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    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study long COVID in children and young adults. CHLA is one of more than 30 institutions that will conduct a national study called RECOVER, or Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery, in an effort to “understand the mystery surrounding the aftereffects of COVID-19 infection.” READ MORE: Student Stabbed At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex In WestlakeLong COVID refers to the persistence of symptoms in people who have recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Those symptoms include fatigue, cough, chest tightness, breathlessness, palpitations, myalgia, and difficulty focusing. Earlier waves of pandemic didn’t appear to impact children in general as seriously as it did seniors and people with pre-existing conditions, but this recent wave of infections fueled by the Omicron variant has seen more children hospitalized with serious illness. Because most of the information known about long COVID is based on the experience of adult patients, researchers are focusing on the condition in children. “We estimate that 5 to 15% of youth infected...
    The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said Tuesday that there is no current evidence that suggests healthy adolescents or children need COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.  Speaking at a news briefing, Swaminathan explained that more research is necessary on the shots going forward, and that the agency had been making decisions based on current science.  MODELS PREDICT WAVE OF OMICRON DEATHS "There is no evidence right now that healthy children or healthy adolescents need boosters. No evidence at all," she said. Swaminathan said a panel would meet later this week to consider the question of how countries should be giving out boosters "with the view to reducing deaths."  The vaccines, she noted, provide levels of protection against severe disease.  BIDEN ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF FREE N95 MASKS "That's the outcome we're most interested in: protection against death. Against omicron, many of the vaccines have shown a reduction in efficacy against infection. And, that's why we see a lot of breakthrough infections. But, these are mostly not resulting in severe disease," Swaminathan explained.  She noted that while...
    Exposure to second-hand nicotine from vaping doubles the risk of young adults wheezing, researchers have warned. Using a vape, or an e-cigarette, has become increasingly popular in recent years — but little is known about the possible health effects of secondhand exposure to the vapour expelled by the devices. A new study has found it is linked to a heightened risk of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath in young people who don't smoke or vape themselves. And the findings could become part of 'compelling rationale' for banning the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices in public spaces, the scientists said. But UK experts have questioned the findings, saying there is not enough evidence to prove the relationship between secondhand vaping and breathing problems.  A team from the University of California analysed information provided by more than 2,000 participants in the Southern California Children's Health Study. This study collected detailed annual information on respiratory health, active and secondhand nicotine vaping, and conventional tobacco and cannabis smoke exposure in the household from 2014. US scientists have found secondhand smoke from...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County has once again set a record for coronavirus cases in a single day, reporting more than 43,000 new infections on Friday.The new figure broke an old record set just the day before of more than 37,000 new COVID-19 cases.The county also reported 28 additional deaths from the virus.LA County continues to face an increased strain on the local healthcare system driven by a shortage of hospital workers as many of them contract the virus and have to stay away from the workplace.The continued danger posed by the virus to young people was demonstrated in Orange County, which is now reporting its third death in a child under 5 years old from COVID-19."COVID does affect the children and unfortunately this child was too young to get vaccinated," said Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong with the Orange County Health Care Agency.COVID-related hospitalizations of children under 5 are spiking across the country - now hitting their highest level ever.Experts say it underscores the need for eligible people - older kids and adults - to get their shots."This is...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — This winter’s COVID-19 surge has caused a record number of cases in children. More than 325,000 infections in kids were reported nationwide last week — the highest number since the pandemic started. That means about one in five cases is now among children. READ MORE: Minnesota Adding 3 Testing Sites As Demand Soars, But Officials Warn Availability Will Be 'Tight' In Coming WeeksWhile the current strain may be milder in adults, experts say it may be cause for concern in kids. Joe Kurland is an infection preventionist at Children’s Minnesota. “We have been seeing the highest number of admissions of patients with COVID than we have throughout this entire pandemic,” Kurland said. Children’s Minnesota is monitoring how the Omicron variant impacts kids, while seeing more patients hospitalized with the virus. “The kids that are getting admitted are on the younger side, so gonna be kids that are too young to be eligible to get vaccinated, and they’re also gonna be kids that maybe haven’t even completed their vaccine series,” Kurland said. (credit:...
    YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As part of our Season of Kindness and Community holiday campaign, members of our CBS2 family volunteered across the Tri-State Area. CBS2’s Elise Finch and Steve Overmyer volunteered with kids at the Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center in Yonkers and got a tour of the facility. READ MORE: N.J. Supreme Court Vacates Michelle Lodzinksi's Murder Conviction In 1991 Killing Of 5-Year-Old Son Timothy WiltseyWhether it’s arts and crafts or dance, the activities at the Elizabeth Seton Children’s Center are fun with a therapeutic benefit. “The smile at the end of the day on a child’s face is, I think, what inspires our staff,” CEO Pat Tursi said. The residential facility specializes in long-term care for children and young adults with chronic and severe medical conditions. The staff takes care of the most medically vulnerable of society and gives parents a sense of comfort. “Their child is like any other child and gets education, gets recreation,” Tursi said. Stephanie is one of the 169 residents there. Pink is her favorite color. She’s also a big fan of actress...
    Dabo Swinney isn’t a big fan of the transfer portal. The portal has become a major part of the college football landscape, and it doesn’t look like that will change at any point in the near future. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Lane Kiffin recently said the situation has become nothing more than free agency, and it sounds like Dabo has a similar view. Lane Kiffin isn’t wrong pic.twitter.com/cyseYFcVza — zach ragan (@zachTNT) December 14, 2021 “It’s chaos right now. Tampering galore. Adults manipulating young men. Education is like the last thing now…Keep the focus on graduation/education,” Swinney told the media Wednesday, according to Larry Williams. Dabo, on the transfer portal: “It’s chaos right now. Tampering galore. Adults manipulating young men. Education is like the last thing now.” Calls for the return of one-year sit for transfers, and get that year back upon graduation. “Keep the focus on graduation/education.” — Larry Williams (@LarryWilliamsTI) December 15, 2021 Get used to hearing complaints like this because they’re not going away. The reality is...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The extra time at home during the pandemic is inspiring many to reevaluate where they are in life.The analytics firm Visier found at least one in four workers quit their jobs this year. A record 4.4 million resigned in September alone.Parker Denos of San Mateo has had a lot of down time at home during the pandemic."I think the pandemic was really just kind of the perfect opportunity for me to branch out and explore different opportunities," Denos said.Taj Exumi also had a lot of time to think.RELATED: Bay Area company is connecting capable candidates to tech jobs by focusing on equitable hiring"It was long overdue for a change. I was always planning to move into tech anyways," he said.Exumi left his job in retail to follow his dream and move his family from North Carolina to California.Denos gave up work pouring drinks at a brewery.Both ended up enrolling in NPower, a program targeting underrepresented youth and veterans."You know, we were in search of better jobs and a better life," said Exumi.RELATED: Looking for a career...
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a Republican candidate for governor in New York, said on Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow that America’s response to Imperial Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor demonstrated the willingness of the nation’s youth to combat evil. “It was a massive shock that put us in the middle of [World War II],” Zeldin said on the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. “Fortunately, we had these men and women all across this entire country who stepped up, who fought back. This was the start of what was a very successful campaign of the ultimate battle of good versus evil.” He continued, “Evil struck that day, but at the end of the day, we triumphed.” “We live in the greatest nation in the history of the world for many reasons, but it’s not because of how great our elected leaders are today,” he remarked. “It’s because of decades and generations of those who came before us, and Pearl Harbor tells that story of just how many young adults answered the call. Whether...
    More than half of young American adults are either overweight or obese, according to new Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine research.  In a study published last month in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a team analyzed a nationally representative sample of 8,015 nonpregnant people ages 18 to 25 from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. LOW-CARB DIET BENEFITS HEART HEALTH FOR OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE, RESEARCHERS SAY The survey has been conducted multiple times over the past 40 years. "Across all years, 8,015 emerging adults were included. Of these, 3,965 were female, 3,037 were non-Hispanic Black and 2,386 met criteria for household poverty," the study noted. Comparing average weights, the researchers found that the population's average body mass index (BMI) had increased by 4.6 points to 27.7 from 23.1.  A man measures his stomach (Credit: iStock) Fifty-six percent of those in that age group are considered to be either overweight or obese and the number of overweight young adults rose from approximately 18% in the late 1970s to nearly 24% in 2018.  Obesity increased from 6% to...
