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Satellite images show Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea; Moscow’s military exports under strain

Russia succeeds when it ‘manages to divide us,’ Ukrainian defense minister says Ukrainian Minister of Defence Oleksii Reznikov attends the Ukraine Security Consultative Group meeting at Ramstein air base on April 26, 2022 in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. Thomas Lohnes | Getty Images Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov thanked his British, Danish and American counterparts for their support […]

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US

Mental health crisis creates strain on NC mental health workers: ‘’There was staff that had their hair pulled out’ :: WRAL.com

By Cullen Browder, WRAL anchor/reporter For nearly two years, WRAL Investigates has covered the mental health toll created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The bottom line is this: At a time when more people need help than ever, the state simply doesn’t have enough therapists and counselors to meet the demand. As WRAL Investigates found, it […]

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Science

Cold Sores Have Been Blistering Humans For Thousands of Years, Finds New Study

The preservation of DNA in the teeth of humans dating as far back as 1,500 years have revealed the ancient origins of the pervasive herpes virus strain that causes cold sores. The genomic data suggests that herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which today infects around 3.7 billion people globally, emerged and proliferated around 5,000 […]

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Health

Omicron latest: The sign of the latest strain affecting 35% of cases – it can be heard

Fortunately, there is little evidence that the variant causes more serious disease or is more dangerous than previous strains. However, the finding that it is causing reinfection has taken researchers by surprise, as this trend wasn’t seen with previous strains. It has previously been believed that an infection from coronavirus and the vaccine would offer lasting protection […]

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Life Style

Over a quarter of Brits actively seeking out free items amid cost-of-living strain

A third have even gone as far as saying no completely to buying any new non-essential items. More than half (54 percent) experience anxiety when purchasing something new, with 37 percent claiming this feeling has increased within the last year. Books, children’s clothes, and toys are the top free items people are on the lookout […]

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Finance

Inflation hits 40 year high of 9.4% placing further strain on pensioners’ finances

Soaring inflation and rising prices are putting a real strain on household budgets, with pensioners one of the groups worst hit by the cost of living. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi said: “Countries around the world are battling higher prices and I know how difficult that is for people right here in the UK, […]

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Travel

BA.5 variant: Most COVID cases are from this strain: What to know

Remember COVID? After two years of warnings, testing, vaccinations, masking, isolating, boosters, political back-and-forths and just general pandemic fatigue it’s understandable that people want to get on with their lives and forget about the whole ordeal. But people are getting sick again thanks to the newest, highly transmissible omicron subvariant BA.5. And, worse, many of them are people contracting the virus […]

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Health

Covid: The warning sign of the newest Omicron strain that’s striking sufferers at ‘night’

“But very importantly, if you are vaccinated and you’re boosted, it doesn’t progress into severe disease is the message to keep reminding people.” According to the UKHSA, there is currently no evidence that the new variants elicit more severe illnesses than their predecessor. A recent study led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of […]

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Travel

‘A recipe for a lot of suffering’: How abortion bans may strain the red states | CNN Politics

CNN  —  The central paradox of the abortion debate is that the red states racing to outlaw or severely limit the procedure may be the places least prepared to deal with the practical consequences of the new restrictions. And that, experts project, could mean significantly more infant and maternal deaths and childhood poverty in states […]

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Finance

‘It’s a problem!’ Britons’ early retirement mass exodus puts strain on inflation

Many older workers are now becoming what is known as “economically inactive”, where they are neither in work or looking for work. However, according to Clare Lombardelli, Chief Economic Advisor at the Treasury, this could have major economic implications.  Speaking at King’s College London, Ms Lombardelli addressed the phenomenon known as “The Great Resignation”. She […]