Birds Make a Comeback During Pandemic

SUNDAY, Sept. 26, 2021 — When COVID-19 restrictions forced you indoors, it brought birds back to North America, new research shows. Across the United States and Canada, birders documented an 80% increase among most of the 82 species they recorded since the start of pandemic restrictions last year. Some species (26%) increased in response to […]

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Infant Deaths Spark Baby Loungers Recall

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 — The death of eight babies has prompted the Boppy Company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to recall more than 3 million baby loungers, they announced Thursday. A year ago, the CPSC issued a safety warning about similar pillow-like baby products, CBS News reported. When babies are placed […]

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Health Highlights, Sept. 24, 2021

News Consumer News Health Highlights, Sept. 24, 2021 By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter CDC approves booster shots for millions of Americans: In a rare move, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said those who have jobs that make them vulnerable to COVID exposure can also get the extra doses. Read more COVID vaccines well worth it […]

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Can a Computer Program Help Docs Spot Breast Cancer?

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 — An artificial intelligence tool could help radiologists spot breast cancer on ultrasound images and reduce the need for extra testing, new research suggests. “Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer, and to avoid […]

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