An invasive species of caterpillar is taking over Maine, causing residents to break out in painful rashes

Caterpillars are taking over Maine — but they aren’t the kind you should befriend. Instead, these critters will leave you with painful rashes wherever they touch. The state is experiencing an outbreak of the browntail moth caterpillar, an invasive species found on the coast of Maine and Cape Cod. They are easy to identify: They are about More...

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By S.P. On Friday, June 11th, 2021

Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose shot could be vital to vaccinating the rest of the country. But has it missed a critical moment?

Amid a months-long decline in daily vaccinations across the U.S., pitfalls in the rollout of Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine have resulted in millions of unused doses, public skepticism and a More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 10th, 2021

As U.S. vaccinates kids against COVID, Africa is mired in fear amid “unconscionable” shortages

Johannesburg, South Africa — The Biden administration’s plan to buy 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and donate them to the lowest-income nations in the world is part of a global push to give everyone More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 10th, 2021

COVID cases spiking in Russia as many continue to shun vaccine

Moscow — Speaking last week at an economic forum that brought thousands of people to an expo center in St. Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin said Russia had handled the coronavirus pandemic better than More...

By S.P. On Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Beech-Nut recalls infant rice cereal due to arsenic concerns

Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling some infant rice cereal sold nationwide because samples of the product showed excessive levels of arsenic. The baby food maker also says it will stop selling the product over More...

By S.P. On Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Answering the call: Changing how 911 responds to mental health crises

San Francisco’s roughest neighborhoods can seem dominated by the homeless, the mentally disturbed, and those openly using drugs. But San Francisco Mayor London Breed is cutting the police budget. Correspondent More...

By S.P. On Friday, June 4th, 2021

Fisher-Price recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers after four infant deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling two baby sleep products — 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders — following the deaths of four infants. The fatalities linked to the Fisher-Price More...

By S.P. On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Don’t eat cicadas if you are allergic to seafood, FDA warns

Allergic to shrimp? You may want to avoid eating cicadas, too. As trillions of Brood X cicadas emerge from their 17-year stint underground, Americans in the eastern part of the country have taken the opportunity More...

By S.P. On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Grand Slam tournament leaders vow to address mental health concerns from Naomi Osaka

Leaders from all four Grand Slam tournaments have pledged to address mental health concerns seriously after Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open. Osaka, the world’s No. 2 player, was facing steep More...

By S.P. On Friday, May 28th, 2021

How tenacity helped a triathlete with rheumatoid arthritis “to not give up”

Whether it’s the high of ultra running or the descent in aerial dancing, Reesa Partida is in it for the challenge.  “I’ve always been a competitive person,” Partida told CBSN, adding, More...