Category Archives: Health

5 Die In Fire At World’s Largest Vaccine Maker’s Campus; Vaccine Production Not Affected

PUNE, India — An afternoon fire on Jan. 21 that killed five people on the campus of the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest vaccine production site, did not affect production of the coronavirus vaccine.

Another fire broke out at the campus around 7:30 p.m. No update was available by press time about any casualties or damage.

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Biden Signs Executive Order on Mask Wearing on I-Year Anniversary of Coronavirus in US

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*One year ago, on January 20, the first coronavirus case in the U.S. was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A man in Washington state tested positive for the virus after returning from Wuhan, China, where the pandemic outbreak originated.

The following day, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a call with journalists that “the risk to the American public is low,” but more information on the virus was developing daily.

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Coronavirus Update: Here’s Who Won’t Be Receiving a Second Stimulus Check

*After Trump’s signing of the latest $900 billion stimulus bill to help cash-strapped Americans during the ongoing pandemic, many should be on the lookout for second stimulus checks. However, millions more may be among the groups who don’t qualify for the payment.

Here are the groups of Americans who won’t receive a $600 check in the second round.

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Clinically Dead, Woman, 90, Shows No Signs of Decay for 7 Days

Passang Chokpa

MUMBAI — In September this year, the Tibetan community in Bengaluru, a city in south India, experienced a rare phenomenon. Passang Chokpa, a 90-year-old woman was declared dead by a doctor after a thorough examination. Her pulse was absent, her heartbeat had stopped, and she was not breathing.

But as relatives began making arrangements for her last rites, they noticed that her body had not stiffened, there was no discoloration and she appeared as if she was in deep sleep.

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Small Towns are the New Face of COVID-19 Pandemic as US Passes 250,000 Deaths

*A South Dakota doctor is moonlighting as a newspaper columnist, urging readers to protect themselves against the virus that killed both his parents.

The sheriff in a Kansas town is fighting for his life in a Denver hospital he was sent to for critical care.

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On the Rise: 5 of the Highest Paying Medical Careers

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*Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country. Our fast-growing aging population means increased demand for healthcare services over the next decade.

An increased demand creates an opportunity for high incomes in medical careers. Here are 5 of the highest-paid medical careers.

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Separate celebration: Formerly conjoined twins turn 2 after surgeries

 

Two-year-old twins Prefina and Ervina recently celebrated their birthday in a unusual way – as individuals.

The previously conjoined twins, connected at the head, were successfully separated after several surgeries by skilled surgeons and nurses at an Italian hospital.

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Motorbike mission: Activist delivers sunscreen to Ugandans with albinism

 

For street vendor Barbra Anyinge, who normally sells shoes in Lira, a town in northern Uganda, the pandemic has made one essential especially scarce: sunscreen.

While usually Anyinge’s difficulty in obtaining the recommended high-protection sunscreen is its up to $20 cost, the pandemic has made it even more challenging.

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