Astronauts Can Suffer a Decade of Bone Loss During Months in Space, New Research Suggests

The new research found that human bones, like the wrist bone pictured here, suffers from accelerated loss of density as the result of long-duration missions in space. Image: L. Gabel et al., 2022 Long-term exposure to microgravity results in the loss of bone density, and new research reveals the disturbing extent to which this happens … Read more

Dictator’s son Marcos Jr. takes oath as Philippine president

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake son of an ousted dictator, was sworn in as Philippine president Thursday in one of the greatest political comebacks in recent history but which opponents say was pulled off by whitewashing his family’s image. His rise to power, 36 years after an army-backed “People Power” revolt … Read more

COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 variants make up more than HALF of US cases

New COVID variants BA.4 and BA.5 now make up over HALF of US cases as experts fear strains will fuel another summer surge despite cases only up 10% in last week The BA.4 and BA.5 COVID-19 variants now combine for just over half of active cases in the US, according to the CDC Many experts … Read more

What causes long COVID? Canadian researchers think they’ve found a key clue – National

Olympic gold medalist Alex Kopacz may be used to being out of breath when pushing a bobsled, but last year after he was hospitalized for COVID-19, he experienced a very different kind of breathlessness. He was put on oxygen for two months and experienced a number of other health setbacks in the months following his … Read more

50 migrants die after trailer abandoned in San Antonio heat

SAN ANTONIO (AP)-Fifty people died after being abandoned in a tractor-trailer without air conditioning in the sweltering Texas heat, one of the worst tragedies to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico. More than a dozen people – their bodies hot to the touch – were taken to hospitals, including four … Read more

FDA advisers to consider whether Omicron-specific vaccines are needed

The US Food and Drug Administration’s independent Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee is set to meet Tuesday to discuss whether the composition of Covid-19 vaccines should be modified to target a specific coronavirus strain, and if so, which strain should be selected. That means the Covid-19 vaccinations that people receive in the future … Read more

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON – Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote-most Democrats for, all Republicans … Read more

A ‘sucker punch’: Some women fear setback to hard-won rights

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation’s most visible feminist and advocate for women’s rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it. Her response to the Supreme Court’s decision … Read more

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) – Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that relentlessly jack up prices and pocket the profits. Responding to that sentiment, the Democratic-led House of Representatives last month passed on a party-line vote-most Democrats for, all … Read more

Mishael Morgan is 1st Black lead winner at Daytime Emmys

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Mishael Morgan of “The Young and the Restless” won as lead drama actress, becoming the first Black actor to win in a lead category at the Daytime Emmys on Friday night. Morgan was previously nominated in the supporting category. The 35-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago plays Amanda Sinclair on the CBS … Read more