A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] A third of children and adolescents develop a mental health problem after a concussion, which could persist for several years post-injury, according to a new literature review. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found mental health should be evaluated as part […]

Vaccine passports WON’T be ready by May 17

[ad_1] Heathrow’s boss today warned of his ‘deep concerns’ about impending chaos at arrivals after it emerged covid passports will not be ready for the start of foreign holidays from May 17 and could be delayed until ‘later in the summer’. John Holland-Kaye said the Home Office and UK Border Force ‘need to get a […]

Coronavirus: Covid elimination policies are best, says Oxford article

[ad_1] Countries that tried to keep out Covid completely rather than controlling it survived the pandemic with fewer deaths, more money and more freedom, economists say. In an article published in The Lancet medical journal, Oxford University researchers said countries with ‘zero Covid’ policies did best by their citizens. Australia and New Zealand notoriously took […]

Tiny miracles saved by surgery in the womb

[ad_1] There could barely be worse news for a mother-to-be to receive. And because of pandemic regulations, Becky had to hear it alone. ‘The sonographer said: ‘I’m so sorry, there’s something seriously wrong with your baby and she is in imminent danger,’ ‘ the 28-year-old recalls. ‘I couldn’t stop crying.’ What should have been a routine […]

Doctors call on the US to send its stockpile of AstraZeneca vaccines to crisis-hit India NOW

[ad_1] Global health experts are calling on the U.S. government to send its stockpile of AstraZeneca-University of Oxford coronavirus vaccines to India immediately as health officials say they don’t anticipate using any of the doses. During a news briefing on Tuesday, Andy Slavitt, the White House senior COVID-19 advisor, addressed a report stating that the […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints

[ad_1] An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused […]

Just 6% of beds at England’s busiest hospital are occupied by Covid patients

[ad_1] Just 6 per cent of beds are taken up by coronavirus patients at England’s busiest hospital, according to official figures which could pile more pressure on Boris Johnson to speed up his roadmap out of lockdown.  Analysis of the latest NHS statistics by MailOnline shows just 19 beds — or 6.4 per cent — […]

Food allergies, changes to infant gut bacteria linked to method of childbirth, ethnicity — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Researchers have found a causal link between caesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota and peanut sensitivity in infants, and they report the effect is more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others, in a recently published paper in the journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. “It’s important to know what predicts or increases […]

Can PLANT extract protect against COVID? Clinical trial begins for vaccine made from tobacco shrub

[ad_1] Researchers around the country are testing a new two-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate that is plant-based. Developed by Medicago vaccination, a biopharmaceutical company based in Canada, the shot uses a tobacco shrub to produce coronavirus-like particles. The help the body recognize the pathogen so that it can induce an immune response and launch an attack […]

Overgrowth of gut yeast in newborns may increase asthma risk — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] An overgrowth of yeast in the gut within the first few months of life may cause changes to the immune system that increase the risk of asthma later on, shows a study published today in eLife. Asthma is a common and sometimes difficult-to-manage, life-long lung condition that affects one in 10 children in developed […]

Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk, study finds — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Having an epidural during childbirth is not associated with a greater risk of autism in the child, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Manitoba. The study, which will publish online April 19 in JAMA Pediatrics, helps resolve questions raised by an earlier, […]

New safer blood test is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut allergies 

[ad_1] A new blood test promises to diagnose food allergies more accurately and offer a safer alternative to current testing practices. A trial by doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London has found that the test — called the basophil activation test (BAT) — is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting […]

Tiny implantable tool for light-sheet imaging of brain activity — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Tools that allow neuroscientists to record and quantify functional activity within the living brain are in great demand. Traditionally, researchers have used techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, but this method cannot record neural activity with high spatial resolution or in moving subjects. In recent years, a technology called optogenetics has shown considerable […]

