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Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus

Samoa announced its first case of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread to previously untouched Pacific island nations. Prime Minister Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi called for calm in the nation of 200,000 after confirming a man who flew into the country last Friday tested positive while in managed isolation. “We

One-year mark since first coronavirus case in China: reports

Mask mandate is the way to stop coronavirus and rebuild economy: Biden Joe Biden urges Congress to pass coronavirus relief bill; research fellow at The Heritage Foundation Joel Griffith with reaction. Tuesday marks one year to the day of China’s first diagnosed case of the novel coronavirus, per multiple reports. The South China Morning Post in a story

COVID-19 vaccines could go to children first to protect the elderly

The World Health Organization is discussing how best to allocate and prioritize COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive. It is focusing on the immediate crisis. To reduce deaths quickly when there are extremely limited vaccine doses available, vaccinating older, more vulnerable people is expected to be the best option, even if the vaccine is relatively poor

Spain becomes first EU nation with one million virus cases

Spain has become the first European Union nation to surpass a million coronavirus infections, official data showed Wednesday, as the government mulls fresh restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the disease. The country recorded 16,973 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, the health ministry announced Wednesday, taking the total

Scientists grow the first functioning mini human heart model

Michigan State University researchers have created for the first time a miniature human heart model in the laboratory, complete with all primary heart cell types and a functioning structure of chambers and vascular tissue. In the United States, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death. “These minihearts constitute incredibly powerful models in which

Cancer survivors overestimate the quality of their diets, finds first study on the topic

There are 15 million cancer survivors in the United States, and prior research has provided strong evidence that lifestyle interventions, such as diet and physical activity, are especially important in the long-term recovery of cancer survivors. Energy imbalance—when energy expenditure does not equal energy intake- and metabolic changes after cancer treatment can directly affect the

No new virus deaths in Ireland for first time 10 weeks

Ireland recorded no new deaths from the coronavirus on Monday for the first time since March 11, when the first fatalities were announced. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called it a “significant milestone”, adding on Twitter: “This is a day of hope. We will prevail.” The announcement came one week after Ireland, which has suffered 1,606

Qatar confirms first coronavirus case

Qatar has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, state media reported Saturday, after a 36-year-old Qatari woman who was evacuated to Doha from Iran tested positive. Qatar on Thursday repatriated a number of its citizens from Iran—which is battling the worst outbreak outside China—and confined them to a 14-day period of quarantine, the government said.

Germany confirms first human transmission of China virus

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A German man who contracted the novel strain of coronavirus was infected by a colleague visiting from China, officials said on Tuesday, in what appeared to be the first human-to-human transmission in Europe. Other confirmed cases in Europe of the viral outbreak have so far involved patients who had recently been

Scientists discover first new HIV strain since 2000

Scientist Mary Rodgers spends her days tracking killers—elusive, constantly mutating viruses that travel the globe and are responsible for illness or death in millions of people. Wednesday, in an article published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Rodgers and her team at Abbott, along with co-authors at the University of Missouri, announced their

See Nikki and Courtney Sixx's Daughter Ruby for the First Time

Worth the wait! Courtney Sixx (née Bingham) showed off her and Nikki Sixx’s 2-month-old daughter, Ruby, on Instagram for the first time. “Excited to share Ruby with you,” the DIY expert, 34, captioned a Sunday, September 29, social media post. “It’s been really nice having our privacy the past two months but I just couldn’t

Making the most of your baby’s first 3 years

Experts agree that the first three years of a baby’s life are a unique time of fast development. Even though a newborn seems helpless, he or she is learning every minute, absorbing information through all five senses. That’s why babies will try to put everything possible in their mouths. It’s a way of understanding as

Philippines hit by first polio case since 2001

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Philippines has detected its first case of polio since 2001, officials said Thursday, putting some of the blame on mistrust stoked by a dengue fever vaccine scandal. Health authorities said a three-year-old girl in a southern province had contracted polio, while the virus was also detected in Manila’s sewage and