Health

Steve January 12, 2021

COVID-19 victims endure harrowing isolation before and after death in Thessaloniki, the city in Greece most acutely affected by the pandemic By COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated Press January 12, 2021, 7:51 AM • 4 min read THESSALONIKI, Greece — Even after death, COVID-19 victims endure harrowing isolation in Thessaloniki, the city in Greece most acutely affected […]

Steve January 12, 2021

India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 7:27 AM • 5 min read NEW DELHI — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive. The first consignment of vaccines developed […]

Steve January 11, 2021

In a new study, Stanford researchers report that intensifying precipitation contributed one-third of the financial costs of flooding in the United States over the past three decades, totaling almost $75 billion of the estimated $199 billion in flood damages from 1988 to 2017. The research, published Jan. 11 in the journal Proceedings of the National […]

Steve January 11, 2021

The first-ever study of the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the saliva of newborn white-tailed deer fawns yielded thought-provoking results that have Penn State researchers suggesting predation is not the only thing in the wild killing fawns. “We think the hormone offers a way to evaluate factors in the environment that affect fawns, […]

Steve January 11, 2021

New Zealand will soon require that travelers from most countries show negative coronavirus tests before they leave for New Zealand By The Associated Press January 12, 2021, 4:57 AM • 11 min read WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will soon require that travelers from most countries show negative coronavirus tests before they leave for […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Malaysia’s king has approved a coronavirus emergency that will suspend parliament and halt any bids to call early general election in a political reprieve for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 4:26 AM • 2 min read KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s king Tuesday approved a coronavirus emergency that will […]

Steve January 11, 2021

20-year-old Covid patient couldn’t tell parents ‘I love you’ A twenty-year-old from Cambridgeshire who spent a week in intensive care with Covid-19 says he can’t believe so many young people are in denial about the virus. Jay Clack fell ill on December 27th and within five days, 80% of his lungs has stopped functioning. While […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Which Covid vaccine is better? Pfizer v Oxford v Moderna The three Covid-19 vaccines are from Pfizer-BioNTech, the University of Oxford and Astra-Zeneca and Moderna. The Pfizer, Oxford and Moderna vaccines each require two doses and you are not fully vaccinated until a week after your second shot. But there are many differences between them. […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Jan. 11 (UPI) — Drinking several cups of coffee daily appears to lower risk for developing prostate cancer, according to an analysis published Monday by BMJ Open. Each additional daily cup of coffee reduced the drinker’s risk for the cancer, the data showed. “This study suggests that increased coffee consumption may be associated with a […]

Steve January 11, 2021

California has reached 30,000 coronavirus deaths but there may be some light ahead By DON THOMPSON January 12, 2021, 12:49 AM • 5 min read SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000 on Monday, another staggering milestone as the nation’s most populous state endures the worst surge of the nearly yearlong […]

Steve January 11, 2021

Lebanese authorities have announced a tightening of a nationwide lockdown, including an 11-day 24-hour curfew that starts later in the week By SARAH EL DEEB and FADI TAWIL Associated Press January 12, 2021, 12:43 AM • 4 min read BEIRUT — Lebanese authorities tightened a nationwide lockdown Monday, including an 11-day, 24-hour curfew, amid a […]

Steve January 11, 2021

By Rachel SchraerHealth reporter Published duration8 hours ago image copyrightGetty Images An eye health charity is recommending people learn the “20-20-20” rule to protect their sight, as lockdown has increased people’s time using screens. Fight for Sight advises looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes you look at a screen. […]