Once-a-week insulin treatment could be game-changing for patients with diabetes — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials published online today in Diabetes Care. The studies suggest that the once-weekly treatment could provide a convenient alternative to the burden […]

‘Nannying’ scientists call for alcohol to be BANNED from supermarkets

[ad_1] Stripping alcohol from supermarket shelves could help to curb Britain’s drinking problem, according to ‘nannying’ scientists.  Researchers say policies to clamp down on problem drinking would work better if the UK moved to a radical Scandinavian-style system where booze is sold exclusively in off-licences. Cardiff University experts made the case after their study found […]

Triangular-shaped spikes key to coronavirus transmission, finds new study — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] COVID-19 needs no introduction. Last year, the disease, which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, reached every continent across the globe. By the end of March 2021, there had been an estimated 128 million cases recorded with almost three million of these being fatal. As scientists’ race to develop vaccines and politicians coordinate their […]

England’s Covid outbreak is STILL shrinking, official statistics reveal

[ad_1] Britain today recorded 12 per cent fewer coronavirus cases than last week and 43 per cent less deaths, as one of the country’s top scientists said the UK was on the cusp of achieving herd immunity.  The Department of Health’s usual daily count showed there were 2,672 Covid diagnoses in the past 24 hours […]

Vaccines not lockdown to blame for rapid drop in cases, top scientist says

[ad_1] Vaccines are behind Britain’s sharp drop in coronavirus cases since January, top experts claimed today — despite Boris Johnson insisting lockdown was the reason for the fall.   Professor Tim Spector, a King’s College London epidemiologist who runs the UK’s largest Covid symptom tracking study, said the epidemic had ‘mainly’ been squashed by the ‘exemplar vaccine […]

Toxic gas in the brain may increase your risk of developing dementia 

[ad_1] Levels of a toxic gas in the brain could influence whether or not we get dementia and epilepsy, a study reveals. The gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is created inside the body in small doses – and is perhaps best known for carrying the torrid smell of rotten eggs.   H2S is produced in the brain and […]

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease

[ad_1] UK scientists have linked the consumption of any form of red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – with a decline in heart function.  The researchers, who studied nearly 20,000 individuals, found that greater intake of red and processed meat was linked with a decline in three different measures of heart health.   […]

Australia won’t open its borders even AFTER everyone is vaccinated against Covid

[ad_1] Australia’s pursuit of a ‘Zero Covid’ strategy could see its borders remain shut even after the entire population is vaccinated, the country’s health minister has revealed. Greg Hunt said he was not confident the jabs alone were good enough to keep the virus out, which meant there could be ‘no guarantees’ that Australia will […]

Covid Canada: Outbreak of Brazilian variant defies even strict quarantine hotels

[ad_1] An explosion of cases of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in Canada shows how even strict quarantine hotels cannot completely block troubling strains from crossing borders, experts warned today.  Scientists told MailOnline it was ‘inevitable’ when dealing with highly infectious new variants that they find a way to ‘leak’ out of the isolation scheme – which […]

Early cannabis use linked to heart disease — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Smoking cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a recent University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but potentially important changes in heart and artery function. Cigarette […]

Covid UK: Daily Covid deaths HALVE in a week to 56 while new cases fall 25% to 4040

[ad_1] Britain’s daily Covid death toll has halved in a week, official figures revealed today amid mounting calls for Boris Johnson to lift lockdown restrictions quicker. Department of Health bosses posted 56 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 4,040 coronavirus cases — down 25 per cent on last Tuesday. It comes after the Office for National Statistics […]

European suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine WILL cause Covid deaths, experts warn

[ad_1] Europe’s medical watchdog today slapped down Germany for suspending AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab after a small number of vaccinated people developed deadly brain clots. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said there was ‘no evidence’ to support Berlin halting the jab for people under 60, adding that the benefits of protecting against Covid outweigh the risk […]

