Rate of Americans skipping second shots doubles as first shots fall by half

The number of Americans skipping their second doses of two-shot COVID-19 vaccines has more than doubled since February, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.  Meanwhile, the number of people getting a first dose is falling off even faster than the decline in the number of people completing their vaccine regimens, a […]

Dementia sufferer, 74, gets two AstraZeneca Covid jabs in FIVE DAYS

A dementia sufferer received two coronavirus vaccines just five days apart, after a mix-up at her London clinic. The 74-year-old got her first AstraZeneca jab on January 23 after she was booked in at Woolwich Late Night Pharmacy by her daughter.  But just five days later the grandmother-of-four, who lives in supported housing, went and […]

Force transmission between cells orchestrates collective cellular motion — ScienceDaily

How do the billions of cells communicate in order to perform tasks? The cells exert force on their environment through movement — and in doing so, they communicate. They work as a group in order to infiltrate their environment, perform wound healing and the like. They sense the stiffness or softness of their surroundings and […]

Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease — ScienceDaily

Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against outside […]

But protective effects seen only among women, study finds — ScienceDaily

Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection — at least among women — indicates a large population study, published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. But taking any of vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements wasn’t […]

Genetic ancestry versus race can provide specific, targeted insights to predict and treat many diseases — ScienceDaily

The complex patterns of genetic ancestry uncovered from genomic data in health care systems can provide valuable insights into both genetic and environmental factors underlying many common and rare diseases — insights that are far more targeted and specific than those derived from traditional ethnic or racial labels like Hispanic or Black, according to a […]

Covid vaccines made by Moderna and Novavax will be added to a ‘mix and match’ trial

Professor Matthew Snape said alternating jabs could trigger added protection against coronavirus Coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna and Novavax will be added to a ‘mix and match’ trial, scientists said today. Britain’s medical regulator currently requires everyone to have two doses of the same jab — either AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna. But Oxford University experts […]

Covid UK: 90% over-80s still have antibodies six weeks after a single vaccine dose, study shows

Nine out of 10 people over 80 still had strong signs of coronavirus immunity six weeks after their first vaccine dose, a study has found. And both AstraZeneca and Pfizer‘s jabs work equally well at forcing the body to make antibodies that can fight off the disease. University of Birmingham research adds to evidence that the […]

Covid-19: More than half of the UK has antibodies but scientists warn earlier immunity is fading

Covid antibody levels have stopped rising in older people, as official figures show Britain may still be way off herd immunity.    More than half of all adults tested positive for virus-fighting antibodies in the week ending March 28 — but the figure is unchanged on the last update a fortnight ago.  And rates are actually […]

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore — ScienceDaily

A large study of children has uncovered evidence that behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain’s frontal lobe. The findings support early evaluation of children with habitual snoring (snoring three or more nights a week). The research, published in Nature Communications, was supported by the […]

Early cannabis use linked to heart disease — ScienceDaily

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 smoking […]

The structural revelation could have implications as a therapeutic target in all SARS-CoV-2 variants — ScienceDaily

A tiny protein of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that gives rise to COVID-19, may have big implications for future treatments, according to a team of Penn State researchers. Using a novel toolkit of approaches, the scientists uncovered the first full structure of the Nucleocapsid (N) protein and discovered how antibodies from COVID-19 patients interact with that […]

UN chief criticises wealthy countries for stockpiling Covid-19 vaccines as poor countries go without

UN chief criticises wealthy countries for stockpiling Covid-19 vaccines as poor countries go without The UN health agency chief said stockpiling of vaccines was a ‘moral outrage’ At least 36 countries are yet to receive any vaccines through the Covax initiative £435 million  is needed to support vaccine delivery around the world By Lauren Lewis For […]

Are you waiting for your second jab? Here’s everything you need to know

More than 30 million people in the UK have had their first dose of the Covid vaccine, and around three million have been fully vaccinated. But with supply problems expected to affect the roll-out in April, many people are worried about getting their second jab, while others who are eligible now are struggling simply to schedule […]

More than HALF of people in England now have Covid antibodies thanks to huge vaccination drive

