Health

Steve January 14, 2021

The government of Brazil’s Amazonas state has decided to transfer 235 patients to hospitals outside of the state amid dwindling supply of oxygen tanks and Brazilians starting to die breathless at home By MAURICIO SAVARESE and DAVID BILLER Associated Press January 14, 2021, 8:32 PM • 4 min read SAO PAULO — Scores of COVID-19 […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Jan. 14 (UPI) — Retinal stem cells collected from human cadavers offer a potential treatment for blindness, according to the authors of an article published Thursday by Stem Cell Reports. Healthy retinal pigment epithelium cells implanted under the macula of blind monkeys used in the study restored at least some vision without serious side effects, […]

Steve January 14, 2021

As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to get the shots By ALEXANDRA OLSON and DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writers January 14, 2021, 4:54 PM • 2 min read As vaccinations continue across the U.S., some companies are offering financial incentives to encourage their workers to […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Lebanese authorities have begun enforcing an 11-day nationwide shutdown and round-the-clock curfew, hoping to limit the spread of coronavirus infections amid a dramatic surge after the holiday period By ZEINA KARAM Associated Press January 14, 2021, 4:47 PM • 5 min read BEIRUT — It was a choice between containing a spiraling virus outbreak and […]

Steve January 14, 2021

By Lucy WebsterPolitical reporter, BBC News Published duration1 hour ago The home secretary has said the government will not announce new Covid restrictions on Thursday or Friday, but did not rule out further measures being announced next week. Priti Patel told ITV her focus was on enforcing the current lockdown rules. It is thought ministers […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female offspring at higher rates in the aftermath of wildfire in forests. The more severe the fire had been, the greater percentage of females — more than 10% greater in the most badly burned areas relative to areas […]

Steve January 14, 2021

The head of Germany’s disease control agency said there are too many loopholes in the country’s coronavirus lockdown rules ByThe Associated Press January 14, 2021, 12:45 PM • 2 min read Germany has too many loopholes in its coronavirus lockdown rules, the head of the country’s disease control agency said as figures published Thursday showed […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Japan’s expanded state of emergency went has gone into effect as the government seeks to stop a surge of the coronavirus, though with the restrictions not binding many people appeared to be ignoring the requests to avoid nonessential travel By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press January 14, 2021, 10:49 AM • 4 min read TOKYO — […]

Steve January 14, 2021

By Smitha MundasadHealth reporter Published duration1 hour ago image copyrightGetty Images Most people who have had Covid-19 are protected from catching it again for at least five months, a study led by Public Health England shows. Past infection was linked to an 83% lower risk of getting the virus, compared with those who had never […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Indonesia has started vaccinating health workers and public servants for COVID-19, a day after President Joko Widodo received the first shot of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine By EDNA TARIGAN Associated Press January 14, 2021, 3:39 AM • 2 min read JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia started vaccinating health workers and public servants for COVID-19 on Thursday, […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Turkey has become the latest country to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program, starting with health care workers in hospitals across the country By The Associated Press January 14, 2021, 8:55 AM • 8 min read ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey became the latest country to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program, starting with health care […]

Steve January 13, 2021

Pulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the technology. Researcher Paul Patterson, professor of poultry science, College of Agricultural Sciences, suggests the technology has merit for […]

Steve January 13, 2021

Honey bee health has been on the decline for two decades, with U.S. and Canadian beekeepers now losing about 25 to 40% of their colonies annually. And queen bees are failing faster than they have in the past in their ability to reproduce. The reason has been a mystery, but researchers at North Carolina State […]