Covid Canada: Under infections acquired in schools, simulation study finds 

[ad_1] A small percentage of coronavirus infections are acquired during the school day, a new study suggests. Researchers conducted several simulations and found fewer than five percent of COVID-19-related illnesses among students and teachers occurred at school and that most cases were contracted within the community. The team, from Public Health Ontario, in Canada, says […]

Johnson & Johnson begins testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 12 

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson is now testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children and teenagers between ages 12 and 17.  U.S. regulators have authorized the firm’s one-dose shot for adults 18 and older.   The trial expansion will first test J&J’s shot in teens aged 16 to 17. If the vaccine appears to be safe and prompt […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target

[ad_1] WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today […]

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine ‘may not be suitable for young people’, Prof Lockdown says

[ad_1] Britain’s vaccine regulator could stop younger people from having AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus jab as soon as today over concerns about rare cases of blood clots. The UK’s MHRA announced on Friday it has seen 30 brain clot cases in 18.1million AstraZeneca-vaccinated people – around one in every 600,000 people (0.00017 per cent).  But there are fears that […]

Covid-19 UK: Moderna’s vaccine comes on stream in small quantities

[ad_1] No10 may have to roll back its target date for vaccinating all adults if AstraZeneca‘s jab is banned for under-30s, an expert warned today.  And Britain may need to approve vaccines developed by Russia or China in order to hit the goal of offering everyone a first dose by the end of July.   The […]

Next-generation sutures can deliver drugs, prevent infections, and monitor wounds — ScienceDaily

[ad_1] Sutures are used to close wounds and speed up the natural healing process, but they can also complicate matters by causing damage to soft tissues with their stiff fibers. To remedy the problem, researchers from Montreal have developed innovative tough gel sheathed (TGS) sutures inspired by the human tendon. These next-generation sutures contain a […]

Covid US: 50% adults will be vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine by weekend

[ad_1] Half of all U.S. adults will receive at least one coronavirus vaccine dose by the end of the weekend. Currently, 41.7 percent of Americans aged 18 or older have gotten at least an initial shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But on CNN‘s Cuomo Prime Time on Tuesday, Andy […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne

[ad_1] Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë […]

Remember when Jane Fonda revolutionized exercise in a leotard and leg warmers?

[ad_1] Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Remember when Jane Fonda became the queen of 1980s at-home exercise? Released in 1982, “Jane Fonda’s Workout” is one of the bestselling VHS tapes of all time. Following on the heels of her New York Times bestseller of the previous year, “Jane Fonda’s Workout Book,” the home video helped […]

Opinion: Without a global vaccine plan, coronavirus variants could lead to untold number of deaths

[ad_1] Contrary to those who believe “herd immunity” — the point at which a significant percentage of a given population cluster has, either by infection or vaccination, acquired antibodies necessary to stave off the virus — is right around the corner, a new, more worrisome scenario is emerging. Epidemiologists are of the opinion that the […]

Italy’s $1 home bonanza: Find out why not everyone is happy

[ad_1] (CNN) — Dozens of towns in Italy have been selling abandoned dwellings for a song, sparking a new kind of gold rush as enthusiastic buyers from all over the world try to secure a bargain in beautiful, remote villages. The deal is seen as a win-win, with dying communities getting an influx of new […]

Canada to receive 6.5 million Covid-19 vaccines by end of March

[ad_1] In a press briefing Friday, Trudeau repeated his expectation that every Canadian who wants a vaccine will receive one by September. Trudeau told reporters Canada had secured an additional two million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through Verity Pharmaceuticals and the Serum Institute of India. The first shipment of 500,000 vaccines is expected to […]

Nancy Pelosi’s first months of the new Congress: ‘Captain of a ship in uncharted waters’

[ad_1] It’s a sign of Democrats’ willingness to back the President on his first big legislative push and a reflection of Pelosi’s firm hold on the caucus that may prove her most challenging yet. In her fourth term as speaker, Pelosi is managing the slimmest majority in her tenure, a challenge even for a seasoned […]

