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‘Stealth Omicron’: Is subvariant BA.2 a more transmissible strain of COVID and should we be worried?

Just as governments across Europe have voiced their intentions to ease COVID-19-related restrictions, the spectre of another wave of the virus is ...

Natural immunity against COVID lowered risk more than vaccines against Delta variant, new study says

Unvaccinated people who had previously contracted COVID-19 were better protected against the Delta variant than those who were only vaccinated, a ...

Woman sues airline for asking her to get off the plane, after removing mask to drink water

A 68-year-old woman has sued an airline after she was asked to disembark her flight for removing her mask to drink some water. Medora Clai ...

Global dementia cases are set to rise 300% by 2050, a new study finds

The number of adults living with dementia worldwide is expected to nearly triple to 153 million by 2050, a new study has found. Researchers ...

Japanese firefighter has his pay slashed after officials discover his YouTube gaming channel

A firefighter in Japan has had his budding career as a gamer cut short after city officials discovered his YouTube channel. The 33-year-old, who ...

Can COVID shrink your penis? One man in the US believes the virus irreversibly shortened his manhood

Despite having been at the forefront of our consciousness for over two years now, the full effects of COVID-19 on our bodies are still being ...

Polish scientists discover a gene that doubles the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID

Polish scientists have found a gene that they say more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19, a discovery they hope could ...

Chinese citizens slam Elon Musk online after space station near-misses

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk's space ambitions on Monday after China complained that its space ...

Italy travel restrictions: What are the new testing rules for EU and UK passengers?

Italy is tightening its restrictions for all travellers in response to the rising threat of the omicron variant. As of tomorrow, 16 December ...

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