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Long Covid symptoms affects one in eight, study suggests

One in eight people who get coronavirus develop at least one symptom of long Covid, one of the most comprehensive studies on the condition to date suggested on Thursday.. With more than half a billion coronavirus cases recorded worldwide since the start of the pandemic, there has been rising concern about the lasting symptoms seen in people with long Covid.

US declares monkeypox a public health emergency 

US President Joe Biden's government on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move that should free up new funds, assist in data gathering and allow the deployment of additional personnel in the fight against the disease.. - Five vaccines from one dose - The US declaration comes after the World Health Organization also designated the outbreak an emergency last month -- something it reserves for diseases of highest concern.

Apple accused of mishandling sex misconduct complaints: report

  Over a dozen women accused Apple of mishandling sexual misconduct claims they lodged while working for the iPhone maker, according to a Financial Times report out Thursday. . Apple is not the only big tech firm to face accusations about abuse or handling of misconduct claims, game studio Activision Blizzard and Elon Musk's Tesla have both been roiled by lawsuits.

US declares monkeypox a public health emergency 

The United States on Thursday declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move that should free up  new funds, assist in data gathering and allow the deployment of additional personnel in the fight against the disease.. The US declaration comes after the World Health Organization also designated the outbreak an emergency last month -- something it reserves for diseases of highest concern.

Campaigners bring 'obstetric violence' out of shadows

When a United Nations committee ruled Nahia Alkorta had suffered obstetric violence during the birth of her first child, it was the culmination of a 10-year quest for justice.. The ruling came as campaigners across Europe raise awareness about obstetric violence, which often goes unrecognised.

Beyond hummus: Palestinians cook up new food trends

From the ancient alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to kitchens around the world, Palestinians are stirring new trends in cooking while abiding by traditions.. The trend has whipped up a growing appetite for specialised books and food tours.

400-year-old Ecuadoran beer resurrected from yeast

Inside an old oak barrel, Ecuadoran bioengineer Javier Carvajal found the fungus of fortune: a 400-year-old yeast specimen that he has since managed to resurrect and use to reproduce what is believed to be Latin America's oldest beer.. It took him a year to do so, but he finally managed to find a barrel from the old brewery in 2008.

A real treat: Canadian candy company seeks professional taster

The chance to earn an annual salary of Can$100,000 (US$78,000) by tasting more than 3,500 candies, all from the comfort of your couch, sounds like a pretty sweet deal.. The main requirements include having "golden taste buds" and an "obvious sweet tooth," according to the job listing on LinkedIn. Candy Funhouse said it has received more than 100,000 candidates in two weeks.

Monkeypox vaccine availability and effectiveness

A smallpox vaccine shown to protect against monkeypox has come under huge global demand, leading health authorities to warn against repeating the unequal distribution seen during the Covid pandemic.. The WHO has called on countries that do have vaccines to share, urging the world not to repeat the inequality of access to Covid vaccines between rich and poor nations.