Proud Boys leader has no sympathy for lawmakers targeted by Capitol riot

[ad_1]  ”I’m not gonna cry about people who don’t give a crap about their constituents. I’m not going to sympathize with them,” Enrique Tarrio says.   More than a dozen people affiliated with the often violent, far-right  “Western Chauvinist” group have been charged for their roles in the insurrection, so CNN sat down with Tarrio to hear if he had any explanation or justification […]

Dutch parliament becomes second in a week to accuse China of genocide in Xinjiang

[ad_1] Activists and United Nations rights experts say at least one million Muslims are being detained in camps in the remote western region of Xinjiang. The activists and some Western politicians accuse China of using torture, forced labor and sterilizations. China denies any human rights abuses in Xinjiang and says its camps provide vocational training […]

Victoria’s Secret is closing up to 50 more stores this year

[ad_1] The reduction comes after it closed 241 stores in 2020, leaving it with 848 stores across the two countries. This time a year ago, it had more than 1,100 locations. L Brands warned last year that it would close more Victoria’s Secret locations, leaving the beleaguered lingerie retailer’s future murky after plans to spin […]

Congressional Republicans risk backlash as they unite against Biden’s Covid relief plan

[ad_1] After losing control of the White House and the US Senate in November, and still relegated to the minority in the US House, Republican leaders hope to win back suburban voters in 2022, in part by earning their trust that they would do a better job than Democrats easing the transition back to normal […]

Australia passes new law requiring Facebook and Google to pay for news

[ad_1] The new code, which the Australian parliament approved Thursday, “will ensure that news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate,” Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a statement. The country’s unprecedented new law had been hotly debated in recent months. Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL) had opposed the initial version of […]

‘Top Secret’ Saudi documents show Khashoggi assassins used company seized by Saudi crown prince

[ad_1] The documents, filed as part of a Canadian civil lawsuit earlier this year, are labeled “Top Secret” and signed by a Saudi minister who relayed the orders of the crown prince, the young de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia. “According to the instruction of His Highness the Crown Prince,” the minister wrote according to […]

Corporate America is open to hiking the minimum wage — when the pandemic is over

[ad_1] TJX (TJX), the owner of TJMaxx and Marshalls, said Wednesday that sales dropped during the holiday stretch as fewer consumers picked up clothes. Sales at TJMaxx and Marshalls stores in the United States open for at least a year dropped 7% during the thirteen weeks ending January 30 compared with the same stretch last […]

Inside a ‘Patriot Party’ rally where Trump loyalists search for a path forward

[ad_1] The idea and, perhaps just as important, the logo, have been circulating on social media since last summer. But after the Capitol riot and swearing-in of President Joe Biden, Patriot Party groups have formed and multiplied, mostly on Telegram, where they share memes, disinformation and commentary in chaotic channels in all 50 states. On […]

Soccer: US women’s team ‘past the protesting phase’ of anthem debate

[ad_1] The entire US team, clad in their warmup jackets with the words “Black Lives Matter” on the front, stood for the national anthem ahead of their SheBelieves Cup game on Sunday after some had knelt in the tournament opener last Thursday. US defender Crystal Dunn said no vote was taken to stop the kneeling […]

White House works to inject stateliness into a virtual visit from Justin Trudeau

[ad_1] In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White […]

Opinion: How Biden can strike a blow against Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations

[ad_1] Nineteen members of the family of Saudi Muslim scholar and political prisoner Salman Al-Awda have been banned from travel outside Saudi Arabia, including six great-grandchildren, the youngest just a 1-year-old. MBS has also targeted royals, the rich and the powerful in an effort to intimidate, shake down and thwart any challenge to his power. […]

