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Global COVID deaths 'estimated to be three times higher than reported'
Researchers say that more than 18 million people have probably died because of the coronavirus.
COVID was in Europe weeks before first confirmed cases, claims study
Researchers in Norway say COVID-19 was likely far more widespread in Europe -- and around the world -- before a first official diagnosis was made.
Polish scientists find gene that doubles risk of serious COVID
Researchers believe the study could help persuade people who are hesitant about getting a COVID vaccine to get their jabs.
Pregnant women with COVID ‘more likely’ to have premature birth
A team of researchers compared almost 250,000 pregnancies, to observe the impact of COVID on expectant mothers.
Could using Viagra prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
Don't be surprised if the doctor prescribes Viagra for your memory losses: scientists claim that the little blue pill could improve brain health and reduce the risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer's disease by 69 per cent.
Is the air we're breathing reducing sperm counts? Scientists think so
The study by the University of Maryland has drawn the dots between breathing polluted air and impaired fertility in men.
How has COVID affected workers?
How did life change for workers in the European Union due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Twitter admits its algorithms amplify right-wing content
An internal study at Twitter has revealed that the platform's algorithms amplify right-wing content over left-wing content.
Over 2.7 million EU workers can’t afford heat, says trade union
Nearly three million working poor people in the EU cannot afford to turn on the heating amid a rise in energy prices, a new study has found. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said that 15% of the EU’s working poor lacks enough money
Bangladesh schools reopen after 18-month Covid shutdown
Children in Bangladesh return to classrooms as schools reopen after 18 months, one of the world's longest coronavirus shutdowns.
Could aspirin be the key to treating aggressive breast cancer?
A new study is looking at how the everyday painkiller could improve the effectiveness of other drugs in treating breast cancer.
What’s the true COVID death toll in Europe?
A new study based on excess deaths shows the world has been under-reporting COVID deaths. The true figure is much more stark.
Big Tech is still failing to tackle COVID-19 misinformation - report
Avaaz found 240 pieces of fact-checked misinformation about COVID-19 that was spreading on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube. This content had reportedly been liked, shared, and commented on more than 2.8 million times.
Colombia has just been named the world’s official butterfly paradise
More than 200 species of butterflies live in Colombia, according to a study by London's Natural History Museum.
Scientists have just discovered that plants can tell the time
Did you know that plants, like humans, have an ‘internal clock’?
The glow of fireflies is helping scientists find treatments for cancer
Researchers are reproducing the same chemical reaction that causes fireflies to light up in patients in a bid to help fight off disease.
Most misinformation spread online is accidental, study finds
Half of the misinformation that spreads online is shared because users are not paying attention, a study has found.
Study: Neanderthal genes could increase risk for severe COVID-19
A study by European scientists examined a cluster of genes that have been linked to a higher risk of hospitalisation in patients who are infected with coronavirus.
Prisoners jailed in Europe on terrorism charges 'at 20-year high'
There are currently more than 1,400 criminals jailed on terrorism-related charges across 10 European countries. France is holding 549 of them.
Coronavirus and smoking: What does the WHO say?
A study in France found that smoking could be a "protective factor" against coronavirus infection, but global health authorities still state that smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Artificial intelligence used to predict high-risk COVID-19 patients
An AI tool was found to have 80% accuracy in predicting which COVID-19 patients would go on to develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Your worldview can change who you think is to blame for climate change
Don't think you should give up meat to combat climate change? The way you view the world might explain why.
Are you more eco-friendly than your friends? This study says no.
The University of Gothenburg found people who think they're best at being eco-friendly are worse than others.
'Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs': study
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen say that the prevalence of overweight dogs is more than twice as large among overweight owners than those who have a normal or slim weight.
'Dangerously high levels of antibiotics found in world's major rivers'
Overexposure to antibiotics through river pollution can lead to antibiotic resistance in humans - a potentially deadly outcome.
Algeria's antiquities museum looted during massive protests
Some of the museum's artifacts were looted - the culture ministry said criminals and not the protesters were to blame.