Health

Steve October 28, 2020

BERLIN — German officials agreed to impose a four-week partial lockdown and the French government announced a nationwide lockdown Wednesday as European governments sought to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases sweeping the continent. The World Health Organization says the European region — which includes Russia, Turkey, Israel and Central Asia, according to its […]

Steve October 28, 2020

WARSAW, Poland — People across Poland stayed off their jobs and huge crowds poured onto the streets for a seventh straight day of protests Wednesday, enraged over a top court ruling that bans abortions in cases of fetal abnormalities. Tens of thousands of people, gathering in defiance of pandemic restrictions, vented their frustration about the […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Mantis shrimps carefully survey burrows before trying to evict rivals, new research shows. Burrows in coral rubble are vital for the shrimps — providing a place to shelter, feed, moult, mate and lay eggs — and competition is fierce among both males and females. Size matters to a homeless shrimp in search of a home, […]

Steve October 28, 2020

A team of infectious disease researchers has developed a new method to identify virulence genes in Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading cause of bacterial pneumonia. Using this technique in a mouse model of pneumonia, they were able to gain new insights into the progression of the disease and its interaction with the flu virus. “Bacterial pneumonia […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Oct. 28 (UPI) — People who engage in “media multitasking” experience reduced attention and poorer long-term memory, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the journal Nature. Media multitasking is the consumption of multiple forms of media simultaneously, such as scrolling through social media while listening to a podcast or watching videos online. Researchers from […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Oct. 28 (UPI) — Smokers are nearly three times as likely to die prematurely from heart disease than non-smokers, with the risk even higher for those who began the habit during childhood, according to a study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Heart Association. Those who quit between age 15 and 34 had […]

Steve October 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has agreed to buy initial doses of an experimental COVID-19 antibody drug from Eli Lilly that patients could receive if federal regulators allow it on an emergency basis. Lilly has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow use of the drug in mild to moderately ill patients, based […]

Steve October 28, 2020

BERLIN — Germany and France got ready to face new lockdowns Wednesday, as governments sought to stop a fast-rising tide of coronavirus cases sweeping the continent. The World Health Organization says the European region — which according to its definition includes Russia, Turkey, Israel and Central Asia — accounted for almost half of the 2.8 […]

Steve October 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — A member of the White House coronavirus task force says the increase in U.S. cases isn’t just because of more testing. Admiral Brett Giroir says the proof of the increase is the uptick in hospitalizations and deaths nationwide from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. President Tweety McTreason has been saying the […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Published duration3 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images “It’s too early to say” what Covid rules will be in place by Christmas, the environment secretary has said. George Eustice warned people “may not be able to get together in the larger groups that they normally would”. Opposition parties have called for coronavirus rules to be the […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Coffee business owner Darren Silverman pulled his van over and wept when he heard on his radio that Melbourne’s pandemic lockdown would soon be largely lifted after 111 days By ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE and ROD McGUIRK Associated Press October 28, 2020, 7:51 AM • 5 min read MELBOURNE, Australia — Coffee business owner Darren Silverman […]

Steve October 28, 2020

Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have agreed to provide 200 million doses of their potential COVID-19 vaccine to the COVAX Facility, a collaboration designed to give countries around the world equal access to vaccines targeting the global pandemic ByThe Associated Press October 28, 2020, 7:49 AM • 2 min read LONDON — Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline […]

Steve October 27, 2020

By Ella WillsBBC News Published duration10 hours ago image copyrightDarcy Shaw image captionDarcy Shaw, 22, was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer earlier this year Social media influencer Molly-Mae Hague, 21, has been raising awareness about the importance of young people getting moles checked for potential skin cancer. Melanomas can occur relatively frequently among younger age […]