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‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene

‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene ‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene In the movies, birth is usually an emergency. It begins with the woman’s water breaking, at the worst possible moment. She appears to be barely in labor, and yet she is rushed, through gridlock traffic, to the hospital. …

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Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs

Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs Western Warnings Tarnish Vaccines the World Badly Needs South Africa immediately copied the American pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccinations, infuriating doctors who are still clamoring for shots, especially in remote parts of the country. In February, health officials dropped the AstraZeneca vaccine over its limited efficacy against a dangerous variant there. …

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Expert Panel to C.D.C. to Vote on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

Expert Panel to C.D.C. to Vote on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause

Expert Panel to C.D.C. to Vote on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause Expert Panel to C.D.C. to Vote on Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause An advisory committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss whether the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine should remain paused while a possible link to rare blood clots …

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How Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid-19

How Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid-19

How Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid-19 How Exercise May Help Protect Against Severe Covid-19 The researchers gathered data, too, about each person’s known risk factors for severe Covid, including their age, smoking habits, weight, and any history of cancer, diabetes, organ transplants, kidney problems and other serious, underlying conditions. Then the researchers crosschecked numbers, with arresting results. People …

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Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms

Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms

Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms Some Children With Covid-Related Syndrome Develop Neurological Symptoms Reports about the mysterious Covid-related inflammatory syndrome that afflicts some children and teenagers have mostly focused on physical symptoms: rash, abdominal pain, red eyes and, most seriously, heart problems like low blood pressure, shock and difficulty pumping. Now, a new report shows that a …

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Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States

Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States Pause in Vaccinations Leads to Canceled Appointments Across States The Albany County Health Department in New York said it would provide Pfizer doses for a Johnson & Johnson clinic on Tuesday at a local university. The chief public health officer in Detroit said people who had appointments for a Johnson & …

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J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny On Tuesday morning, U.S. federal health regulators recommended a pause in the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine while they investigated six reports of blood clots in women ages 18 to 48. One has died, …

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Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Blood Clotting Cases Cause Calls for Pause in US

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Blood Clotting Cases Cause Calls for Pause in US

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Blood Clotting Cases Cause Calls for Pause in US Johnson & Johnson Vaccine: Blood Clotting Cases Cause Calls for Pause in US The Baltimore plant’s certification by the F.D.A. has now been delayed while inspectors investigate quality control issues, sharply reducing the supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The sudden drop in available doses led to …

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National Poetry Month: Coping With the Covid-19 Pandemic

National Poetry Month: Coping With the Covid-19 Pandemic

National Poetry Month: Coping With the Covid-19 Pandemic National Poetry Month: Coping With the Covid-19 Pandemic Amanda Gorman’s inspired and inspiring poem that stole the show at President Biden’s inauguration in January has shown millions of Americans the emotional and social power of poetry and, I hope, prompted them to use it themselves. On her blog, Diana Raab, a psychologist, …

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Pennsylvania and L.A. Move Up Dates for Vaccine Eligibility

Pennsylvania and L.A. Move Up Dates for Vaccine Eligibility

Pennsylvania and L.A. Move Up Dates for Vaccine Eligibility Pennsylvania and L.A. Move Up Dates for Vaccine Eligibility The state of Pennsylvania and the city of Los Angeles are accelerating plans for wider Covid-19 vaccine eligibility this week, as the United States approaches universal eligibility for adults. Most states and U.S. territories have already expanded access to include anyone over …

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