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Fauci said a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to young children in the fall

In this Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 file photo, Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at Sessums Elementary School in Riverview, Fla. AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File Vaccines could be available for use in children under 12 in the fall, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. The Pfizer vaccine will likely become available for young children before the Moderna vaccine, he added. Under an ideal timeline, children could receive the shot by the end of October. See more storie...
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‘Highly effective’ ovarian cancer treatment could help thousands of women

New drug combination shrunk tumours significantly in 46% of patients with treatment-resistant form of disease Thousands of women with ovarian cancer could benefit from a revolutionary drug combination after it was shown to shrink tumours in half of patients with an advanced form of the disease.The pair of drugs – which work together to block the signals cancer cells need to grow – could offer a new treatment option for women with a type of ovarian cancer that rarely responds to chemotherapy or h...
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Africa is poised to be a significant player in the new space age - especially when it comes to governance. Here's why.

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile. NASA Professor Timiebi Aganaba believes Africa has an important role to play in a new space age. Governance is a particular area of interest for countries across the continent, she told Insider. But there are obstacles these countries must navigate to become competitive hubs for exploration. See more stories on Insider's business page. There are many unanswered questions about the real...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Nigeria, Africa, US, International, Trends, Nasa, Zimbabwe, Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Rwanda, Red Sea, Space Exploration Technologies


Elon Musk welcomes SpaceX crew home with $50m donation to charity

Four-person crew asked for the public’s help in reaching fundraising target of $200m for the children’s charity St JudeElon Musk surprised his first all-private crew of space tourists with a welcome home gift after their trailblazing trip to orbit ended on Saturday night: a $50m donation to the children’s charity St Jude. Related: ‘The point is ambition’: are we ready to follow Netflix into space? Continue reading...
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Readers reply: why do humans cry when they are sad?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical conceptsI understand that tears flush away foreign objects from the eye. But what advantage does crying have when one is feeling sad (or happy)? Perhaps it is to signal an extreme of emotion, but then why would a solitary sad person cry when there was no one around? David DobbsSend new questions to [email protected] Continue reading...
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COVID-19 vaccine's impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Research is needed to understand why this is happening, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal. Periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response and poses no danger to one's body, say experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since...
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COVID-19 vaccines impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Research is needed to understand why this is happening, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal. Periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response and poses no danger to one's body, say experts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, British Medical Journal, Imperial College London, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, UK Weekend, Carol Yepes Getty, Bethany Dawson, Victoria Male, US the National Institute of Health, Telegraph Caroline Criado Perez


COVID-19 vaccines impact on menstrual cycles to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes

A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control. Carol Yepes/ Getty Images 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Whilst all data shows that it is safe to take the jab, research has begun to understand why this is happening. This is being applauded by academics, activists, and doctors alike. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, thousands...
Tags: UK, Science, Trends, British Medical Journal, Imperial College London, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, UK Weekend, Carol Yepes Getty, Bethany Dawson, Victoria Male, US the National Institute of Health, Telegraph Caroline Criado Perez


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria roadmap revealed as state records 507 cases, one death; NSW reports 1,083 cases and 13 deaths

8.11am BST We’re wrapping up for the evening, but before we do, here’s a summary of today’s major developments. 7.55am BST With that, I will hand you back to Caitlin Cassidy for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks as always for reading. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, NSW, Caitlin Cassidy, Coronavirus


Australia Covid live news update: Victoria roadmap revealed; NSW says restrictions to ease in western Sydney and pools to reopen

7.21am BST The full Porter statement runs to about 1,600 words. The now-former minister has launched an extensive attack on the ABC – against whom he launched and then ended a defamation action.Thousands of ordinary people contacted me, expressing disgust at what the ABC had done. Even though I suspected action against the taxpayer-funded broadcaster was probably going to be financially unsustainable, as it ultimately was, I decided I had to commence action against the ABC. Some people want...
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‘I felt this huge relief’: how antibody injections free the immunosuppressed under Covid

FDA emergency authorizations boost use of periodic antibody injections, or PrEP, to complement vaccinationsA proud sports mom, Shantay Brown longs to pack into a crowded stadium for her son’s Ohio State football games and scream her face off over the action on the field. Related: Doctors treating unvaccinated Covid patients are succumbing to compassion fatigue Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, US healthcare, US domestic policy, Fda, Vaccines and immunisation, Ohio State, Coronavirus, Shantay Brown


Australia Covid live news update: Morrison confirms Porter’s resignation; Victoria roadmap revealed; NSW reports 1,083 cases, 13 deaths; western Sydney restrictions to ease

6.43am BST Morrison announces Angus Taylor has been appointed as the acting minister science and technology. Porter will move to the back bench. 6.42am BST Morrison says Porter offered his resignation to “uphold” ministerial standards. He says that “over the course of the last few days” they’ve had conversations in which Porter has been unable to “practically provide further information because of the nature of those arrangements”.If he were able to do that, that would allow the minist...
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