    A new poll has found that a majority of young Americans have lost faith in democracy. The survey from Harvard found that a combined 52 percent of young Americans between 18 and 29 believe U.S democracy is 'in trouble' if not just 'failing,' at 39 percent and 14%, respectively.  Meanwhile, 27 percent found that the government was 'somewhat functioning' and only 7 percent viewed the America as a 'healthy democracy.' Thirteen percent said they 'didn't know.' The numbers come from the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School, who polled 2,109 Americans between the ages of 18 and 29.   The study found that young Democrats were also divided on the topic, with 44 percent believing democracy is currently healthy or somewhat functioning while 45 percent believed it was in trouble or failed.  Seventy percent of young Republicans were far more pessimistic about the state of the nation, with 47 believing democracy was in trouble and 23 percent believing it has failed.  The study found that a majority of independent and unaffiliated young Americans, 51, percent, also said we are in...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – The European Union’s drug regulator on Thursday authorized Pfizer´s coronavirus vaccine for use on children from 5 to 11 years old, clearing the way for shots to be administered to millions of elementary school pupils amid a new wave of infections sweeping across the continent. It is the first time the European Medicines Agency has cleared a COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children. The agency said it “recommended granting an extension of indication for the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty to include use in children aged 5 to 11.” After evaluating a study of the vaccine in more than 2,000 children, the EMA estimated that the vaccine was about 90% effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in young children and said the most common side effects were pain at the injection site, headaches, muscle pain and chills. The agency said the two-dose regimen should be given to children three weeks apart. At least one country facing spiking infections didn’t wait for the EMA approval. Authorities in the Austrian capital, Vienna, already have begun vaccinating the 5 to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Centers for Disease Control says flu season may be getting underway, unlike last year when COVID-19 precautions shut down transmission of the virus.The agency says cases of flu among young adults and college students are on the rise.Experts anticipate low vaccine rates could lead to an increase of the flu this winter.The CDC is warning doctors to be on the lookout for cases and encouraging them to offer the vaccine to anyone who is eligible.Flu vaccines are available to anyone 6 months of age or older.VIDEO: Is it COVID, a cold or the flu? Here are a few easy ways to tellEMBED More News Videos Are you having trouble differentiating COVID-19, the common cold and the flu? Dr. Daisy Dodd with Kaiser Permanente explains a few easy ways to tell.
    Results of a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University found homeschoolers grow to be young adults who are generally “well-adjusted,” particularly showing characteristics of “responsibility” and social engagement. Researchers Brendan Case and Ying Chen of the Harvard Human Flourishing Program discussed Chen’s analysis of data on more than 12,000 children of nurses in a recent column at the Wall Street Journal. The researchers used the data gathered on the nurses, who had all responded to surveys from 1999 to 2010, to examine how school type, estimated independently through factors such as socioeconomic status, race, and region, affected adolescents on various long-term outcomes, including educational attainment, mental health, and social integration. Case and Chen found that while the homeschooled students in their sample were 23 percent less likely to attend college than public school students, they were “33 percent more likely to volunteer, 31 percent more forgiving, and 51 percent more likely to attend religious services” as young adults than students in public schools. Elaborating on the issue of attendance at religious services, the researchers wrote: The difference in religious...
    YinYang | E+ | Getty Images Do new college graduates need to work with a financial advisor? Based on the number of financial subjects they don't understand, according to advisors, the answer is yes. "The first thing [new grads] don't get is that they qualify to work with an advisor," said Katelyn Bombardiere, certified financial planner with Commas, in Cincinnati. Bombardiere helps young adults navigate the world of employment, educating them on choosing employee benefits such as 401(k) plans – how to use them to save, choose investing options within and see if there is an after-tax, Roth option. She also explains different insurance choices, the value of using health savings accounts and how to negotiate salary and benefits.More from Advisor Insight:Here's a look at other stories impacting the financial advisor business. Workers to get better idea of 401(k) retirement income Here are key financial considerations if you are remarrying Gender gap in pensions is real and needs to be fixed "They often don't understand the concept of investing," Bombardiere said. "I explain to them that there's a...
    Young Americans under the age of 35 are having far less sex than previous generations in what has been described as a 'sex recession,' a study found. New research from the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) suggests that between 2008 and 2021, the share of young adults forgoing sex more than doubled from 8 percent to 21 percent. More females than ever between 18 and 35 reported not having sex in the past year, and 'sexlessness' has especially increased among the religiously devout, according to the study. The decline has been occurring for more than a decade, but the problem was worsened with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns that came as a result. More young adult Americans are living sexless lives, especially the religiously devout Since 2010, 'there has been a sharp rise in the share of males and females ages 18 to 35 who report not having sex in the prior year,' IFS research fellow Lyman Stone reported in the findings. 'Married people are more likely to be sexually active than unmarried people: in 2021, only about 5% of married people...
    Despite having the highest vaccination rate in the country, Vermont has been dealing with a dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases. Infections have risen by 55 percent over the last two weeks to an average of about 300 per day, according to a recent report from the state's Department of Financial Regulation. Yet 80.9 percent of the state's total population has had at least one dose - second only to Massachusetts - and 71.8 percent are fully vaccinated, higher than anywhere else, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So why is The Green Mountain State facing its worst Covid surge? Experts say there are a few reasons for this including low vaccination rates among younger people, college students gathering unmasked for Halloween parties, and not enough residents with natural immunity.  Vermont is the most vaccinated state in the nation with 80.9% of the population with one dose and 71.8% fully vaccinated but cases are surging (file image) A new report finds that Covid cases have risen 55% over the last two weeks to an average...
