Booster Shots Instrumental in Fighting Omicron, C.D.C. Data Show

Booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines aren’t just preventing infections with the contagious Omicron variant — they’re also keeping infected Americans from ending up in the hospital, according to data published…

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Mushie & Co Recalls FRIGG Pacifiers Over Choking Hazard

More than 330,000 pacifiers have been voluntarily recalled by their manufacturer after reports that they could pose a choking hazard, according to a notice posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Mushie…

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Why Are Men More Likely to Die of Covid? It’s Complicated.

“You can have states right next door to each other, like Connecticut and New York, that have a totally different pattern but yet experienced the same wave,” Dr. Richardson said. Cumulatively over 55…

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Vegan Travel: It’s Not Fringe Anymore

When she went vegan about four years ago, Colleen Corbett, a bartender based in Tampa, Fla., thought she might starve or be forced to eat meat when traveling abroad. Instead, it was just…

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China Holds the Line on ‘Zero Covid,’ but Some Wonder for How Long

In a glitzy Shanghai shopping district, about 40 people who happened to be at a Uniqlo store were informed that they would be spending the night there. A suspected Covid case had been…

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At Sundance, Two Films Look at Abortion and the Jane Collective

Judith Arcana was 27 and recently separated from her husband when she began driving women surreptitiously for safe — but illegal — abortions. The year was 1970, she was an out-of-work teacher on…

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Most ‘Havana Syndrome’ Cases Unlikely Caused by Foreign Power, C.I.A. Says

The agency has never accused Russia or another power of being responsible, but some officials, particularly in the Pentagon, said they believed there was evidence of the involvement of Moscow’s spy agencies, and…

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Deborah Nickerson, Pioneering Genome Researcher, Dies at 67

Deborah Nickerson, a human genomics researcher who helped discover genes responsible for cardiovascular disease, autism and Miller syndrome, a rare condition that causes malformations of the face and limbs, died on Dec. 24…

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Omicron Probably in N.Y.C. Earlier Than Detected, Wastewater Data Suggests

Omicron was probably present in New York City’s wastewater more than a week before the first case of the new variant was detected in the United States, according to a new report from…

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Kidneys From a Genetically Altered Pig Are Implanted in a Brain-Dead Patient

Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported on Thursday that they had for the first time successfully transplanted kidneys from a genetically modified pig into the abdomen of a 57-year-old brain-dead…

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