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Polio immunization drives suspended due to COVID-19
Health News // 6 hours ago
Polio immunization drives suspended due to COVID-19
April 2 (UPI) -- The Global Polio Eradication Initiative has said it is pausing all immunization campaigns for the next six months to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and make available resources to fight the pandemic.
Meteorologists keep eye on Atlantic Ocean storm churning off East Coast
U.S. News // 11 hours ago
Meteorologists keep eye on Atlantic Ocean storm churning off East Coast
A massive storm is churning and has stalled over the western Atlantic Ocean, just offshore of the East Coast -- and it may acquire some tropical characteristics as it blasts New England this week.
World may lack sufficient supply of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19, experts argue
Health News // 12 hours ago
World may lack sufficient supply of malaria drugs to treat COVID-19, experts argue
April 2 (UPI) -- Limited supplies of the anti-malarials chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could hinder plans to use them to treat COVID-19, experts warned Thursday, adding that the use poses a danger for patients already on the drugs.
FDA relaxes blood donation restrictions for gay, bisexual men
Health News // 14 hours ago
FDA relaxes blood donation restrictions for gay, bisexual men
April 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday lessened restrictions that prevent many gay and bisexual men from donating blood as the country faces blood shortages because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Twitter removes more than 5,000 accounts tied to Saudi Arabia
U.S. News // 14 hours ago
Twitter removes more than 5,000 accounts tied to Saudi Arabia
April 2 (UPI) -- Twitter said Thursday it has removed more than 5,000 pro-government accounts linked with Saudi Arabia.
Police chase moose through Idaho city
Odd News // 16 hours ago
Police chase moose through Idaho city
April 2 (UPI) -- Residents of an Idaho neighborhood watched an unusual police chase unfolding outside their homes when a moose went for a run through town.
Google to allow some coronavirus ads after broad ban
U.S. News // 16 hours ago
Google to allow some coronavirus ads after broad ban
April 2 (UPI) -- Google will lift a broad ban on coronavirus advertisements, phasing in some advertisers with a priority on those working directly on the pandemic.
Pacific snake-eel found struggling on Oregon beach
Odd News // 17 hours ago
Pacific snake-eel found struggling on Oregon beach
April 2 (UPI) -- Officials at an Oregon aquarium said a rescued Pacific snake-eel -- only the third member of its species to be found on a state beach -- is recovering after being found struggling in the sand.
Study: Breastfeeding may reduce risk for ovarian cancer by 24%
Health News // 17 hours ago
Study: Breastfeeding may reduce risk for ovarian cancer by 24%
April 2 (UPI) -- Women who breastfeed their children may reduce their risk for ovarian cancer later in life by as much as 24 percent, a new study has found.
Man uses bucket truck to visit mom's third floor window
Odd News // 17 hours ago
Man uses bucket truck to visit mom's third floor window
April 2 (UPI) -- An Ohio man unable to visit his mother's nursing home due to coronavirus lockdown used a tree-trimming bucket truck to visit her third floor window.
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