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Teens slept 45 minutes more a night when their school district tried a new scheduling strategy

Changing middle and high school schedules can lead to significantly improved shut-eye for students, a new study found. Researchers surveyed around 28,000 students in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado over two years and found moving school start times later in the morning resulted in increased sleep times of around 45 minutes for students,…

So far, 5,800 fully vaccinated people have caught Covid anyway in US, CDC says

About 5,800 people who have been vaccinated against coronavirus have become infected anyway, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells CNN. Some became seriously ill and 74 people died, the CDC said. It said 396 — 7% — of those who got infected after they were vaccinated required hospitalization. This is the CDC’s…

CDC vaccine advisers put off decision on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday put off making any decision about the recommendations for Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine, saying they need more information about a rare type of blood clot. Members of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices committee said they did not have enough information…

NIH director says J&J vaccine pause will give researchers time to do more study on certain groups

The pause on the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine will allow researchers to investigate a potential link to severe blood clotting events, particularly whether certain types of people are more susceptible, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins said Wednesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA recommended a pause on use…

If you’ve recently had the J&J vaccine, watch for these rare symptoms, CDC says

Have you had the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine within the last month? If you experience a severe headache that does not go away, significant abdominal or leg pain that does not subside, or increasing shortness of breath, health officials want you to call your doctor immediately. Those could be signs of an extremely…

Which human screams affect us most? The answer might surprise you

You scream, I scream, we all scream — and not just for ice cream. Unlike primates, who use screams to communicate only anger and fear, humans scream in at least six emotional dimensions: anger, fear, pain, pleasure, sadnes and delight — such as the high-pitched joyful shrieks of children scampering after the ice cream truck.…

Children’s healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias

School food is often given a bad rap, but a new study found it can be the healthiest meal children eat in a day. Researchers analyzed the diets of over 21,000 children and 40,000 adults between 2003 and 2018 and found that the percentage of “poor nutritional quality food consumed from schools” declined from 55%…

States scramble to halt Johnson & Johnson vaccinations after CDC and FDA recommend pause

States trying to fend off a new, dominant strain of coronavirus have a new challenge: having to stop Johnson & Johnson vaccinations for now. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending the country pause the use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine after six reported…

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