Nearly 30,000 Macs reportedly infected with mysterious malware

[ad_1] The malware, which the company calls Silver Sparrow, does not “exhibit the behaviors that we’ve come to expect from the usual adware that so often targets macOS systems,” Tony Lambert, an intelligence analyst at Red Canary wrote. It’s not clear what the malware’s goal is. Silver Sparrow includes a self-destruct mechanism that appears to […]

Innovative 10-year-old creates ‘stick library’ for local dogs

[ad_1] David Carter, an educator in Saskatchewan, Canada, realized he had to get creative in order to keep his 10-year-old son, Jeremiah, busy during quarantine. “He likes doing sports, he’s sports crazy, and he likes hanging out with his friends,” Carter said. “And that hasn’t been happening very much lately.” Every week, the family picks […]

Why Britain’s anti-immigration politicians are opening the doors to thousands of Hong Kongers

[ad_1] Full of bravado and often clad in black, the 21-year-old oversaw a group of 60 combative front-liners who embraced confrontational tactics against the police while demanding greater democracy in the former British colony. Today, he is applying for asylum in the United Kingdom, and separated from his family in Hong Kong where he feels […]

How to help and get help

[ad_1] Arts and culture How to give American Guild of Musical Arts Relief Fund: The AGMA is a labor union that represents artists involved in America’s operatic, choral and dance heritages. Their relief fund will support members who have lost opportunities and income during the coronavirus crisis. Broadway Cares: This non-profit helps vulnerable people in […]

More than 59 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the US

[ad_1] CTV Network Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that public health measures, including restrictions on indoor social gatherings, would have to continue for weeks to comes as new Covid-19 variants, and a slow vaccine rollout, risk causing a dangerous third wave of the virus.  “We have to keep taking strong public health measures,” said […]

A drop in Covid-19 cases can be deceptive, official warns. Here’s how the US can stay ahead of a variant-driven surge

[ad_1] “We are used to mutations with the flu. This is a much higher percentage of success than the flu,” Slavitt, who is responsible for the Covid response, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday. The US has witnessed a 26% decline in new cases from this time last week, continuing the trend of the steepest […]

Norway, the UK and Canada are not climate champions. They are climate hypocrites. Here’s why

[ad_1] Many countries produce fossil fuels despite committing to combat climate change. But Canada, Norway and the UK stand out because they are doing that while positioning themselves as climate champions. “The UK is leading the world in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, […]

How China is devastating Australia’s billion dollar wine industry

[ad_1] White lived in Shanghai for several years, setting up a network of distributors to sell his Jarressa Estate wine to the booming Chinese market, where demand for foreign wines among the middle class was growing fast. By mid-2020, more than 96% of Jaressa Estate’s wines were being sold to consumers in China, up to […]

Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?

[ad_1] The spending is both necessary and affordable, yet there is a crucial question: how should the US pay for it? The Biden recovery plan covers three important needs. It spends $400 billion to fund the fight against the pandemic, through immunizations, an expanded public health workforce, and other means. It allocates around $1 trillion […]

ER visits, long waits climb for kids in mental health crisis

[ad_1] When children and teens are overwhelmed with anxiety, depression or thoughts of self-harm, they often wait days in emergency rooms because there aren’t enough psychiatric beds. The problem has only grown worse during the pandemic, reports from parents and professionals suggest. With schools closed, routines disrupted and parents anxious over lost income or uncertain […]

Canada COVID surge sees 100,000 new cases in two weeks

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Canada’s second wave of COVID-19 infections has led to 100,000 new cases reported in just the last two weeks, data compiled by public broadcaster CBC showed Friday. There has now been a total of 400,031 cases in the country of 38 million people. The illness has been blamed for 12,470 […]

Yes, Many of Us Are Stress-Eating and Gaining Weight in the Pandemic

[ad_1] “This was such a drastic and abrupt change to everyone’s daily life that we needed to see what was going on,” said Dr. Flanagan. “We wanted to put some data to the anecdotal behaviors we were seeing.” From April through early May, about 7,750 people, most of them from the United States but also […]

