The University of Oxford said on Wednesday it was testing anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a possible treatment for COVID-19, as part of a British government-backed study that aims to aid recoveries in non-hospital settings. Ivermectin resulted i..
REUTERS AstraZeneca Plc’s (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and Kappa variants, which were first identified in India, the company said on Tuesday, citing a study. The study by the Oxford University investigated the abili..
REUTERS Moderna Inc's (MRNA.O) COVID-19 vaccine showed promise against the Delta variant first identified in India in a lab study, with a modest decrease in response compared to the original strain, the drugmaker said on Tuesday. The study ..
REUTERS Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed promise against the highly contagious Delta variant in a laboratory study. An analysis of blood from eight patients showed that immune respons..
A lightning strike killed at least 11 people and injured many more in the northern city of Jaipur on Sunday. The victims were taking selfies in the rain atop a watch tower at the 12th Century Amer Fort, a popular tourist attraction. Some 27 peo..
Indian scientists have discovered a new plant species in Antarctica. Polar biologists stumbled upon a species of moss during an expedition to the ice-covered continent in 2017. Identification is laborious, and it took the scientists five years ..
CAIRO - The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March and has been detained there since is due to finally resume its journey on Wednesday after the owner and insurers reached a compensation settlement with the canal authority. One ..
Thousands of people have fallen prey to an elaborate wide-ranging scam selling fake coronavirus vaccines in India, with doctors and medical workers among those arrested for their involvement, authorities say. At least 12 fake vaccination drives we..
Germany is lifting a Covid-related travel ban on people from the UK and four other variant-hit countries. The restrictions, which also applied to people from Portugal, Russia, India and Nepal, will be relaxed from Wednesday. Visitors who are fu..
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