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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Lake O operating plan about the best option of tough choices Pity the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Taking on the role of a modern-day Solomon, the federal agency had to come up with new water usage...

US tracking of virus variants has improved after slow start

Nov. 30, 2021 14:02 PM EST

After a slow start, the United States has improved its surveillance system for tracking new coronavirus variants such as omicron, boosting its capacity by tens of thousands of samples per week since early this year. Viruses mutate constantly. To find and track new...

Sanford diabetes study for children has tested 2,000-plus

Nov. 29, 2021 01:03 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A family history of diabetes prompted a Sioux Falls couple to enroll their children in clinical study on diabetes through Sanford Health. To their surprise, the study found no signs of diabetes, but instead, a diagnosis of celiac disease in...

Putin tests experimental nasal vaccine against COVID-19

Nov. 24, 2021 11:36 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he has taken an experimental nasal vaccine against the coronavirus, three days after he received his booster shot. Russia is facing its worst surge of infections and deaths since the pandemic began and is struggling...

Mouthguard sensors help provide research on player safety

Nov. 23, 2021 12:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mouthguards that some college football players are wearing this season have a dual purpose. Not only does the equipment provide the obvious protection for teeth and jaws, it also includes sensors collecting data to help research the best way to...

New research center measures impact of racism on healthcare

Nov. 20, 2021 01:02 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota opened a new research center in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic that measures the impact of racism on chronic health inequities among people of color in Minnesota. The Center for Chronic Disease Reduction and Equity...

Scientists mystified, wary, as Africa avoids COVID disaster

Nov. 19, 2021 11:55 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — At a busy market in a poor township outside Harare this week, Nyasha Ndou kept his mask in his pocket, as hundreds of other people, mostly unmasked, jostled to buy and sell fruit and vegetables displayed on wooden tables and plastic sheets. As in much of Zimbabwe,...

Vials labeled 'Smallpox' found in Pennsylvania lab freezer

Nov. 17, 2021 17:18 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “Smallpox" in a freezer at a facility in Pennsylvania that conducts vaccine research. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials “were...

New research offers glimpse into early human development

Nov. 17, 2021 12:28 PM EST

Scientists have been able to get a rare glimpse into a crucial, early stage of human development by analyzing an embryo in its third week after fertilization — a moment in time that has been difficult to study because of both practical and ethical considerations. ...

Hawaii ranks last for early diagnosis of lung cancer

Nov. 16, 2021 16:16 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii ranks last in the nation for the early diagnosis of lung cancer, according to a new study from the American Lung Association. Just 2.8% of high-risk smokers in Hawaii undergo annual CT scans that capture detailed pictures of the lungs, compared...