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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Numerous COVID restrictions will be dropped in England because government experts believe the Omicron variant "has now peaked nationally," British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

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Did adding calorie counts to restaurant menus make meals healthier? Laws mandating calorie data on big chain restaurant menus went into effect in 2018. New research shows the move has influenced the meals Americans consume in one key way. Read more

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MONDAY, Jan 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research offers a compelling explanation as to how the omicron variant causes less severe disease than some of its predecessors: It seems to settle in the nose, throat, and windpipe, rather than traveling down to the lungs.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are still trying to figure out what will happen with both the delta and omicron variants of COVID-19 spreading simultaneously. Now, new lab-based data are suggesting that the newer variant, omicron, might bring one silver lining: It could help individuals who contract it defend against the prior variant, delta.

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The pills are expected to be effective against omicron because they don’t target the spike protein where most of the variant’s worrisome mutat…