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COVID-19 Vaccines Offer Hope as World Leaders Plan for Future

France is expected to loosen its coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday as the boss of a major airline said proof of vaccination will likely become the only way people can fly in a post-pandemic world. Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the

AstraZeneca Must Prove Claim to Cheapest COVID-19 Vaccine, Says MSF

AstraZeneca must prove its claim that its potential COVID-19 vaccine has the lowest price of the main candidates so far, non-governmental organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Tuesday, urging the company to make public its supply contracts. The British firm said on Monday its COVID-

UNICEF Says to Ship Two Billion COVID Vaccines to Poor Nations in 2021

Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with o

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Can Be 90% Effective, Results Show

AstraZeneca said on Monday its vaccine for the novel coronavirus, developed along with the University of Oxford, could be around 90% effective under one dosing regimen. "This vaccine's efficacy and safety confirm that it will be highly effective against COVID-19 and will have an immediate impact

4 unhealthy vegetable oils

Although nutritionists recommend adding oils that do not contain unhealthy saturated fats to foods, as they help prevent chronic diseases, some of these oils used daily in cooking may expose a person to health risks. Soy oil   Soy oil contains high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, which resu

Netherlands slaughters 200,000 chickens due to "highly contagious flu"

The Dutch health authorities announced, on Sunday, the slaughter of about 190,000 chickens, after a highly contagious strain of bird flu spread in two poultry farms. Health workers slaughtered about 100,000 chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Hikendorp, outside Gouda, in parallel with the s

What is Regeneron, the FDA-approved drug used to treat Donald Trump?

A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who have not yet been admitted to hospital because of the disease but are at high risk. The green light for drug manufacturer Regeneron came after Regen-Cov2, a combinatio

With these steps, you can verify the purity of the honey

Honey is one of the most adulterated food products. Because of the difficulty that many people face in identifying the original quality of honey. Often times, artificial juices, beet sugar, or even sugar cane syrup are added to honey. And these synthetic ingredients are combined with an amount of

Amazing health benefits of eggplant juice

Health experts have confirmed that consuming eggplant juice regularly provides the body with amazing health benefits. Nutritionists added, that eggplant juice is one of the drinks with an effective effect to get rid of belly fat or "rumen." Due to the fact that it contains many important nutrient

Trials begin for new anti-COVID ‘cocktail’ drug

An alternative anti-coronavirus jab aimed at protecting those who cannot receive vaccines will enter major trials this weekend. The drug is made by AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company that worked with Oxford University in the UK to develop a general vaccine. The alternative injection was dev

Almost a Million People Inoculated With Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine: Firm

Nearly a million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinopharm, the firm said, although it has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy. China has been giving experimental Covid-19 vaccines to people including state employees, interna

Health Experts Clash Over Use of Certain Drugs for COVID-19

Health officials around the world are clashing over the use of certain drugs for COVID-19, leading to different treatment options for patients depending on where they live. On Friday, a World Health Organization guidelines panel advised against using the antiviral remdesivir for hospitalized pati

Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas

University of Oxford scientists expect to report results from the late-stage trials of their COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas, a key researcher said Thursday as he discussed the team’s latest findings.Dr. Andrew Pollard, an expert in pediatric infection and immunity at Oxford, said research was

Virus Threat 'a New Terror' in Syria's Scarred Idlib Region

Nurses hover over a patient to insert a breathing tube as his condition suddenly deteriorates. ICU beds fill up almost overnight. As one patient dies of the coronavirus and is wheeled out, another is whisked in to take his place. An exhausted doctor leans against a wheelchair for a breather. The

Five unknown signs of life-threatening lung cancer

Lung cancer is a life-threatening condition, and its classic symptoms include persistent cough, shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, there are five warning signs of a fatal disease that we may not be aware of. Smoking and second-hand smoke are linked to lung cancer. The signs of the disease

Watchdog Slams UK Over Secrecy in Virus Equipment Contracts

The British government spent billions without proper transparency in a scramble to secure protective equipment early in the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s public watchdog said Wednesday. The National Audit Office said in a report that companies with links to politicians were fast-track

Less screen time, better-quality diet key for preventing depression: Study

Researchers have found that less screen time, a better-quality diet, adequate sleep and physical activity strongly impact depression. A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of data from the UK Biobank involved almost 85,000 people to see the results. The study found a significant relationsh

Moderna claims its vaccine 94.5% effective against COVID-19

There's promising news for the second time this month from US biotech firm Moderna for its COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna says its shots provide strong protection against the virus. Dr Stephen Hoge, Moderna’s president, welcomed the "really important milestone” but said having similar res

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