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Telemedicine is one of the fastest growing areas of healthcare. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of Americans participating in at least one telemedicine visit has increased from 14 percent to 57 percent.

Airlines face tough winter as hoped-for pick-up fails to materialise

Airlines face a long, hard winter after a much hoped for rebound from the coronavirus crisis failed to materialise, prompting savage cost cutting programmes and fresh calls for government support. "We are in a race against time.

Bottle-fed babies ingest 'millions' of microplastics: study

Bottle-fed babies may ingest more than a million pieces of microplastics each day, new research showed Monday highlighting the abundance of plastics in our food products.

Canada- U.S. border to remain closed as COVID-19 cases surge

The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to all non-essential travel until Nov. 21, Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said on Monday, confirming a policy put in place in March to control the spread of COVID-19.

Farmers push 'veggieburger' label ban in Europe

Angry European farmers are pushing for a ban on calling vegetarian products a "burger" or a "sausage" that they say mislead consumers into thinking certain products contain meat.

Tower of London ravens re-adapt to life after lockdown

Chris Skaife has one of the most important jobs in Britain. As Yeoman Warder Ravenmaster at the Tower of London, he is responsible for the country's most famous birds.

Op-Ed: Unacceptable – Tampon toxic shock syndrome largely ignored

Being a guy, it’s not like I know a hell of a lot about tampons or menstruation. When I discovered a bad case of toxic shock caused by a tampon Staph infection, I checked it out. What I found was far worse – Nothing being done.

Electromagnetic fields could treat diabetes

A proof-of-concept study has demonstrated how electromagnetic fields can be harnessed to treat diabetes. The research to date is based on animal models.

Five things to know about Guinea

Guinea is among the world's poorest countries, despite significant mineral resources, and has a turbulent political history.

Review: Spotlight NY continues to impress with its burgers and salads Special

Spotlight NY continues to impress with its burgers and salads during the quarantine. It is located at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. On October 17, this journalist paid it yet another visit.

Rare COVID-19 complications hitting adults in minority groups

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but severe complication of COVID-19 infection in children and adolescents. Since June 2020, several cases of the syndrome have shown up in adults.

'Cold Hawaii': Danish coast surfs on virus wave

On Denmark's rugged western coast, far from paradise islands in the tropics, "Cold Hawaii" has become the place to be for surfers stranded by travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.

What's up doc? Donkey therapy eases Spain medics' stress

Walking into a dusty paddock, a young nurse is quickly surrounded by a group of donkeys gently nudging her for attention as she strokes their soft noses and feeds them carrots.

Dubai gets ready to go kosher after Israel peace deal

At the plush Armani hotel in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, a rabbi switches on the stoves at what is billed as Dubai's first kosher restaurant.

Review: Kalamaki GR is the ideal restaurant to dine during the quarantine Special

Kalamaki GR is a great Greek restaurant for dining (as well as for takeout) during the COVID-19 pandemic. This journalist dined at this Queens, New York, eatery on October 14.

WHO warns Europe virus surge of 'great concern'

European countries have unveiled tough new measures to try to curb a surge in coronavirus infections which the World Health Organization warned Thursday is of "great concern".

Q&A: How to improve air quality in wildfire season Special

Wildfires have burned more than 2.2 million acres (8,903 Km2) across California so far this year, despite the coming fire season. The fires are creating poor air conditions for many across the state. What can be done to address this issue?

Macron orders anti-virus curfew for Paris, other French cities

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the spread of Covid-19 after daily new infection rates reached alarming record levels.

How much exercise do you need? A little helps

How much exercise is good for you? While a well planned regime will pay benefits, it seems that even a minimal amount of exercise can pay benefits. This is even to the extent of a little standing and walking.

Canada sees an alarming uptick in coronavirus case numbers

Although Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba lead the country in active COVID-19 cases, Canada's smaller provinces in the Prairie region and Atlantic Canada are also beginning to see an alarming uptick in numbers.

Europe hardens virus controls as infections surge across region

European governments from The Netherlands to Spain imposed tough new virus controls on Wednesday, closing bars and restaurants and enforcing local lockdowns in a bid to battle a surge in a new infections from the global pandemic.

