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WHO officials try to figure out why delta is so much more dangerous than earlier Covid strains

In this Photo illustration a World Health Organization(WHO) logo seen displayed on an Android phone. Avishek Das | Getty Images World Health Organization officials said they are still trying to understand why the delta variant is more transmissible and potentially makes people sicker than the original coronavirus strain. “We’re really trying to get a better […]

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CDC study shows 74% of people infected in Massachusetts Covid outbreak were fully vaccinated

Boston EMS medics work to resuscitate a patient on the way to the ambulance amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Boston, Massachusetts, April 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reuters About three-fourths of people infected in a Massachusetts Covid-19 outbreak were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus with four of them ending up in the hospital, […]

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CDC warns that delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid

The CDC warned House lawmakers that the delta variant sweeping across the country is as contagious as chickenpox, has a longer transmission window than the original Covid-19 strain and may make older people sicker, even if they’ve been fully vaccinated. The warning on Thursday was made in a confidential document that was reviewed by CNBC and […]

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Feeling Stressed? Try Yoga

It’s no secret that yoga is relaxing for both body and mind, and study after study supports that claim. Healthy individuals can use yoga to reduce stress in their daily lives, but new research indicates yoga may also improve cardiovascular health, and help curb fatigue and increase physical well-being for those undergoing cancer treatments. Yoga […]

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Elon Musk’s brain computer start-up raises $205 million from Google Ventures and others

Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, speaks during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC, United States on March 9, 2020. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, has raised $205 million from investors including Google Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.  […]

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Delta variant ‘absolutely’ driving Covid breakthrough cases, says doctor

Professional sports leagues are uniquely positioned to track breakthrough Covid cases because they test thousands of athletes consistently, according to Dr. Robby Sikka, a physician who has worked with numerous NBA and NFL teams. Sikka told CNBC that the highly transmissible delta variant is “absolutely” driving most of the Covid breakthrough cases he’s studied. “Delta […]

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Texas Gov. Abbott threatens fines again against local officials and businesses that enforce mask mandates, vaccine requirements

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks in Dallas, Texas, U.S. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday, reiterating his opposition to mask mandates, Covid-related business restrictions and vaccination requirements and issuing fines of up to $1,000 on those who fail to comply. The governor also called on state hospitals to […]

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Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to require indoor diners show proof of Covid shots

Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group will require indoor diners and drinkers at its restaurants to show they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19. The mandate also applies to current employees and new hires. The announcement, which Meyer made Thursday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” comes as concern around the highly contagious delta variant increases, and U.S. officials […]

Diabetes

Low carbohydrate diet for diabetes

It is estimated that 1 in 11 adults have diabetes globally. Diabetes is responsible for 11% of deaths per year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, accounting for 90-95% of cases. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by insulin resistance and results in hyperglycemia (high blood glucose […]