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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Credit: CC0 Public Domain War-torn Yemen received the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines on Wednesday, the UN children’s agency said, a week after the country’s coronavirus committee warned of a public health “emergency”. The AstraZeneca doses arrived in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen’s de facto capital, where the internationally recognised government is based […]

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How the gut microbiota develops in the first five years of life

The human gut microbiota largely reaches an adult-like composition by five years of age, but important differences remain, finds a study published on March 31st in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Several bacterial taxa that have been associated with human health are acquired late in childhood and have not reached their adult abundance by […]

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South Africa’s health care workers eager for first vaccines

After testing thousands of people for coronavirus, South African nurse Asnath Masango says she can’t wait to get vaccinated. “So many people, I test them and within days they have passed away,” said Masango. “I want protection.” C.J. Umunnakwe, a virologist running a lab that has performed more than 40,000 virus tests, says he “wholeheartedly […]

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Minnesota confirms Brazil coronavirus variant case, first in US

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 26 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Minnesota health officials on Monday announced the country’s first documented case of a coronavirus variant initially detected in Brazil. The variant, known as P.1, was confirmed in a Twin Cities metro area resident who […]

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Smoking killing one in three First Nations people

Smoking causes 50% of deaths among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults aged 45 years and over, and 37% of deaths at any age, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU). The study analyzed data from 1,388 people followed over 10 years, starting in 2006. “The results are shocking—smoking is killing […]

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Argentina detects first case of British virus variant

Argentina has detected its first case of a British-identified coronavirus variant that appears to be more infectious, authorities said Saturday. The infection was discovered in a man who arrived from Britain in Argentina in late December without symptoms of the disease. Authorities “detected the variant of SARS-CoV-2 from the United Kingdom in a traveler,” science […]