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Explained: Does Omicron pose higher risks for infants than other variants?

Data from an area in South Africa hard-hit by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has shown a high number of hospital admissions of infants under 2 years old, raising concerns that the variant may pose risks to young children. South African scientists have said they cannot yet confirm a link between Omicron and the […]

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Are birds like humans?

As we learn about our feathered friends, their feats of language, memory and even artistic appreciation raise questions about how different we really are. At the end of each day, as Irene Pepperberg placed her parrot Alex back into his cage, he would bid her goodnight: “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” […]

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STRICTER CURBS DURING CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE

Many European countries are toughening curbs. The state of emergency announced by the Czech Republic allows the government to order restrictions on public life. Authorities there ordered bars and clubs to close down at 10 p.m., banned Christmas markets and capped attendance at cultural and sports events at 1,000 people.  Slovakia’s two-week lockdown from Thursday […]

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Should we all be hermits?

For 40 years Ken Smith has lived without electricity in a hand-made log cabin in the Scottish Highlands. Finally his secret is out. The Scottish Highlands are one of the most remote places. It might seem like no human being could scrape a living from the hard land and the deep lakes. But if you […]

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England Rejoice while Scotland’s Out

Is football better than Homer? Even the Greek poet’s famed, epic tales of the Trojan War struggle to compete with the lively, pulsating thrills of contests like the European Championship. Let’s take a look at this week’s matches-  England finish first, Scotland eliminated A Raheem Sterling goal in the first half was enough for England […]

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Florida City Sells Its Water Tower By Accident

When Bobby Read tried to buy a building from the city of Brooksville, Florida, he got a lot more than he planned on. By accident, the city also sold him their water tower. Mr. Read asked the city council if he could buy a storage building near the water tower. Mr. Read is a trainer […]

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Should junk food advertising be banned from sport?

 Today, Christiano Ronaldo is emerging as the star player of this year’s Euros. But it is his actions of the pitch that are making headlines. The Portugal captain inadvertently caused a worldwide stir for turning his nose up at the popular soft drink in front of the media. Cristiano Ronaldo’s disdain for Coca-Cola has been […]

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Movie Review: Luca Disney

Parents need to know that Luca is Pixar’s film about two sea creatures who leave their watery homes to discover the wonders of the surface in a small village on the Italian Riviera. It’s a sweet coming-of-age story about courage, curiosity, and friendship – specifically, that of Luca (voiced by Wonder’s Jacob Tremblay) and Alberto […]

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Father’s Day: Controversy and Commercialism

Origins of Father’s Day Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June. So, what’s […]

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Government Guidelines for Covid Management in Kids

The Centre has issued comprehensive guidelines for management of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) among children that prohibit use of antiviral drug remdesivir, suggest an HRCT scan only if symptoms aggravate, and recommend only basic anti-fever medicines and throat smoothening agents for mildly symptomatic cases.. For asymptomatic cases under home isolation The guidelines recommend infants and younger […]