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Europe lays ground for fast-tracking Covid-19 vaccine reviews

Europe lays ground for fast-tracking Covid-19 vaccine reviews

The European health regulator has started reviewing data on AstraZeneca and Oxford University's potential Covid-19 vaccine in real time, the first of such moves aimed at speeding up any approval process in the region for a vaccine.

UK universities grapple with spiralling Covid-19 outbreaks

UK universities grapple with spiralling Covid-19 outbreaks

The University of Glasgow has offered a rent rebate to residents and support with securing food and medical supplies for self-isolating students in a sign of the huge challenge colleges are facing when Covid-19 outbreaks hit campus.

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

"If someone smokes one cigarette instead of 20 per day, intuitively we'd think that the risk drops to 1/20, or 5%," said lead author Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London.

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

Oxford team to test universal flu vaccine in world first

A seasonal flu vaccine that would be the first in the world to fight all types of the virus is to be tested in a two-year clinical trial involving more than 2,000 patients by researchers in Oxford.

Tradition, revelry mark May Day in Oxford

Tradition, revelry mark May Day in Oxford

Revellers in the English university city of Oxford took part in the annual May Morning festival on Monday - an event famous for its centuries-old cultural traditions, as well as some rowdier modern ones.

Oxford ranked as world's top university

Oxford ranked as world's top university

The University of Oxford has become the first British university to top the Times Higher Education's global league table, knocking the California Institute of Technology into second place.

Qatar’s tourism sector 'can gain from transit passengers'

Qatar’s tourism sector 'can gain from transit passengers'

Qatar’s tourism sector stands to gain from the large number of transit passengers at the Hamad International Airport (HIA), an official of an economic consultancy forecasting house has said.