    A TikTok mum has issued a powerful message to parents about the importance of being mindful of children's feelings when handing out party invites. A new trend sweeping across the video platform has seen thousands of young adults open up about the pain they experienced as kids being left out of group activities. The heartbreaking stories include a former foster child who was teased for bringing trash bags of clothes to school as she was shuffled between homes, while another woman shared a photo of her as a child, devastated after missing out on birthday invitations. In response, American mother Jess Martini has spoken out about the issue, calling on adults to tread carefully when planning events for children.
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh researchers found young adults have the lowest antibody levels after getting COVID-19. READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: How Global Shortages Are Affecting Consumers NationwideThe findings from researchers were posted to a preprint website ahead of peer review and suggest that younger people may be less protected from a second infection. “I know a lot of people think, ‘I had COVID, so I don’t need to get a shot,’” said John Alcorn, Ph.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. READ MORE: Man Charged With Stabbing His Father, Aunt To Death In Penn Township“But this study suggests that some patients, particularly young people, don’t have particularly good antibody memory after infection, indicating that immune boosting with vaccination is important for these people.” Alcorn, the senior author, said it’s not clear why young people had the lowest antibody levels, but while their findings suggest that disease severity could influence a person’s level of protection, it doesn’t explain everything. MORE NEWS: Fourth...
    We’re hearing a lot these days about employers struggling to find qualified employees. But BGE took on this challenge years ago – in ways that have proven great for both the company and young Baltimore residents. The first step was partnerships with Baltimore City Public Schools. The second was creation of a summer internship program for students entering their junior or senior years of high school. Interns learn about specific skills, as well as the broad range of careers at a local utility – opportunities too often overlooked in today’s schools. Like so many other activities, last year’s intern program was conducted exclusively online. And while every intern shows enthusiasm and skill, three from last year’s class stood out in the minds of BGE staff. This summer, the company invited Tarence Jones, Amauri Brown-Elsezy and Shane Morris to come back for a second BGE internship after they graduated high school this year. Kitty Glick of BGE’s Workforce Development team said these three clearly demonstrated the work ethic and determination the company looks for in employees. “They regularly asked questions, offered to lead safety and...
    (CNN)Vanessa Nakate was 21 when deadly floods inundated vast swaths of East Africa in 2018. She didn't consider herself a climate activist at the time, but soon after that disaster she and her younger siblings and cousins decorated placards and started climate protests in her home city of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. As intensifying storms, devastating wildfires, and unrelenting drought wreaked havoc in Africa and around the world, Nakate publicly called out governments for not doing enough to make the Earth habitable for future generations. She says the youth understands the urgency of divorcing from fossil fuels much better than older generations."I want to see leaders, governments, and corporations rise up for the people," Nakate told CNN. "And that means putting an end to fossil fuel projects. Like I always say: we cannot eat coal, we cannot drink oil, and we cannot breathe so-called natural gas."Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate in her home in Kampala.Nakate's generation is coming of age in a world that is warming far faster than scientists had predicted, and they see with clear eyes the...
    In one of the largest estimations of how many people identify as non-heterosexual, a 120-page study from a Christian University reveals nearly four in ten young adults count themselves as LGBTQ. Religion and culture researcher, evangelical pollster, and now professor at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, George Barna's Cultural Research Center has just published a report focused on Millennials. Among its findings: 39% of those 18-24 identify as LGBTQ, and 25% of those 25-37 do as well. Overall, "nearly one-third of the Millennial cohort (30 percent) describes itself as LGBTQ." Barna says that represents "roughly three times the proportion identified among the combined older adults of the nation." One-third of Millennials say they believe in God. 40 percent identify as liberal or progressive, just 29 percent as conservative. "A record-breaking 40 percent of young adults fit the 'Don'ts' category," says Barna, which he defines as "People who don't know if God exists, don't care if God exists, or don't believe that He exists." There are more statistical surprises in Barna's report. The largest groups who identify as LGBTQ are those...
    This content was republished with permission from WTOP’s news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up for Maryland Matters’ free email subscription today. Beginning Monday, young adults in Maryland can enroll in a health insurance program through the state’s public health benefits exchange platform for as little as $1 a month. “This is the year to get coverage,” Michele Eberle, the executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, said at a news conference announcing the launch of the State-Based Young Adult Health Insurance Subsidies Pilot Program on Thursday. “It will cost you less than three fancy coffee drinks for the entire year.” The program, which was co-sponsored by Senate Finance Committee Vice Chair Brian J. Feldman (D-Montgomery) and Del. Kenneth P. Kerr (D-Frederick) during the 2021 legislative session, aims to reduce the amount that young people pay for insurance through the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. In 2022 and 2023, $20 million in excess funding from the state’s reinsurance program will be used to allow low-income adults aged 18 to 34 earning up to 400% of the federal poverty level to...