Peanut treatment lowers risk of severe allergic reactions in preschoolers

[ad_1] Exposing children to a small, regular dose of peanuts in a real-world setting (outside of a clinical trial) is effective in reducing the risk of allergic reactions. Credit: Vladislav Nikonov/Unsplash It’s a peanut-filled world—or at least it can feel that way for kids with peanut allergies. But a new study by researchers at the […]

Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths globally

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Over 1.5 million coronavirus deaths have been recorded worldwide from nearly 65 million cases, according to an AFP tally on Thursday based on official statistics. There have been 1,500,038 fatalities from 64,774,705 cases since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China in December. The worst affected region is Latin […]

Total COVID cases in Americas up by 30% in one month

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases surged by nearly 30 percent across the Americas in just one month, the Pan American Health Organization warned Wednesday, releasing figures for November. By the end of October, infections registered in North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean for the whole […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94

[ad_1] France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks […]

UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ war on nature as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record

[ad_1] Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 19:26 This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of “climate catastrophe”. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the […]

COVID-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse

[ad_1] Australian Federal Police detective superintendent Paula Hudson has said there has been a spike in online child abuse due to lockdowns as predators and children spend more time at home using the internet Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect […]

Bleach-alternative COVID-19 surface disinfectants may pollute indoor air, research shows

[ad_1] Left to right, York University chemistry researcher Cora Young, USask Canada Research Chair Tara Kahan, Syracuse University post-doctoral fellow Shan Zhou measure air quality in a simulated room in a lab at Syracuse University in 2017. Credit: Trevor VandenBoer Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose […]

BioNTech, Pfizer ask Europe to OK vaccine for emergency use

[ad_1] This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer’s COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. The German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they have submitted an application for […]

Young adults, unfairly blamed for COVID-19 spread, now face stress and uncertain futures

[ad_1] by Rod Knight, Marie Jauffret-Roustide, Naseeb Bolduc and Pierre-Julien Coulaud, The Conversation Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there was an enormous amount of concern and attention focused on elderly people—and for good reason: people over the age of 65 years are among the most vulnerable to serious health […]

Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine

[ad_1] The drugmaker Moderna said it would apply on Monday to the Food and Drug Administration to authorize its coronavirus vaccine for emergency use. The first injections may be given as early as Dec. 21 if the process goes smoothly and approval is granted, Stéphane Bancel, the company’s chief executive, said in an interview. Moderna’s […]

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men

[ad_1] Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attack. Credit: Blausen Medical Communications/Wikipedia/CC-A 3.0 Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Previous research looking at sex differences […]

Listen to Indigenous Podcasts – The New York Times

[ad_1] The Indigenous people of the land now called North America are often only brought up in the past tense in primary school classrooms. The fact is they are a growing population, an increasing demographic in the country and in Congress, yet most Americans are woefully uninformed about their histories and present-day struggles. Podcasts can […]

Trudeau expects most of Canada to be vaccinated by September

[ad_1] Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to a question from a reporter during a bi-weekly news conference outside Rideau cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday he expects more than half of Canadians to receive a COVID-19 vaccine by next September […]

Kanada mund ta miratojë vaksinën Pfizer në dhjetor

[ad_1] Kananda, njësoj sikur Britania e Madhe dhe Amerika, mund ta miratojë përdorimin e vaksinës së Pfizer në muajin dhjetor. Këtë lajm e bëri të ditur një zyrtar i lartë në rregullatorin e ilaceve në Kanada. Sipas rishikimeve të Health Canada, vaksina Pfizer është më e përparuara. Bazuar në atë që thotë Supriya Sharma, këshilltare […]

Blondie on her life in rock ‘n’ roll, a former CIA director on Trump and the question of French hygiene

[ad_1] FRANCE 24 spoke to former CIA director Leon Panetta, who says Trump is risking US national security; anger erupts in France over new allegations of police brutality; Blondie’s Debbie Harry on a life of rock ‘n’ roll madness; the question of French hygiene; and fans the world over mourn football great Maradona, who died of a […]

