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Americans have turned to melatonin to soothe pandemic-induced stress. Experts worry high demand, little federal oversight, and insufficient data leave the industry ripe for scams.

Hollis Johnson/Insider American consumers spent $825,559,397 on melatonin supplements in 2020, representing a 42.6% year-over-year increase, according to Nielsen. Industry analysts expect the melatonin market to continue to grow, but a lack of federal oversight of supplements and sparse research into melatonin's long-term effects may harm consumers. As more sellers look to cash in on the melatonin hype, doctors ask Americans to use caution when shopping. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
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The US screwed up its vaccine roll out in part because it was too choosy about who should get shots first

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The US has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccinations per capita rates in the world. Israel has the best. Israel chose to prioritize its elderly. The US, by contrast, rolled out its doses using a complicated priority tier system based, in part, on people's employment. In order to fix the ...
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Get your COVID-19 vaccine at a New Jersey mall or Disneyland. Here are 15 places across the country that have transformed into mass vaccination sites.

A half-dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine initially could mean we have double the number doses available when it's approved by regulators. Siphiwe Sibeko/Pool via AP Disneyland Resort, a New Jersey mall, convention centers, and sports stadiums are opening their doors to the public as mass vaccination sites. Here are some of the locations across the country that are shifting their focus and opening up for the public-health effort.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
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Europe and Canada are facing temporary hits to coronavirus vaccine supply while Pfizer renovates a Belgian plant to eventually produce more doses

Vincent Kalut / Photonews via Getty Images The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is renovating a key manufacturing plant for its coronavirus vaccine in Puurs, Belgium. This will delay shipments to Europe and Canada in late-January and early February. Pfizer is still aiming to produce 2 billion doses in 2021. Mass-production a key challenge facing the world's vaccination campaign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. European countries and Canada will receive fewer doses of Pfizer...
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Oregon's governor blasts Operation Warp Speed, accusing the Trump administration of 'deception on a national scale' over lack of coronavirus vaccine reserve

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Democratic Oregon Gov. Kate Brown accused the federal government's coronavirus vaccine rollout of "deception on a national scale."  Trump's health secretary said Tuesday that Operation Warp Speed would start shipping out vaccine doses that were being held in reserve. But there are actually no extra doses in reserve, leaving stat...
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Answers to 9 crucial questions about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world

Samantha Lee/Business Insider Experts worldwide are urgently studying three coronavirus variants to understand what risks they pose. One variant first identified in the UK, one in South Africa, and one in Japan are probably more contagious than the original strain. They have caused cases to surge and the three nations to lock down. Here are nine key questions about the variants, answered. Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants - first identified in the UK,...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, London, California, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Brazil, Who, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Ohio, Pfizer


US could face 'perpetual' coronavirus infections as more contagious variants take hold, ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb warns

Former FDA Commissioner-designate Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Zach Gibson/Getty Images The US could face "perpetual" coronavirus infections as variants take hold, Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Thursday on CNBC. Variants first identified in the UK and South Africa are "going to build very quickly if we can't get protective immunity into the population," Gottlieb said. "The vaccine is really our only backstop against these variants taking hold," the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner warned....
Tags: Health, UK, California, Cdc, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Brazil, Fda, Cnbc, US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Disease Control, Johns Hopkins University, Gottlieb


New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

A woman wearing a protective face mask smokes a cigarette on June 7, 2020. Ely Pineiro/Getty Images New Jersey announced Thursday it would start vaccinating people age 65 and older and people with underlying health conditions against the coronavirus. One of those health conditions that now bumps New Jerseyans to the front of the line is smoking. Only people age 75 and older and essential workers were recommended to be next in line, but US officials recently urged states to expand eligibili...
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Catching coronavirus gives 83% protection against reinfection for up to 5 months, a study suggests - but you could still spread the virus

