Holiday heart syndrome: Binge drinking can cause heart problems

Many people enjoy a tipple over the festive season, but overdoing it could cause "holiday heart syndrome", a condition where the heart beats abnormally—known as atrial fibrillation or AF. This is often experienced as a ...

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EU leaders urge booster shots, seek coordinated travel rules

European Union leaders agreed Thursday that administering booster shots is "urgent" and "crucial" to tackle the surge of coronavirus infections across the continent and the emergence of the new omicron variant.

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Namibia detects 18 Omicron cases, destroys 150,000 jabs

Namibia's President Hage Geingob announced Monday that the first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant had been detected in the country, which was forced to dispose of 150,000 expired vaccine doses.

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UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test before they board their ...

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South Africa accelerates vaccination campaign amid surge

South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign by giving jabs at pop-up sites in shopping centers and transportation hubs to combat a rapid rise in new COVID-19 cases a week after the discovery of the omicron variant ...


Four ways to stop COVID ruining Christmas again in 2021

This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady decline—so much so that many countries are reintroducing measures to curb the virus. ...

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