Almost 55 per cent of people in England now have Covid antibodies, suggesting at least half of the population now has some immunity against the disease. A major Office for National Statistics (ONS) testing survey today revealed 54.7 per cent of people in England had the virus-fighting proteins in the week ending March 14, up […]

Delaying the second dose of Novavax’s Covid vaccine by up to 12 weeks should be ‘fine’

Professor Paul Heath said a 12-week dosing gap would most likely not make the Novavax jab less effective Novavax’s Covid vaccine will ‘probably’ still be effective if the second dose is delayed by up to 12 weeks, according to its lead researcher. Professor Paul Heath argued that ‘basic immunological principles’ suggested the longer gap would […]

Covid US: Black Americans 7% less likely than white people to get vaccine

All Americans are finally more willing to accept COVID-19 vaccine, with hesitancy falling in all groups, based on race, gender, political party and religion, new data shows.  In March, 62 percent of Americans overall had been or soon would be vaccinated. That included about 64 percent of white people had been or would soon be […]

Coronavirus: Pfizer vaccine ‘WILL protect against the Brazilian and South African Covid variants’

Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine still works against the South African and Brazilian variants of the virus and protection lasts for at least six months, studies suggested today. The jab prevented 100 per cent of infections in a study run by Pfizer in South Africa and UK lab tests on the P1 Brazilian strain of the virus […]

Chris Whitty warns Britain will be vulnerable to Covid for another two years

Britain will be vulnerable to coronavirus for another two years but the illness should become as manageable as the flu in the future, Chris Whitty claimed today. England’s chief medical officer said vaccine manufacturers were still struggling to get basic supplies distributed around the world and were not yet fully equipped to deal with new […]

More than 100 MILLION Americans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The U.S. has now vaccinated more than 100 million people with at least one dose of COVID-19 shots, a historic milestone in effort to end the pandemic.  Almost a third of American adults now have or will soon have some degree of protection against COVID-19.  About 17.5 percent of Americans are now fully vaccinated against […]

Fauci: One-dose vaccination could be ‘tenuous’ protection against variants

Dr Fauci warns that delaying second doses of Covid vaccines would give only ‘tenuous’ protection against variants that may weaken the shots UK health officials allow second doses to be delayed up to 12 weeks Dr Fauci has stood against this strategy in the U.S., buy Monday said there is not a ‘right or wrong’ […]

Walgreens under fire for giving second Pfizer Covid shot doses late

Walgreens gave hundreds of thousands of Americans their second doses of Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine a week late, flouting U.S. guidelines and confusing customers, the New York Times has revealed.   Pfizer’s vaccine is authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be given in two doses, spread three weeks apart, while Moderna‘s is given four […]

Are my blocked gut and hair loss linked? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions

My hair has been falling out for well over a year, even though I’ve spoken to a trichologist. Two years ago I became constipated and, after trying various medications, my consultant says there is nothing more he can do. Is my hair loss caused by my poor bowel health? Pauline Tuckley, via email. The two […]

Complete chromosome 8 sequence reveals novel genes and disease risks — ScienceDaily

The full assembly of human chromosome 8 is reported this week in Nature. While on the outside this chromosome looks typical, being neither short nor long or distinctive, its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequencing structure and function generally. […]

Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago — ScienceDaily

Modern humans are fundamentally different from our closest living relatives, the great apes: We live on the ground, walk on two legs and have much larger brains. The first populations of the genus Homo emerged in Africa about 2.5 million years ago. They already walked upright, but their brains were only about half the size […]

Nisin sot aplikimet e shpërndarjes së fondeve për fermat, bizneset e bimëve medicinale, qumështit, agroturizmit dhe bujtinave

Nis më 24 mars aplikimi online për shpërndarjen e fondeve nga buxheti i shtetit në mbështetje të fermerëve, bizneseve eksportuese të bimëve medicinale, prodhuesve të qumështit, subjekteve të agroturizmit, turizmit rural, rritësve të bletëve dhe serrat. Aplikimet mbyllen më 15 prill dhe do të bëhen përmes portalit e-Albania. Udhëzimi i Ministrisë të Bujqësisë me kriteret […]

Zhvillo Agrobiznesin Tënd!

