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Delhi’s poisonous air is just one of them B ACK AT SCHOOL this month for the first time since early last year, Delhi’s children are locked out again, but not by covid-19. Delhi’s air is so filthy that on November 13th the government decreed an indefinite closure. One rarely mention...


In December 1994 then former U.S. surgeon general C. Everett Koop launched a national weight-loss campaign at a White House press conference, stating that obesity had become the country’s second-largest cause of death, “resulting in about 300,000 lives lost each year.” This marked the beginning o...


New research shows how the pandemic has impacted people with eating disorders. 16 November 2021, 20:36 • 4 min read The number of people who were hospitalized for eating disorders in the United States doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The increase in in-patie...



Summary Background The safety and immunogenicity profile of COVID-19 vaccines when administered concomitantly with seasonal influenza vaccines have not yet been reported. We therefore aimed to report the results of a substudy within a phase 3 UK trial, by evaluating the safety, immunogenici...


Many of the 4-plus million people enrolled in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program are either retired civil servants, or the spouses or survivor annuitants of a former fed. Thanks to the federal benefits program, many retirees are at least as comfortable and financially secure as th...



Whether it’s five pounds or 150 pounds, losing weight is tough. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by what diet to pick, how to exercise and if a rest day is needed. It's all so confusing. Those who successfully lose weight often do so by taking things one day at a time and making gradual changes....


Humboldt County Public Health reported today 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 9,769 the total number of residents who have tested positive for the virus. One hospitalization of a resident in their 30s was also reported. To strengthen immunity against COVID-19 heading into the winter months...


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LOUDONVILLE – Cost of health insurance for employees caused some concerns to be voiced at a largely routine meeting of the Loudonville-Perrysville Board of Education on Monday. Looking at the district's projected budget for future years, board member David Hunter winced at seeing a $6 million figure...



Covid Outbreak in Provincetown Offers Glimpse on How to End Pandemic  BloombergAmerica’s COVID catastrophe: Were we sick before the pandemic?  Aljazeera.comCOVID outbreak in party town shows how the pandemic could end  The Seattle TimesJohns Hopkins experts discuss endg...