Older women who ate more plant protein had lower risk of premature, dementia-related death

Postmenopausal women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease and dementia-related death compared with women who ate less plant proteins, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart Association. Previous research has shown an association between diets high […]

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What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan – The Denver Post

WUHAN, China — A World Health Organization team is leaving China on Wednesday after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide — but with the major questions still unanswered. The visit was politically sensitive for China — which is concerned about any allegations it didn’t handle […]

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Germany hits 2 million infections as WHO tackles new strains

Germany on Friday passed two million coronavirus cases as a World Health Organization emergency committee readied to issue advice on stemming the spread of new, more contagious strains of the disease. The surge in Europe’s biggest economy came as countries on the continent again tightened restrictions, with Portugal entering a fresh lockdown and Britain requiring negative tests for entry. Despite […]

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WHO says Africa to see 1st vaccine doses from COVAX in March

Africa should see the first COVID-19 vaccine doses in March from the global COVAX effort aimed at helping lower-income countries obtain the shots, the World Health Organization’s Africa chief said Thursday, as deaths on the continent are rapidly rising. Matshidiso Moeti told reporters that a larger rollout of the millions of doses from COVAX is expected by June—the second major […]

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Two members of WHO group on mission to China blocked from travel by Covid symptoms: WSJ

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. HONG KONG — Two members of a World Health Organization mission to China to study the origins of the coronavirus failed to clear Beijing’s health-screening procedures and were blocked from traveling to the country on Thursday, according to people […]

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US experts debate: Who should be next in line for vaccine?

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun, and the few available doses are mostly going into the arms of health-care workers and nursing home residents. But what about in January, February and March, when more shots are expected to become available? Who should get those doses? A federal panel of vaccination experts takes up that question at an emergency meeting […]

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WHO Team Seeks to Pinpoint Source of COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2020 — A World Health Organization team of experts will examine samples and medical data from China to try to find out where the new coronavirus first made the leap from animals to people. Most experts believe the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus originated in animals in China, probably bats, the Associated Press reported. The […]

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Woman who thought sports bra fit badly discovers 'tugging' feeling was cancer

Lindsey Bishop, 40, first noticed a strange ‘tugging feeling’ in her right breast back in October 2016, when she was working out to lose weight after having her daughter, Ivy. The working mum, of Altrincham, Greater Manchester assumed the nagging pain was just due to a badly fitting sports bra. Lindsey, who also has an older daughter, Isla, said: ‘I […]

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WHO says Africa escaped ‘exponential’ rise in cases

Africa has escaped the “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases seen elsewhere probably due to low population density and a hot and humid climate, the UN health agency said. Africa recorded 34,706 deaths from 1,439,657 cases, according to an AFP tally on Friday—far behind the other continents. The United States alone has 202,827 deaths from 6,979,937 cases. “The transmission of COVID-19 […]

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