Mbështet dhe zhvillo agrobiznesin tënd me grante direkte dhe investime kapitale me anë të Fondit Shtetëror të Programit për Bujqësinë dhe Zhvillimin, për vitin 2021. Rreth 800 milion lekë (6.5 milionë Euro) do të shpërndahen nga kjo skemë publike në formën e mbështetjes direkte dhe granteve për investime kapitale, për agrobizneset që kërkojnë të zhvillojnë […]

Best work-from-home products we tested

(CNN) —   CNN Underscored is constantly testing products — be it coffee makers or headphones — to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, consisting of hours of research (consulting experts, reading editorial reviews and perusing user ratings) to find the top products in each category. Once we […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming

In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching back […]

Covid relief bill: The House is set for a historic down payment on Biden’s legacy

Yet the extreme circumstances of a pandemic, an ex-President’s impeachment trial and a partisan split over the contents of the legislation have so far tended to obscure the Covid relief plan’s significance. The bill, which the House of Representatives is expected to pass Friday with Democratic votes, has the symbolic weight and financial power to […]

Texas power outages: Mother who lost her three children in a fire after they were trying to stay warm speaks out

Jackie Pham Nguyen lost her mother, Loan Le, and her three children, Olivia, 11, Edison, 8, and Colette, 5 in a fire while trying to stay warm at her home in the Houston suburb of Sugarland during the power outages that crippled the state. When the power went out in her house, the family lit […]

Baton Rouge police are investigating after a video shows an officer with his arm around teen’s neck during arrest

No decision has been made yet on whether the officers involved in the incident would face disciplinary action, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said during a press conference Monday. Broome said that she and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul have reviewed the police-worn body camera footage of the incident. Officers responded to two […]

Best Face Masks for Kids

(CNN) —   Face masks are a part of life now for many of us — including our children. While wearing face coverings is not recommended for kids under the age of 2, due to suffocation risks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does recommend that children over 2 wear masks when they’re in […]

$15 minimum wage debate: Everything you need to know

Improving worker pay is unrelated in that raising the minimum wage has long been a Democratic priority. It is completely related in that the Covid economy has hurt low wage workers — those in food service, child care and home health care, for instance, who can’t work from home — more than it’s hurt people […]

Iran nuclear deal: IAEA inspections to go ahead over next 3 months

IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi said Sunday that the two sides had reached the temporary “technical understanding” following his trip to Iran, which had recently signaled plans to scale back cooperation with the global nuclear watchdog. Iran announced last week it would stop implementing the IAEA’s additional protocol, effectively limiting which facilities nuclear inspectors could scrutinize […]

Biden’s polling is steadier than Trump’s

Biden’s average approval rating is 55% and his average disapproval rating is 39%, which makes for an average net approval rating of +16 points. So far, Biden’s proven to be even steadier than Trump. And very much unlike Trump, people seem to actually like what Biden is doing. Biden’s net approval rating a month ago […]

The real lesson of Adam Kinzinger’s angry relatives (opinion)

And yet, after he criticized former President Donald Trump for inciting the January 6 Capitol riot and called for his removal, a very conservative contingent of Kinzinger’s family declared themselves “thoroughly disgusted,” and called him a “disappointment… to us and to God.” Maybe you’ve seen news of this unseemly family feud that the Kinzinger clan […]

Opinion: Americans are hitting the road. ‘Nomadland’ goes along for the ride

The highly anticipated film “Nomadland,” out Friday in theaters and on demand, offers a powerful example of one possible scenario: life on the road, permanently. The film, from director Chloé Zhao (“The Rider”), is a travelogue centered on Fern (Frances McDormand), a widowed and unemployed Nevadan who puts most of her belongings into storage and […]

Best leggings of 2021 – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Chances are, if you’re reading this you’ve gone through your fair share of leggings over the years — and perhaps you’re looking for a new go-to pair to suit your needs. Easier said than done in an oversaturated market and when buying them online before trying them out for size, we know. […]

Japan’s ruling LDP party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meeting

Toshihiro Nikai, secretary general of the country’s leading Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), on Tuesday proposed that women lawmakers should be able to observe the party’s key meetings — but not speak in them. The 82-year-old’s plan to allow five female lawmakers to observe the party’s main gatherings was a response to criticism that the LDP’s […]

