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Delta-8 marijuana products can be dangerous, health officials warn

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) U.S. health officials are warning about the potential dangers of “delta-8 THC,” a compound derived from marijuana, after seeing an increase in hospitalizations tied to the substance.On Tuesday (Sept. 14), both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers of a…

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As Delta Surges, Contact Tracing Re-Takes COVID Center Stage

Aug. 31, 2021 — As the pandemic raged last year, Ilish Pérez, a contact tracer and case interviewer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, would often reach out to more than 100 people a day. She would talk to people about their positive COVID test result and tell others that they had…

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Delta Air Lines to Require Unvaccinated Employees Pay $200 Monthly Surcharge

Delta Airlines planes are parked at gates at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., August 8, 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday that it will require unvaccinated employees to pay a $200 monthly surcharge if they are enrolled in the company’s health care plan. CEO Ed Bastian wrote in a memo to…

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Delta Whiplash: How the New Surge Is Affecting Mental Health

Aug. 19, 2021 — Thanks to the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, more than just flowers were blooming this past spring. People came out of lockdown like bears emerging from hibernation, making plans to reunite with friends and loved ones they hadn’t seen in months. But with the tremendous surge in cases brought by the…

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The delta of it all: Digiday’s top trends of 2021 so far

The media and marketing industries seem to be approaching another inflection point. The delta variant is beginning to put the brakes on the return to normal that had been underway since the start of the year. That makes mid-August — already a typically slower part of the year — an opportune time to catch up…

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Delta Surge Drives Home Painful Truth: COVID Isnt Going Away

Coronavirus The new flood of cases has forced Americans to recalibrate. Governors and mayors who imposed shutdowns last summer are pushing vaccines now. About 130,000 cases are being reported across America each day, almost twice as many as last summer’s highest levels. Brittainy Newman / The New York Times By Julie Bosman and Mitch Smith,…

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Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Aug. 13, 2021 — The dating behaviors of adolescents and young adults pose a challenge to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because some young people prioritize their relationships over the risk of becoming infected and may not comply with recommended preventive measures. “Recent research indicates that many [adolescents and young adults] are noncompliant or are inconsistent…

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Don’t let “delta plus” confuse you. The strain hasn’t learned any new tricks.

If you’ve been worried by recent news stories about a strain of covid called “delta plus,” it may freak you out to hear that scientists just expanded the delta family from four variants to 13.  Please take a deep breath. Scientists would really like you to understand that there’s no evidence delta has learned any…

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Delta a Concern on Campus: Back to College Amid COVID Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.  The Biden administration has announced initiatives to promote the safety of in-person college and university this fall as COVID-19 case rates surge across the country. A Vax to School College Checklist, adding COVID-19 vaccination discussions to sports physicals, and launching a…

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What we know about how the delta variant of covid is spreading

Covid cases in the US have doubled over the past two weeks, and scientists are now racing to understand the delta variant, which appears to account for the vast majority of new infections. Disturbingly, delta is more contagious than other variants and has also been causing some symptomatic “breakthrough” cases in vaccinated people.  While vaccines…