U.A.E. Is First Government to Approve a Chinese Coronavirus Vaccine

The need for clarity on the safety and efficacy of China’s vaccines has taken on more urgency after Sinopharm revealed it had already vaccinated roughly a million people even before the completion of clinical trials. The campaign has alarmed overseas scientists who say it exposes people to undue risks. Chinese officials have repeatedly assured the…

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House Hunting in the Cayman Islands: A Compact Castle in the Caribbean

A Five-Bedroom Concrete Circle in the Caymans $3.95 MILLION Cayman Castle, a gated and walled villa with a dollop of medieval whimsy, juts into the Caribbean Sea from the southeastern coast of Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands. Built in the 1980s on a 1.75-acre beachfront lot and fully renovated in 2005,…

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It May Feel Like Winter, but It’s Time to Shop for Seeds

Resilience: It’s a vegetable-seed industry buzzword, and a mission — to breed genetically resilient varieties that stand up to pests, diseases and the rigors of a shifting climate. Each resilient variety becomes a tiny, critical ingredient in a resilient seed system that supports agriculture, the foundation of a resilient food system. And in the tumultuous…

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Amazon Halo Review: The Fitness Gadget We Don’t Deserve or Need

I decided to record consistent body fat measurements for myself and a friend using the Halo, a Fitbit bathroom scale and a highly rated skin caliper. In November and December, I took early-morning measurements with the Halo and bathroom scale; my wife pinched my skin folds in four areas with the caliper. I measured my…

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Help! How Can I Help My Toddler Wear a Mask on a Plane?

“The pilot actually apologized for what happened to us,” Ms. Davis said in a phone call last week. “He said, ‘That technically is our policy, so that flight attendant is probably not going to be reprimanded because she didn’t technically do anything wrong. But most flight crews have common sense enough to know you cannot…

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Social Inequities Explain Racial Gaps in Pandemic, Studies Find

When Dr. Gbenga Ogedegbe began to research coronavirus infections among Black and Hispanic patients, he thought he knew what he would find. Infected Black and Hispanic patients would be more likely to be hospitalized, compared with white patients, and more likely to die. But that’s not how it turned out. Dr. Ogedegbe, the director of…

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Exercise for Weight Loss: Aim for 300 Minutes a Week

But Kyle Flack, an assistant professor of nutrition at the University of Kentucky, began to wonder a few years ago if this outcome was inevitable. Maybe, he speculated, there was a ceiling to people’s caloric compensations after exercise, meaning that if they upped their exercise hours, they would compensate for fewer of the lost calories…

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This Borscht Is the Essence of the East Village

My very first solo apartment in Manhattan was a miniature studio on East 11th Street, nothing more than a quiet room with tall windows and a stove. But I felt so mature having it — a place I was entirely responsible for rather than slipping into the extra bedroom of a space where someone else’s…

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PET/MRI, CT metrics assess pathologic response of pancreas cancer to neoadjuvant therapy

Leesburg, VA, December 9, 2020—According to an open-access Editor’s Choice article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). «Imaging metrics associated with pathologic response and overall…

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