Face masks: New standards will take the guesswork out of choosing the most effective masks

ASTM International — an international standards organization — spent seven months conducting expedited testing and review and published its guidance on Tuesday. Experts and industry leaders say the new “Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings” has the potential to transform the quality of masks available for personal protection in the American marketplace. “The new specification […]

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

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, told […]

Why the Republican Party is poised to tear itself apart

“Mr. Trump may run again, but he won’t win another national election. He lost re-election before the events of Jan. 6, and as President his job approval never rose above 50%. He may go on a revenge campaign tour, or run as a third-party candidate, but all he will accomplish is to divide the center-right […]

US consumers now have the first national standards for face mask quality 

Drivers and passengers in vehicles arrive for their Covid-19 vaccinations administered by members of the National Guard on the opening day of a new mass Covid-19 vaccination site established between the federal government and the state on February 16, on the campus at California State University of Los Angeles. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images The Federal […]

Presidents Day Sales 2021 – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Another long weekend, another set of sales to shop — and these deals are worthy of the highest office in the land. Presidents Day weekend means dozens of discounts on everything you’ve been waiting to buy, from mattresses and kitchen appliances to fashion, furniture and electronics. The sales listed below have our […]

Çertifikimi GLOBALG.A.P në Grup. Bileta e Eksportuesve të Fruta – Perimeve Drejt Tregjeve të BE

Sektori i fruta-perimeve po përjeton një bum prodhimi dhe eksportesh prej disa vitesh tashmë. Nxitja e prodhimit me anë të shtimit të sipërfaqeve të kultivuara dhe investimet në ngritjen e pikave moderne të grumbullimit të produkteve të cilat janë të destinuara për eksport kanë ndikuar në një rritje eksponenciale të eksporteve në vitet e fundit. […]

Skema Kombëtare – 1,1 miliardë lekë të disbursuara për 5 495 fermerë përfitues

Skema Kombëtare e mbështetjes në Bujqësi 2020 ka shënuar numrin më të lartë të aplikimeve por dhe të përfituesve fermerë dhe blegtorë, krahasuar me vitet më parë. Frida Krifca, drejtore e Agjencisë për Zhvillim Bujqësor dhe Rural tha për ATSH-në se “ka pasur një interes të shtuar të fermerëve për të aplikuar në Skemën Kombëtare […]

Moscow starts inoculating vulnerable workers against coronavirus

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city. Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. “Citizens from the main […]

Pejë, burri rrahë gruan e tij

Më shumë se një dekadë, asnjë qeveri s’ e ka përfunduar mandatin e plotë, mes krizash të cilat e vënë në pikëpytje funksionimin e sistemit politik në Kosovë.   Zgjedhjet e parakohshme në Komunën e Podujevës të dielën e kaluar dëshmuan edhe një herë që bastionet politike nëpër komuna janë koncepte të tejkaluara: votuesit e […]

A është koha ta rishikojmë sistemin qeverisës në Kosovë?

Më shumë se një dekadë, asnjë qeveri s’ e ka përfunduar mandatin e plotë, mes krizash të cilat e vënë në pikëpytje funksionimin e sistemit politik në Kosovë.   Zgjedhjet e parakohshme në Komunën e Podujevës të dielën e kaluar dëshmuan edhe një herë që bastionet politike nëpër komuna janë koncepte të tejkaluara: votuesit e […]

Moscow starts vaccinating high-risk workers against Covid-19

Issued on: 05/12/2020 – 11:25 Moscow on Saturday began vaccinating workers at high risk of becoming infected with the coronavirus at newly opened clinics across the city. Health officials said they had opened 70 coronavirus vaccine centres in the Russian capital that would initially offer jabs for health, education and social workers. “Citizens from the […]

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops, but gap persists between Black and white patients

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Mortality rates after cancer surgery declined for Black as well as white patients during a recent ten-year period, although the mortality gap between the two groups did not narrow, according to new research by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard University investigators. The findings, published online today by […]

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

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 hottest […]

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

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 in […]

