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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine shipments have ground to “a near halt” in Africa while virus cases have spiked 20% over the last two weeks, the World Health Organization said Thursday, a bleak scenario for the continent on both those critical fronts.

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Stock your first-aid kit and store in a waterproof container • First-aid manual. • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes. • Sterile gauze pads and roller bandages in a variety of sizes. • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape. • Scissors and tweezers. • Needle, for sewing and removing splinters. • Bars of soap in their own plastic bags or waterproof containers. • Moist towelettes. • Antiseptic ...

A stroke is a "brain attack" cutting off blood oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do – from speaking, to walking, even breathing. Most strokes occur when the arteries are blocked by blood clots or by the gradual build-up of plaque.

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Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition where the upper chamber of the heart beats irregularly. This can cause blood to pool and form clots in an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage. If a blood clot does form, it can travel through an artery to the brain and cause a stroke.

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