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Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine scores longer shelf life just as millions of doses were set to expire

Just as states were scrambling to administer millions of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 doses set to expire by the end of June, the FDA has swooped in to give the jabs a bit more time on the shelf. The U.S. FDA has extended the shelf life for J&J’s single-shot vaccine from three months to four and… Read More »

Life after lockdown: Mental health experts share five tips for those anxious about restrictions easing

As restrictions are beginning to ease many people may be feeling anxious about re-entering the world.  ue to this, St Patrick’s mental health services has released tips on how to ease these feelings of anxiety and worry as part of its Walk in My Shoes campaign.  Mental health experts recommend that those who are feeling overwhelmed should adjust to… Read More »

‘It has had such a transformational effect on my life’ – woman thanks her sister for kidney transplant

A family have shared their story of organ transplants, as six of their family have received kidney transplants throughout the years.  our years ago, Emma O’Connor gave her older sister Louise Cowman the gift of life when she donated her kidney to the mum of twins. Louise said her transplant “was like winning the lotto.” Their… Read More »

Long dormant volcano comes to life in southwestern Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area’s first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years. Initial aerial footage, posted on the Facebook page of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, showed a relatively small eruption so far, with… Read More »

The Coronavirus Impact on American Life, Part 2 – Our Mental Health

As the coronavirus pandemic’s curve of infected Americans ratchets up in the U.S., people are seeking comfort from listening to Dolly Parton’s bedtime stories, crushing on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s science-wrapped-with-empathy, and streaming the Tiger King on Netflix. These and other self-care tactics are taking hold in the U.S. as most people are “social distancing” or… Read More »