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Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues

Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues

COVID screening in India, where cases caused by the BA.2.75 variant are rising.Credit: Mohd Arhaan Archer/AFP/Getty As countries await the end of COVID-19 surges caused by the variant BA.5, researchers are on the lookout for what will come next. An Omicron subvariant called BA.2.75 — and nicknamed ‘Centaurus’ by some on social media — is …

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Foods And Drinks Have Gotten Sweeter Over The Last Decade, And It's a Global Problem

Foods And Drinks Have Gotten Sweeter Over The Last Decade, And It’s a Global Problem

Humans have an evolutionary preference for sweetness. Sweet foods, like fruit and honey, were an important energy source for our ancestors. However, in the modern world, sweetened foods are readily available, very cheap, and advertised extensively. Now, we are consuming too much sugar in foods and drinks – the kind that is added rather than …

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Monkeypox became a global emergency due to political correctness

Monkeypox became a global emergency due to political correctness

In late May, Conde Nast’s LGBT site them.us went out of its way to distance a nascent viral scourge known as monkeypox from the main demographic who was catching it — gay men.  The piece headlined, “The Monkeypox Virus Is Affecting Queer Men, but Has Nothing to Do With Being Queer,” stated that “while a …

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Canada: Global AIDS conference kicks off amid fury over visas | Africa | DW

Canada: Global AIDS conference kicks off amid fury over visas | Africa | DW

Philomena Gori had a lot riding on her attendance at the 24th International AIDS Conference, which kicks off in the Canadian city of Montreal on Friday. The biennial event brings together thousands of scientists, politicians, activists and social workers from around the world to find solutions to the epidemic. The 32-year-old, a social worker for people affected by AIDS in Cameroon, …

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