There’s a $400,000 target on your back

President Joe Biden recently signaled that a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan for our country should be paid for by the rich corporations and wealthy individual Americans who make over $400,000. Doctors fit the latter category and should tune in. Beyond the government, the unique qualities of doctors make us a target for many who want to Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Joe Biden, Practice Management, PA NP, CRNA


Covid Victoria restrictions explained: new coronavirus rules for Melbourne and regional areas

Victorian Covid-19 restrictions are easing further as the Melbourne coronavirus outbreak comes under control. Is the 25km travel limit being lifted? How many visitors are allowed? Is mask-wearing compulsory? Are schools closed? Here are the new rulesVic exposure sites; Qld Covid hotspots list; NSW hotspotsCovid vaccine rollout numbers: tracking vaccination progressDownload the free Guardian appVictoria has announced a further easing of restrictions in Melbourne after residents spent a week in a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia news, Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria Continue, Coronavirus, Covid Victoria


Photos: At Langer’s Deli, diners dig in as COVID-19 rules lift in LA

A man visits Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Langer’s Deli reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Manager Jaime Castaneda cuts pastrami with employees at Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during th...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Dining, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City


LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Government, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Geneva


As coronavirus fades, LA County officials pause for smiles (and words of caution) on Reopening Day

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, center, during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reopening of L.A. County following more than 15 months of pandemic-imposed restrictions, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reop...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Vaccinations, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health


Canadians are polite, but we’re still recruiting your biotech talent, America

Michael May Contributor Share on Twitter Michael May is the president and CEO of the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine. Jayson Myers Contributor Share on Twitter Jayson Myers is the CEO of Next Generation Manufacturing Canada. Canada made headlines during U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration for its efforts to lur...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Column, Stem, Toronto, America, Tech, Canada, Silicon Valley, Vancouver, Biotech, Donald Trump, Quebec, TCUK, Trump


Carbyne raises $20M more so when death knocks, you don’t answer the door

Chaos and crisis are sisters, and none more so than when you dial for emergency help. A call to 911 in the United States and urgent numbers globally spins off a number of additional calls to emergency response teams, ambulances, hospitals and other actors who need to coordinate action to save your life. Theoretically, everyone should be working off the same data, but also theoretically, I should be able to eat ice cream without getting fat. Israel-based Carbyne’s software platform coordinates th...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, 911, Government, Funding, Israel, Tech, United States, New Orleans, KKR, Cto, Texas Georgia, GMR, Israel Aerospace Industries, Ingrid Lunden


Why middle-aged Americans are struggling the most with their physical and mental health - and what other nations are doing better

Many middle-aged Americans are running thin, and COVID-19 only made it worse. Marc Romanelli/Getty Today's middle-aged Americans report more stress and poorer wellbeing compared to those in the 1990s. Compared to adults in countries like Germany and South Korea, US middle-aged adults fare even worse. Offering improved resources like paid leave, health insurance, and childcare could help. See more stories on Insider's business page. Midlife was once considered a time to enjoy the fr...
Tags: Health, Wellness, Mexico, Germany, US, America, Trends, Childcare, Stress, Mental Health, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Health Insurance, Biden, Midlife, Nordic


Is healthy sugar possible — and would you eat it?

Consumers are fed a lot of nonsense about sugar and fad diets.Our bodies must consume sugar; the question is how much and in what form.Companies are trying to develop healthier sugars to combat our "sugar addiction." Can we hack sugar to be healthy? www.youtube.com Humans consume too much sugar. This is a refrain you've likely read for years, if not decades. As with any generality, that topline assessment misses nuance. While certainly t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Nutrition, America, Harvard, Engineering, Innovation, Who, Addiction, Fda, Illness, Coke, Nestle, Derek, RDA, Stevia


The 9 best yoga mats of 2021, according to yoga teachers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Practicing yoga on the same mat creates a familiar, relaxing space anywhere we set it down. As a yoga teacher, I find the best yoga mats offer stability, non-slip grip, and joint cushioning. Our top pick, the Rumi Earth Sun, is eco-friendly, well-cushioned, durable, and absorbs sweat. If you're looking to try out yoga, you'll need a mat. But if you're wanting to cultivate a regular practice, it's important to think very carefully about which yo...
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Yana’s mental health tool for Spanish speakers nears 5 million users

Andrea Campos has struggled with depression since she was 8 years old. Over the years, she’s tried all sorts of therapies — from behavioral to pharmacotherapy. In 2017, when Campos was in her early 20s, she learned to program and created a system to help manage her mental health. It started as a personal project but as she talked to more people, Campos realized that many others might benefit from the system as well. So, she then built an application to provide access to mental health tools ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Mexico, Funding, Social Media, Startup, Tech, Spain, Software


Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective in a large trial, moving the shot a step closer to widespread use

lechatnoir/Getty Images Novavax said its coronavirus vaccine was 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. The shot succeeded in a study that enrolled almost 30,000 volunteers in the US and Mexico. The Maryland biotech plans to ask US regulators for permission to give the shot more widely. See more stories on Insider's business page. The biotech company Novavax said on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine succeeded in a final-stage clinical trial, demonstrating 90% efficacy at preventing...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Maryland, Mexico, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Biotech, Johnson Johnson, Pharmaceutical, Novavax, Gaithersburg Maryland


Doctors in India are reporting COVID-19 patients with gangrene, hearing loss, and diarrhea - but there's not enough data to prove they're caused by the Delta variant

