Health

Steve January 20, 2022

Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron variant of the coronavirus decline ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 12:05 PM • 2 min read BANGKOK — Thailand will ease entry requirements for vaccinated visitors from all countries next month as concerns about the omicron […]

Steve January 20, 2022

Austria’s parliament is due to vote on introducing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults, the first of its kind in Europe ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 8:31 AM • 3 min read VIENNA — Austria’s parliament is due to vote Thursday on introducing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults, the first of its kind […]

Steve January 20, 2022

With one of Europe’s highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, the Spanish government is laying the groundwork for a new different COVID-19 playbook By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press January 20, 2022, 8:38 PM • 7 min read MADRID — When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for […]

Steve January 19, 2022

The release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas responsible for almost a quarter of global warming, is being studied around the world, from Arctic wetlands to livestock feedlots. A University of Washington team has discovered a source much closer to home: 349 plumes of methane gas bubbling up from the seafloor in Puget Sound, which […]

Steve January 19, 2022

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Antibiotics may no longer work because the bacteria they are intended to kill is becoming resistant More than 1.2 million people died worldwide in 2019 from infections caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to the largest study of the issue to date. This is more than the annual death […]

Steve January 19, 2022

Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine has become the fifth coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Australia ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 4:38 AM • 2 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday became the fifth coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Australia. The country has ordered 51 million doses of the U.S.-manufactured vaccine, […]

Steve January 19, 2022

New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections By MORGAN LEE and CEDAR ATTANASIO Associated Press January 20, 2022, 12:59 AM • 4 min read SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico […]

Steve January 19, 2022

A new study links watching television for four or more hours per day with an increased risk for blood clots. Photo by wilkernet/Pixabay Jan. 19 (UPI) — Watching television for four hours a day or more increases a person’s risk for blood clots, a study published Wednesday by the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found. […]

Steve January 19, 2022

Planned Parenthood is suing the state of South Dakota to stop new rule for medical abortions that would make the state one of the hardest places in the nation to get abortion pills ByThe Associated Press January 20, 2022, 12:32 AM • 2 min read SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by […]

Steve January 19, 2022

A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare drug-resistant fungus ByThe Associated Press January 19, 2022, 9:40 PM • 3 min read NEW ORLEANS — A hospital in New Orleans says it has identified two patients infected with a rare, drug-resistant fungus — the first time it’s been […]

Steve January 19, 2022

During COVID-19 lockdowns, the internet was flooded with images from Delhi to Los Angeles, showing mountains typically hidden behind smog or clear blue skies where they were once gray. People speculated that, because fewer people were driving, industry slowed and many airports were functionally closed, levels of pollution had dropped everywhere. They had, depending on […]