Covid weekly report for Dec. 2: Hospitalizations, cases up in Salem area

Covid-related hospitalizations are ticking up in the Salem area, with Salem Hospital more full as flu season continues. HOSPITAL CAPACITY As of Friday, Dec. 2, Salem Hospital had 30 inpatients…

Lianas more likely to infest smaller trees in Southeast Asian forests, transforming knowledge in understudied area — ScienceDaily

Woody climbing plants, known as lianas, are more likely to infest smaller trees in Malaysian forests and therefore stop them growing to their full potential, which may have implications for…

New research shows that a large marine protected area (MPA) in Hawaii led to recovery and spillover of migratory species. — ScienceDaily

Carefully placed no-fishing zones can help to restore tunas and other large, iconic fish species, according to a study published in Science led by two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa…

Ringo Starr cancels Bay Area shows due to COVID-19

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band will no longer be performing at the San Jose Civic on Friday, the former Beatles drummer announced in a tweet, because he has tested…

Why turning the UNI Health Beat into an Esports area sucks – Northern Iowan

Even since my freshman year in college, I’ve gone to a tiny gym in the Maucker Union, Health Beat, when I wanted to work out. The gym was small, usually…

Results suggest young people may suffer long-term consequences, in particular in the area of cognitive flexibility — ScienceDaily

While food insecurity is a problem for a growing segment of the U.S. population — made even worse by the coronavirus pandemic — few studies have looked at the effect…

Hundreds of Area Schools Post Low Vaccination Rates — Or None at All – NBC Chicago

NBC5 Investigates discovered it’s no easy task for parents to find out whether their children’s classrooms have sufficient numbers of students immunized from serious contagious diseases – despite state law…

State health department investigating Legionnaires’ disease cluster in Burbank; 4 cases linked to area church

A cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases has been reported in a southwest suburb, with multiple cases linking back to an area church, public health officials said Friday. The Illinois Department…

Five Bay Area counties move to ‘low’ COVID tier

Nearly 300 Google employees infected in Los Angeles outbreak Google’s Los Angeles-area campuses are experiencing one of the largest COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in the state, with nearly 300 employees currently…

Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression — ScienceDaily

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation,…