A woman is seen on oxygen support moments before she collapsed while waiting to get tested for Covid-19 infection, at MMG hospital, on April 21, 2021 in Ghaziabad, India. Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images Doctors in India say COVID-19 patients have unusual symptoms that could be due to the Delta variant. They include gangrene and hearing loss. There aren't enough sequencing tests sent to labs to know if these are unique to the Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Delta, Astrazeneca, Telegraph, Pfizer, Symptoms, Delhi


Punjab NHM Community Health Officer Recruitment 2021

Recruitment  of Community Health Officer for Punjab NHM In view of the emergency situation arisen and to fight against COVID-19, the online application in the prescribed application format is invited by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot (Punjab) from the eligible candidates for filling up the following 320 Sarkari Naukri vacancy posts of Community Health Officers (CHO) on contract basis under National Health Mission (NHM), Punjab,... Please Click on the Title to Read...
Tags: Health, Nurse, Jobs, Medical, University, Officer, Punjab, Manisha, Sarkari Naukri, NHM, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy, COVID, NHM Community Health, Community Health Officers CHO, National Health Mission NHM Punjab Please Click


LA County coronavirus rules will ease this week, but experts say don’t toss those masks just yet

Although California is expected to lift the bulk of COVID-19 health restrictions on Tuesday, June 15, health experts at Cedars-Sinai on Sunday were urging Los Angeles County residents to hold onto their protective masks a while longer. After June 15, those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to go mask-free in most situations, but Cedars-Sinai infectious disease experts suggest masks, an important tool in preventing transmission of the virus, will remain necessary in some inst...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, China, Los Angeles, Walmart, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Christ, OFT


Celebrity buzz: how stars’ bedroom toys have got us all talking about sex

With famous users leading a rebrand, pleasure accessories lose their stigma in a £90bn health and wellness boomLily Allen has one. Cara Delevingne has one. Dakota Johnson has developed her own range. Is the celebrity sex toy 2021’s answer to the celebrity perfume?For some, getting busy has been the last thing on the menu during the pandemic. Study after study, from India to Italy, has revealed that lockdown libido loss is real and that stress has killed the buzz in the bedroom. Sexual wellness, ...
Tags: Health, Business, Sex, India, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Italy, Cara Delevingne, Lily Allen, Sexual health, Dakota Johnson, Allen, Coronavirus


With June 15 reopening in sight, LA County reaffirms coronavirus testing is still an essential tool

As Los Angeles County steamrolled toward the state’s June 15 launch date for easing many pandemic milestones, public health officials continued to encourage unvaccinated residents to get their shots and echoed the importance of testing as a means to stave off rekindled outbreaks. On Tuesday, California lifts the bulk of its COVID-19 restrictions — and the continuing decline in new infections, deaths and hospitalizations indicated that milestone was still on target. The county Department of Publi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles Clippers, Taco Bell, Health And Human Services, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health, LA County


Suicide attempts among teen girls spiked by about 51% during the pandemic, the CDC says

Shutterstock/Antonio Guillem Suspected suicide attempts by teen girls increased about 51% between February and March 2021 compared to the same period last year. To gather the data, the CDC tracked emergency room visits across the country for suspected suicide attempts. Suicide attempts by teen boys aged 12 to 17 also went up but marginally. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says teen girl suicide attempts increased dr...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Suicide, Trends, Mental Health, Washington Dc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Pandemic, Teen Girls, Yelena Dzhanova, weekend BI US, Shutterstock Antonio Guillem


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


Could flickering lights fight Alzheimer's? Early research looks promising

For the past few years, Annabelle Singer and her collaborators have been using flickering lights and sound to treat mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, and they've seen some dramatic results.Now they have results from the first human feasibility study of the flicker treatment, and they're promising."We looked at safety, tolerance, and adherence, and several different biological outcomes, and the results were excellent—better than we expected," says Singer, assistant professor in the biomedical ...
Tags: Health, Medicine, Georgia, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Emory, Wright, Georgia Institute of Technology, Alzheimer, Lah, Human body, Annabelle Singer, Emory University Singer, American Neurological Association, James Lah


4 practices for struggling entrepreneurs to help get their business back into shape

Starting your day with a morning routine can put you on the path to productivity. LaylaBird/ Getty Images COVID-19 has impacted entrepreneurs in both their physical health and the health of their businesses. To get both back on track and see strong results, adjust your mindset and try new strategies. Focus on one step at a time and get to the root cause of the problems at hand. See more stories on Insider's business page. Some call it "COVID pounds." Others label it the "quarantine 15....
Tags: Health, Wellness, Productivity, Montana, America, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Business Owners, World Health Organization, Weight Gain, Night Routine, Nordic, APA, American Psychological Association APA, Contributor


Fresha raises $100M for its beauty and wellness booking platform and marketplace

Beauty and wellness businesses have come roaring back to life with the decline of Covid-19 restrictions, and a startup that’s built a platform that caters to the many needs of small enterprises in the industry today is announcing a big round of funding to grow with them. Fresha — a multipurpose commerce tool for independent wellness and beauty businesses such as hair, nail and skin salons, yoga instructors and more, based first and foremost around a completely free platform for those businesses ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, London, Marketplace, Funding, Tech, Paypal, Atlantic, Beauty, Alibaba, Square, General Atlantic, Lightspeed Pos



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