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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic, an idea backed by the Biden administration but opposed in other wealthy countries with strong pharmaceutical industries. On the table for a two-day meeting of a WTO panel opening Tuesday June 8, 2021, is a revised proposal presented by India and South Africa for a temporary IP waiver on coronavirus vaccines.

WTO to intensify talks on easing access to COVID-19 vaccines

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 file photo, frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw, at the MontLegia CHC hospital in Liege, Belgium. Envoys from World Trade Organization member nations are taking up a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines to help developing countries fight the pandemic, an idea backed by the Biden administration but opposed in other wealthy countries with strong pharmaceutical industries. On the table for a two-day meeting of a WTO panel opening Tuesday June 8, 2021, is a revised proposal presented by India and South Africa for a temporary IP waiver on coronavirus vaccines.

June 9, 2021, 10:21am Health

GENEVA — World Trade Organization member nations agreed Wednesday to intensify talks geared at improving access to COVID-19 products, as developing nations push for a proposal to ease patents and other intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines and some wealthier countries remain stiffly opposed. Read story

Brian Carter Cellars is among 16 Clark County wineries participating in a wine tour re-imagined for the pandemic.

Women now drink as much as men — and are prone to sickness sooner

Brian Carter Cellars is among 16 Clark County wineries participating in a wine tour re-imagined for the pandemic.

June 9, 2021, 10:12am Health

Victoria Cooper thought her drinking habits in college were just like everyone else’s. Shots at parties. Beers while bowling. Sure, she got more refills than some and missed classes while nursing hangovers, but she couldn’t have a problem, she thought. Read story

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

Clark County reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, one death as case counts fall

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

June 8, 2021, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 50 new COVID-19 cases and one death Tuesday as updated data shows disease activity in the county falling below what has been a key benchmark for reopening. Read story

Aspirin.

Aspirin doesn’t help COVID patients survive in large UK study

Aspirin.

June 8, 2021, 10:33am Health

Aspirin doesn’t improve chances of survival for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to a large study. Read story

Mango might be superhero of fruit

June 8, 2021, 6:08am Health

If mangoes could be any more of a nutritional hero, they might need to wear capes. Read story

This 1974 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows changes in cells indicative of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. In results released Thursday, June 3, 2021 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells. (Dr. Edwin P.

Hope seen for prostate cancer

This 1974 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows changes in cells indicative of adenocarcinoma of the prostate. In results released Thursday, June 3, 2021 by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells. (Dr. Edwin P.

June 8, 2021, 6:03am Health

Doctors are reporting improved survival in men with advanced prostate cancer from an experimental drug that delivers radiation directly to tumor cells. Read story

Emily Reudink puts the ingredients for nettle pesto into a food processor during a recent workshop about nettles.

Vancouver workshop shows that nettles noble, not noxious

Emily Reudink puts the ingredients for nettle pesto into a food processor during a recent workshop about nettles.

June 8, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Health

If you’ve ever brushed bare skin against a nettle leaf, resulting in a painful burning sensation that can last for days, chances are you’re not fond of this herbaceous flowering perennial. Most Northwesterners have learned to avoid this stinging plant, often found in meadow glades or the damp soil near… Read story

Gloria Gantes, right, monitors Terry Colli, a resident of John Knox Village, as he participates in a virtual reality study, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Pompano Beach, Fla. The senior community is in partnership with Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab on a study to see how older adults respond to virtual reality and whether it can improve their sense of wellbeing.

Study aims to determine if virtual reality can benefit seniors

Gloria Gantes, right, monitors Terry Colli, a resident of John Knox Village, as he participates in a virtual reality study, Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Pompano Beach, Fla. The senior community is in partnership with Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab on a study to see how older adults respond to virtual reality and whether it can improve their sense of wellbeing.

June 8, 2021, 6:02am Health

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Terry Colli and three other residents of the John Knox Village senior community got a trip via computer to the International Space Station in the kickoff to a Stanford University study on whether virtual reality can improve the emotional well-being of older people. Read story

Early menopause may raise stroke risk

June 8, 2021, 6:02am Health

Early menopause could mean an increased risk of stroke caused by blocked blood vessels, according to a new study. Yet for each year of menopause delay, stroke risk fell by 2 percent. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 file photo, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies program, speaks during a news conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  Top World Health Organization official Dr. Michael Ryan, said Monday June 7, 2021, he estimates that worldwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage of over 80% is needed to significantly lower the chance that an imported coronavirus case could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak.

WHO: High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 file photo, Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies program, speaks during a news conference at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  Top World Health Organization official Dr. Michael Ryan, said Monday June 7, 2021, he estimates that worldwide COVID-19 vaccination coverage of over 80% is needed to significantly lower the chance that an imported coronavirus case could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak.

June 7, 2021, 3:25pm Health

GENEVA — A top World Health Organization official estimated Monday that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of at least 80 percent is needed to significantly lower the risk that “imported” coronavirus cases like those linked to new variants could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak. Read story