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Marijuana may make sleep worse, especially for regular users, study finds
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Marijuana may make sleep worse, especially for regular users, study finds

It’s a common assumption among marijuana users: Using weed will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Scientists, however, aren’t so sure that’s true. “This is an understudied but important area, as many people are increasingly turning to cannabis products as sleep aids,” said sleep specialist Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral scientist at RAND Corporation,…MORE

Blood pressure climbed during coronavirus pandemic, especially among women, study suggests
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Blood pressure climbed during coronavirus pandemic, especially among women, study suggests

US adults — especially women — have seen a rise in blood pressure during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. The study, published Monday in the journal Circulation, included data on 464,585 employees and their spouses or partners from several different companies who participated in employer-sponsored wellness programs by Quest Diagnostics each year. As…MORE

Mix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds

Mix-and-match J&J Covid booster raised immune response after Pfizer vaccine, study finds

Using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a booster for people initially immunized with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine produces a strong immune response and may do more to elicit protection against severe disease, researchers reported Sunday. Their small study of 65 volunteers who all initially got two doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine showed that using the J&J…MORE

The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They’re not being used properly
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The world has the tools to end the coronavirus pandemic. They’re not being used properly

The Covid-19 pandemic will not last forever. It will likely continue to fizzle and fade as it heads towards its third year, resurging with new variants and then waning in the face of vaccines, mitigation measures and human behavior. But even if the virus is never stamped out, immunity will improve and the world will…MORE

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