Talc-based cosmetics test positive for asbestos

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Laboratory tests of talc-based cosmetics products, commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, found asbestos—a deadly human carcinogen for which there is no safe level of exposure—in almost 15 percent of samples. The analysis, published today in the journal Environmental Health Insights, calls attention to the outdated methods used for screening […]

In appointing John Kerry to top role, Biden shows he’s serious about climate

[ad_1] By appointing former senator and secretary of state John Kerry as the first ever US climate leader, President-elect Joe Biden is sending a clear message. He’s not only reversing President Donald Trump’s reversal of America’s commitments to fighting climate change – he also plans to push these commitments much further. “For the first time ever, […]

Spinal/epidural anesthesia associated with increased survival in leg artery bypass surgery

[ad_1] Associate scientist and anesthesiologist at The Ottawa Hospital, associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and adjunct scientist at ICES. Credit: The Ottawa Hospital A new study published in The BMJ shows that people who had surgery to improve blood flow in their legs under spinal or epidural anesthesia were less likely to die […]

Liver cancer ten times more likely in men with common genetic disorder haemochromatosis

[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Men who have the Western world’s most common genetic disorder, haemochromatosis, are ten times more likely to develop liver cancer, according to a major new study. Research led by the University of Exeter and published in the internationally renowned journal JAMA has led to renewed calls for routine early testing […]

Transparency on trials and side effects

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Promising results from large clinical trials testing three vaccines to prevent COVID-19 bring us a step closer to a widely available vaccine. On Nov. 9, Pfizer’s interim analysis from its Phase 3 vaccine trial revealed it prevented 90 percent of COVID-19 cases. (The vaccine’s efficacy was revised to 95 percent […]

Risk of death high among those with alcohol-related visits to ED: study

[ad_1] The risk of death is high for people who visit the emergency department (ED) for alcohol use, and the risk increases with frequency, according to a new study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Alcohol is a major cause of disease and death worldwide. In Canada alone, hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions outnumber those […]

Gut immune cells may help send multiple sclerosis into remission

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international research team led by UCSF scientists has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients. These gut cells seem to be playing a protective role, helping drive MS symptoms back into remission. Scientists know that in […]

‘Normal Christmas out of the question’, says Trudeau as Toronto imposes lockdown

[ad_1] Issued on: 21/11/2020 – 08:52 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canada’s hospital system could be overwhelmed by a possible quadrupling of new Covid-19 cases by year end as its biggest city Toronto prepared to impose a lockdown. Trudeau implored Canadians to stay home as much as possible as a second wave […]

Researchers examine which approaches are most effective at reducing COVID-19 spread

[ad_1] SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Simon Fraser University professors Paul Tupper and Caroline Colijn have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to […]

Toronto goes back into lockdown because of a surge in cases

[ad_1] Wind-surfers glide on Lake Ontario at Cherry Beach on a warm fall day during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) Canada’s largest city is going back into lockdown because of a surge in COVID-19 cases. The Ontario provincial government announced Friday that Toronto and the […]

Covid-19 vaccine: the next steps

[ad_1] Pfizer and BioNTech have applied for an emergency use authorization request for a coronavirus vaccine With US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applying for an emergency use authorization in the United States for their coronavirus vaccine and US biotech company Moderna expected to do so soon, here are the next steps […]

U.S. leads wealthy nations in pregnancy-related deaths

[ad_1] (HealthDay)—American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries—and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which compared the United States with 10 […]

Boeing 737 MAX planes cleared for take off again from December

[ad_1] Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 17:14 US regulators on Wednesday cleared the Boeing 737 MAX to return to the skies, ending its 20-month grounding after two fatal crashes that plunged the company into crisis.  The Federal Aviation Administration said the approval followed “an unprecedented level of collaborative and independent reviews by aviation authorities around the […]

Wearing a Mask During Workouts Really Isn’t So Bad

[ad_1] Most expressed some surprise, instead, that the masks had not bothered them, says Dr. Danny Epstein, an attending physician in the internal medicine department at Rambam Health Care Campus, who led the new study. They “had believed that their performances would be decreased by masking,” he says. Similarly, the researchers in the second masking […]

The Coronavirus Vaccines Will Likely Work. Making Them Fast Will Be Hard.

