Fiji reports first coronavirus case in 78 days

Fiji’s 78-day run without coronavirus is over, with Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama confirming Monday a 66-year-old man tested positive after returning from India. It is the 19th case in the small South Pacific island nation, and more are now expected. “We’ve confirmed a border case of COVID-19 among a returning citizen while he was securely in the confines of government-funded […]

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First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19, researchers say – The Denver Post

Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to […]

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First clinical trial with genetically modified malaria vaccine completed

In an innovative study, Radboudumc and LUMC jointly tested a candidate vaccine based on a genetically weakened malaria parasite. The results of this clinical trial, published in Science Translational Medicine, show that the vaccine is safe and elicits a defense response against a malaria infection. Malaria is a major infectious disease, caused by a parasite with a complicated life cycle […]

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PICTURED: First US child with coronavirus and Kawasaki disease

Heartbreaking photos show California baby girl, 6 months, who is the first US child confirmed with both coronavirus and Kawasaki disease, with a full body rash and swollen hands and feet Baby Zara, 6 months, from California, was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, a condition that causes blood vessel inflammation and can lead to heart failure On her last day in […]

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Unique & Often Wacky Celebrity Baby Names We Wish We'd Thought of First

We’ll just come right out and say it: We love celebrity baby names — and honestly, the weirder the better. From strange 2020 star spawn X Æ A-12 and Raddix Madden way back to the likes of Moon Unit Zappa, they’re ahead of the curve for sure. After all, choosing a name for your child can be a thrill, especially […]

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