    Getty Revellers make their way through the stairwell during the Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball at the Hawthorn Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts on October 30, 2021. Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore. Today adults have become avid Halloween revelers, especially young adults. By 2005, just over half of adults celebrated Halloween. Today, that number has grown to over 70 percent. Those between 18 and 34 years old participate at the highest rate, and they’re also the holiday’s biggest spenders, shelling out over twice as much on their costumes as older adults and children. Halloween celebrations have changed, too: less trick-or-treating and more parties and bar hopping. Today, alcohol is as important as candy to the Halloween economy. Why Has This Been Happening? Some blame it on millennials’ refusal to grow up and enter the “real world.” But that’s too simplistic of an explanation. I’ve been studying how young adults are celebrating Halloween, and...
    Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children?Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer's vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- to 17-year-olds already safely got the shot, the only one available for children in the country.Those ages 5 to 11 will get just a third of the dose given to teens and adults. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the kid-size doses Friday, and next the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will recommend who should get them.A study found kid-size doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. The 5- to 11-year-olds developed virus-fighting antibodies as strong as those of teens and young adults who got regular doses, with similar or fewer annoying reactions such as sore arms, fever or achiness.The FDA assessed the safety of the kid-size doses in 3,100 vaccinated youngsters. Regulators deemed that enough data, considering the trove of safety information from hundreds of millions of larger doses given to adults and teens worldwide.Very rarely, teens and young adults given the Pfizer vaccine or a similar one made by Moderna experience a serious...
    Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for children? Yes, U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer’s vaccine for younger children after millions of 12- to 17-year-olds already safely got the shot, the only one available for children in the country. Those ages 5 to 11 will get just a third of the dose given to teens and adults. The Food and Drug Administration cleared the kid-size doses Friday, and next the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will recommend who should get them. A study found kid-size doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 91% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. The 5- to 11-year-olds developed virus-fighting antibodies as strong as those of teens and young adults who got regular doses, with similar or fewer annoying reactions such as sore arms, fever or achiness. The FDA assessed the safety of the kid-size doses in 3,100 vaccinated youngsters. Regulators deemed that enough data, considering the trove of safety information from hundreds of millions of larger doses given to adults and teens worldwide. Very rarely, teens and young adults given the Pfizer vaccine or a similar one...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some at-risk teens and young adults in North Philadelphia will be taking a bus ride to see Philly’s own Meek Mill perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City — courtesy of the rapper. Carl Day is a pastor of Culture Changing Christians, offering church services, mentorship, and community outreach to young people at his facility along Allegheny Avenue. Nearly 60 of his youth will be heading up to New York thanks to Meek Mill and Roc Nation. He’s hoping the Saturday evening excursion will be a welcome outlet for some who have never left Philadelphia. “It’s a great opportunity for our youth and the young men we serve as well,” Day said. “Also just keeping them safe, you know, like giving them exposure, giving them experience, keeping them safe, getting them off the streets on a Saturday night in Philadelphia that’s a big deal regardless of what it is that a person has to do. Just ensuring and knowing that you know, they don’t have to be somewhere out on the streets and then also...
    (CNN)A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina's southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the young and sharing a communal nesting ground.Scientists said on Thursday the fossils include more than 100 dinosaur eggs and the bones of about 80 juveniles and adults of a Jurassic Period plant-eating species called Mussaurus patagonicus, including 20 remarkably complete skeletons. The animals experienced a mass-death event, probably caused by a drought, and their bodies were subsequently buried by wind-blown dust, the researchers said."It is a pretty dramatic scene from 193 million years ago that was frozen in time," said paleontologist Diego Pol of the Egidio Feruglio Paleontological Museum in Trelew, Argentina, who led the research published in the journal Scientific Reports.Mussaurus, which grew to about 20 feet (6 meters) long and about 1.5 tons, possessed a long neck and tail, with a small head. It was bipedal as an adult but newborns were quadrupedal. Mussaurus lived early in the Jurassic, the second of three periods comprising the...
