Health

Steve January 12, 2021

Remarkably well-preserved fossils are helping scientists unravel a mystery about the origins of early animals that puzzled Charles Darwin. Analysis of the 547 million-year-old remains has enabled researchers to trace the ancestry of some of the world’s earliest animals further back than ever before. Their study has uncovered the first known link between animals that […]

Steve January 12, 2021

What are differences the Covid vaccines? 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. BBC health correspondent Laura […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Jan. 12 (UPI) — U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials Tuesday expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability during the initial phase of distribution to include people age 65 years and older. The changes also give priority to those with underlying health conditions that place them at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 infection, officials […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Jan. 12 (UPI) — Nearly 70% of adults in the United States worry about going to medical appointments when COVID-19 rates are high in their area, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Florida. More than half of those surveyed said they are “hesitant” to go to […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Jan. 12 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to expand COVID-19 vaccine availability during the initial phase of distribution to include people age 65 years and older, according to media reports Tuesday. Previously, “phase 1A” of the vaccination recommendations issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested negative for coronavirus in two consecutive tests a day after a single positive result ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 4:28 PM • 2 min read LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested negative for the coronavirus in results of two consecutive tests […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Published duration2 hours ago The Covid pandemic has caused excess deaths to rise to their highest level since World War Two. There were close to 697,000 deaths in the UK in 2020 – nearly 91,000 more than would be expected based on the average in the previous five years. This represents an increase of 15% […]

Steve January 12, 2021

Covid vaccine differences? 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. BBC health […]

Steve January 12, 2021

China says World Health Organization experts will visit the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, at the start of their investigation into the origins of the pandemic ByThe Associated Press January 12, 2021, 12:53 PM • 3 min read BEIJING — World Health Organization experts will visit the city […]

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 […]