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COVID-19 doctor: Food, donations boost frontliners' morale
by Issam Ahmed - April 2, 2020 - 6:34pm
As Maryland and other parts of the United States brace for the kind of surges seen in New York and Louisiana, AFP spoke to the fourth-year resident to gain insight into what medical professionals are learning about...
Coronavirus drugs: Who's doing what, when they might come
by Issam Ahmed - March 17, 2020 - 12:28pm
Pharmaceuticals and research labs across the world are racing to find vaccines and treatments for the new coronavirus, using a variety of different technologies.
On a roll: The psychology behind toilet paper panic
by Issam Ahmed - March 17, 2020 - 11:28am
It's a scene that's become familiar around the world: From the US to France to Australia, rows of empty supermarket shelves where toilet paper used to be, the result of coronavirus-induced panic buying.
US coronavirus death toll rises as Chinese cases fall
by Issam Ahmed - March 3, 2020 - 9:57am
Worldwide, close to 3,100 people have succumbed to the illness even as a clear shift in the crisis was emerging, with nine times as many cases recorded outside China as inside, according to the UN health agency
What makes dogs so special? Science says love
by Issam Ahmed - February 20, 2020 - 11:52am
The idea that animals can experience love was once anathema to the psychologists who studied them, seen as a case of putting sentimentality before scientific rigor.
'Shocking' animal welfare violations uncovered at US government labs
by Issam Ahmed - February 7, 2020 - 1:29pm
Mice baked to death after a heating system failure, or left to die from hunger and thirst when researchers forgot to put food or water in their cages for a week -- and nobody noticed. 
US confirms first case of China virus as death toll reaches six
by Issam Ahmed - January 22, 2020 - 8:16am
The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened hundreds, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread.
New fossils reveal how mammals became good listeners
by Issam Ahmed - December 6, 2019 - 10:05am
Scientists have identified the transitional stages in the remains of a newly discovered species that lived 125 million years ago.
Greta Thunberg berates leaders as UN climate summit falls short
by Issam Ahmed - September 24, 2019 - 8:29am
An emotional Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders at a UN climate summit Monday, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, as announcements by major economies fell...
Four things to know about vaping
by Issam Ahmed - September 12, 2019 - 9:05am
Is it safer than smoking? The truth is, we don't know.
At least five dead in US from vaping-related lung disease
by Issam Ahmed - September 7, 2019 - 1:08pm
At least five people have died in the United States after vaping, officials said Friday, in an outbreak that has sickened hundreds with severe pulmonary disease and left several teens in induced comas.
Red, red wine... could be good for digestive system
by Issam Ahmed - August 29, 2019 - 10:08am
Scientists at King's College London have found that red wine drinkers have a greater diversity of bacteria in their digestive tracts, a marker of gastrointestinal wellbeing, than those who drink other alcohol.
Mysteries of the deep: how some sharks glow green in the dark
by Issam Ahmed - August 17, 2019 - 11:07am
Scientists said Thursday they had identified the molecules responsible for the marine predators' biofluorescence, and that it might perform other functions too like fighting microbial infection.
July 2019 hottest month on record for planet — US agency
by Issam Ahmed - August 16, 2019 - 11:47am
July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday, while satellite data showed polar ice shrank to its lowest levels.
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