Vaccine ambassadors are making progress in their effort to help quell fears over vaccinations. Over the summer, the Baltimore City Health Department hired vaccine peer ambassadors to help get people onboard with getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Bilingual vaccine ambassadors are trying to get the word out about vaccines to the Latinx community, so the city holds vaccination clinics at the Mega Mart, a Spanish food market on Annapolis Road, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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- Washington Examiner
A leading critic of the National Institutes of Health contends the federal agency “put at risk” U.S. public health and national security by funding a bat coronavirus research project by EcoHealth Alliance.
Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South Africa flagged concerns about its safety for people at risk of HIV. Regulator SAHPRA decided not to approve an emergency use application for Sputnik V for now because some studies suggested that administration of vaccines using the Adenovirus Type 5 vector - which Sputnik V does - can lead to higher susceptibility to HIV in men.
- The Telegraph
Our sleep has taken quite the battering over 18 months of restrictions. The stress of the pandemic has led some to experience sleep difficulties dubbed “coronasomnia”, adding to the third of us who already suffer from sleep problems, according to the Sleep Foundation. Now, as schedules shift and more people are drifting back to the office, commutes mean that our schedules are shifting again. On top of this, we have the hour change next week, which always leaves me feeling discombobulated for the
At least 1 person died after inhaling an aromatherapy room spray from Walmart that contained a rare, deadly bacteria
The Better & Home lavender and chamomile scented spray was recalled from 55 Walmart stores after the CDC identified one contaminated bottle.
Check Your Medicine Cabinet: Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Over Potential Cancer-Causing Ingredients
Lupin Pharmaceuticals is recalling all Irbesartan tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide tablets, which might have carcinogenic impurities.
- The Conversation
Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys. Thayut Sutheeravut/Shutterstock.comEvery 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit the reset button and become fitter, finer versions of ourselves. As usual for January, social media is humming with advice on how to eat better, exercise regularly, lose weight and remain healthy. We feel particularly invincible at
- NBC News
For 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. I lived in fear that my Chinese-American friends would shun me if I told them what I had endured.
Blair discussed her mother, Molly Cooke, during an interview for her new documentary which profiles her 2019 stem cell transplant.
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- Women's Health
Whether you should do cardio or weights first depends on your fitness goals. Do you want to burn fat? Build muscle? Here's what you need to know.
Most of the new infections were reported in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city that has been under a strict lockdown for more than two months. The risks of a further spread from the case reported in Blenheim, in the north east of the South Island, remained low, health officials said, with the person likely in the late stage of infection. On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand will end its strict lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated.
"I told him I have a serious medical condition," recounted state Sen. Tina Polsky, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Good Housekeeping
Hoda Kotb and Olivia Newton-John opened up about breast cancer in a 'Today' interview. “We’re sisters,” Newton-John said of their shared breast cancer battle.
- Business Insider
Walmart offers employees a more 'flexible' way of working, asking them to return to the office next month
Walmart's decision comes as many companies grapple with whether to make a return to the office mandatory for employees who transitioned to remote work early in the pandemic.
- The Conversation
Parents were fine with sweeping school vaccination mandates five decades ago – but COVID-19 may be a different story
Children and parents lined up for polio vaccines outside a Syracuse, New York school in 1961. AP PhotoThe ongoing battles over COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. are likely to get more heated when the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11, expected later this fall. California has announced it will require the vaccine for elementary school attendance once it receives full FDA approval after emergency use authorization, and other states may foll
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. The CDC now recommends that everyone 18 and older who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months earlier should receive any one of the authorized COVID-19 boosters. Those who got either of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna who are 65 or older are eligible for a booster.
- Business Insider
This table shows the important differences between COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and AstraZeneca.
- Men's Health
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- Charlotte Observer
A dozen CMS employees who worked in the Smith Family Center have reportedly been diagnosed with cancer.
- Washington Post
Jennifer Lopez, 58, had jumped at the chance to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine last March, but soon began feeling regret when data showed it might be less effective than other coronavirus vaccines. So, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed off on booster shots Thursday night for all Johnson & Johnson recipients who had gone two months since their shot, Lopez wasted no time seeking one out.Subscribe to The Post Most newsletter for the most important and interesting stories