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The US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, the highest level in two months
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The US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases a day, the highest level in two months

For the first time in two months, the US is averaging more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases each day, shortly after millions of Americans traveled for the Thanksgiving holiday. The seven-day moving average of new cases was 121,437 as of Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Prior to this week, the US…MORE

Omicron variant cases identified in at least 12 states but Delta still dominates
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Omicron variant cases identified in at least 12 states but Delta still dominates

While at least 12 states have identified cases of the Omicron coronavairus variant, US health officials remain concerned about the Delta version that accounts for practically all new infections. “We now have about 86,000 cases of Covid right now in the United States being diagnosed daily, and 99.9% of them, the vast majority of them,…MORE

How to tell if it’s time for a ‘sleep divorce’
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How to tell if it’s time for a ‘sleep divorce’

He snores until the walls rattle. She gives off a massive amount of body heat. One of you is a cover hog, kicks at night or takes consistent 3 a.m. bathroom breaks. Maybe you sleepwalk or suffer from insomnia. The list of reasons why your bed partner might be keeping you up at night could…MORE

Omicron could become the dominant variant, but Delta is a problem now, CDC Director says
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Omicron could become the dominant variant, but Delta is a problem now, CDC Director says

With the Omicron variant showing up in more states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told CNN Friday that her agency is working hard to understand exactly what kind of threat this new variant poses. But she points out that the Delta variant in wide circulation now is still…MORE

South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants
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South African researchers find evidence people more easily reinfected with Omicron variant than with other variants

Researchers in South Africa reported Thursday they have found some evidence that people who had been infected once with coronavirus were more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant than with the Beta or Delta variants. They said it’s too soon to know for sure, but a recent spike in second infections indicates to…MORE

How to take the bland out of a low-sodium diet

How to take the bland out of a low-sodium diet

Serious cooks may quibble about the best way to sear a steak or bake a cake. But on one point, there is virtually unanimous agreement: To make food taste good, you’ve got to have salt. Without salt, we would be “adrift in a sea of blandness,” wrote Samin Nosrat in her seminal tome, “Salt, Fat,…MORE

Confetti Salad: Radish and Beet Salad With Feta

Confetti Salad: Radish and Beet Salad With Feta

This salad is all about mixing a variety of winter root vegetables and fruits, shaved and cut into thin batons, for a fresh, healthy, crunchy lunch entrée. The ingredients list is a suggestion, more so for a variety of colors. You can make a big bowl of it and eat it over a few days…MORE

The Omicron variant is putting America’s coronavirus sequencing efforts to the test
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The Omicron variant is putting America’s coronavirus sequencing efforts to the test

Rows of scientists sit before racks of coronavirus samples inside a laboratory in Henderson, North Carolina, wearing face masks and scrubs. All hours of the day and night, they transfer the samples from tubes to processing plates, searching for answers about the virus behind these Covid-19 cases. From confirming a positive Covid-19 sample to prepping…MORE

Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest
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Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain, CDC studies suggest

Early detection of autism in children has improved, but disparities remain in practices to identify and diagnose the condition, according to studies published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children born in 2014 were 50% more likely to receive an autism diagnosis or special education by age 4 than those born…MORE

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