Oda Ekonomike: Ligji për Rimëkëmbjen Ekonomike duhet ta ketë një epilog këtë javë ose do e humbë kuptimin

Kryetari i Odës Ekonomike të Kosovës, Berat Rukiqi thotë se  Ligji për Rimëkëmbjen Ekonomike duhet ta ketë një epilog këtë javë ose do e humbë kuptimin. Rukiqi thotë se ekspertiza, argumentet dhe propozimet që mund ta pasurojnë këtë ligj duhet të inkorporohen në variantin përfundimtar, përcjellë Gazeta Blic. Ky ligj sipas tij s’ krijon mrekulli, […]

dukuritë e datës 30 nëntor

Komisioni për Punë të Jashtme dhe Diasporë takim me përfaqësuesit e Ministrisë së Punëve të Jashtme dhe Diasporës për mbikëqyrjen e zbatimit të Ligjit për Shërbimin e Jashtëm të Kosovës. (Kuvendi i Kosovës, salla N-303, ora 09:00) Mbahet seanca e Kuvendit të Kosovës. (Kuvendi i Kosovës, ora 10:00) Instituti GAP dhe Kosovo 2.0 organizojnë tryezë […]

Humbje miliardëshe, ndihmë milionëshe

Nga rreth 1 miliard euro humbje sa vlerësohet se shënuan bizneset në Kosovë gjatë pandemisë me COVID-19, Qeveria e Kosovës, deri më tani, i ndihmoi ata me vetëm rreth 150 milionë euro. Në pakon emergjente të Qeverisë së Kosovës në vlerë prej rreth 180 milionë eurosh, bizneset gëzuan një mbështetje financiare prej mbi 60 milionë […]

Europe virus toll crosses 400,000, shops reopen in France

Shoppers flocked to the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris as it reopened on Saturday Coronavirus deaths topped 400,000 Saturday in Europe, the world’s second worst-hit region, as parts of the continent began to reopen shops for the holiday season. But across the Atlantic fearful US shoppers turned to online outlets for a massive Black […]

Në 14 procese të rekrutimit, Institucionet publike injoruan rekomandimet e britanikëve

Instituti GAP sot ka publikuar raportin “Rekrutimet jomeritore në institucionet publike”, i cili analizon ndikimin e projektit britanik në emërimin e profesionistëve në pozita të larta udhëheqëse. Në raport theksohet se institucionet e Kosovës në shumë raste kanë anashkaluar rekomandimet e britanikëve për të zgjedhur në pozitat kyçe njerëz meritorë. “Në 14 procese rekrutimi, rekomandimet […]

New technique uses mortise and tenon joints to repair unstable shoulders

Orthopaedic surgery techniques for treatment of recurrent shoulder instability are effective, but prone to problems with nonunion of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A new technique—borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking—provides an effective approach to shoulder stabilization, suggests a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint […]

Closing the racial disparity gap in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to specify […]

Në mungesë të Shpend Ahmetit, asamblistët debatojnë për qeverisjen e tij në Prishtinë

Kur kanë mbetur rreth një vit deri në përfundimin e mandatit të kryetarëve të komunave që u zgjodhën në vitin 2017, Shpend Ahmeti ishte i vetmi kryetar nga të gjithë komunat e tjera me shumicë shqiptare që refuzoi të përballej në debatin “Jeta në Komunë” me gjetjet e hulumtimit mbi qeverisjen e tij në mandatin […]

Në mungesë të Shpend Ahmetit, asamblistët debatojnë qeverisjen e tij në Prishtinë

Kur kanë mbetur rreth një vit deri në përfundimin e mandatit të kryetarëve të komunave që u zgjodhën në vitin 2017, Shpend Ahmeti ishte i vetmi kryetar nga të gjithë komunat e tjera me shumicë shqiptare që refuzoi të përballej në debatin “Jeta në Komunë” me gjetjet e hulumtimit mbi qeverisjen e tij në mandatin […]

350,000+ women likely missing out on key postnatal check-ups in the UK every year

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Every year more than 350,000 women in the UK may be missing out on key formal health and wellbeing check-ups following the birth of a child, reveals the largest study of its kind, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Teen mums and those living in the most deprived areas of […]

