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How will pandemic end? Omicron clouds forecasts for endgame

Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of when this one will

Why kids shouldn't eat added sugar before they turn 2?

I remember a decade ago sitting in front of my 9-month-old daughter, who was in her high chair, and trying to spoon-feed her a pureed green vegetable. It didn't matter if it was peas, green beans or something else, because the outcome was the same: I spooned it into her mouth, and it came right back out.

Jake’s mice: Searching for answers to the puzzle of autism

Scientists are studying autism-causing genes or trying to figure out how various genes work together to cause the condition.

Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn't make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

Do at-home COVID-19 tests detect the omicron variant?

Yes, but U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up.

Omicron risk remains 'very high' after Covid numbers shot up by 11% globally: WHO

The risk posed by the Omicron variant is still "very high", the World Health Organization said , after Covid-19 case numbers shot up by 11 percent globally .

Edward O. Wilson, biologist known as ‘ant man,’ dead at 92

Edward O. Wilson, the pioneering Harvard biologist who advanced the provocative theory that human behavior such as war and altruism has a genetic basis and warned against the decline of ecosystems, has died. He was 92.

Pandemic prognosis: Where does it go from here?

The world could see the Covid pandemic begin fading next year into an endemic disease like others humanity lives with, unless glaring inequality in vaccine access drags it out and worse variants emerge.

EXPLAINER: New easy-to-use COVID-19 pills come with a catch

Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two new treatment options that can be taken at home.

Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say

Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.

EXPLAINER: Boosters key to fight omicron, lot still to learn

The new omicron variant took only a few weeks to live up to dire predictions about how hugely contagious it is but scientists don't yet know if it causes more severe disease even as the world faces exploding cases just before Christmas.

Can you safely enjoy the holidays? Experts offer COVID tips

The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is causing many to wonder if they should cancel their holiday plans. The omicron mutation is expected to overtake the delta variant in the United States within weeks.

World turns attention to neglected tropical diseases with new goals

The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched an ambitious new road map earlier this year to tackle the least treated diseases on the planet.

Positivity: So you think you could smile?

Ahram Online sat down with a panel of experts on mental wellness to discuss the effects of positive thoughts and language on morale and productivity.

Japanese drugmaker Shionogi mulls developing vaccine for Omicron

Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi & Co is considering developing a vaccine for the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, one of its officials said as quoted by Sky news.

Interview: Scientist says omicron was a group find

Moyo was doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples at his lab in Botswana two weeks ago and noticed three cases that seemed dramatically different

Past COVID infection may not fend off omicron

South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants

Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos

The structures aren’t embryos, but scientists nevertheless didn’t let them grow past two weeks in deference to longstanding ethical guidelines

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

Up to now, the world has been slow to react to each coronavirus curveball. This time an early warning from South Africa and Botswana might have offered important head start

Developments in treatment of advanced breast cancer in Egypt inspire new hope

A conference was held on 30 November that brought together experts from the field of breast cancer in Egypt to announce developments that can serve as a beacon of hope to patients suffering from advanced types of breast cancer.

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