Gut microbiome could make weight loss easier says study

U.S. 09/20/21, 19:28

Bacteria that helps digest food and absorb nutrients could be the key to decrease body weight. Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) has discovered gut microbiomes in the intestines that influence weight loss. Researchers studied microbiomes from 105 people who were trying to lose weight. Half of respondents did not shed any ...

Indiana’s largest hospital sheds 125 workers for refusing vaccine

News 09/19/21, 15:39

Nearly 130 health workers resigned from Indiana's largest hospital system instead of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on Sept. 14. The departed are among more than 300 employees who Indiana University Health temporarily suspended without pay. They were forced to either receive the jab or face termination within two weeks as part of ...

A federal judge in Florida has refused to overturn the state’s mask mandate

News 09/18/21, 15:29

A federal judge on Wednesday, Sept, 15 refused to overturn a ban established by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to prevent Florida students from wearing masks unless by choice during the COVID-19 pandemic. As TheBL previously reported, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) on Friday, July 30, signed an executive order that forbade ...

Gavin Newsom’s two children tested positive for COVID-19

News 09/18/21, 03:32

Two of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four children have contracted COVID-19, but Newsom himself does not have the virus, the governor’s office said on Friday, Sept. 17.“The governor’s children tested positive for COVID-19,” Newsom spokesperson Erin Mellon said in a statement, according to Politico.“The governor, the first partner, and the other ...

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine efficacy wanes, suggests booster shots

Business 09/17/21, 15:28

While seeking to promote its COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, Moderna Inc. revealed that its first doses had shown a weakening efficacy a year after they were administered. In a press release on Wednesday, Sept. 15, Moderna highlighted new data from its clinical vaccine trial, which suggests that “the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is highly ...

Thousands of employees seek COVID-19 vaccine exemptions from White House mandate

News 09/16/21, 15:35

The COVID vaccine mandate imposed by the White House is generating an avalanche of requests for exemptions in the United States, and an intense legal battle is shaping up across the country.  In Los Angeles, nearly 3,000 Police Department employees are arguing religious objections that would prevent them from being inoculated ...

Michigan hospital exempts workers with natural immunity from vaccine mandate

News 09/16/21, 05:45

Spectrum Health has become the first major hospital system in Michigan to allow employees with natural immunity to be temporarily exempted from the vaccine mandate. In July, Spectrum Health announced requiring the COVID-19 vaccine within eight weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially approved a vaccine. In a statement last ...

18 of 20 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 at Zoo Atlanta

News 09/15/21, 15:49

Officials at Zoo Atlanta reported Tuesday that at least 18 of the Zoo's 20 gorillas have tested positive for COVID-19, an outbreak that began only days before the Zoo had hoped to get a veterinary vaccine for the primates.Employees noted the gorillas were coughing, had runny noses, and showed changes ...

Israel: COVID-19 hits historic record high after a short decline

News 09/15/21, 03:39

Once the global model of defeating COVID-19 with fast vaccination, Israel is experiencing another dramatic hit of daily COVID-19 cases after a brief relief, alarmed health officials said on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The country of more than 9 million residents recorded more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday. Health Ministry ...