    CARNEYS POINT, N.J. (CBS) — Police are urging people to be on the lookout for a group of armed kids and young adults from Delaware causing chaos in South Jersey. They have hit several areas in Salem County in only the last few weeks. Carneys Point police say the young suspects swarm around an unsuspecting victim before attacking them and taking their car, cash, or anything they can get their hands on. READ MORE: Edwin Allen Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Upper Darby SEPTA Train TerminalSecurity video shows the moments three people rush into a gas station booth before taking off with part of the register and about $6,000 inside. It happened at the Conoco Gas Station on Route 130 in Carneys Point by the Deepwater Truck Terminal on Oct. 14 around 9 p.m. A worker says the three suspects were armed. Another robbery happened in broad daylight just a few days later at the J&J Carwash in Penns Grove. “It was pretty frightening,” J&J Carwash owner Jeff Robertson said. The owner of J&J Carwash says security video shows...
    The Best Drugstore Moisturizers Are Finally as Good as Those Found Online Bad beats: Kentucky covers 21.5-point spread by scoring TD with 4 seconds left © Provided by People Jon Kopaloff/WireImage Angelina Jolie is excited about the release of her new book, Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth. On Saturday, Jolie, 46, celebrated the book — which delves into child rights and the knowledge young people need to both protect and defend them — by sharing a carousel of photos taken by Rozette Rago from a recent signing event, during which several children were pictured with the Oscar winner. © Jon Kopaloff/WireImage The Eternals actress said the book "can change the lives of both young people and adults" in an emotional Instagram message on Saturday "When children and young people have the agency, power and knowledge to speak up, they can change the lives of both young people and adults, helping to achieve a more equal society," the actress captioned the images on Instagram. © Provided by People Getty RELATED:  Angelina Jolie Writes Know...
    VIDEO4:5304:53We're at a very delicate time in this pandemic: FDA advisory panel memberClosing Bell The risk of mRNA Covid booster shots causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry top scientists weighing whether to approve third doses for anyone over 12, Dr. Ofer Levy, a voting member of the Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel, said Friday. Levy, the director of the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children's Hospital, spoke just hours after the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee unanimously recommended giving second shots to all recipients of Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid vaccine over 18 years old. The panel previously recommended the FDA approve boosters from Moderna and Pfizer for all seniors and other high-risk groups. But some committee members have voiced concern about authorizing third mRNA doses for people 12 and up due to the risk of two rare heart inflammation conditions, myocarditis and pericarditis. "As we go into younger and younger age groups, they're less and less at personal risk of severe Covid, and on the other hand, somewhat more at risk of this inflammatory...
    COVID cases in children are “high and rising” going into winter and more teenagers need to be vaccinated, scientists warn. The government’s REACT-1 mass-testing survey found that cases spiked in under-18s in September as they fell in adults – and the virus’s R rate could be as high as 1.6 in some areas. 1School pupils suffered rising infection rates in September as adults saw cases come down (File photo)Credit: PA The regular survey, which tested more than 100,000 people across England, found 0.83 per cent were positive between September 9 and 27. Cases were stable overall, it found, but this was because falling rates in adults balanced out a sharp rise in kids. Around 2.4 per cent of under-18s were infected with the virus compared to 0.46 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds and 0.29 per cent of over-75s. Imperial College London’s Professor Paul Elliott, who runs the study, said: “Our latest data show that infections are high and rising in school-aged children.  “Households with children also had a higher prevalence of infection, suggesting that children may be passing on...
    Concerns of myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, after a second COVID vaccine dose in teens and young adults has sparked several countries to turn to a single-dose vaccination tactic for that age group instead of the double dosage, according to multiple media outlets.   Officials in several countries, including England, Norway and Hong Kong, have recommended administering a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12 and older. The effort is intended to provide partial protection from the coronavirus while reducing the risk of potential side effects, such as myocarditis, an adverse reaction occasionally seen after a second dose of one of the mRNA vaccines in this age group, according to multiple reports.   Dr. Aaron Glatt, a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America and professor and chair of medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau on Long Island, New York, weighed in on the reports and told Fox News, "This new strategy is certainly worthwhile evaluating. It has theoretical and practical advantages if it works." Glatt warned, "However, the appropriate full studies to prove that this should be the standard approach remain to be performed and analyzed."  Some countries...
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish health authorities on Wednesday suspended the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 30 and under, saying the move was done out of precaution. The reason for the pausing is “signals of an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle or the pericardium” — the double-walled sac containing the heart and the roots of the main vessels, Sweden’s Public Health Agency said in a statement. “The risk of being affected is very small.” Anders Tegnell, Sweden’s chief epidemiologist, said they “follow the situation closely and act quickly to ensure that vaccinations against COVID-19 are always as safe as possible and at the same time provide effective protection” against the disease. In July, the European Medicines Agency recommended authorizing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has been authorized for people under 18. Moderna’s vaccine was given the green light for use in anyone 18 and over across the 27-nation European Union in January. It has also been licensed in countries including...
