NUDITY & SAUNA ETIQUETTE AROUND THE WORLD

Winter is fast approaching and during the seemingly endless winter months, a trip to the sauna can be the perfect escape: A place to hide out from the blustering cold, relax your muscles, sweat out toxins and strengthen your immune system. That said, the rules of sauna etiquette vary from country to country.If you want to avoid any social sauna…

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France moves to end free Covid tests to promote vaccination campaign

France is to end subsidised Covid testing from mid-October in a bid to encourage the country’s vaccination drive. However people who have already been vaccinated will still be allowed to get tested free of charge. From 15 October, the date on which Covid-19 screening tests will no longer be systematically free, PCR tests will cost €44 for unvaccinated adults without…

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Finland joins Sweden and Denmark in limiting Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine

Finland has joined other Nordic countries in suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of an increased risk of heart inflammation, a rare side effect associated with the shot. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said Thursday that authorities won’t give the shot to males under age 30. They will be offered…

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COVID: UK RECORDS HIGHEST DAILY DEATH TOLL SINCE MARCH – CORNWALL TOURISTS URGED TO ‘STAY AWAY’ AS CASES RISE

ritain has reported another 174 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities recorded in one day since 175 were recorded on March 12, according to official figures. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 131,854. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. Another 30,838 people…

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CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 IN U.S. HITS RECORD NUMBER

he number of children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the United States hit a record high of just over 1,900 on Saturday, as hospitals across the South were stretched to capacity fighting outbreaks caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant. The Delta variant, which is rapidly spreading among mostly the unvaccinated portion of the U.S. population, has caused hospitalizations to spike…

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SHOULD CHILDREN GET COVID-19 VACCINES? WHAT SCIENCE SAYS

At a time when much of the world is still struggling to access COVID-19 vaccines, the question of whether to vaccinate children can feel like a privilege. On 19 July, vaccine advisers in the United Kingdom recommended delaying vaccines for most young people under 16, citing the very low rates of serious disease in this age group. But several countries,…

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THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM THAT CAN IDENTIFY CANCER-CAUSING MUTATIONS

A team of Spanish scientists, led by Núria López-Bigas, has developed a system based on artificial intelligence that can identify the mutations that cause cancer in different kinds of tumors. Known as BoostDM, it uses self-teaching algorithms and is capable of searching through the mutational profiles of 28,000 genomes in 66 types of cancer and is now available for doctors…

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HOW SCIENCE IS HELPING FEMALE SPORTSPERSON TO TRAIN IN THE COMING ERA

Until a few years ago, elite Colorado track and field athlete Annie Kunz used to feel fatigued — even during her warmups. And then there was the constant hunger: Sometimes her stomach would growl in the middle of practice. She felt like she was always thinking about food, always restricting what she ate, avoiding whole categories — such as carbohydrates…

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Denmark: 4 million people receive Covid-19 vaccination

More than four million people in Denmark have begun vaccination against Covid-19, according to a latest update from the country’s health authorities. The exact figure of 4,018,508 Denmark residents who have received at least the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus was released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday. That corresponds to 68.67 percent of the country’s…

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Sweden reports increase of COVID-19 spread in metro areas: AstraZeneca to be discontinued

The Swedish Public Health Agency reports the spread of COVID-19 is increasing in the metropolitan regions but is still at a low level nationally. During the week ending July 17 (epi week 28), officials say 1,855 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sweden, which is an increase of approximately 24 percent compared with week prior. The incidence calculated over…

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