Science & Health

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 26: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care…
Joseph Varon said the elderly man in the picture is 'doing much better. We are hoping that before the end of the week he'll be able to get out of the hospital'
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 08:52 PM
FILE PHOTO: A man works in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus…
It was unclear which company had supplied its drug candidate to the Kims and whether it had proven to be safe
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 08:54 PM
Volunteers hold hands in prayer before they begin a disinfection operation to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus at the Santa Marta slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 28, 2020.
Drugmaker Moderna seeks emergency approval for its vaccine candidate
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 06:42 PM
FILE - A nurse prepares a shot that is part of COVID-19 vaccine developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, New York, July 27, 2020.
US biotechnology company’s request could mean that health workers will be able to inoculate patients against virus as soon as mid-December
Ken Bredemeier
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:41 AM
M&M's candy was inspired by rations given to soldiers in Europe during World War II.
New food processing techniques went from military to mainstream 
Dora Mekouar
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:31 AM
A student of the Emile Dubois high school takes part in a COVID-19 antigen test in Paris, France Nov. 23, 2020.
As authorities prepare to roll out their COVID immunization strategy this week, they face skepticism in a country where surveys show many people do not trust vaccine
Nicolas Pinault, VOA French to Africa journalist
Mon, 11/30/2020 - 10:22 AM
Vertiia full-scale prototype, rear view. (Courtesy: AMSL Aero)
Safer, faster, quieter: Australia’s new air ambulance to get patients in remote areas to hospital quicker 
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Mon, 11/30/2020 - 07:58 AM
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019 file photo, residents of the Malawi village of Tomali wait to have their young children…
Malaria causes a 1.3 percent loss in Africa’s economic growth every year; meanwhile, the coronavirus pandemic is projected to push sub-Saharan Africa into recession for the first time in 25 years
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 09:56 PM
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this…
‘Life-saving’ vaccines could first be available by mid-December   
Ken Bredemeier
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 01:10 PM
Women jog on Ponte della Musica during an exercise class, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Rome…
WHO says physically active people lower their chances of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and cancer; as well reduce cognitive decline, including Alzheimer’s  
Lisa Schlein
Sun, 11/29/2020 - 11:19 AM
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 file photo, a postal worker dressed as Santa, reads letters to addressed to "Pere Noel" -…
Children ask for vaccines, visits from grandparents, and for life to return to the way it was
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Sun, 11/29/2020 - 02:13 AM
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, Nov. 11, 2020.
In US, Biden adds members to COVID-19 task force 
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 10:22 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26: People gather at a picnic lunch in Pan Pacific Park during Thanksgiving on November 26, 2020 in…
US braces for ‘erratic’ COVID numbers
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 04:02 AM
(FILES) This file photo taken on November 6, 2020 shows mink looking out from their cage at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen…
17 million animals were destroyed in a bid to curb coronavirus
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Sat, 11/28/2020 - 01:06 AM
A woman holds a small bottle labeled with a "Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccine" sticker and a medical syringe in this…
British AstraZeneca to conduct another trial before widely distributing its COVID-19 vaccine
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Fri, 11/27/2020 - 06:33 PM