by on July 21, 2022
Some coronavirus vaccine candidates currently under development could increase susceptibility to HIV, a group of researchers has warned. A modified virus being used in four COVID-19 vaccine contenders — called adenovirus 5 (Ad5) — has been shown to increase transmission of the AIDS virus in the past, the researchers wrote in a “cautionary tale” published in The Lancet medical journal Monday. Adenoviruses — a group of common viruses which can cause a range of illnesses, including the common col...
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by on March 28, 2022
A Black British man, in desperate need of monthly blood transfusion, was turned away from an airport in Jamaica because airline officials rejected his passport, and died days later. The staffers determined his identification was invalid because parts of it were damaged. According to Metro News UK, British Airways in the Montego Bay airport denied Chaz Carl Powell access to his March 9 flight, claiming his passport was in too poor of shape to validate for international travel. The 41-year-old n...
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by on October 23, 2021
A cinematographer was killed and the director injured when a prop gun fired by actor Alec Baldwin apparently was loaded with live amunition. According to Deadline, Baldwin, 68, was filming a scene for a movie that required him to fire a gun loaded with blanks. However, the gun was loaded with live ammunition and fired projectiles at the crew. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was struck by shrapnel or a bullet and died at a hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Wednesday. Writer-director Joel ...
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by on October 23, 2021
Marburg virus disease (MVD) is a rare but severe hemorrhagic fever which affects both people and non-human primates. MVD is caused by the Marburg virus, a genetically unique zoonotic (or, animal-borne) RNA virus of the filovirus family. The six species of Ebola virus are the only other known members of the filovirus family. Marburg virus was first recognized in 1967, when outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever occurred simultaneously in laboratories in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany and in Belgrade, Yu...
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by on October 23, 2021
The deputy secretary at the US Treasury has said that the only way to end the plague of empty shelves and high prices around the country is for every person in the world to be vaccinated. In an interview to ABC on Thursday, Wally Adeyemo, the Biden administration’s second-highest official in the Treasury Department, has commented on the ongoing shortages of consumer goods that have led many to mock the president as ‘Empty Shelves Joe’. Despite viral photos depicting thousands of cargo ships lin...
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by on February 23, 2021
Nipah virus infection is a zoonotic illness that is transmitted to people from animals, and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly from person-to-person. In infected people, it causes a range of illnesses from asymptomatic (subclinical) infection to acute respiratory illness and fatal encephalitis. The virus can also cause severe disease in animals such as pigs, resulting in significant economic losses for farmers. Although Nipah virus has caused only a few known outbre...
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by on February 17, 2021
Kalina Collier is looking for work after she was let go by her former employer, JetBlue, for allegedly faking her kidnapping in Jamaica. Collier reportedly made up the elaborate hoax to avoid being quarantined after testing positive for Covid-19. Collier posted several videos on social media, claiming that her positive Covid-19 tests were fraudulent because the Jamaican government wanted to hold her at a hotel for sex trafficking or organ trafficking purposes. ...
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by on February 12, 2021
Miami City Hall could begin conducting some of its financial transactions in Bitcoin. City commissioners voted late Thursday night at the request of Mayor Francis Suarez to study the use of the cryptocurrency and look for a vendor to help with transactions. Should the commission approve a contract down the road, employees would have an option to receive all or part of their salaries in Bitcoin, and the public would have a Bitcoin option while paying for city services. Suarez, who has marke...
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by on February 9, 2021
By Frances Robles and Nicole Perlroth Hackers remotely accessed the water treatment plant of a small Florida city last week and briefly changed the levels of lye in the drinking water, in the kind of critical infrastructure intrusion that cybersecurity experts have long warned about. The attack in Oldsmar, a city of 15,000 people in the Tampa Bay area, was caught before it could inflict harm, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of Pinellas County said at a news conference on Monday. He said the level of...
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by on February 8, 2021
Bilberries are small European blueberries that are rich in many nutrients and beneficial compounds. They're linked to reduced inflammation and blood sugar levels, as well as improved vision and heart health. They may even improve brain function, fight off bacteria, and reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
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by on February 7, 2021
Production on "T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle" has been suspended amid a sexual abuse investigation. Rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris, 40, and his wife, Tameka 'Tiny' Harris, 45, who star in the hit reality TV series, have denied "appalling allegations" of drugging, abuse and sex trafficking made by dozens of women. The couple threatened possible legal action against Sabrina Peterson, a former friend who accused the rapper of putting a gun to her head. ...
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by on February 7, 2021
B.1.1.7 COVID Strain Continues to Infiltrate the U.S. Aside from being more contagious and deadlier, the B.1.1.7 strain of COVID-19 seems to pose a greater threat to children, some experts believe. ...
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