E premtuar më 2015, qendra për personat me autizëm dhe ata me sindromën Down akoma s’ është ndërtuar

Leonora Shabani, këshilltare nga LVV tha se akoma s’ ka filluar ndërtimi i qendrës për personat me autizëm dhe sindromën down. Ajo tutje në debatin “Jeta në Komunë” tha se është habitur me rapotin e GAP që e shfaqin si projekt të realizuar. “Unë u habita që ai ka thënë se ka filluar pasi jam […]

Coronavirus pandemic, economic crisis set to dominate Saudi-hosted G20 summit

Issued on: 21/11/2020 – 07:42 Saudi Arabia hosts the G20 summit Saturday in a first for an Arab nation, with the downsized virtual forum dominated by efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and a crippling economic crisis. The two-day meeting of the world’s wealthiest nations comes as President Donald Trump refuses to concede a bitter […]

Rreth dy milionë vizita më pak nga diaspora, ndikimi në ekonomi rreth 300 milionë euro

E Mërkurë, 18 Nëntor 2020 – 20:50 albinfo.ch Foto: MDIS Masat anti-COVID kufizuan ndjeshëm lëvizjen mes qytetarëve ndërmjet shteteve të ndryshme. Kjo është reflektuar edhe në vizitat e diasporës në Kosovë ku vihet re një rënie e ndjeshme. Instituti GAP solli një analizë të sajën duke u bazuar në të dhënat e Aeroportit Ndërkombëtar të […]

15 organizata të shoqërisë civile mbrojnë punën e Ministrisë së Pushtetit Lokal

Ngritja e dyshimeve në disa raportime në media dhe në publik mbi procesin e vlerësimit të performancës së komunave dhe të dhënave në raportin e grantit të performances, të hartuar nga Ministria e Pushtetit Lokal, ka ngjallur reagimin e 15 organizatave të shoqërisë civile, të cilat kanë monitoruar direkt këtë proces. Në reagim OJQ-të kanë […]

F.D.A. Authorizes First At-Home Coronavirus Test

Dr. Garner added that the news should be taken with a note of caution. In recent months, several experts have called for more widespread at-home testing as a way to help curb the virus’s spread. But others have raised concerns about the practicality of a strategy that would most likely rely on tests that sacrifice […]

Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can’t afford to live alone without help – and it’s even tougher for Latinos

Based on the University of Massachusetts’ Elder Index, which tracks expenses for housing, health care, transportation, food and other basics for seniors, and state-level income data. Credit: The Conversation Older Americans who want to live independently face serious economic challenges. Half who live alone don’t have enough income to afford even a bare-bones budget in […]

Bie numri i veturave të importuara nga diaspora

E Martë, 17 Nëntor 2020 – 11:45 albinfo.ch Në një kohë kur ekonomia e Kosovës po pëson rënie si pasojë e pandemisë së shkaktuar nga COVID-19, roli i diasporës në ekonominë e Kosovës vazhdon të jetë tejet i madh. Instituti GAP ka bërë një hulumtim me titull “Ndikimi i diasporës në ekonominë e Kosovës gjatë […]

New study could help predict which individuals are more susceptible to cancer-causing agents

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New insights into the mechanisms behind how cancer-causing agents in the environment activate genetic recombination in DNA could help to explain some of the effects of exposure as well as predicting which individuals may be more susceptible to developing the disease, a new UK study has suggested. Everyone is exposed to […]

‘More people may die’, says Biden, if Trump impedes transition

Issued on: 16/11/2020 – 22:43 President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday “more people may die” if outgoing President Donald Trump continues to block efforts to plan for a U.S. transition of power as the coronavirus pandemic worsens, and added that he would not hesitate to get vaccinated.  Biden also said business and labor leaders had […]

A novel monoclonal antibody therapy cuts LDL cholesterol by half in a high-risk patient population

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The investigational drug evinacumab reduced low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol—the so-called “bad” cholesterol—by 50 percent in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia whose condition is resistant to standard treatments, a phase 2 study from the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai and other global academic sites has found. Results from the study sponsored […]

