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Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2022

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Health Highlights: Jan. 18, 2022

Children are getting injured by home treadmills. The case of a Pennsylvania 3-year-old severely burned after her arm got caught in her family's treadmill illustrates a growing problem, doctors say. Read more

Tips on getting free home COVID test kits. The kits are now available at no cost to most Americans, as part of the Biden administration's effort to increase testing around the United States. Read more

What you need to know about COVID treatments. Monoclonal antibody therapies and newer antiviral pills are available for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, and an expert helps explain which work against Omicron, and which don't. Read more

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The white gunman charged in a deadly, racist rampage inside a Buffalo supermarket didn’t need to travel abroad for tactical training, nor did he need to join an organization of like-minded militants who shared his world view. All Payton Gendron needed on his path to radicalization was exposure on the internet to a stew of hate-filled conspiracies, peddled in some cases by white killers whose massacres he had extensively researched online. The 18-year-old now stands accused in a murderous assault that left 10 Black people dead, and the rant-filled diatribe attributed to him fits an all-too-familiar profile — an aggrieved white man driven to violence by racist extremism.

Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, has won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election. After a wild ride, Jensen went over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen led on the first two ballots, then regained the lead on the seventh ballot. Jensen’s comeback ended a surge by business executive Kendall Qualls, who fell to 33% on the final ballot after taking the lead on the fourth. Minnesota GOP Chairman David Hann says he does not expect Jensen to face a serious challenge in the Aug. 9 primary,

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