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Our lives are changing, again, and so must our rituals that give it meaning

Our lives are changing, again, and so must our rituals that give it meaning

Birthdays. Weddings. Graduations. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit last year, we watched as old milestones — and the rituals we depended on to mark them — seemed to vanish into the ether. If you’re like many people, the early days of the pandemic, and the grief contained in them, likely left you feeling adrift. When…MORE

Covid vaccines can take on new coronavirus variants, studies show

Covid vaccines can take on new coronavirus variants, studies show

A batch of new studies published Wednesday show how well coronavirus vaccines work against worrying new variants — and one indicates booster doses can help them work even better. At least one of the studies also demonstrated that being fully vaccinated matters. The first nationwide study of coronavirus vaccination, done in Israel, showed Pfizer/BioNtech’s vaccine…MORE

Mediterranean diet may prevent memory loss and dementia, study finds

Mediterranean diet may prevent memory loss and dementia, study finds

Not sure what to eat? Why not choose foods that are good for your brain? Meals inspired by traditional foods from the sunny Mediterranean, a new study found, may lower your risk for dementia by interfering with the buildup of two proteins, amyloid and tau, into the plaques and tangles that are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s…MORE

10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated

10 reasons why young, healthy people really need to get vaccinated

Young adults are now steering the course of this pandemic as the biggest spreaders of coronavirus. But many say they don’t plan to get vaccinated — which has bigger consequences than they might think. “We really need to get people 20 to 49 years old vaccinated because they are the ones driving the pandemic right…MORE

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Canada authorizes Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 to 15

Children in Canada ages 12 to 15 can now get vaccinated against Covid-19. Health Canada, the national department of health, announced Wednesday it has authorized the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for the age group. Clinical trial results showed the vaccine had 100% efficacy and was well tolerated in youths ages 12 to 15. “The most commonly reported…MORE

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