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European regulators based in London green-lit for the first time a vaccine for malaria—a disease that kills more than 500,000 people a year, most of them children in sub-Saharan Africa. The World Heath Organization will further review the vaccine’s effectiveness this month before distribution begins as early as 2017.
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Short Summary: The first airborne measurements performed with the FIRR are presented. Vertical profiles of upwelling spectral radiance in the far-infrared are measured in the Arctic atmosphere for the first time. They show the impact of the temperature inversion on the radiative budget of the atmosphere, especially in the far-infrared. The presence of ice clouds also significantly alters the far-infrared budget, highlighting the critical interplay between water vapour and clouds in this very dry
In February, CVS — one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains — announced that it would take tobacco products off the shelves of its 7,600 locations effective Oct. 1 of this year. The move is expected to cost the company $2 billion in annual sales.