A CVS pharmacist gives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a resident at the Emerald Court senior living community in Anaheim, California. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Catching coronavirus gives you about 83% protection from reinfection for up to five months, a large preliminary UK study suggests. This is comparable to the protection offered by vaccines. Work is ongoing to find out how long immunity lasts, whether vaccines work in people previo...
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The best acne treatments for every type of skin, according to dermatologists

There are four main types of acne that dermatologists say can be treated at home: comedonal acne, inflammatory acne, pustular acne, and cystic acne. Each type of acne has different causes and looks completely different - and because of that, they require different types of acne treatment. In order to find the best acne treatments out there, we spoke to three dermatologists to determine different types of acne as well as the correct ways to treat each. Before starting any new treatment for your a...
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Moncef Slaoui, head of Operation Warp Speed, reportedly resigns as the top US vaccine advisor at the request of Biden's transition team

Moncef Slaoui, chief advisor of Operation Warp Speed. Reuters Operation Warp Speed's chief advisor Monclef Slaoui has stepped down at the request of President-elect Joe Biden's transition team, CNBC reported, citing an unnamed official from the team.  Operation Warp Speed is President Donald Trump's vaccine initiative, which has dedicated $6 million to coronavirus "countermeasures," including vaccine development. Slaoui will stay for 30 days from Biden's inauguration on January 20 to help ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Politico, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, GlaxoSmithKline, Biden, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Reuters, US Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Moderna


A brain science expert shares his 30-second exercise to jumpstart your creative thinking at work

You may seem creative if you suggest doing something that breaks the mold, writes Moran Cerf. Eva-Katalin/Getty Images Moran Cerf, 42, is a professor of neuroscience and business at Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University and the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute. Every week, he receives questions about the brain, psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks; below are his answers to two recent questions. In today's c...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Trends, Strategy, Neuroscience, Creativity, REM, Q&a, Nordic, Northwestern University, Rapid Eye Movement REM, Kellogg School of Management, Alfred P Sloan, Deirdre Barrett, Moran Cerf, Contributor 2019


Disneyland Resort, closed since March, is being turned into a mass vaccination site for Californians

Disney Parks Disneyland Resort will transform into a mass vaccination site to get thousands of Southern Californians their shots, government officials announced on Monday. The Anaheim theme park usually has an average daily attendance of 50,000, but has been shuttered since mid-March due to coronavirus restrictions. The first people to be offered a vaccine appointment at Disneyland Resort later this week will be essential workers, and those over 70 years-old. Orange County plans to get al...
Tags: Health, California, Disney, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pod, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Reuters, Anaheim, Third District, Disney Parks, Pamela Hymel, Doug Chaffee, Harry Sidhu


The Trump administration will recommend giving all Americans over 65 a COVID-19 shot as soon as possible, in new guidance reportedly arriving Tuesday

US President Donald Trump. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Trump administration will on Tuesday recommend expanding vaccine eligibility to everyone over 65 years old, Axios reported. Currently, only essential workers and those over 75 are getting their COVID-19 shots. Axios cited an unnamed senior administration official. The vaccines available in the US require two doses. The guidelines also prioritize more people getting their first shot, rather than holding back doses to give people th...
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6 wellness apps that have actually improved my wellbeing without adding to tech burnout

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Digit; Down Dog; MindDoc; Nuzzel; Plant Nanny 2; Sleep Cycle; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider There are seemingly endless apps to help improve your life, but sometimes they can make you more stressed out or glued to your phone.Below are six apps - from a cute reminder to drink water to a highly customizable yoga class - that are easy to use and can help organize your life without contributing to bur...
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Israel, already leading the world in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccines, aims to immunize entire country by the end of March

Israeli Prime Minister Minister Benjamin Netanyahu receives a coronavirus vaccine at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Amir Cohen/AP Israel expects to have immunized all its citizens who are 16-years-old and up by the end of March.  That timeline would likely make Israel the world's first country to immunize the vast majority of its population from the pandemic.  Israel has far outpaced the rest of the world with its vaccination campaign, already having ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Healthcare, Pfizer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Amir Cohen, Ramat Gan Israel, Andrew Dunn, Sheba Medical Center, Susie Neilson


CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
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I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the side effects were like, and why I want my experience to give people hope.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which was just approved in the UK and has been shown to be 94.5% effective. The UK government has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna's shot, but it's unlikely to roll out before March. The shot was approved for use in the US in December. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo. "The side effects were a little unpleasan...
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The UK has two new 'life-saving' COVID-19 treatments that cut the death risk by 24% in critically unwell people. Experts say it's not a miracle cure but is 'clearly useful'

A patient on a ventilator at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Two new "life-saving" treatments can now be used in UK hospitals, because they reduce the risk of death by 24% in people critically unwell with coronavirus – according to a preliminary study. Tocilizumab and sarilumab, anti-inflammatory drugs usually used for arthritis, can reduce the length of time in hospital by 10 days, the UK government announced on Thursday.   The...
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At least 50% of COVID-19 cases spread from people without symptoms, a new study found

Customers eat lunch at tables outside restaurants in London, England, September 20, 2020. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images At least 50% of new COVID-19 cases are transmitted by people who don't show symptoms, according to a new study. That includes people who never display symptoms and those whose symptoms hadn't started yet.  A study authors said findings underscore the need for people who feel healthy to follow public-health guidance on mask wearing and social distancing. Visit Bu...
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Coronavirus immunity lasts at least 8 months after infection, and perhaps even years, new research shows

A medical staff member grabs the hand of a patient to reposition their bed in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, October 31, 2020. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Immunity to the coronavirus involves more than just antibodies. T cells and B cells protect us long-term, too.  A new study found that these other elements of immunity persist at least eight months in a majority of COVID-19 patients. They could protect most people against coronavir...
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The UK's decision to delay 2nd vaccine doses could cause 'greater risk' from coronavirus variants, South Africa's most senior vaccine expert suggests

People wearing face masks queue at a South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to collect their government grant in Cape Town South Africa, Monday, May 11, 2020. South Africa's Western Cape province, which includes the city of Cape Town, has emerged as the country's coronavirus hotspot, accounting for more than half of the nation's confirmed cases, which have gone above 10,000.(AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht) Associated Press The chair of the South African government's vaccine ...
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What it actually means that a new coronavirus strain is more transmissible - and how that changes your chances of getting sick

Masked travelers on a London Underground platform, September 24, 2020. Getty A new, more transmissible coronavirus strain first detected in the UK has spread worldwide. The variant jumps from person to person more easily, so if you're exposed, your chances of infection are higher. Strict masking and social distancing are still the best means of protection against the variant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new, more transmissible strain of coronavirus that was first ...
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A top scientist explains why a more infectious coronavirus variant is a bigger problem than a deadlier strain

A nurse puts on her Personal Protective Equipment before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The deadly coronavirus that's spread across the world has mutated. One variant, called B.1.1.7, is more infectious, and has forced the UK into national lockdown. The variant has also been discovered in multiple US states, and in other countries around the world. The variant does not appear to be more deadly, and experts believe existing va...
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The South African COVID-19 variant appears to evade antibody drugs, which is 'very concerning,' ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb talks with Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation" in Washington DC March 8, 2020 Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images Former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Tuesday that the South African COVID-19 variant is "very concerning" because it may get around antibody drugs that try to help the body fight infection. Speaking on CNBC, he said evidence from Seattle-based Bloom Lab, which hasn't been peer-reviewed, suggested that...
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The coronavirus variant in South Africa seems to evade antibody drugs, which is 'very concerning,' ex-FDA chief Scott Gottlieb says

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb with Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation" in Washington, DC, on March 8. Chris Usher/CBS via Getty Images Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner,  said Tuesday that a coronavirus variant identified in South Africa was "very concerning" because it might get around antibody drugs that try to help the body fight infection. Speaking on CNBC, he said evidence from the Seattle-based Bloom Lab, which hasn't been peer-review...
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The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'

Travelers at Miami International Airport on December 24. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
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The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business...
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The contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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The contagious UK coronavirus variant has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
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