The flu pandemic of 1918 and early conspiracy theories
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The flu pandemic of 1918 and early conspiracy theories

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm, but it is not unique. Past pandemics have likewise been accompanied by conspiracy theories and waves of mistrust in science. In this Curiosities of Medical History feature, we look at some of the wildest theories to emerge during the flu pandemic of 1918.Share on PinterestImage credit:…
Student feels ‘hopeless’ after having six Leaving Cert marks downgraded
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Student feels ‘hopeless’ after having six Leaving Cert marks downgraded

A Leaving Cert student who had six of her marks downgraded through the calculated grades process has said she feels “lost and hopeless”.A breakdown of calculated grades figures, published earlier this week, showed that almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s system.Victoria…
Google tells workers to return to country where they are employed
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Google tells workers to return to country where they are employed

Alphabet has advised workers company wide to return to the country where they are employed by the end of the year, according to a person familiar with the matter.In Ireland, Google’s European headquarters, many technology employees who temporarily left the country during the worst of the pandemic “have been asked to return by year end,…
Zika and other arboviruses linked to neurological issues
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Zika and other arboviruses linked to neurological issues

A new study has explored the link between the Zika and chikungunya arboviruses and neurological or cerebrovascular diseases.Share on PinterestNew research provides insight into the link between mosquito-borne viruses and neurological conditions. Image credit: LWA/Getty ImagesNew research has helped clarify the link between the Zika and chikungunya arboviruses — viruses carried by arthropods such as…