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Preemie boys age faster as men, study shows

Boys born weighing less than a kilogram are miracles, but they do not age as well as the girls, according to new research from McMaster University. Researchers following a group of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) babies as well as their normal weight counterparts have found that, at least biologically, the premature or preemie boys […]

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India's daily COVID-19 deaths near 4,000 as WHO flags concern

(Refiles to correct paragraph 9 spelling of “Maharashtra”)Medics tend to a man with breathing problems inside a COVID-19 ward of a government-run hospital, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, India, May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Danish SiddiquiMUMBAI (Reuters) – India reported a smaller rise in daily coronavirus infections on Saturday, but deaths […]

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As pandemic rages globally, US set to vaccinate low-risk teens

The imminent authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in adolescents is expected to give the United States’ stalling immunization campaign a boost while helping more schools return to in-person learning. But it has also sparked a debate about the ethical considerations of vaccinating a low-risk population while the pandemic rages in other countries, such as […]

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Masks come off as Israel vaunts virus victory

Israelis stepped into the streets without masks on Sunday for the first time in a year, a key milestone as the country vaccinates its way out of a coronavirus nightmare. “It’s very strange but it’s very nice,” said Eliana Gamulka, 26, after getting off a bus near the busy Jerusalem shopping boulevard of Jaffa Street […]

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KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Health Care as Infrastructure

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Health care makes some surprising appearances in President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan, even though more health proposals are expected in a second proposal later this month. The bill that would help rebuild roads, bridges and broadband capabilities also includes $400 billion to help […]

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Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

Germany has extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections. Speaking early Tuesday after a lengthy video call with the country’s 16 state governors, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that restrictions previously set […]