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The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

The ‘devious licks’ TikTok challenge has students stealing toilets and vandalizing bathrooms

Whether it’s stolen urinals, smashed floor tiles or missing soap dispensers, the destruction is apparent in school bathrooms across the United States. It’s the latest trend to go viral on Tiktok, called “devious licks”: Middle school, high school and college students vandalize school property, most commonly bathrooms, and post their results on the social media…MORE

Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic
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Vaccine boosters for more people are on the horizon. But the unvaccinated remain the biggest obstacle to curbing the pandemic

While more people are likely to be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine booster shots, the most glaring issue prolonging the pandemic is the large swath of unvaccinated people, who are filling up hospitals and dying from the persistent virus, officials and health experts said. Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday greenlighted recommending…MORE

5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone
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5 reasons why FDA advisers did not recommend Covid-19 booster shots for everyone

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined Friday to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. They did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for people at high risk of severe infection. Then they…MORE

Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated
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Mississippi says Covid-19 deaths in pregnant women are rising — and it’s pleading with them to get vaccinated

At least eight pregnant Mississippi women have died of Covid-19 since late July — none of them fully vaccinated — officials said, more than doubling the state’s pandemic total in just two months and spurring medical leaders to give this message: We’ve long known Covid-19 puts pregnant women at greater risk for severe disease. And…MORE

Idaho’s struggle to keep up with Covid-19 surge puts pressure on Washington state hospitals
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Idaho’s struggle to keep up with Covid-19 surge puts pressure on Washington state hospitals

Idaho officials announced Thursday they’re preparing to ration hospital care due to the Covid-19 surge, and it was the last thing next-door Washington state’s top hospital advocate wanted to hear. “It’s terrible. I don’t know if people understand the gravity of the situation,” Cassie Sauer, chief executive of the Washington State Hospital Association, told CNN…MORE

Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says
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Moderna’s vaccine is the most effective, but Pfizer and J&J also protect well, CDC-led study says

A head-to-head study of all three authorized coronavirus vaccines in the United States finds the Moderna vaccine is slightly more effective than Pfizer’s in real-life use in keeping people out of the hospital, and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine comes in third, but still providing 71% protection. Pfizer’s vaccine provided 88% protection against hospitalization, and…MORE

FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk
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FDA vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Covid-19 vaccine in people 65 and older and those at high risk

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously Friday to recommend emergency use authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine six months after full vaccination in people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe Covid-19. Members of the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee had rejected…MORE

How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist
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How to improve sleep habits to support emotional wellness, according to a therapist

I worked recently with a 25-year-old man struggling at his job. He described difficulty thinking clearly and missing too many days. And his relationship with his girlfriend was nearly over due to his admitted neglect. Diagnosed with both depression and anxiety, he said he felt disengaged in his life. He had been in therapy before…MORE

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