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COVID-19 is evolving to become more airborne, says recent study

A new University of Maryland study suggests that successive strains to the novel coronavirus are becoming more transmittable through the air.

How can the world save millions of lives from air pollution?

World Health Organization highlights key guidelines for prevention of fatal air pollution.

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COVID pandemic will be over within a year - Moderna CEO

Bancel stated that the world will return to routine life by this time next year.

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COVID vaccines protect more than just your physical health - here's how

New research has discovered a secondary benefit to the corona vaccine, and it’s really surprising.

By Walla!
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Here are five exercises to start your day

You just woke up, and you can’t be bothered to train hard today? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Here are five things you can do instead of a full workout

By Walla!
The secret to healing what ails you lies within your own DNA

Scientists discover genes directly responsible for obesity

A discovery by UVA scientists could pave the way to develop obesity treatment.

Which COVID vaccine is most effective against hospitalization?

A new study found that Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were found to keep adults out of the hospital over Johnson & Johnson.

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Should parents help their kids do their homework or not?

Why do our children receive homework, and if we offer help do we actually harm them? A parenting instructor explains how to raise children to be "Independent learners.”

By Lizi Porat/Walla!

COVID-19: FDA to authorize Pfizer booster vaccine for older Americans

Advisers to the FDA voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older.


COVID: Mild cases at risk of deterioration to be given antibody drug

Regeneron was authorized in November for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

COVID: Bennett vows to continue ‘calculated risk’ plan with schools

93% of new cases of coronavirus in Israel are from among the unvaccinated population or had received the vaccination jabbed 6 months earlier.

Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis take another blow - study

Researchers were able to prevent bone loss in lab mice by blocking the cellular protein ELMO1, including in two different forms of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Incoming passengers recovered from COVID to no longer need a PCR test

Health Ministry updates list of red, orange and yellow countries • 40% of new daily COVID cases are Arabs

Pfizer says vaccine safe, effective for kids 5-11, will apply for EUA

“Over the past nine months, hundreds of millions of people ages 12 and older from around the world have received our COVID-19 vaccine,” said company CEO Albert Bourla in a release.

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Will peanut butter help you with insomnia? Do alcohol wipes stop nausea?

Dr. Anthony Yuan shared health tricks he said "really work.”

By Walla!

Horseshoe bat coronaviruses related to COVID virus - study

Researchers looked for viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 and found three among bats living in Laotian caves that had receptor binding domains closely resembling those found in the virus.

Johnson & Johnson: Second COVID-19 vaccine shot boosts protection to 94%

Johnson & Johnson said a booster given two months after the first dose increased antibody levels four to six-fold.

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Therapy for babies with signs of autism lowers chance of diagnosis at age 3

This finding provides strong evidence for a new model of how we provide clinical support to children with developmental differences.

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Israeli freed from Jordanian prison in medically-induced coma - report

Yechiel "Chilik" Chaivi was placed in a medically-induced coma over Yom Kippur after being freed from Jordanian prison with severe COVID-19, and his condition continues to deteriorate.

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The struggles of infertility and trying to build a home

I was approaching 42 and had to start fertility treatment. Instead of learning the lesson that maybe I wasn’t meant to be a mom, my short pregnancies made me want it, really want for the first time.


Meet the UAE's COVID-19 sniffer dogs

Dubai Police trained a special unit of 38 sniffer dogs to recognize the scent of COVID-19 using samples of sweat from people with confirmed infections.

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What is known about hives? Can it put your life in danger?

Urticaria is the scientific name for hives. What’s known about it? All your questions answered

By Dr. Lahavit Ackerman/Walla!

Watching TikTok videos might cause you to develop tics - here’s why

Since coronavirus broke out in 2020, there has been an increase in a very strange phenomenon: young people developing "tics" not related to Tourette's syndrome or any other neurological disorder.

By Walla!
Hadassah-University Medical Center's Prof. Yossi Karko (left) and Hannah Drori, chief of the hospita

Israel to dose last BriLife Phase II trial participant on Sunday

The Phase II trial had been approved and kicked off in December 2020, around the time the first vaccines arrived in Israel

A lab technicians holds the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment drug "Remdesivir" at Eva Pharma

Future drug combinations on COVID can be used with deep learning - study

Overall, two new drug combinations were found in the end to treat COVID-19.

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