[ad_1] The promising news that not just one but two coronavirus vaccines were more than 90 percent effective in early results has buoyed hopes that an end to the pandemic is in sight. But even if the vaccines are authorized soon by federal regulators — the companies developing them have said they expect to apply […]

Në Kanada mbi 300.000 raste me COVID-19

[ad_1]  Kanadaja, mes valës së dytë të pandemisë së COVID-19, kaloi pragun e 300.000 rasteve dhe 11.000 të vdekurve, sipas shifrave zyrtare. Kanadaja ka regjistruar 301.332 infektime që prej fillimit të pandemisë në vend, në mes të marsit dhe 11.007 të vdekur, sipas shifrave të raportuara nga stacionet televizive  Radio-Canada dhe CTV. Një vend me […]

Big study supports cheap combo pill to lower heart risks

[ad_1] This November 2020 photo provided by McMaster University shows 75mg aspirin pills, left, and Polycaps, pills from India-based Cadila Pharmaceuticals that contains one cholesterol and three blood pressure medicines, used in the International Polycap Study 3 (TIPS-3). On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, researchers say the cheap, daily pill taken with low-dose aspirin can cut […]

Canada PM calls for redoubling of efforts in Covid-19 fight as cases spike

[ad_1] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Canadians to continue to take precautions including social distancing and wearing masks, and to not let up as pandemic fatigue sets in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on Canadians Friday to redouble efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19, citing a record number of new cases and projections the […]

Pompeo’s meetings in France to be held in ‘complete transparency’ with Biden team, says Macron

[ad_1] Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 16:25 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leaves Friday for a seven-nation trip that includes France, where his meetings will be held in “complete transparency towards the team of president-elect Joe Biden”, according to a statement by French President Emmanuel Macron’s office. The visit comes days after the top US […]

US presidential election: A turbulent transfer of power

[ad_1] Issued on: 12/11/2020 – 11:33 Donald Trump is still refusing to concede the US presidential election, even though the results say Joe Biden is the clear winner. That means the Biden transition team is blocked from moving into federal office space or receiving government money to hire staff. If the president continues to dig in his […]

McDonald’s launching meatless ‘McPlant’ burger

[ad_1] McDonald’s is to launch a new plant-based burger called the ‘McPlant’ Fast food giant McDonald’s on Monday announced it was launching a new plant-based burger named the “McPlant” to cater to the growing number of people who do not eat meat. The brand had fallen behind in the niche market to rival Burger King, […]

A look at Biden’s foreign policy agenda

[ad_1] US President-Elect Joe Biden’s approach to diplomacy is diametrically opposed to that of the outgoing Donald Trump, known as he was to levy undiplomatic salvos at foreign leaders via social media. But one shouldn’t expect a wholesale revamp in substance when the veteran Democrat takes office in January. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look […]

Biden to name virus team as worldwide cases top 50 million

[ad_1] Swiss army reservists were deployed to support public hospitals The global tally of people infected by the coronavirus shot past 50 million on Monday, as United States President-elect Joe Biden geared up to name the scientists who will lead the country’s response to its disastrous outbreak. The incoming leader made the pledge in his […]

Coronavirus infections top 50 million worldwide

[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain More than 50 million novel coronavirus infections have been detected worldwide, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1615 GMT on Sunday. A total of more than 50,010,400 cases, including 1,251,980 deaths, have been recorded globally since the pandemic erupted in China in December last year. […]