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18 leading scientists, including 2 outgoing FDA officials, say COVID-19 booster shots lack evidence and shouldn't yet be given to the general public

A health workers is seen as Israelis receive the third doses of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in West Jerusalem on September 03, 2021. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Eighteen leading experts said "widespread use" of COVID-19 vaccine boosters isn't backed by evidence. The group included two FDA officials who resigned over the Biden administration's booster shot plan. Current COVID-19 vaccines still protect against severe illness ca...
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Dream on! The surprising health benefit of a weekend lie-in

An extra hour on Saturday and Sunday may be no substitute for a regular good night’s sleep – but according to new research it may help stave off depressionName: The weekend lie-in.Age: As old as the weekend. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Life and style, Depression, Health & wellbeing


More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
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The US recently reported more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases in kids in one week, the 2nd-highest total of any week

Students at a public middle school in Los Angeles on Friday. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics tallied 243,373 cases in US kids in the week that ended Thursday. That weekly figure was close to 72,000 toward the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were found to have COVID-19 in a recent seven-day period, the second-highest week for child cases of the...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic, Burbio, Coronavirus


227 environmental activists were murdered last year, a new report found. That's more than 4 people per week.

Fikile Ntshangase was involved in legal action against a mining company when she was killed. Rob Symons/All Rise A record 227 environmental activists were murdered in 2020, a Global Witness report found. But that number is likely an undercount, and the group said the toll may rise in coming years. Many killings are linked to logging, mining, and agriculture, with Indigenous people heavily targeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fikile Ntshangase was the nearby coal mine&...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
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How you can learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
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Scientists want to cure elephant herpes so woolly mammoths can stop climate change

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! Welcome to Middle Pleistocene Park! Okay, that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as Jurassic Park, but Hollywood’s a bit looser when it comes to era accuracy than we are. A serial entrepreneur and a Harvard geneticist today announced plans to resurrect the extinct woolly mammoth. If that’s not exciting eno...
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Firm raises $15m to bring back woolly mammoth from extinction

Scientists set initial sights on creating elephant-mammoth hybrid, with first calves expected in six yearsTen thousand years after woolly mammoths vanished from the face of the Earth, scientists are embarking on an ambitious project to bring the beasts back to the Arctic tundra.The prospect of recreating mammoths and returning them to the wild has been discussed – seriously at times – for more than a decade, but on Monday researchers announced fresh funding they believe could make their dream a ...
Tags: Science, Biology, Environment, Earth, Genetics, Arctic, Palaeontology, Extinct wildlife


Fauci says he'd support requiring all US flight passengers to get vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said he supports the idea of mandating vaccinations for air travel, according to an upcoming interview with The Skimm. Fauci's comments come less than a week after President Biden announced a va...
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Fully vaccinated people account for 1.2% of England’s Covid-19 deaths

ONS figures show 51,281 Covid-19 deaths occurred between January and July, with 458 dying at least 21 days after their second doseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople who were fully vaccinated accounted for just 1.2% of all deaths involving Covid-19 in England in the first seven months of this year.The figures, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), have been seized on as proof of the success of the vaccine rollout. Continue reading...
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After Biden announcement, Fauci predicts 'many, many' more vaccine mandates to compel enough Americans to get COVID-19 shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Pool / Pool/ Getty Images "Many, many" more local vaccine mandates are coming, Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted Sunday. About 75 million eligible Americans are unvaccinated, Fauci said. The comments came after the Biden administration's sweeping new vaccine rules. See more stories on Insider's business page. "Many, many more mandates" will come on top of the Biden administrations' new vaccine restrictions, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday. Fauci predicted that colle...
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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’

Researchers use AI to reveal runs of artistic success are commonly preceded by an experimental phaseWhether it is the director Marta Meszaros, or the artist Jackson Pollock, those in creative careers often experience a particular burst of success.Now researchers have used artificial intelligence to reveal such “hot streaks” are commonly preceded by an experimental phase followed by a focus on one particular approach once the winning period has begun. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Books, Science, Technology, Film, Culture, Art and design, Computing, Hilary Mantel, Peter Jackson, Jackson Pollock, Artificial intelligence (AI, Márta Mészáros


‘A very cruel exit’: UK’s aid cuts risk rapid return of treatable diseases

£200m project to eliminate avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa ends after funding is prematurely axedA chandelier sparkling in the background, the grandeur of Downing Street gleaming behind him, Boris Johnson looks into the camera and speaks with solemnity. He is marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, he says, to raise awareness of these “terrible afflictions … which impose an immense burden of suffering in developing countries”.Huge progress has been made, he says, in the fi...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Blindness and visual impairment


UK’s ambition to stamp out neglected tropical diseases gets neglected

£200m project to tackle avoidable blindness and disfigurement in Africa is axed with cut to aid budgetA chandelier sparkling in the background, the grandeur of Downing Street gleaming behind him, Boris Johnson looks into the camera and speaks with solemnity. He is marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, he says, to raise awareness of these “terrible afflictions … which impose an immense burden of suffering in developing countries”.Huge progress has been made, he says, in the fight against...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Africa, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Blindness and visual impairment



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