Bordet e ndërmarrjeve publike, të “rezervuara” për burra

Bordet e ndërmarrjeve publike në shumicën e rasteve udhëhiqen nga burrat dhe fatkeqësisht kriter për emërim në këto borde, s’ është kualifikimi, por libreza e partisë, thotë Mexhide Demolli-Nimani, drejtoreshë në organizatën Joqeveritare Fol. Ajo thotë se në Kosovë është bërë “traditë” që këto pozita të udhëhiqen nga burrat. Kjo vërehet edhe në disa lista […]

Senior al Qaeda commander’s killing exposes ‘deep divisions’ between French and Malian authorities

France on Friday announced the killing of Bah Ag Moussa, a top commander of an al Qaeda-linked militant group, during an operation in northeastern Mali. Ag Moussa was allegedly responsible for several attacks against Malian and international forces in recent years. But what are the implications of his death for the security situation on the […]

Urgent research into how aging immune system responds to COVID-19 needed

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters, from the University of Surrey and Chair of the British Society for Immunology COVID-19 and Immunology taskforce, has led an expert taskforce calling for urgent research into how age affects the immune system’s response to COVID-19. Research in this area is crucial to improve patient care and help […]

Support group aims to break silence on miscarriages in France

Issued on: 09/11/2020 – 18:27 In France, an estimated 200,000 miscarriages take place each year. Despite being the most common reason women visit emergency gynaecology services, silence reigns when it comes to discussing miscarriage while medical staff sometimes lack the time and training to direct women towards psychological support. FRANCE 24 observed a support group, ran by the […]

Lung symptoms common among users of e-cigarettes and related products

Credit: CC0 Public Domain One-third of people using e-cigarettes or related products reported symptoms associated with lung or respiratory tract impact or injury, according to an analysis of a 2016 national survey, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “Although many people continue to view vaping or using e-cigarettes and related […]

Shopping For Health Insurance – The New York Times

There are also ways to lower the bill, through tax credits. Consumers whose estimated income in 2021 will be between the federal poverty level ($12,760 per year for individuals and $26,200 for a family of four) and four times that amount ($51,040 for individuals or $104,800 for a family of four) will be eligible for […]

Underinsurance is growing, but HSAs aren’t keeping up: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain High deductible health plans (HDHPs) have become much more common among all racial/ethnic and income groups, but the health savings accounts (HSAs) that make these plans potentially workable are far less common among Black, Hispanic, and lower-income enrollees—and the gap is growing. That’s according to a new Boston University School of […]

New findings for viral research on bicycle crashes at railroad crossings

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research by Professor Chris Cherry follows his previous research that drew worldwide attention to the frequency of bicycle crashes at a railway crossing near his UT office. His new work, “A jughandle design will virtually eliminate single bicycle crashes at a railway crossing,” was published in the Journal of Transport […]

Physical distancing polices not enough to protect lower-income people

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new Boston University School of Public Health study of the first four months of America’s coronavirus epidemic, published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, shows that physical distancing (also called “social distancing”) policies had little effect on lower income people still needing to leave their homes to go to work—but […]

Preventive health care falls by wayside during pandemic

by RAND, news release, Nov. 5, 2020 Americans saw their doctors for preventive and elective care far less often than usual in the first two months of the pandemic shutdown, according to a new study. That meant far fewer colonoscopies, mammograms, blood sugar tests, vaccines for infants and toddlers, MRIs and more across the United […]

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

The TRIPS waiver enables WTO member states to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents. Credit: Pixabay Since the birth of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, most member states have had to abide by the Agreement on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), which protects […]

Poor nutrition in school years may have created 20 cm height gap across nations

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, and published in journal The Lancet, has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study, which used data from 65 million children aged five to 19 years old in 193 countries, revealed that school-aged children‘s’ […]

Biden could face a ‘Green divide’ if he wins the US election

While the US election still hangs in the balance, a win by Democrat Joe Biden comes with the promise of the US rejoining the Paris climate agreement, as he has vowed to do on his first day in office. But doing so risks widening the divide not only between disaffected Donald Trump voters who want to protect traditional jobs in oil and gas but from progressives within his […]

