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US life expectancy continues historic decline with another drop in 2021, study finds

[CNN, Getty Images] Life expectancy in the United States took another hit in 2021, furthering a dramatic decline from 2020 that was the largest since World War II, according to a new report. The study — published Thursday on the preprint server medRxiv, which means it has not been peer-reviewed — found that after falling nearly 1.9 […]

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Covid infections plummet 90% from U.S. pandemic high, states lift mask mandates

[CNBC Health & Science, Getty] New omicron infections in the U.S. have plummeted 90% from a pandemic high in a little over a month.The U.S. is reporting about 84,000 new cases per day on average, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, down from a pandemic high of more than 800,000 daily cases on […]

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5 psychological tricks that will make you look and feel more confident, according to a psychotherapist

[CNBC, Getty] Confidence isn’t a trait you’re born with. Just like the muscles in your body, it’s something we build and get better at every day with continuous practice. There are several ways to work on building confidence in the long run, such as knowing your values and practicing positive thinking. But sometimes we need to […]

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Using melatonin for sleep is on the rise, study says, despite potential health harms

[CNN] More and more adults are taking over-the-counter melatonin to get to sleep, and some of them may be using it at dangerously high levels, a new study has found. While overall use among the United States adult population is still “relatively low,” the study does “document a significant many-fold increase in melatonin use in […]

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Bitcoin’s loss of long-term momentum is flashing a ‘sell’ signal and suggests the coin could test $27,000 as support, Fairlead’s Katie Stockton says

[Markets Insider] Bitcoin’s ongoing bear market has led to a loss of long-term momentum, according to Katie Stockton of Fairlead Strategies.“A neutral long-term bias now seems appropriate noting a MACD ‘sell’ signal has developed on the monthly chart,” Stockton said.If support around $37,400 fails, Stockton has her eyes on $27,200 as the next level of […]

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The omicron subvariant is more contagious, but vaccinated people are less likely to spread it, study finds

[CNBC, Getty Images] Danish scientists found the BA.2 subvariant, which has rapidly become dominant in Denmark, spread more easily across all groups regardless of sex, age, household size and vaccination status.However, only unvaccinated people demonstrated higher transmissibility of BA.2 compared to the BA.1 omicron strain, which could be due to their higher viral load.The probability […]

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Two New York nurses charged with forging Covid vaccine cards to earn more than $1.5 million

[CNBC] Two nurses on New York’s Long Island are being charged with forging Covid-19 vaccination cards and entering the fake jabs in the state’s database.The scam allegedly raked in more than $1.5 million.Julie DeVuono, 49, the owner and operator of Wild Child Pediatric Healthcare in Amityville and her employee, Marissa Urraro, 44, are each being […]

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Boston patient removed from heart transplant list for being unvaccinated

[New York Post] A 31-year-old father has been removed from the heart transplant list at a Boston hospital because he is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, his family said. DJ Ferguson’s family say he was first on the list to receive the transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital — but he is no longer eligible because […]

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New COVID-19 variant named ‘IHU’ discovered in France — said to be stronger than Omicron

[Business Insider, Pixabay] Scientists and experts in France have reportedly identified a new variant of COVID-19 termed ‘IHU’. The new variant is said to be a more mutated strain than Omicron.Nearly 12 cases of this new variant have been reported near Marseilles and has been linked to the African country Cameroon.The B.1.640.2 or IHU variant was first […]

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Cruises should be avoided regardless of vaccination status, CDC says

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday increased the risk level for cruise ship travel to its highest level and said it should be avoided, regardless of vaccination status. The agency bumped up the travel risk level for cruise travel from Level 3 to Level 4, indicating the risk for Covid-19 […]

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