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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.