Numërohen 82% të votave në Pensilvani, ky është rezultati

Donald Trump është duke prirë në Pensilavani pas numërimit të 82 për qind të votave. Nga 82 për qind e votave të numëruara, prinë Trump me 52.7 për qind të votave, ndërsa Biden ka 46.1%, përcjell GazetaBlic. Joe Biden ka ngushtuar epërsinë e Donald Trump në këtë shtet, pasi më herët Trump ishte duke udhëhequr […]

Nëntë muaj pa kryetar, llapjanët presin zgjidhje për hallet nga komuna

Agim Veliu braktisi pozitën e Kryetarit  në Podujevë për të marrë drejtimin e një ministrie në ekzekutivin qendror. Që nga shkurtii i këtij viti, Komuna e Podujevës udhëhiqet nga numri dy i kësaj komune, Nexhmi Rudari. Derisa zgjedhjet pritej të mbaheshin në mars të këtij viti, pandemia e COVID-19 shtyu ato për disa muaj. Tash […]

Election could ‘make or break’ international climate policy as US exits Paris climate accord

Issued on: 04/11/2020 – 10:25 The United States left the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact as the fate of its presidential election hangs in the balance. It may prove to be a temporary blip before Democrat Joe Biden’s administration rejoins the agreement. Otherwise, […]

Cardiac rehab doesn’t always help heart health—but small changes could make it a success

Done properly, cardiac rehab can increase quality of life, and lower the risk of future harm. Credit: Liderina/Shutterstock Being diagnosed with a heart condition or suffering a heart attack can be terrifying. In the UK, one person is admitted to hospital because of a heart attack roughly every five minutes. Low physical activity, poor diet, […]

Collective impact partnership models help close health care workforce gap

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Currently, approximately 1.6 million Virginians live in primary care shortage areas and 2.2 million in mental health care shortage areas (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2019), yet only three percent of Virginia’s high school career and technical education courses are in the health sciences. As the Commonwealth’s population grows and ages and demand […]

Kaq para dërguan mërgimtarët gjatë pandemisë në Kosovë

Vetëm gjatë këtij gjashtëmujori të 2020-s, familjet kosovare pranuan gjithsej 433 milionë euro në formë të remitencave nga familjarët e tyre që jetojnë në diasporë. Gjatë vitit 2012, më shumë se 22 përqind e familjeve kosovare kishin deklaruar se pranojnë remitenca nga familjarët e tyre. Ndërkohë në vitin 2019, mbi 850 milionë euro u dërguan […]

High rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers: study

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Grocery store employees are likely to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, with those in customer-facing roles 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions, suggests the first study of its kind, published in the journal Occupational & Environmental Medicine. What’s more, among those testing […]

Health workers and their families account for 1 in 6 hospital COVID-19 cases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Healthcare workers and their families account for a sixth (17%) of hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the working age population (18-65 years), finds a study from Scotland published by The BMJ today. Although hospital admission with COVID-19 in this age group was very low overall, the risk for healthcare workers and […]

Adults with endocrine disorders have an increased risk of heart disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain All adults with endocrine disorders should be tested for high cholesterol and triglycerides to evaluate their risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The guideline, titled “Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was […]

US early voting surpasses 70 million, continuing historic pace

Issued on: 28/10/2020 – 04:21 More than 70 million Americans have cast ballots in the U.S. presidential election, more than half the total turnout of the 2016 election with one week to go until Election Day, according to a Tuesday tally from the U.S. Elections Project. The tally, which shows a record-breaking pace that could […]

HTML5 Neon Circle Pong Game – Phaser

Free download HTML5 Neon Circle Pong Game – Phaser Nulled. This item was published on codecanyon.net and sold by author Qgames. But you can download HTML5 Neon Circle Pong Game – Phaser completely free from here. It is also nulled by us to make sure there are no license check. Responsive game works on mobile and desktop browsers. […]

Trump casts early ballot in Florida a day after worst US Covid spike

Issued on: 24/10/2020 – 19:08 President Donald Trump cast his vote Saturday in Florida ahead of another punishing day with three campaign rallies as he works to close the gap with Joe Biden and pull off a 2016-style upset win on November 3. “I voted for a guy named Trump,” he said, flashing a smile […]