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Omicron boosters are not very effective against mild disease

A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Vanessa LeRoy | Bloomberg | Getty Images Omicron’s new Covid boosters probably aren’t very effective at preventing Covid infections and mild illness, but they will likely …

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USDA program withholds extra COVID-era cash for fruits and vegetables

U.S. agriculture officials on Thursday proposed changes to the federal program that helps pay grocery bills for low-income pregnant women, infants and toddlers, including extending an increase in payments for permitted fresh fruits and vegetables during the COVID-19 pandemic. What you need to know US agriculture officials on Thursday proposed changes to the federal program …

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Report Finds “Code of Silence” in Mental Health Facility Where Staff Abused Neglected Patients | Health care

Several employees of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center attempted to conceal a brutal assault on a patient, according to a new report from the surveillance bureau within the Illinois Department of Human Services. The report from the IDHS Inspector General’s office states that the “widespread cover-up attempt” around that incident indicated a deeply …

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Like other counties, Kern Public Health ignores the report on infant deaths, citing a lack of resources News

Moon-shaped bruises ruined a 5-year-old’s butt from “owies,” he told a social worker, according to a case written by a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Office from an interview between the child. and a social worker. The boy marked three Xs on a body diagram using a dark red crayon to show where he …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender-affirming surgeries for minors

CNN – The transgender clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville has suspended gender-affirming surgeries for patients under the age of 18, a senior center executive told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Representative of the Republican state of Tennessee Jason Zachary – who had asked the VUMC to permanently end gender-affirming surgeries for minors …

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Mehmet Oz says he wouldn’t speak to patients the way his campaign talked about Fetterman’s health

CNN – Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz has once again tried to distance himself from the sneering tone his campaign has taken with the recovery of his Democratic opponent John Fetterman from a near-fatal stroke, telling NBC in an interview Friday that he did not. he would speak to his own patients as his …

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