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Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort
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Some states say they are not getting their Covid-19 test kit orders as White House rolls out at-home testing effort

Some Republican-led states claim they are having a difficult time getting their hands on rapid Covid-19 tests following the US federal government’s plan to send free at-home test kits to households across the country. The Biden administration strongly disputes such claims. “We did order millions more and we’re expecting a huge shipment this week and…MORE

Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains
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Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last week that urges Americans to wear the highest quality mask they can wear consistently and that fits well. Specifically, they classify the masks by level of protection. “Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely woven products offer more protection, well-fitting…MORE

Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says
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Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says

Remember those classic stoner dudes — Cheech and Chong, anyone? — spending their days in a weed-drenched room (or car), capable of little besides finding that next great high? If you don’t, that’s not surprising. As more and more states move to legalize marijuana, the stereotypical mind-numbing effects of weed have become passé, often replaced…MORE

More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests
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More people died of drug-resistant bacterial infections in 2019 than HIV or malaria, new study suggests

At least 1.27 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, according to a new study on the global burden of antimicrobial resistance. The study, published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet, suggests that if all drug-resistant bacterial infections had not occurred that year, 4.95 million deaths could have been prevented in 2019,…MORE

Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country
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Omicron cases dip in the US overall, but the wave is far from over in many parts of the country

Covid-19 case counts in the United States have dipped in recent days, a promising sign that the Omicron wave is starting to subside. But hospitalizations and deaths are still rising, and experts say the country has not reached a peak across the board. After reaching nearly 808,000 new cases on Saturday, the seven-day average of…MORE

Don’t accept failure. Follow this one tip from experts on how to achieve more in your life
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Don’t accept failure. Follow this one tip from experts on how to achieve more in your life

Sleep longer. Eat healthier. Exercise more. Becoming a “better” version of yourself can quickly turn into a nearly endless list of tasks, leaving you overwhelmed. We often decide to try and tackle multiple habits but end up unable to master any of them from the sheer effort it takes to do them. If you’re failing…MORE

When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds
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When the Delta variant dominated, vaccination and prior infection protected against Covid-19, but vaccination was safest, study finds

When the Delta variant was dominant in the United States, both vaccination and prior infection helped protect against Covid-19, but vaccination was the safest way to be protected, according to a study published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data included in the study was collected before the Omicron wave…MORE

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