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Five Ways Christmas Affects your Brain

The Christmas season is an intense time of year. Neuroscience can shed some light on what it does to our brains. By Kira Shaw Christmas is a time of year like no other; gifts are exchanged, little-spoken-to relatives are contacted, and...

Italian Man Tries to Dodge Vaccine by Using Fake Arm

A man who is virulently against receiving the coronavirus vaccine is now facing fraud charges after appearing for an inoculation wearing a fake arm made of silicone in Biella, Italy, near Turin. Although it may stretch credulity, the Italian anti-vaxxer...

Biden Addresses Omicron Variant, Says it’s “Not a Cause for Panic”

President Joe Biden addressed the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Monday. Biden reassured the nation without downplaying the variant's seriousness, saying that Omicron is "a cause for concern, not a cause for panic." The President also said that...

WHO Halfway Through Greek Alphabet With New Covid Strain Omicron

A new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the African country Botswana, and the World Health Organization has already declared it a "variant of concern," and with that, given it a name from the Greek alphabet: Omicron. The decision from...

Greek Scientist Creates COVID Breathalyzer in the U.S.

Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center announced the creation of a breathalyzer-like device that can be used to identify if a patient is positive for COVID-19. This and other groundbreaking developments in COVID-19 testing methods could prove invaluable in our...

Demetre Daskalakis, The Greek-American Doctor Fighting to End HIV Transmission

Greek-American doctor Demetre Daskalakis has been described as the person who is largely responsible for the decreasing rates of HIV in New York City in recent years. This is no exaggeration, as indeed, Daskalakis with his "status-neutral care" strategy,...

Woman’s Own Immune System May Have Cured Her HIV

A woman from Argentina who was diagnosed with HIV has apparently been cured of the virus despite not taking drugs or treatment. In what doctors believe is an extremely rare case, the woman's immune system seems to have cleared her...

Over 17,000 People Have Now Died With Covid-19 in Greece

Over 17,000 people have died with Covid-19 in Greece since the start of the pandemic, and 87 people with the virus passed away in the country just on Wednesday. This is seven more than the 80 people who died with...

Pfizer Asks for US Authorization for Antiviral Covid Pill

Pfizer announced on Tuesday that it has filed for U.S. authorization of the company's new antiviral Covid-19 pill. The pill, called Paxlovid, has yielded impressive results in clinical trials, reducing hospitalization or death by 89%. If approved, the drug could...

Alzheimer’s Vaccine, Treatment Closer to Becoming Reality

Recent medical research suggests that a vaccine and treatment for the dreaded disease of Alzheimer's may not be far off. The study, which involved research in mice, was conducted by researchers from the University of Leicester, the University Medical Center...

Canadian Woman First Person to be Diagnosed With “Climate Change”

A Canadian woman was diagnosed with 'climate change' on Monday after suffering intense symptoms following a record-setting heatwave. Dr. Kyle Meritt of British Columbia felt that using the term -- which is often reserved for describing humans' effect on the planet--...

Pfizer CEO Says Spreading False Information About Vaccine is “Criminal”

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla stated on Tuesday that people who propagate false information about Covid-19 vaccines are "criminals" responsible for the deaths of unvaccinated people. Bourla made his unusually forceful statements at an event held by the Atlantic Council think-tank. The...

Study Finds Link Between Lower Heart Attack Rates and Covid Lockdowns

A new study being presented this Saturday has found a correlation between decreased air pollution during Covid-19 lockdowns in the United States and a declining rate of heart attacks. When the country went into widespread lockdowns during 2020, the majority...

Greek American Physician Helped Develop Merck Corona Pill

  A Greek-American, Dr. Nick Kartsonis is the Senior Vice President in charge of global clinical trials at Merck Research Laboratories, the company that has developed the first pill authorized to combat the coronavirus. Merck pharmaceuticals developed the first antiviral pill...

Biden Announces January 2022 Deadline for Corporate Vaccine Mandate

Joe Biden announced on Thursday that his new vaccine mandate for companies with over 100 workers will be place starting on January 4, 2022. The mandate, which Biden first announced in September, will affect over 100 million workers in the...