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BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

PARIS | FRANCE – L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for … More BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products


CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … More CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults


HEALTH | Strength Your Immune System Amid Coronavirus: Experts Offer Simple Tips

This fall and coming winter, protecting yourself against novel coronavirus in addition to the flue are imperative as the pandemic rages on. Deaths from the virus in the world surpassed 980,000 earlier this week, and dozens of states across the world are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases. While the world’s top infectious disease expert, … More HEALTH | Strength Your Immune System Amid Coronavirus: Experts Offer Simple Tips

Pfizer/BioNTech Say COVID-19 Vaccine Likely To Prevent Asymptomatic Infection

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday that real – world data from Israel suggests that their COVID-19 vaccine is 94% effective in preventing asymptomatic infections, meaning the vaccine could significantly reduce transmission. The companies also said the latest analysis of the Israeli data shows the vaccine was 97% effective in preventing symptomatic disease, severe disease and death. That is basically in line with the 95% efficacy Pfizer and BioNTech reported from the vaccine’s late – stage clinical trial in December. They analysis also shows real – world evidence of the vaccine’s effectiveness against a highly infectious variant of … More Pfizer/BioNTech Say COVID-19 Vaccine Likely To Prevent Asymptomatic Infection

Facebook Building Smartwatch With Health Features – The Information

Facebook Inc is building a smartwatch that will let users send messages and also offer health and fitness features, The Information reported on Friday, citing people with direct knowledge of the device. The social giant plant to start selling the device next year, according to the report, a move that would mark its entry into a market currently dominated by Apple Inc and Huawei. Fakebook’s smartwatch will work via a cellular connection, letting users send messages through its services and also connect to the services or hardware of health and fitness companies, such as Peloton Interactive, according to the report. … More Facebook Building Smartwatch With Health Features – The Information

CORONAVIRUS | UK Warns People With Serious Allergies To Avoid Pfizer Vaccine

LONDON – Britain’s medicine regulator has advised that people with a history of significant allergic reactions do not get Phizer – BioNTech’s COVID -19 vaccine after two people reported adverse effects on the first day of rollout. Britain began mass vaccinating its population on Tuesday in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history, starting with the elderly and frontline workers. National Health Service medical director Stephen Powis said the advice had been changed after two NHS workers reported anaphylactoid reactions associated with getting the shot. ‘As is common with new vaccines the MHRA … More CORONAVIRUS | UK Warns People With Serious Allergies To Avoid Pfizer Vaccine