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Giroir calls for kids to return to school, predicts 'more herd immunity' by summer

Giroir: Americans can expect ‘more normal’ conditions by summer Former Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force member discusses what’s next in pandemic on ‘The Story’ Americans will likely see life begin to return to normal this summer as coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline, former Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir told “The […]

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Brain changed by caffeine in utero, study finds

New research finds caffeine consumed during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life. Researchers in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) analyzed thousands of brain scans of nine and ten-year-olds, and revealed changes in the brain structure in children […]

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Frequent cannabis use by young people linked to decline in IQ

A study has found that adolescents who frequently use cannabis may experience a decline in Intelligence Quotient (IQ) over time. The findings of the research provide further insight into the harmful neurological and cognitive effects of frequent cannabis use on young people. The paper, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, […]

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Mexico hit by deadliest week of pandemic yet

Mexico reeled Thursday from its worst week of the pandemic yet, with deaths averaging nearly 1,000 a day and a health system that was close to reaching a breaking point. The Latin American country has seen a spike in infections and fatalities following the Christmas and New Year holidays when families traditionally gather. Queues for […]

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by protests, failed technology and front-line workers missing out

Should lawmakers get vaccine priority over health care workers? Biden, Harris to receive COVID vaccine Monday; reaction from ‘Media Buzz’ host Howard Kurtz on ‘The Daily Briefing’ It has been more than a week since the Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine's much-anticipated shipments arrived at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. While thousands of front-line health care […]

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Greece extends coronavirus lockdown by a week

Greece’s government spokesman on Thursday announced a weeklong extension to the country’s current lockdown, due to the continued spread of the coronavirus, particularly in the north of the country. Stelios Petas said the lockdown, which was due to end on Nov. 30, would be extended to the morning of Dec. 7. “The decision is necessary […]