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I’m challenging myself to do this for my health

I’ve always been a night owl. It’s easy for me to stay up late and mornings always seem to come too soon. 

But unfortunately, that’s not how the world works, and I want to be more refreshed during the day. 

So in an effort to get myself on a better sleep schedule and make mornings a little easier, I’ve decided to give myself a challenge: go to sleep between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. every night for a month.

While the jury is still out on exactly how many days it takes to form a long-lasting habit, I figure 30 days is a good place to start.

Before this challenge, I tried to be in bed at a decent time, but that wasn’t always when I’d be falling asleep. I’d sometimes watch TV or scroll on my phone, which kept me up late for no good reason.

So

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What A ‘Mild’ Breakthrough COVID Case Feels Like : Shots

A “mild” breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all.

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A “mild” breakthrough COVID-19 infection may not feel mild at all.

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The test results that hot day in early August shouldn’t have surprised me — all the symptoms were there. A few days earlier, fatigue had enveloped me like a weighted blanket. I chalked it up to my weekend of travel. Next, a headache clamped down on the back of my skull. Then my eyeballs started to ache. And soon enough, everything tasted like nothing.

As a reporter who’s covered the coronavirus since the first confirmed U.S. case landed in Seattle, where I live, I should have known what was coming, but there was some part of me that couldn’t quite believe it. I had a breakthrough case of COVID-19 — despite my two shots of

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Child under 5 dies from complications related to COVID-19 in Orange County, health officials say

Health officials in Orange County on Friday confirmed its second COVID-related pediatric death.

The child, who was under the age of 5, had underlying health conditions and died last month of complications related to COVID-19, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

“My heart goes out to this family who has lost a precious young life. This is an urgent reminder that we must do everything we can to protect our little ones, the children and infants in our community who are not yet eligible for a vaccination,” county Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau said in a press release.

Additional details about the child, such as gender and exact age, were not immediately released.

This is the second pediatric COVID death in Orange County. The first juvenile COVID fatality occurred in August 2020, and that teenage girl had significant underlying medical conditions.

Last month, a child under 12 with

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Brazil-Argentina World Cup qualifier suspended after health officials intervene

A World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina was suspended after Brazilian health officials objected to the participation of four Argentine players they say broke quarantine rules.

Just minutes after kickoff on Sunday at Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo, officials entered the pitch to stop the game, prompting players from Argentina to walk off the pitch.

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“The referee and the match official will take a report to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and they will decide what steps to take,” a statement issued by CONMEBOL read.

In a subsequent statement, FIFA said it “confirm that following a decision by the match officials, the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifying match Brazil vs. Argentina has been suspended. Further details will follow in due course.”

Following the match,

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Official California Legislative Information

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After A COVID Death, Others’ Blame And Shame Make Grief Even Worse : Shots

Stephanie Rimel looks at a photo of her brother Kyle Dixon, 27, who died of COVID-19 on Jan. 20. She says that during his illness and after his death, some people made insensitive comments or denied the pandemic’s reality.

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Stephanie Rimel looks at a photo of her brother Kyle Dixon, 27, who died of COVID-19 on Jan. 20. She says that during his illness and after his death, some people made insensitive comments or denied the pandemic’s reality.

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Editor’s note: A photo in this story contains language that some may find offensive.

Months after Kyle Dixon died, his old house in Lanse, Pa., is still full of reminders of a life cut short.

His tent and hiking boots sit on the porch where he last put them.

The grass that he used to mow has grown tall in his absence.

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List of units approved by the Ministry of Health to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test (updated to January 19, 2021)

List of units approved by the Ministry of Health to perform the COVID-19 confirmation test (updated to January 19, 2021)

LIST OF UNITS AUTHORIZED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO DO A COVID-19 DEFINITION TESTING

Total: 94 units

(January 19, 2021)

Northern

1. The Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

2. The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Training Institute

3. University of Public Health

4. Center for Disease Control City. Hanoi

5. Center for Disease Control in Bac Ninh province

6. Center for Disease Control in Bac Giang province

7. Hai Phong Preventive Medicine Center

8. Center for Disease Control in Thanh Hoa province

9. The Center for Disease Control in Quang Ninh province

10. Yen Bai Provincial Disease Control Center

11. The Center for Disease Control in Lao Cai province

12. Center for Disease

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In Memoriam: Dr. Noobar Janoian

Dr. Noobar Janoian

Today, our Community mourns the passing of an extraordinary man, Dr. Noobar Janoian. After a long period of declining health, Dr. Janoian passed away late Monday night, at his home in Glendale, California, surrounded by his loved ones. Dr. Janoian was a devoted family man, a consummate physician, a proud Armenian, an avid patron of the arts, a role-model and mentor to many, the charitable benefactor of countless worthy causes, and the founder of All For Health, Health For All, a leading non-profit healthcare organization serving tens of thousands of indigent patients for over twenty years. He devoted his life to helping people in need and to elevating our collective consciousness with love and compassion towards our fellow man. Though he is no longer with us, it was his life’s purpose to ensure a contribution to his beloved community that would surpass his individual lifetime.

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More than 30 crore vaccine doses provided by Centre to states/UTs: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: More than 30 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre to states and union territories so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.
As per the latest data, 30,33,27,440 vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre through the government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 28,43,40,936 doses.
“The new phase of universalization of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain,” the official statement read.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government of India has been supporting the states and Union Territories by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the
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Gov. Reynolds signs tax cuts, changes to mental health funding into law

DES MOINES, Iowa (KWWL) — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill that will lower taxes and place the burden of funding mental health on the state.

The bill, SF 619, changes the tax code in the following ways:

  • SF 619 drops tax rate from 8.53% to 6.5%  
    • Reduces the number of tax brackets from 9 to 4 
    • Eliminates Federal Deductibility 
  • Phases out the mental health levy over 2 years, saving property taxpayers over $100 million 
  • Phases out state inheritance tax over 4 years, saving taxpayers nearly $100 million   
  • Expands eligibility for the Beginning Farmers Tax Credit   
  • Food Bank sales tax exemption  

“In Iowa we are cutting taxes and helping Iowans keep more of their hard earned money. Not only does this legislation reduce income and property taxes, it completely phases out the state’s inheritance tax,” Gov. Reynolds said. “With this legislation, we also provide steady and reliable funding for

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