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Surge in BA.5 cases shows need for vaccine against all variants, experts say

Surge in BA.5 cases shows need for vaccine against all variants, experts say

Repeated surges in COVID-19 cases, the latest of which is mostly from the BA.5 omicron subvariant, likely will continue until a new vaccine is developed that can more effectively fight off all coronavirus variants, medical experts said. BA.5 has quickly become the dominant version of COVID-19, representing 65% of cases nationwide for the week ending …

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Self-control during adolescence predicts the tendency to forgive others in adulthood, study finds

Self-control during adolescence predicts the tendency to forgive others in adulthood, study finds

People with greater self-control during adolescence tend to be more forgiving as adults, according to new research published in the Journal of Personality. “I am interested in the predictive power of personality change. Research has consistently demonstrated that personality traits such as conscientiousness or trait self-control predict important life outcomes including education, work and relationship …

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N.J. reports 2,993 cases, 7 deaths; cases continue to rise amid omicron subvariant

N.J. reports 2,993 cases, 7 deaths; cases continue to rise amid omicron subvariant

New Jersey on Saturday reported another 2,993 confirmed COVID-19 positive tests and seven confirmed deaths as cases continue to climb with omicron’s subvariant BA.5. The subvariant spreads rapidly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said it accounted for 65% of new COVID-19 cases in the past week. The statewide positivity rate for tests …

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 06: A man wears a mask at Times Square, on June 06, 2022 in New York, United States.  Parts of Manhattan back at 20% COVID positivity, the BA.5 subvariant of COVID-19, is believed to be fueling a sixth wave of cases in New York City. (Photo by John Smith/VIEWpress)

How the FDA and CDC Are Failing Us on BA.5, the Worst Covid Variant Yet

The latest subvariant of the novel-coronavirus is spreading fast. And the federal government is struggling to keep up. There’s a lot the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can do to slow the BA.5 subvariant and prevent deaths. But both the FDA and CDC have dragged their heels. The FDA …

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What is parechovirus? Signs, symptoms and risk factors of the virus infecting babies across the country

What is parechovirus? Signs, symptoms and risk factors of the virus infecting babies across the country

Multiple states have reported new cases of parechoviruses, a group of viruses that commonly infect children, over the last two months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a health alert to physicians and public health departments this week. The recent cases belong to a subtype called A3, which is associated with more severe …

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Perspective | Sex in your 20s is supposed to be easy. For some women, it’s painful.

Perspective | Sex in your 20s is supposed to be easy. For some women, it’s painful.

Comment on this story Comment When Noa Fleischacker, 30, of Chicago, had sex for the first time in college with a young man she’d begun dating, she describes the experience as “impossible.” “It felt like something’s wrong, there’s nowhere to go inside of me. It felt like ‘what in the world is going on?’ ” …

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CDC increases Tri-Cities COVID rating to ‘high.’ Thousands of workers must wear masks

Both Benton and Franklin counties have new ratings of “high” for COVID-19 community levels from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s the worst rating for the counties in recent months and up from ratings of “low” just a week ago. The CDC recommends that people in the two counties wear masks indoors in …

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