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As scientists around the world rush to find a vaccine to stem the spread of Covid-19, another deadly disease, polio, has become the latest target of misinformation campaigns online.

Tourists travel secret tunnels of Albania's communist-era paranoia

Snaking beneath a fortress in southern Albania, a covert tunnel network built during the communist era captures the secrecy and paranoia that defined the long rule of tyrant Enver Hoxha.

Number of COVID-19 cases across the globe surpasses 30 million

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has surpassed 30 million, according to figures by Johns Hopkins University. The global count of COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday with over half coming from three countries.

Seven dead, dozens infected after 'superspreader' wedding in rural US

A wedding in rural Maine became a coronavirus "superspreader" event that left seven people dead and 177 infected, renewing fear of the disease in the northeastern US state that had hoped the worst of the pandemic was behind it.

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus, after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the World Health Organization warned of "alarming rates of transmission".

Moderna shares Covid-19 vaccine trial blueprints, Pfizer follows

US biotech firm Moderna, one of nine companies in the late stages of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine, became the first to publish the complete blueprints of its study following calls for greater transparency.

Op-Ed: Big data analytics in healthcare is all about ethics

While big data analytics are used in areas like finance and to assess global events, ethical codes covering the use of big data need to be adapted to meet the specific patient sensitivities of health-related activities.

French cities face new virus curbs in 'race against the clock'

French authorities are preparing tighter restrictions in several cities to curtail a surge in Covid-19 cases that could again overwhelm hospitals, Health Minister Olivier Veran said Thursday.

Author Lee Mathew Goldberg talks about new book 'The Ancestor' Special

International best-selling author Lee Mathew Goldberg chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his latest book "The Ancestor."

WHO Europe warns of 'alarming' virus transmission rates

The World Health Organization warned Thursday of "alarming rates of transmission" of Covid-19 across Europe and cautioned countries against shortening quarantine periods.

Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan re-opens for international flights

China's Wuhan, ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak sweeping the globe, has re-opened for international flights, ending an eight-month moratorium since the deadly disease first emerged.

Emirates airline to produce kosher meals as Israel beckons

The Emirates airline group unveiled plans Thursday to produce kosher meals in keeping with Jewish dietary rules, two days after the UAE and Israel signed a deal to normalise ties.

Sleep disorder: Which types of workers are hit hardest?

Sleep disorder is a bane upon the lives of many workers and the use of technology prior to going to sleep is a key factor. Is this due to the technology itself or are other factors at play? A new survey probes this question.

India virus cases cross 5 million in 'worse than sci-fi' pandemic

Coronavirus infections in India soared past five million on Wednesday, as a WHO envoy warned the pandemic was "still at the beginning".

India's coronavirus cases pass 5 million

India's total coronavirus cases passed five million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed, as the pandemic extends its grip on the vast country at an ever-faster rate.

China says Covid-19 vaccine could be ready for public by November

A China-developed coronavirus vaccine could be ready for the public as early as November, a Chinese official has told state television, as the global race to clear the final round of trials heats up.

WHO delivers Europe death warning as infections hit new high

Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during autumn, the World Health Organization warned on Monday as the number of daily infections around the world hit a record high.

COVID-19: Car sharing presents a 'major risk'

For staff who cannot work from home, or who have less enlightened employers who will not allow remote working, car sharing is a popular means to get to work, saving on time and money. This practice, however, carries COVID-19 risks.

How canvas prints can help those bare home office walls

As working from home is becoming the new normal for so many as a result of the COVID pandemic, it only makes sense to invest some time and energy to upgrade the space that you’re spending eight-plus hours in a day.

CBD for Senior Canines: How Can It Help?

Just like humans, age can take a toll on our four-legged friends. CBD can be a great addition to your senior dog’s life because of its wide ranging health benefits.

With travel limited, plane cafes take off in Thailand

With millions around the world stuck at home due to the pandemic, "plane cafes" in Thailand are offering customers the chance to pretend they are in the sky -- and the idea seems to have taken off.

North and South Dakota lead nation in growth of COVID-19

Coronavirus infections in the Dakotas are growing faster than anywhere else in the nation, fueling impassioned debates over masks and personal freedom after months in which the two states avoided the worst of the pandemic.

Is two metres social distancing really enough?

Social distancing is one of they key measures to take when seeking to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission. The generally accepted safe distance is two-metres. But is this enough? New research sheds doubt.

Fauci warns U.S. needs to 'hunker down' this fall and winter

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, warned Thursday that the U.S. should prepare for a difficult few months ahead in the fight against COVID-19 as flu season approaches.

Vaccine trust growing in Europe, falling elsewhere: survey

Public trust in vaccine safety is slowly growing in Europe even as it dips in parts of Asia and Africa, researchers said Friday, calling for more investment in health information campaigns for the forthcoming Covid-19 vaccine.

UN seeks 'quantum leap' in funding for virus fight

The UN on Thursday called for an immediate "quantum leap" in funding to fight the new coronavirus as the death toll crossed 900,000 six months after the pandemic broke out.

Key messages for World Suicide Prevention day 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September each year, to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities taking place around the world.

Clinical study reveals the success of AI in telehealth

New research looks at the implementation of AI-based decision-support technology, via telemedicine, as part of the standard way clinicians can manage the insulin therapy of people with diabetes. This is one of the first applications of AI and telehealth.

'I do...?' China offers pre-marriage counselling to slow divorce rate

China is offering state-sponsored marriage counselling to couples before they tie the knot in an attempt to slow rising divorce rates.

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

It seemed little to worry about: Sudanese farmer Khadija Ahmad was planting onions when she stepped on a thorn that pierced her sandal and cut her foot.

Unexplained illness in volunteer puts vaccine trial on hold

A large, Phase 3 study testing a Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford at dozens of sites across the U.S. has been put on hold due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in the United Kingdom.

France faces 'tough' Covid decisions: science council

The French government may have to take multiple unpopular decisions within days to counter persistently high Covid-19 infection rates, the country's scientific council warned Wednesday.

AI algorithm tracks youth at risk of substance abuse

A new advance with predictive artificial intelligence in terms of sustenance abuse has been made. An algorithm can now track homeless tracks youth at risk of substance abuse.

Michael Blanchard talks about latest book 'Through A Sober Lens' Special

Author Michael Blanchard chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his book "Through A Sober Lens: A Photographer's Journey."

Many with genital herpes make the wrong health decisions Special

A recent survey conducted by TOP Global revealed 48 percent of Americans with genital herpes say they made all of the wrong decisions when seeking treatment for their first outbreak. Caroline Goodner looks at three myths relating to the condition.

Coronavirus cases are rising in nearly half of U.S. states

Coronavirus cases are rising in 22 of the 50 U.S. states, a worrisome trend on a Labor Day holiday weekend traditionally filled with family gatherings and parties to mark the end of summer.

China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for first time

China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic.

India overtakes Brazil with second-highest virus cases

India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst affected country in terms of coronavirus cases behind the United States, according to an AFP tally.The South Asian nation has recorded 4.

Harris wouldn't trust Trump on pre-election virus vaccine

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris said in comments released Saturday that if a coronavirus vaccine is available before November's election, she would not take President Donald Trump's word on its safety and efficacy.

Review: Mediterranean Rib Steak at Aegean Cafe Sayville on Long Island Special

On September 5, this journalist was afforded the privilege to dine at Aegean Cafe. He tried Mediterranean Rib Steak just in time for Labor Day Weekend.

India tops four million virus cases as pandemic rages

India has become the third country to pass four million coronavirus infections, setting a new record daily surge in cases on Saturday as the pandemic showed no sign of peaking.
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