    (CNN)High blood pressure in young adults is linked to smaller brain size and increased risk of dementia, a new study has found. Adults who were diagnosed with hypertension between ages 35 to 44 had smaller brain sizes and were more likely to be diagnosed with dementia compared to adults their age with normal blood pressure, according to a study published Monday in Hypertension, a journal of the American Heart Association.Adults under age 35 had the largest reductions in brain volume compared to adults their age without high blood pressure, which could come with adverse health effects, said Dr. James Galvin, professor of neurology at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine in Florida. He was not involved in the study. DASH diet and exercise helps uncontrolled high blood pressure, study finds"The smaller brain volumes in younger aged individuals as a consequence of their high blood pressure may put them at higher risk of dementia as they age," he said.Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of 11,399 people ages 55 years and younger who were diagnosed with high blood...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Recent reports say that social media can cause social media problems in young adults and teens. “Our current generation of teens and adolescents are actually the first generation to really have social media from the time they were born,” Sandstone Care Teen Center at Chesapeake Program Director Adrienne Washington said. READ MORE: Baltimore Police Seeking Publics Help IDing Jane Doe WJZ spoke with the Program Director at the Sandstone Care Teen Center at Chesapeake, which treats teens and young adults dealing with addiction and mental issues. “This is really the first time we’re seeing some of the long-term effects over the life span,” Washington said. She said that some social media platforms can cause younger people to compare their lives to others, resulting in depression and anxiety. READ MORE: Baltimore Financier Chuck Nabit, Accused Of Spending Over $90K On Sex Trafficking, Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison “We’re really associating those two core pieces of development and likeness and trying to find an identity with how many likes you’re receiving from people on the internet,” Washington...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer admitted Thursday that he traveled to Atlantic City earlier this year in a bid to sexually assault two young girls. Stephen Wilson, 34, a Bayonne resident who served on the Jersey City force, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual assault, according to the state Attorney General’s office. Prosecutors will recommend that he get an eight-year state prison term when he’s sentenced Oct. 21, and Wilson will also have to register as a sex offender and will be put on lifetime parole supervision once he’s freed. READ MORE: Sources: Man Confesses To Murdering Girlfriend, Dumping Body To Upper Darby Police Wilson had used a chat app to speak with other adults who offered to provide him access to two girls, ages 8 and 10, who he could sexually assault in exchange for $200. Wilson was arrested Feb. 26 when he went to Atlantic City to meet the adults, authorities said, and he had condoms and more than $500 in cash on him when he was arrested. READ MORE: Atlantic City Casinos...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The pandemic has been hard on all of us, but consider the effect it’s had on young people in the foster care system. Kids who’ve aged out of the system are dealing with the challenges of being out on their own. Imagine you’re 18, 19, or in your early 20s and don’t have family to turn to; you’re truly on your own. There may be questions you might be thinking of calling to ask mom and dad, who aren’t there to ask. One organizer says she can’t imagine what the last year might have been like for young adults not linked to her nonprofit. Jessica Rogers is the executive director of Connections to Independence and discussed some of the challenges with WCCO’s Shayla Reaves. “It’s been a super tumultuous time for our population,” Rogers said. The nonprofit organization helps 14- to 25-year-olds transition from foster care to the community in Hennepin County. COVID-19 brought new challenges for the organization. “If COVID-19 showed us anything it’s that we need to make sure our young people are in industries...
    Young adults who recently used cannabis are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, according to a recent study in a major medical journal. Adults under the age of 45 who consumed cannabis over the past 30 days experienced almost double the number of heart attacks than those who didn’t use the drug, according to the study published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). “Our study provides evidence supporting an association between recent cannabis use and history of myocardial infarction (MI) in young adults,” the authors wrote. “Increasing cannabis use in an at-risk population could have negative implications for cardiovascular health.” The study used Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data from over 33,000 adults aged 18 to 44 from 2017 to 2018 and discovered that 1.3% of the 17% of adults who used cannabis over the previous 30 days said they had a heart attack.  Only 0.8% of non-cannabis users reported a heart attack. (RELATED: Solider Faces Jail For Feeding Cannabis Cupcakes To Troops During Live-Fire Exercise) “There’s increasing evidence that this could potentially be harmful...
