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A warning from AstraZeneca that initial supplies of its COVID vaccinations to Europe will be lower than expected has sparked fresh concern over the rollout of inoculations, forcing some countries to plan for a sharp drop in deliveries.

Friday’s announcement by the British pharmaceutical firm followed another last week by Pfizer, which said it would delay shipments of its vaccine for up to a month due to works at its key plant in Belgium.

The companies’ warnings come amid deepening concern over new COVID-19 variants, particularly one that emerged in Britain and which is believed to

A medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

A major British doctors’ group is says the U.K. government should “urgently review” it’s decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after the first, rather than the shorter gap recommended by the manufacturer and the World Health Organization.

The U.K., which has Europe’s deadliest outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of quickly. So far almost 5.5

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After helping me put away Christmas decorations for another year, my younger daughter and I decided to have a tea party … just because. I retrieved my treasured china tea pot that my mom hand-painted many years ago and pulled two of my favorite tea cups out of the cabinet.

Using guidance from tea experts, I poured into the kettle (never reuse already boiled water, they say) and brought it to a boil. When it was rumbling, I turned off the heat and waited a minute before gently pouring it over the tea. (Don’t

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States, and cigarette smoking is associated with a higher incidence of breast cancer spread, or metastasis, lowering the survival rate by 33% at diagnosis.

While cigarette smoking’s link to is well-known, the role of nicotine, a non-carcinogenic chemical found in tobacco, in breast-to-lung metastasis is an area where more research is needed.

Now, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have found that nicotine promotes the spread of cells into the lungs.

The study is published in the January 20

We hope you are ready for yet another fat burning HIIT workout – yes we know you did one yesterday – sorry not sorry. It’s time to sweat it out and burn some serious calories with celebrity trainer Svava Sigbertsdottir

For a series that will challenge your body while helping you to focus and organise your thoughts for the new year ahead then this challenge is one to follow.

Healthista has teamed up with a handful of fitness and wellbeing experts

Covid-19 has resulted in lockdowns and tiers, most recently lockdown 3.0, which has again meant gyms have had to

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EU envoys on Thursday struck preliminary agreement on having antigen tests for COVID-19 carried out in any member country recognised by all 27 countries in the bloc, diplomats told AFP.

The move, to be followed with a written procedure and discussed at an EU leaders’ summit on Thursday, aims to make COVID-19 testing more widespread and faster.

Unlike PCR () tests that involve getting a swab from the behind the nose that is analysed in a lab, can be done from saliva with a result given on the