The Delta variant is creating new COVID hotspots in parts of the U.S. The strain, first detected in India, is much more contagious. It now accounts for more than half of new cases nationwide. In Midwestern and upper Mountain States, that number is closer to 80 percent. CBS News' Michael George reports on the efforts to get more Americans vaccinated. Then, Mayor Brian Steele of Nixa, Missouri, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the pandemic in his community, and an effort to remove him from his post over a mask mandate enacted last year.
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CRPS is the most painful condition known to mankind, and you might never have heard of it. In the 1970s, two researchers from McGill University in Montreal developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire, a self-reporting tool that uses descriptive words to determine the intensity and type of pain a person is experiencing. The accompanying McGill Pain 
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More than half of Covid hospitalisations are patients who only tested positive after admission, leaked data reveal. The figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as hospitalised by Covid when they were admitted with other ailments, with the virus picked up by routine testing. Experts said it meant the national statistics, published daily on the government website and frequently referred to by ministers, may far overstate the levels of pressures on the NHS. The leaked data – covering all NHS
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As Lylah Baker recovers, family members have tested positive for exposure. Scientists are tracking clues for the source but so far coming up short.
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Kayley Reese first noticed what seemed like a growing bump in her stomach over a year ago. Reese, 23, said she did not notice any other physical symptoms, so she did not do anything about it. It was not until June when Reese flew home to Orlando, Florida, that she began to feel symptoms and sought treatment.
“It's just… it doesn't need to be this hard for everyone,” Ruby Rose said, before encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccine
Gov. Kay Ivey warned that anyone pushing vaccine conspiracy theories is "causing great harm to people"
This Syringe Hack Completely Crushes And Absorbs Pills In Seconds, And Even Health Care Professionals Are Amazed
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The United States is experiencing a limited outbreak of the monkeypox virus.
Bowel health doesn’t need to be a stigmatized mystery shrouded in uncomfortable laughter. Our bowels have their own way of communicating with us and they can tell you whether everything is A-OK or not-so-great with the rest of our bodies. Whether it’s something up with your diet, your latest workout or your mental health, your […]
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Black women who use lye-based hair relaxers at least seven times a year for 15 or more years have a 30% increased risk of breast cancer ‘White-centric beauty standards have led many Black women to embrace hair and skin treatments that could pose serious risks to their health, often without their knowledge.’ Photograph: Hero Images Inc./Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo A new study reveals what some scientists and researchers have suspected for years – that frequent and long-term use of lye-bas
CDC reverses policy on face masks, amid reports of breakthrough infections with delta variant of COVID-19
Reports of breakthrough infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in Americans who are fully vaccinated has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its policy on face masks in public settings for some parts of the U.S.
Cassava Sciences (SAVA) shares have been on an almighty rampage in 2021, up by a huge 1,736% year-to-date. Those gains are down to the potential of simufilam, the company’s Alzheimer’s disease (AD) candidate for which clinical trial results have so far impressed all and sundry. However, on Monday, at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), Cassava presented positive clinical data pertaining to not only simufilam but to its other offering SavaDX, an investigational diagnostic
Dismal news of the week is a new study that says drinking too much coffee can shrink the brain and help cause dementia. A new study of nearly 18,000 people aged 37 to 73 has found that those who drank more than six cups of coffee a day had a 53% higher risk of dementia. On the one hand, six cups of coffee is a lot.
Marjorie Taylor Greene said she was sorry for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust. Now she's saying private businesses not letting unvaccinated people in is 'segregation.'
Greene's tweeted this controversial take on racial segregation just a month after apologizing for comparing mask mandates to the Holocaust.
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I found a discrepancy in CDC vaccine stats. Here's what happened.
While certain skin conditions such as acne can seem easy to diagnose from home, others can be a bit trickier, like eczema and psoriasis. These two skin conditions, which usually present themselves in the form of a rash on the skin, are fairly common but very difficult to distinguish between.
"It’s truly revolting to hear a privileged ignoramus like yourself pretend to be a victim of segregation," one Twitter critic wrote, addressing the far-right lawmaker.
It's yet another piece of the research puzzle related to coffee consumption, experts say.
A man is inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at La Colaborativa in Chelsea, Massachusetts on February 16, 2021. – Chelsea, with a population of close to 40,000 people, is one of the hardest hit cities in the United States by Covid-19 with close to 8,000 infected people and over 200 deaths from the virus. The community is made up of close to 70 percent Latino or Hispanic people and also retains a large undocumented population. East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is working wit