Covid-19 news: UK variant may be 30 per cent more deadly

Covid-19 news: UK variant may be 30 per cent more deadly

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Sam Wong , Graham Lawton , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool A man reads a newspaper as he waits to enter Lord’s Cricket Ground in London

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Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

Eli Lilly Claims Drug Prevents Coronavirus Infection in Nursing Homes

An unusual experiment to prevent nursing home staff members and residents from infection with the coronavirus has succeeded, the drug maker Eli Lilly announced on Thursday.A drug containing monoclonal antibodies — laboratory-grown virus-fighters — prevented symptomatic infections in residents who

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Covid-19 outbreak in Manaus suggests herd immunity may not be possible

Covid-19 outbreak in Manaus suggests herd immunity may not be possible

By Luke Taylor Oxygen supplies have run out in hospitals in Manaus, Brazil, so people are buying cylinders from private companies to use at homeREUTERS/Bruno Kelly Hospitals in the Brazilian Amazon are collapsing once again under the strain of treating

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Climate impact on childhood diet may undermine food security efforts

Climate impact on childhood diet may undermine food security efforts

By Donna Lu A drought-affected farm in El Salvador in 2018REUTERS/Jose Cabezas Warming temperatures and more variable rainfall are reducing diet diversity among children in many countries around the world – and may even undermine efforts to improve food security.

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In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

In Crises, Vaccines Can Be Stretched, but Not Easily

In desperate times, there are many ways to stretch vaccines and speed up inoculation campaigns, according to experts who have done it.Splitting doses, delaying second shots, injecting into the skin instead of the muscle and employing roving vaccination teams have

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Exercise Doesn’t Boost Health If You Stay Obese

Exercise Doesn't Boost Health If You Stay Obese

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The harmful effects of obesity on the heart can’t be undone by exercise, and it’s not possible to be “fat but healthy,” Spanish researchers warn. “Exercise does not seem to compensate for

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Body May ‘Remember’ Prior Coronavirus Infections

Body May 'Remember' Prior Coronavirus Infections

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Previous coronavirus infections might prime the immune system to fight the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, a new study suggests. There are numerous types of coronaviruses, including many harmless ones that cause

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