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Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply via COVAX: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board

Famous Fathers Who Had Kids Late in Life

For the rich and famous, it’s never too late for a new bundle of joy. Take rocker Mick Jagger, who at 73 years old welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick in December 2016. It’s the first child for the 30-year-old ballerina, but the eighth for the Rolling Stones frontman. We rounded up some

WHO says Europe still ‘vulnerable’ despite falling COVID cases

The World Health Organization on Thursday warned of a “false sense of security” in Europe, saying most of the continent’s nations were still vulnerable despite a fall in COVID cases. WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference that “the decline in cases conceals increasing numbers of outbreaks and community spread involving variants of

WHO team in Wuhan visits provincial disease control center

A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited a provincial disease control center that had an early hand in managing the outbreak. The WHO investigators arrived in the Hubei provincial capital, Wuhan, last month to look for clues and have visited hospitals that treated many of the earliest patients

WHO says around 28 mn vaccine doses injected so far

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that about 28 million vaccine doses have been administered so far in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic—largely in the wealthiest countries. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said around 46 countries had started their coronavirus vaccination campaigns—of which 38 were high-income countries. “We’ve about 28 million vaccine doses that

Baring All! See Celebrities Who Have Posed Nude While Pregnant

Bare baby bumps! Many celebrity moms have shared nude pictures while pregnant. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella did a joint maternity shoot while expecting their sons, Matteo and Buddy, respectively, in July 2020. The twins stood back to back and covered their chests in the black-and-white photos. “I have embraced the changes of the human

New online COVID-19 mortality risk calculator could help determine who should get vaccines first

A new online calculator for estimating individual and community-level risk of dying from COVID-19 has been developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The researchers who developed the calculator expect it to be useful to public health authorities for assessing mortality risks in different communities, and for prioritizing certain groups

Teenag who 'switched off' half her brain has to relearn how to talk

When Imogen Golder was four years old, she began to have life-threatening seizures. It took 12 years for her to finally get a diagnosis of rasmussen’s encephalitis, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that can cause dementia. Sufferers of the illness experience frequent and severe seizures, loss of motor skills and speech, weakness on one side

How people would choose who gets scarce COVID-19 treatment

As COVID-19 cases begin climbing again in the United States, the possibility arises of a grim moral dilemma: Which patients should be prioritized if medical resources are scarce? Researchers from the United States and China asked more than 5,000 people from 11 countries how they would make one version of that ethical decision. Study participants

For Kids Who Hit Puberty Early, Risk of Self-Harm Rises

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — Kids who reach puberty earlier than other kids are at an increased risk of harming themselves as teens, British researchers report. “Our study is the first to investigate the relationship between the timing of puberty and self-harm using an objective measure of pubertal timing in boys,” said lead author Elystan

Prevalence of lung condition more than double WHO figures, students find

Around 550 million people have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to two University of Manchester medical students. The figure more than doubles the previous estimate of 251 million people with the illness linked to smoking by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Study. University of Manchester students Emily Hammond and Charles

Lazy Keto Is the Diet for People Who Find Keto Restrictive

Sticking to the high-fat ketogenic diet is no easy feat. Say good bye to eating popcorn at the movies, or even sweet potatoes. The extremely low-carb plan eliminates many foods, making it difficult to follow long-term. A new spinoff called “lazy keto,” which as the name implies, requires less work, attempts to make the diet

Who Knew? Sia Reveals She Has 2 Adopted Sons

Mom mode! Sia revealed that she is the mother to two teenage boys after quietly adopting them in 2019. “I actually adopted two sons last year,” the Australian singer, 44, said during the Tuesday, May 19, episode of SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. “They were both 18 — they’re both 19 years old now.” The

WHO, IMF say saving lives ‘prerequisite’ to save jobs

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The WHO and IMF chiefs insisted Friday that saving lives was a “prerequisite” to saving livelihoods in the coronavirus pandemic—a crisis they called “one of humanity’s darkest hours”. World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and International Monetary Fund managing director Kristalina Georgieva said getting the COVID-19 virus under control first