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Update: Government to Provide Free At-Home Tests On Dec. 21, President Joe Biden said that the federal government is purchasing 500 million at-home COVID-19 testing kits, to be sent free of charge to Americans who request them, and setting up new federal testing sites around the country to help...


Nearly half of Oregonians know someone who died from COVID-19, yet their familiarity with the disease doesn’t make them more likely to get vaccinated against it, University of Oregon researchers have found. That’s just one of the illuminating bits of information to be gleaned from the research, wh...


Here’s how to recognize and treat the type of heart failure that’s most common in older adults. Heart failure conjures up the image of your heart suddenly stopping. But it actually means the heart is not pumping as it should. The condition is the leading cause of hospitalization for adults ov...


Type 2 diabetes: Four ways you can keep your blood sugar levels in check on Christmas Day  Daily ExpressDiabetes: The black drink that 'significantly' lowers blood sugar 60 minutes after intake  ExpressDiabetes diet: 5 ways to keep high blood sugar under control this Christmas&nb...


Japan's Yamagata University said Friday it has found that a drug being developed for the treatment of Alzheimer's is also effective in treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The drug has been found capable of curbing the abnormal agglomeration of protei...


Last Updated 1 day ago This winter, travel is expected to peak at numbers not seen since before the pandemic. Over 100 million passengers are expected to travel over Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S. alone. That means likely a lot of travelers are out of practice on what they might need for t...


Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, numerous variants have emerged, lockdowns have been instituted and vaccines introduced. People around the world have craved normalcy, a life without COVID-19, but many scientists believe that may not ever be possible. As the world enters yea...


Advance article preview This manuscript has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Nature and is provided in this format here as a response to the exceptional public-health crisis. This accepted manuscript will continue through the processes of copy editing and formatting to publicatio...



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The more contagious Omicron Covid variant is spreading rapidly across the UK and is set to become the dominant strain in the UK. So far more than deaths from the new variant have been recorded and tens of thousands of infections logged. Prime minister Boris Johnson has ruled out introducing new res...


Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health and Population, Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, issued a decision to include a new categories about 15 million citizens in the comprehensive Health Insurance.  This comes within the framework of President Abdel Fattah...



This weight loss story is authored by Love Verma I have always been guided by the principle that staying fit is a way of life, not a phase of life. But like many, gym or any physical activity did feature in my daily routine since the pandemic struck us. In this lull, I started making mistakes....


It goes without saying that keeping your heart healthy is of vital importance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, one person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease. ...