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Researchers may have found an explanation for the rare but serious blood clots reported among some people who received AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
The octopus is an extraordinary creature - and not only because of its eight limbs, three hearts, blue blood, ink squirting, camouflage capacity and the tragic fact that it dies after mating
A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that the virus was probably transmitted from bats to humans through another animal, and that a lab leak was “extremely unlikely” as a cause, the Associated Press reported
fizer Inc has started an early-stage trial of an oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy that could be prescribed to patients at the first sign of infection, the company said on Tuesday
Antibodies induced by the Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccines are dramatically less effective at neutralizing some of the most worrying coronavirus variants, a new study suggests
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus
Some countries have temporarily suspended their use of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine after reports that some people who got a dose developed blood clots, even though there's no evidence that the shot was responsible
More twins are being born now than ever before, largely due to rising use of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproduction techniques, the first global study of human twinning has found
Three health workers in Norway who had recently received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are being treated in hospital for bleeding, blood clots and a low count of blood platelets
A Dutch inventor has come up with what he hopes could be a potentially faster and easier method to screen for coronavirus infection
Tobacco companies target women with their systematic marketing campaigns while 'celebrating' International Women's Day every year
The drop will be short-lived unless efforts to phase out fossil fuel are intensified
A WHO report stated one in four people will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050
Cosmetic gynaecologist Amr Seifeddin talks about supporting FGM survivors through treatment, therapy and surgeries that allow damaged organs to regain function
A Russian trial testing the effectiveness of revaccination with the Sputnik V shot to protect against new mutations of the coronavirus is producing strong results, researchers said
Mammograms should be done either before the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or four-to-six weeks after the second dose
Some doctors say the coronavirus vaccine will protect them and their patients. Others believe it is better to adopt a precautionary lifestyle until its efficiency and side effects are clear
An average of two months after COVID patients left the hospital, they showed some sort of heart issue in 48% of the patients, including heart attacks, heart muscle inflammation or inadequate blood flow
This explains some of the neurological problems associated with the disease
Researchers noticed that patients with chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, who are often prescribed inhaled steroids, were not needing to be hospitalized for COVID-19 as often as expected
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