Health/Medicine

New Covid variant found in India may fuel fresh infections: Experts
New Covid variant found in India may fuel fresh infections: Experts

While the government is yet to confirm the presence of the new sublineage, Shay Fleishon, from the Central Virology Laboratory at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer, said in a series of tweets on Sunday said that 85 sequences from eight countries had been uploaded so far on Nextstrain, an open-source platform of genomic data.

'Super immunity' particles from llamas may provide protection against COVID-19
'Super immunity' particles from llamas may provide protection against COVID-19

Researchers found that immune molecules from llamas can neutralize all SARS-CoV-2 strains that cause COVID-19, including Omicron. They noted that these molecules are cheap, easy to produce, and modifiable. Although more research is needed, the molecules show promise as a broadly protective, cost-effective and convenient treatment for future outbreaks.

FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes
FDA temporarily suspends order banning Juul cigarettes

To stay on the market, companies must show that their e-cigarettes benefit public health. In practice, that means proving that adult smokers who use them are likely to quit or reduce their smoking, while teens are unlikely to get hooked on them.