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CDC suspends import of dogs from countries with high rabies risk

CDC suspends import of dogs from countries with high rabies risk

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it will suspend the import of dogs from more than 100 countries where rabies still spreads among dogs. The decision will affect dog rescue missions, imports from dog breeders and people bringing in pets, the CDC said. It’s because of a combination of factors —…MORE

Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial

Novavax says Covid-19 vaccine shows 90.4% overall efficacy in US/Mexico Phase 3 trial

The American biotechnology company Novavax announced on Monday that its coronavirus vaccine candidate was found to have an overall efficacy of 90.4% in a Phase 3 trial conducted across the United States and Mexico. Additional analyses of the trial are ongoing, according to the company, and will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals for publication. The…MORE

Transgender children and their parents struggle to cope with restrictive laws

Transgender children and their parents struggle to cope with restrictive laws

The attacks on kids who identify as transgender keep coming. Arkansas in early April became the first state to ban gender-affirming care including puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, for children under 18. West Virginia signed a bill into law that prohibits transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s secondary school sports teams…MORE

A new coronavirus variant is on the rise. Here’s why experts are concerned

A new coronavirus variant is on the rise. Here’s why experts are concerned

The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain of coronavirus in the US, raising concerns that outbreaks could hit unvaccinated people this fall. And a new study shows the Delta variant is associated with almost double the risk of hospitalization compared to the Alpha variant. The Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which is…MORE

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

Have suitcase, will travel! Americans take to the skies in almost pre-pandemic numbers as Covid-19 restrictions ease

As more Americans get vaccinated against Covid-19 and states and cities further ease pandemic restrictions, more people are flying to vacations, family visits or just getting away. The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2 million passengers Friday, the highest number since March 7 of last year, just before lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions started keeping…MORE

Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

Garlic facts and history: The truth about vampires and health benefits

For thousands of years, we’ve used one vegetable as a spice to flavor our toast, treat ear infections and ward off vampires: garlic. Garlic is the edible bulb of a plant in the lily family, native to central Asia. In addition to making food taste better, it has traditionally been used for health purposes by…MORE