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crime, health and insurance data to flow freely between Britain and EU

Data illustration – A preliminary EU decision to allow crime, health and insurance data to continue to flow freely between Britain and the bloc has been hailed as a Brexit breakthrough. The European Commission published on Friday its draft data adequacy decisions, which concluded that the UK can provide acceptable data protection standards to allow … Read more

South Carolina considers breaking up public health agency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s public health workers have been tasked with keeping the state safe for 143 years, ever since lawmakers created a health board in 1878 after a yellow fever outbreak killed 20,000 Americans. Now, as the coronavirus pandemic surges, legislators are trying to break their agency apart. As in most states, … Read more

Lebanon administers 1st vaccines to health workers, elderly

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon administered Sunday its first jabs of COVID-19 vaccine, with an intensive care unit physician and a well-known 93-year-old comedian becoming the first to receive Pfizer-BioNTech doses. Lebanon launched its inoculation campaign a day after receiving the first batch of the vaccine — 28,500 doses from Brussels, near where Pfizer has a … Read more

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra Brings Health Care Workers Together : NPR

“I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” says violinist Dr. Erica Hardy. She says the orchestra’s virtual performances are a way to give back to the community. Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Screenshot by NPR “I got a lot of emails after we posted our first video,” says … Read more

Yogic breathing techniques support respiratory health

Because it happens automatically, you probably don’t put much thought into your breathing. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought focused attention to respiratory health. Conscious breathing — the yoga practice of pranayama — can help support respiratory health, mental wellness and the body’s physical ability to protect itself. Pranayama basics and benefits Pranayama is breath … Read more

How One Charlotte Health Network Assists Latinx Communities Hit Hard By The Pandemic : NPR

North Carolina continues to set coronavirus records, and minority communities have been hit particularly hard. More than a third of the state’s cases are among Latinx communities. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: North Carolina is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases, particularly among Latinos. Latinx people account for more than a third of the state’s overall cases. … Read more

Public Health Experts Warn Bars Are Seeds For Coronavirus Outbreaks : NPR

There are many stories of how nights out at bars can lead to coronavirus outbreaks. Public health experts say bars are perfect for spreading this virus. That’s led many states to close them down. STACEY VANEK SMITH, HOST: Bars and coronavirus don’t mix, so say public health experts. And so many states have closed bars … Read more