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COVID linked to ‘significant’ cognitive problems even in milder cases

COVID linked to ‘significant’ cognitive problems even in milder cases

A new study has found that COVID-19 infections, including ones that didn't result in hospitalization, can result in 'significant cognitive deficits' that persist after the symptoms have resolved. The study builds upon the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 can result in long-term symptoms in some people, as well as potential neurological problems ranging from loss of smell to brain fog.

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NYC’s proof of vaccination rule fuels new talks about vaccine ‘passports’

NYC’s proof of vaccination rule fuels new talks about vaccine ‘passports’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was the center of a major City Hall announcement yesterday, August 3, during which time he discussed the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccination effort, and a big change in how the city will handle unvaccinated individuals going forward. The announcement has renewed talks about vaccine 'passports' and the role they may play in recovery going forward.

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Huge study calls keto diet a health ‘disaster’ with many long-term risks

Huge study calls keto diet a health ‘disaster’ with many long-term risks

The ketogenic diet, more commonly called keto, is the subject of yet another study, one that has linked this eating protocol with several major potential long-term health consequences. The study, which comes from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, is described as the most comprehensive analysis of the diet to date.

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More than 295,000lbs of beef hit with Class I recall over E. coli risk

More than 295,000lbs of beef hit with Class I recall over E. coli risk

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a Class 1 recall involving more than a quarter of a million pounds of raw beef from Greater Omaha Packing. The recall is due to potential contamination with E. coli, according to the agency's Food and Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The list of recalled products includes choice angus, prime chuck, and more.

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This ominous data explains the new CDC mask guidance

This ominous data explains the new CDC mask guidance

On July 30, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published its latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. According to the CDC, this report contains the data that resulted in the agency's decision to once again revise its mask mandate, encouraging people in places with high virus transmission to wear face masks indoors even if they're fully vaccinated.

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Disney reinstates its face mask rule only weeks after getting rid of it

Disney reinstates its face mask rule only weeks after getting rid of it

On June 15, Disney World dropped its face mask required for guests who had been fully vaccinated. Fast-forward a little over a month and the same face mask requirements have been reinstated, meaning every visitors must wear a mask even if they've received both shots of the vaccine.

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McCormick recalls some spices and ranch seasoning: Here’s the full list

McCormick recalls some spices and ranch seasoning: Here’s the full list

Popular spice brand McCormick has recalled some of its spices, as well as a Frank's RedHot product, over potential contamination with salmonella. The recall was first published on Monday, advising consumers to stop using these particular spices and seasoning and, if desired, to contact the company to get a refund.

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Dog food recalled yet again over aflatoxin risk: The new details

Dog food recalled yet again over aflatoxin risk: The new details

Sunshine Mills has announced another dog food recall over potential contamination with aflatoxin, a naturally occurring toxin that results from the growth of a mold called Aspergillus flavus. According to the latest recall notice, the levels of aflatoxin in these products may exceed the acceptable limits, potentially putting dogs at risk if too much of the toxin is consumed.

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Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine update has good news for parents of young kids

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine update has good news for parents of young kids

Pfizer has published its Q2 2021 financial report, which includes some tidbits about how ongoing efforts are expected to play out in the near future. Among other things, the company brought up its COVID-19 vaccine study involving young children and toddlers, noting that we may only be weeks away from authorization for this age group.

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Pay attention to this meat seasoning recall if you’re grilling this summer

Pay attention to this meat seasoning recall if you’re grilling this summer

Some recent food recalls have popped up at the CDC recently, including ones involving leafy greens and supplements. One of the recalls published in recent days may be particularly important to note in light of grilling season: it involves a meat seasoning that can be used for things like beef. According to the recall, these items may be contaminated with a risky pathogen called Listeria.

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CDC: Vaccinated people should wear masks again – with a big exception

CDC: Vaccinated people should wear masks again – with a big exception

In a new media briefing today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, including the current state of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States, the vaccination program, and the ways in which the two intersect. As expected, the update also includes the CDC's latest information about its face mask guidance.

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To cut dementia risk, cities need to get aggressive about air quality

To cut dementia risk, cities need to get aggressive about air quality

Air pollution may be a risk factor for dementia that is difficult for many people, particularly those who live in big cities, to avoid. Several new studies recently presented during the Alzheimer's Association International Conference highlight the link between dementia risk and pollution, presenting evidence that improving air quality may likewise result in a decrease in dementia cases.

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