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Greece shuts border to Serbians after virus spike

Greece announced on Sunday the closure of its frontier for Serbian nationals until July 15 because of a coronavirus spike. Serbia declared a state of emergency on Friday in the capital Belgrade because of the highest rise of coronavirus cases since April. Greece had made its decision after analysing the epidemiological data, said government spokeswoman […]

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Heart attack link with hot flushes and night sweats

Researchers found that women who have the experience after menopause are 70 per cent more likely to have cardiovascular disease. And women of any age with symptoms of the condition, known as vasomotor (VMS), are more likely to have non-fatal heart attacks. Dr Dongshan Zhu, of the University of Queensland, found that VMS before the […]

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US marks record 57,683 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours: tracker

The US notched 57,683 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed, the third consecutive day with record numbers of new infections. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed the total number of cases since the pandemic reached the US at 2,793,022 as of 8:30 pm (0030 Saturday GMT). The university also […]

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Antibodies against phosphorylcholine give protection against rheumatic systemic disease

A novel study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet indicates that antibodies against a small lipid entity, phosphorylcholine (PC), can be associated with protection in inflammatory systemic diseases, including SLE and Sjögren’s syndrome. The results support evidence for a potential treatment by providing antibodies (anti-PC) to patients with these diseases or through […]

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Why some people don’t want to take a COVID-19 test

Last week, outgoing chief medical officer Brendan Murphy announced all returned travellers would be tested for COVID-19 before and after quarantine. Some were surprised testing was not already required. Others were outraged some 30% of returned travellers in hotel quarantine in Victoria had declined to be tested. This week, Victorian premier Daniel Andrews said more […]

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Holidays to test Thailand’s easing of virus restrictions

Thai authorities urged vigilance Friday as the country celebrates its first long holiday weekend after lifting most restrictions imposed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. No new local infections have been reported in Thailand in more than a month. The four day holiday starting Saturday, incorporating two Buddhist holy days, is expected to see […]