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Can I gather with friends and family after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Can I travel? Here are what health experts say.

The U.S. is inching closer to herd immunity almost two months into the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with more than one million Americans getting vaccinated per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But with a large portion of the population still waiting to get vaccinated and questions around asymptomatic spread, immunized Americans […]

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Aspirin preferred to prevent blood clots in kids after heart surgery

Aspirin should be favoured over warfarin to prevent blood clotting in children who undergo a surgery that replumbs their hearts, according to a new study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, will have implications for clinicians when prescribing blood thinning medications […]

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Poorer mental health smolders after deadly, devastating wildfire

In 2018, a faulty electric transmission line ignited the Camp Fire in Northern California, ultimately consuming 239 square miles and several communities, including the town of Paradise, which was 95 percent destroyed. At least 85 people died. Structures have been rebuilt, but some things are worse. In a paper published February 2, 2021 in the […]