Extended host range for SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pathogen from China continues to cause new infections worldwide, causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), genomic surveillance has demonstrated the emergence of several new variants of the virus. These have, in some cases, been associated with increased transmissibility and/or immune evasion. Now, a new preprint suggests that

HCWs With Long COVID Report Doubt, Disbelief From Colleagues

A number of healthcare workers (HCWs) suffering symptoms of long COVID have been surprised at the difficulties they have faced seeking treatment. What to know: A writer from The Atlantic interviewed over a dozen health professionals with long-haul COVID in the United States and the United Kingdom. Clare Rayner, BSc, MCSP, an occupational therapist who

Omicron side effects: How can you tell if its Omicron or Delta?

Omicron: International travel restrictions criticised by expert We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The new coronavirus variant, Omicron, has seen borders

New research reveals where and how people die in Ireland

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have launched the 2021 report “Dying and Death in Ireland: What do we routinely measure, how can we improve?” The report details findings from a Health Research Board (HRB) funded study on how and where people died in Ireland between 2013 and 2018. It also reports on the type and

In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countries around the world to impose new restrictions. After several students tested positive, the university postponed some exams, and officials

Australia reports 3rd case of omicron COVID-19 variant

Australian authorities announced on Monday a third case of the omicron COVID-19 variant as government leaders reconsidered plans to relax border restrictions this week. A South African man in his 30s who flew from Johannesburg to the northern Australian city of Darwin last Thursday tested positive for the new variant at Australia’s most secure quarantine

95 of the Best Cyber Monday Beauty Deals, Period

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. We're going to have to ask everyone to fasten their seatbelts and prepare for landing because we're approaching our destination: Cyber Monday 2021, aka the pinnacle of all shopping

This Is Your Last Chance to Save Big on Tatcha Skin Care

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. We've been good all year long, which means we deserve to celebrate the best way we know how: shopping for new beauty products — especially when said products rarely

Tori Spelling Says She's 'Grateful' for Her 'Empowered Daughters' on Thanksgiving

Amid continuing rumors and reports that her marriage is ending, Tori Spelling still found things to be thankful for as she spent her Thanksgiving focusing on time with her kids. Spelling posted a photo with her two daughters on Instagram on Thanksgiving, captioning the pic: “Three empowered females cooking, cheering, and chatting.”  https://www.instagram.com/p/CWtpOsdPg9i/ A post

New virus variant emerges in Africa, stokes worldwide fears

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world Friday as nations raced to halt air travel, markets plunged and scientists held emergency meetings to weigh the exact risks, which were largely unknown. Medical experts, including the World Health Organization, warned against any overreaction before the variant that originated

Your Favorite Luxury Beauty Products Are on Sale Right Now

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Our ears naturally perk up whenever we hear the phrase "beauty sale," but when it involves a luxury e-retailer that doesn't have sales very often, we get very serious

Pandemic depression persists among older adults, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of older people living in the community, with those who are lonely faring far worse, according to new research from McMaster University. Using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national team of researchers found that 43% of adults aged

Slovaks lock down to slow world's highest COVID infection rate

TRENCIN, Slovakia (Reuters) – Slovakia went into a two-week lockdown on Thursday, as the country with one of the EU’s lowest vaccination rates reported a critical situation in hospitals and new infections that topped global tables.People wait in line in front of a restaurant which is open just for takeaway orders, as the Slovak government