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Spring Cleaning – Culture and Traditions
After a long cold winter, warmer weather and longer days bring forth buds and bulbs. Everyone looks forward to the arrival of spring, and its surge of new life. This eagerness often inspires ideas of...
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Biden Admin Accused of Planning Crack Pipe Distribution to Advance ‘Racial Equity’
The Biden administration has been made to backpedal on its plan to distribute so-called “safe smoking kits” to drug addicts, asserting the kits do not contain crack pipes after conservative media started a row about...
Chinese City on Border with Vietnam Locked Down as New COVID-19 Outbreaks Surge in Both Countries
On Monday, Feb. 7, the Chinese city of Baise, located close to the border between China and Vietnam, was placed under lockdown due to a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The lockdown...
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Israeli Scientists Restore Mobility in Paralyzed Mice, Seek Human Clinical Trials
Israeli scientists have successfully restored mobility in paralyzed mice by giving them a spinal cord implant and they believe that they are less than three years away from conducting clinical trials that could see mobility...
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Cost-Effective Exercises for the Elderly: A Systematic Review
In the Experimental Gerontology journal on Jan. 25, 2022, 15 studies about exercise programs in older adults were published. Twelve reported cost-effective results. The paper was authored by researchers from multiple universities and departments in...
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Spread of Omicron Variant Means Vaccinated Can Get Infected Just as Easily as Unvaccinated, Study Shows
A new study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that protection from vaccines against COVID-19 has fallen after the emergence of the Omicron variant.  According to the Feb. 4...
Hong Kong Ups COVID-19 Preventive and Testing Measures After Surge in Untraceable Cases
After a surge in untraceable COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, authorities have vowed to secure vast numbers of rapid testing kits in order to “carry out voluntary universal screening and introduce home quarantine for close...
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Cyprus Child Refused Heart Surgery Because Parents Unvaccinated
A three-year-old boy from Cyprus suffering from serious heart disease was refused surgery by hospitals from three countries due to the parents being unvaccinated against COVID-19. The incident has raised questions on the ethical dimensions...
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Iowa Advances Bill to Allow COVID-19 Patients to Use Ivermectin
Ivermectin is a medication that has been used for many years to treat parasitic worms in humans. After the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a heated debate as to whether the medication can treat the...