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Concussions in military personnel and athletes reveal damage to sound processing : Shots

Researchers are studying athletes and military personnel to learn more about how movement can affect the brain’s ability to perceive sound. Colsta Images / Getty Images / Image Source Hide captions Toggle caption. Colsta Images / Getty Images / Image Source Researchers are studying athletes and military personnel to learn more about how movement can …

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Tonga recorded its first-ever COVID-19 case as Pacific charts pandemic recovery : NPR

Natadola Bay Resort in Fiji is one of the many places where people feel the effects of COVID on tourism. Aileen Torrest-Bennett / AFP by Getty Images Hide captions Toggle caption. Aileen Torrest-Bennett / AFP by Getty Images Natadola Bay Resort in Fiji is one of the many places where people feel the effects of …

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Pfizer says its COVID-19 pill cuts disease’s worst risks by 89% : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

Pfizer’s logo hangs at the company’s headquarters in New York. Pfizer says its experimental pill for COVID-19 reduces hospitalization and mortality in patients with mild to moderate infections by about 90 percent. Mark Lenihan / AP Hide captions Toggle caption. Mark Lenihan / AP Pfizer’s logo hangs at the company’s headquarters in New York. Pfizer …

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The White House issued its new vaccine mandate and dozens of states race to sue : NPR

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses a news conference on September 23, 2020. The Attorney Generals of Cameron and Ohio and Tennessee have filed a lawsuit alleging that the mandate for a new federal vaccine exceeds the government’s limit. Timothy D. Asley / AP Hide captions Toggle caption. Timothy D. Asley / AP Kentucky Attorney …

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More people are getting COVID vaccine boosters than first shots : Shots

Haiti Pierce, 75, receives the Pfizer Covid 19 vaccine booster shot from Dr. Tiffany Talia Ferro on Safeway on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Monday, October 4, 2021. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc by Getty Imag Hide captions Toggle caption. Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc by Getty Imag Haiti Pierce, 75, receives the …

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Parents react to CDC endorsement of Pfizer COVID vaccine for kids : NPR

Colin Tune, a 10-year-old high-five pharmacist, received the Pfizer Bio-Tech COVID-19 vaccine for children at Hartford Hospital in Hartford on Tuesday. By Joseph Preziuso / Getty Images AFP Hide captions Toggle caption. By Joseph Preziuso / Getty Images AFP Colin Tune, a 10-year-old high-five pharmacist, received the Pfizer Bio-Tech COVID-19 vaccine for children at Hartford …

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Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill is now approved in the U.K. : Coronavirus Updates : NPR

The United Kingdom says it is the first country to approve oral antiviral drugs to fight COVID-19. “This is important, because it means that COVID-19 can be administered out of hospital before it reaches critical stage,” said Dr. John Ryan, MHRA’s chief executive. By Justin Tales / Pool / AFP via Getty Images Hide captions …

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