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Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases. Amorn Suriyan/Shutterstock

Children and teens aren’t doing enough physical activity - new study sounds a health warning

Factors such as having supportive family and friends, safer communities, positive school environments and adequate resources, are often associated with more physical activity.
XBB.1.5 is rapidly spreading across the globe and will likely become the next dominant COVID-19 subvariant. (Shutterstock)

FAQ on COVID-19 subvariant XBB.1.5: What is it? Where is it prevalent? How does it differ from Omicron? Does it cause serious illness? How can I protect myself? Why is it nicknamed ‘Kraken’?

The XBB.1.5 subvariant — nicknamed ‘Kraken’ — is arguably the most genetically rich and most transmissible SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariant yet.
Exposed lakebed at the Salton Sea on Dec. 29, 2022. RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Human actions created the Salton Sea, California’s largest lake – here’s how to save it from collapse, protecting wild birds and human health

Fifty years ago, the Salton Sea was a draw for boaters and fishermen; today it’s an ecological time bomb. Two water experts who served on a state review panel describe its proposed rescue plan.
Fifteen years after Jordan Manners was killed in a Toronto school, Canada’s largest city is still struggling to curb youth violence. (Shutterstock)

How can we slow down youth gun violence? — Podcast

Youth violence hasn’t let up in Toronto. In fact, it’s getting worse. Community members say it’s a major problem that needs a more holistic solution.

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