Conrad Louis talks podcast, motivations, success, and digital age Special

Social influencer, digital content creator, and fitness coach Conrad Louis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his podcast "All That Glitters on the Gram" and being a personality in the digital age.

Eli Lilly pauses Covid antibody trial over safety concerns

Eli Lilly’s phase-three trial of its ACTIV-3 monoclonal antibody treatment for coronavirus has been paused due to potential safety concerns.

Are air purifiers contributing to asthma?

A research study suggests that air purifiers could be contributing to rising levels of asthma and other respiratory conditions. This is due to the presence of endotoxin (fragments of bacterial cell walls).

Dutch PM orders 'partial lockdown' to halt coronavirus surge

The Netherlands will go into "partial lockdown" to curb one of Europe's biggest coronavirus surges, with all bars, cafes and restaurants to close, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday.

U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is highest in the developed world

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) came out with a series of articles on Monday that highlighted just how miserably the United States has failed in controlling the coronavirus pandemic.

Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme over alleged abuse

Cyprus said on Tuesday it will scrap its citizenship scheme for foreign investors next month over alleged abuses uncovered in a television programme.

Stir-crazy 'passengers' gobble up tickets to dine on parked Singapore jets

Tarmac meals have become an unlikely hit for coronavirus-battered Singapore Airlines, with hundreds of "passengers" paying the equivalent of a budget ticket just to dine inside grounded A380 jumbos.

Peru's Machu Picchu reopens... for one Japanese tourist

Peru's best-known tourist site Machu Picchu has opened after months of coronavirus closure, but for just a single visitor -- a Japanese man stranded in the country by the pandemic.

Johnson & Johnson pauses Covid vaccine trial as participant becomes ill

Johnson & Johnson said Monday it had temporarily halted its Covid-19 vaccine trial because one of its participants had become sick.

Covid-19 reinfection casts doubt on virus immunity: study

Covid-19 patients may experience more severe symptoms the second time they are infected, according to research released Tuesday confirming it is possible to catch the potentially deadly disease more than once.

Pubs shut in Liverpool as UK tightens virus control measures

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered pubs in Liverpool to shut as part of a new strategy to tackle a surge in coronavirus cases, as staff at three field hospitals across the country were told to prepare for a wave of admissions.

Op-Ed: A herd immunity policy? The risks remain considerable

As part of the efforts to combat coronavirus discussion around ‘herd immunity’ periodically arises. What does this mean exactly and why is the majority of scientific and political opinion against such a strategy?

Austria ski resort virus outbreak mishandled, report finds

Local and federal authorities could have contained the spread of a coronavirus outbreak that infected thousands of tourists in two Austrian ski resorts, according to a report published Monday.

Jonathan Cristall talks about 'What They Don't Teach Teens' book Special

Jonathan Cristall, Esq., chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his book, "What They Don’t Teach Teens: Life Safety Skills for Teens and the Adults Who Care for Them."

Coronavirus 'can survive for 28 days on surfaces': study

The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can survive on items such as banknotes and phones for up to 28 days in cool, dark conditions, according to a study by Australia's national science agency.

India coronavirus cases cross 7 million

India's coronavirus cases surged past seven million on Sunday, taking it ever closer to overtaking the United States as the world's most infected country.Health ministry data showed a rise of almost 75,000 cases on Sunday, taking the total to 7.

Airborne transmission of COVID-19 not part of Canada's guidelines

Canada's guidelines on how COVID-19 spreads still do not acknowledge the threat of infection through airborne transmission, despite other countries and international health organizations updating their stance on the issue.

A Perfect Puerto Rican Cocktail + CBD: Try Our CBD Piña Colada

Nothing screams “all-inclusive resort” like a piña colada. But that doesn't mean you need to fly to the Caribbean to try this tropical treat.

Russia reports record virus cases but shuns new restrictions

Russia registered its highest-ever number of new coronavirus infections on Friday after officials warned that tight restrictions could be put back in place if people continued to flout restrictions.

'Ghost island' Phuket hunkers down in tourist-free Thailand

Phuket's go-go dancers sit playing on their phones in empty bars lining deserted streets as the Thai tourist island reels from the ravages of the pandemic with little sign of any recovery soon.
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