Police Violence in Buffalo NY

Just saw this story of police officers suspended for violently shoving an older man tonight. Please be warned, it's another one that's difficult to watch. Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started,…

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    Covid-19 Self-Evaluation Tool

    "Numerous calls from patients prompted [our team] to develop a simple self-triage tool to help individuals decide when to treat their symptoms safely at home and when to seek medical help. One of the most important things each of us can do during the ongoing pandemic is to free up medical providers to concentrate on the seriously ill."

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    US DOJ asking to suspend constitutional rights during pandemic
    Mandatory Credit: Photo by MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10553038k) US Attorney General William Barr participates in a news conference with Justice Department officials, at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, USA, 10 February 2020. The press conference was held to announce the indictment of four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) with computer hacking into the credit reporting agency Equifax. The nine-count indictment alleges the Chinese military personnel stole the sensitive personal data of approximately 145 million Americans. US Justice Department announces the indictment of four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), Washington, USA - 10 Feb 2020

    US DOJ asking to suspend constitutional rights during pandemic

    The Department of Justice has secretly asked Congress for the ability to detain arrested people “indefinitely" without trial during emergencies.

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    FDA approves drug to mitigate peanut allergy
    Overhead view of peanut butter on bread with red crayon warning against peanuts which are a dangerous allergen for many children and adults.

    FDA approves drug to mitigate peanut allergy

    On Friday the US FDA approved Palforzia to mitigate allergic reactions, including severe reactions such as anaphylaxis, from accidental exposure to peanuts. The drug is approved for use only in…

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    Airline Water Study 2019

    Today I was looking up chicken-pox parties (ugh!) and I noticed a headline on the People magazine website about unsafe drinking water on US airlines. This study is a little…

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    Deep Sleep May Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins
    Lack of sleep may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease by robbing the brain of the time it needs to wash away sticky proteins. [Photo credit Michael Morgenstern]

    Deep Sleep May Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins

    Skimping on sleep may put people at higher risk for accumulating the protein plaques in the brain involved in Alzheimer's disease. NPR Shots reported from Thursday's edition of Science that…

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    CRISPR Study in Sickle-Cell Disease
    Victoria Gray, the first US patient to be treated with CRISPR for a genetic disorder (sickle-cell disease). [Photo, Meredith Rizzo, NPR]

    CRISPR Study in Sickle-Cell Disease

    This week NPR Shots reported on the progress of a US sickle-cell patient enrolled in a clinical study to look at CRISPR's safety and efficacy in treating this disease. She's…

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    Appeal to Jenny McCarthy
    Anti-vaccine protesters form human chains to block the entrance and parking lot to California's capitol. (Photos by Liam Dillon)

    Appeal to Jenny McCarthy

    Vaccine opponents in California appealed to another "Jen" today: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of Gov. Gavin Newsom, in a desperate attempt to urge Mr. Newsom to veto bills restricting…

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