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  • Palm Oil: Consuming Sweat and Blood
    Palm_oil-_you_are_%e2%80%9cconsuming_our_sweat_and_blood%e2%80%9d 2020-09-25 02:21:38 UTC
    PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government-owned Felda, one of the world’s largest palm oil companies. His boss confiscated and then lost his Indonesian pa...

  • Surviving COVID-19 May Result in Immunity from Reinfection
    Surviving_covid-19_may_result_in_immunity_from_reinfection 2020-05-20 20:35:31 UTC
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign that vaccines under development may succeed, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. Although scientists ha...

  • A New Coronavirus Vaccine Works in Monkeys
    A_new_coronavirus_vaccine_works_in_monkeys 2020-05-06 21:33:19 UTC
    REUTERS — In macaque monkeys, an experimental vaccine for the novel coronavirus safely induced antibodies that blocked several different SARS-CoV-2 strains, Chinese researchers reported on Wednesday in the journal Science. The researchers say tests of their vaccine candidate, "PiCoVacc," in human...

  • New Drug: Scientists Announce Effective Treatment Against COVID-19
    New_drug-_scientists_announce_effective_treatment_against_coronavirus 2020-05-01 01:28:20 UTC
    Scientists on Wednesday announced the first effective treatment against the coronavirus — an experimental drug that can speed the recovery of COVID-19 patients — in a major medical advance that came as the economic gloom caused by the scourge deepened in the U.S. and Europe. The U.S. governmen...

  • WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
    Who_chief_to_trump-_don't_politicize_covid-19__if_you_don't_want_many_more_body_bags 2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments...

  • Trump Plans to Shutdown Immigration to U.S.
    U.s._president_donald_trump 2020-04-21 23:13:43 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last for 60 days and apply to those seeking &ldquo;green cards&rdquo; for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus.&nbsp;</p...

  • COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
    Covid-19-_some_doctors_moving_away_from_using_breathing_machines 2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventila...

  • Online Concert: Golden Gate Park Turns 150 years old
    Online_concert-_golden_gate_park_turns_150_years_old 2020-04-05 07:13:46 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Golden Gate Park turns 150 years old on Saturday, and the huge party to celebrate San Francisco’s beloved treasure will, for the time being, take place online. Originally, city officials planned a yearlong celebration that included free museum admission, concerts and the ...

  • Coronavirus Is Spreading by Seemingly Healthy People
    19135_coronavirus_is_spreading_by_seemingly_healthy_people 2020-04-29 21:05:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in Sin...

  • Coronavirus: 33 years old, in great health, found himself in less than a day and a half in intensive care
    Coronavirus-_33_years_old__in_great_health__found_himself_in_less_than_a_day_and_a_half_in_intensive_care 2020-03-30 01:51:11 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Andrea Napoli didn&rsquo;t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient.&nbsp;</p><p>At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. And he was in top physical shape, thanks to regular workouts, including water polo training.&nbsp;</p><p>Still, Napo...

  • France: No Excuse to Get Out, 1 Baguette at A Time
    France-_no_excuse_to_get_out__1_baguette_at_a_time 2020-03-26 15:53:36 UTC
    LE VESINET, France (AP) — In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time. No longer just a mere staple, the iconic loaf and the French daily ritual of buying it have become loaded with moral, civic and public health considerations that could never have been imagine...

  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    Coronavirus_cases_top_220_000_worldwide__9_000_dies 2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC
    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people...

  • Cinemas Across North America Remain Open
    Cinemas_across_north_america_remain_open 2020-03-15 15:30:43 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; Movie theaters have long acted as a refuge in times of war and recession. Their screens have flickered virtually unabated for the last century. But the coronavirus presents a rare case and an acute crisis for a medium already under threat by the advent of streaming servic...

  • Warm Winter: Germany’s Vineyards Will Produce No Ice Wine
    Warm_winter-_germany%e2%80%99s_vineyards_will_produce_no_ice_wine 2020-03-13 19:45:47 UTC
    <p>FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) &mdash; A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country&rsquo;s fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine &mdash; a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine.&nbsp;</p><p>The...

  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    World_health_organization_declares_coronavirus_crisis_is_now_a_pandemic 2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC
    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming l...

  • Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
    Carlos_santana_cancels_european_tour_due_to_public_health_concerns 2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC
    Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds wil...

  • Passengers to Be Let Off Princess Cruise in Oakland
    Passengers_to_be_let_off_princess_cruise_in_oakland 2020-03-10 17:28:18 UTC
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of increasingly bored and restless passengers aboard a cruise ship struck by the coronavirus waited for their turn Tuesday to get off the vessel and go into two weeks of quarantine at military bases around the U.S. Passengers wearing masks trickled out of the Gran...

  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    Billionaire_can't_recall_why_he_bought_pablo_picasso_paintings 2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...

  • A Major Milestone for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease
    A_major_milestone_for_the_treatment_of_alzheimer's_disease_ 2020-03-05 01:38:17 UTC
    <p>From <a href="https://jadserve.postrelease.com/trk?ntv_at=4&ntv_ui=5132b6a7-16bb-4427-85dd-559ee0a3e29c&ntv_a=O7MFA8rZBAniAPA&ntv_fl=ABShnRZ1f3sAzI_-l8bHWZyR5N2WV789kbTC9d9AuaeeFAnB-1WuSTpt9b3elOm2hj3KMdiwdJPe26V2lDJi1w==&ord=499809072&ntv_ht=PVVgXgA&prx_r=https://alzheimersnewstoday.com/2020/...

  • Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
    Scientists_offer_new_hope_about_ending_blindness 2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC
    Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone&rsquo;s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health &amp; Science Univer...

  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    Daily_cases_of_coronavirus_outside_china_climbing 2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epice...

  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    Shannen_doherty_about_fighting_breast_cancer-_%e2%80%98it%e2%80%99s_not_always_easy%e2%80%99 2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC
    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9KxqqOBCjB/?igshid=1o51q6c4g7hrt" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldqu...

  • Bird Numbers Plunge in US and Canada
    Bird_numbers_plunge_in_u.s._and_canada_with_people_to_blame 2019-09-20 01:59:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From grasslands to seashores to forests and backyards, birds are disappearing at an alarming rate in the United States and Canada, with a 29% population drop since 1970 and a net loss of about 2.9 billion birds, scientists said on Thursday. People are to blame, the resea...

  • Hurricane Dorian Shows We Are Losing the Fight Against Global Warming
    Hurricane_dorian_shows_we_are_losing_the_fight_against_global_warming 2019-09-01 22:29:33 UTC
    As Hurricane Dorian churns its way through the Atlantic, we need to recognize that climate change can make any hurricane more intense and Category 5 hurricanes more likely. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, release carbon dioxide and methane into Earth&rsquo;s atmosphere. Th...

  • Never-Ending War
    War_in_afghanistan 2019-07-05 03:58:47 UTC
    Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) -- Of all the sad, wrenching things I have seen as a journalist in Afghanistan, Niaz Bibi's house was probably one of the saddest. At the age of 70, Bibi has found herself as the main parent of some 40 kids -- the children of her three sons and three grandsons who ...