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Monday, 26 July 2021

Parts of Europe Raise Defences and Push Vaccines as Delta Advances

ROME (Reuters) – Looking to counter the increasing menace of the coronavirus Delta variant, a growing number of European countries are raising their defences and trying to pressure more people to get vaccinated to stay safe. Italy on Thursday followed in the footsteps of France, announcing that proof of vaccination…

Aerobic exercise boosts healthy brain aging, study finds

Neuroscientists have long known that aerobic exercises, like walking, swimming, running, or biking, are largely beneficial for brain health. Now, new research out of Assistant Professor Aga Burzynska’s BRAiN Lab at Colorado State University provides some of the first evidence that white matter, which connects and carries signals between neurons,…

Should I peel my sunburn? The 4 ways to heal sunburn quickly

Dr Alex George gives advice on sunburn and suncream We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sunburn…

Singapore says almost 80% of population to be fully vaccinated by Sept

FILE PHOTO: A medical worker prepares a syringe at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore, March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Almost 80% of Singapore’s population will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by early September, the city state’s health minister Ong Ye Kung said on Monday….

Some French health workers resent, resist mandatory vaccines

PARIS — While most French health care workers are vaccinated against the virus, a small but vocal minority is holding out. With infections exploding, a new law requiring them to get the shots is exposing the divide. The French government, which has declared that the nation has officially entered its…

Study compares mRNA and adenovirus-based SARS-CoV-2 vaccines against variants of concern

The development and emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants of concern that could potentially evade a vaccine-induced immune response is an ongoing concern, with the alpha (B.1.1.7), beta (B.1.351), gamma (B.1.248), and delta (B.1.614.2) lineages having largely independently evolved mutations to the spike protein and receptor…