Do we need masks outdoors? Experts weigh in

It's a familiar sight in some US cities like Washington, New York and San Francisco: people walking on the street, riding bikes or sitting...

Lebanese doctor’s drive to curb COVID with sniffer dogs

Lebanese doctor Riad Sarkis says he can help curb COVID-19 globally. As he speaks inside Beirut airport, one of his secret weapons is wagging...

WHO push to tackle rampant rise of diabetes

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Wednesday turned the spotlight on the insulin market - and its domination by three Big Pharma giants -...

India’s desert salt farmers feel the heat from climate change

LITTLE RANN OF KUTCH, India: Roshni Thakor left school to harvest salt from a sun-baked Indian desert, a backbreaking trade practiced by her ancestors...

New species of frog unearthed in Peruvian Amazon jungle

A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peru's Amazon jungle, the state service for natural protected areas said on Monday. The...

Spaniard gets heart transplant call as wife gives birth

He was just about to witness the birth of his first child when the long-awaited call came: doctors had found him a compatible heart...

1 in 3 COVID survivors suffer mental issues

PARIS: One in three people who overcome COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so...

Climate change driving marine species poleward

Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species poleward from the equator, threatening marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of people who depend on them,...

Inside vaccine production at new BioNTech plant

MARBURG, Germany: Decontamination chambers, tight-fitting protective suits, a controlled atmosphere: vigilance is the order of the day when making COVID-19 vaccines at the new...

Why stress makes mice shed hair

TOKYO: Stressed mice shed fur because a hormone produced when they are under pressure interrupts normal growth cycles, according to a new study that...

COVID likely spread from bats, not from lab leak, frozen food

GENEVA: An international expert mission to Wuhan concluded in a report seen yesterday that COVID-19 likely first passed to humans from a bat through...

Taste and smell gone: Anguish of COVID survivors

NEW YORK: Three days after testing positive for COVID-19, "everything tasted like cardboard", recalls 38-year-old Elizabeth Medina, who lost her sense of taste and...

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21st April