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Can Pollution Damage Your Eyes? New Study Says Yes – mindbodygreen.com

New study establishes a strong connection between fine particulate matter levels and an increased risk for glaucoma.

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First virus drug trial results in 2 weeks – Australian Associated Press

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The World Health Organisation should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.

“Nearly 5500 patients in 39 countries have so far been recruited into the Solidarity trial,” he told a news briefing, referring to clinical studies the UN agency is conducting.

“We expect interim results within the next two weeks.”

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Mutation in third of COVID-19 samples: WHO

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Almost 30 per cent of genome sequencing data from samples of the COVID-19 virus collected by the World Health Organisation have shown signs of mutation but there is no evidence this has led to more severe disease, a top WHO official says.

“I think it’s quite widespread,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told Reuters on the sidelines of a briefing held by the UN journalists’ association ACANU in Geneva.

The UN agency has so far collected 60,000 samples of the disease, she…



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Global coronavirus cases exceed 11 million – Australian Associated Press

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Global coronavirus cases have exceeded 11 million, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than 500,000 people in seven months.

The number of cases is more than double the figure for severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation.

Many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns put in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus while making extensive…



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