    Two adults and two elementary school children have been found shot to death inside a home in northeastern Ohio. The bodies were found at around 1.15pm on Tuesday when officers arrived at an address in the 32000 block of English Turn in Avon Lake to conduct a welfare check.  According to a press release from the Avon Lake Police Department, the responding officers 'observed a suspicious condition inside the residence and requested that detectives respond.' Scroll down for video  Police performing a welfare check discovered the bodies of two adults and two children inside this home in Avon Lake, Ohio, on Tuesday  All four victims have been found shot to death inside the residence on English Turn A crime scene unit vehicle is pictured outside the home where the bodies of the four victims were found on Tuesday afternoon  Officers and detectives entered the five-bedroom, five-bath home, where they found two adults and two children dead from gunshot wounds.  It is not clear when the shootings occurred or what prompted the violence, but authorities believe the deaths are...
    A recent study showed young adults who used cannabis were twice more likely to experience a heart attack. The peer-reviewed research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Tuesday found that myocardial infarction, also known as a heart attack, was more prevalent in American adults under 45 who either smoked, vaped, or consumed cannabis as edibles compared to those who did not use it, Global News reported. “Beyond the main finding that heart attacks were found to be more common in cannabis users, what we did find is that the more people use, the higher the risk,” Karim Ladha, a clinician scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital located in Toronto and a co-author of the study, noted. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R), joined Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), speaks at a press conference on introducing legislation to end federal cannabis prohibition at the U.S. Capitol. The Senate Democratic leader is introducing The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances and begin regulating and taxing it at the federal level. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)...
    Frequent cannabis use among young adults was associated with an increased risk — albeit low — of a heart attack, researchers found, adding that more data is needed to confirm the results. Findings published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal drew from an annual CDC-led survey, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), among 33,173 adults aged 18 to 44, of which 4,610 reported recent cannabis use. Study authors found that recent cannabis users were more likely to have a history of myocardial infarction, or heart attack, at 1.3% (61 of 4,610 cannabis users), compared to people who didn’t use cannabis, at 0.8% (240 of 28,563 nonusers). Participants who reported using cannabis over four times each month, with smoking as the main route (versus vaporization or edibles) were more likely to have a history of a heart attack. NUMBER OF SMOKERS SOARS TO 1.1B WORLDWIDE, STUDY SAYS "Increasing cannabis use in an at-risk population could have negative implications for cardiovascular health," study authors wrote. Survey participants were asked how many days they consumed cannabis in the prior month, and whether...
    Smoking cannabis nearly doubles the risk of young adults suffering a heart attack, a study has suggested. Canadian researchers looked at the history of heart attacks in more than 33,000 adults aged 18 to 44. Nearly one in five of these young adults reported using cannabis - and this group were twice as likely to have suffered a heart attack. Overall 1.3 per cent of cannabis users had experienced a heart attack, compared to 0.8 per cent of non-users. Heart attacks were most common in those who took cannabis at least once a week, and the risk was the same regardless of if it was consumed through smoking, e-cigarettes or edibles. Smoking cannabis nearly doubles the risk of young adults suffering a heart attack, a study has suggested (stock)  The scientists from the University of Toronto called on young adults to be aware of the risks of the drug, and said it shows the potentially dangerous consequences of legalising cannabis use. Cannabis has been legalised in several US states, and some MPs have backed a similar move in the...
    Young adults across the D.C. region are making the choice to move back home with mom and dad, and while the free housing cuts down on monthly expenses, it doesn’t come without a cost. In Virginia, 42% of young adults have moved back in with their parents. In Maryland and the District, around 27% have made the same choice, according to the online real estate service ISoldMyHouse.com. It’s called “boomeranging back home,” and a quarter of young adults in the D.C. area have done it over the past year. Many of those decisions are a result of the economy and the real estate market. The average rent for homes has increased by 8% over the past year. It also means a lot of changes for mom and dad. Out of the 27% of young adults ages 18 to 35 who have moved back in, 16% are also receiving financial help from their parents. About 15% of parents said they’ve had to delay retirement because of it, and another 22% said instead of downsizing, they are now looking to upscale. When...
    Three young adults are dead and three others were injured after a black sedan pulled up next to them and a group got out of the car and starting shooting into a crowd.  Metropolitan Police Department are hunting for the gunmen and searching for their black Honda Accord with tinted windows after the shooting on the 600 block of Longfellow Street in Washington DC at 7.33pm on Saturday.  No arrests have yet been made.  Three people have died from their injuries while another three are still in the hospital being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  Victims are not being identified until police have informed their next of kin.  Three young adults are killed and another three are injured after a car pulls up and 'multiple suspects' open fire on a Washington DC street  The MPD is currently looking for a dark four-door Honda Accord with multiple people in it. They reported that shooters exited the vehicle for firing guns at a crowd on Longfellow Street Metropolitan Police Department Police Chief Contee (middle) reported that three are dead and three are...