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In Spain, it is legal to be naked — anywhere.
Not that many people do it, but it means they are more liberal about where and when you can be nude or semi-nude. For instance, it’s a common sight to see women sunbathing on the beach topless, even with their…
Here’s a little reality many of us don’t want to hear: Alcohol is really bad for us in pretty much any quantity at any age. There, I said it. And yes, you may argue that a stiff belt or two helps you relax in the evening or that a good…
As we reach the one year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are humbled by the magnitude of loss accumulating around us; loss of connection, loss of learning, loss of life. …
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After receiving a Covid-19 vaccine, many people may experience minor adverse effects such as fatigue or headaches, which generally last around 24 to 48 hours. These reactions can be a sign that the immune system is working and responding to the vaccine. But what does this say…
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For more than a year, most of the world has been outmatched by Covid. Now we have a powerful tool that’s the only way out of the pandemic: vaccines.
Covid vaccines were a true breakthrough, the result of dazzling scientific progress, substantial investment, and some plain old…
A new study published in the BMJ Journals, found that people who eat a plant-based diet had a 73% lower chance of getting moderate-to-severe COVID-19 compared to their meat-eating counterparts.
Pescatarians (people who do not eat meat but eat fish) had 59% lower odds.
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When the Biden administration, in a surprise reversal, announced this week that it would support the waiver of intellectual property rights connected to Covid-19 vaccines, the announcement was hailed as a huge step in the fight to contain the global Covid pandemic, with the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) calling it a “monumental moment in the fight against Covid-19.”
For many, it sparked hopes that vaccine manufacturers around the world would soon be able to begin making copies of the various Covid vaccines, expanding supply at a time when the vast majority of the world’s population remains unvaccinated…