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Australian Firm Recalls Over 2 Million US Covid Tests

An Australian medical tech manufacturer has recalled more than 2 million at-home COVID-19 tests shipped to the United States after finding an increased chance of false positives.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert Wednesday that the c…

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China’s 1st Woman to Spacewalk Works 6 Hours Outside Station

Wang Yaping has become the first Chinese woman to conduct a spacewalk as part of a six-month mission to the country’s space station. Wang and fellow astronaut Zhai Zhigang left the station’s main module on Sunday evening, spending more than six hours outside installing equipment and carrying out tests alongside the station’s robotic service arm, according to the China Manned Space agency. The third member of the crew, Ye Guangfu, assisted from inside the station, CMS said on its website. Wang, 41, and Zhai, 55, had both traveled to China’s now-retired experimental space stations, and Zhai conducted China’s first spacewalk

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New Zealand Voluntary Euthanasia Law Comes into Effect

Medically assisted dying is now legal in New Zealand. The End of Life Choice Act has come into effect one year after almost two-thirds of New Zealanders voted in favor of it. Supporters believe the assisted dying laws will give New Zealanders who are “suffering terribly at the end of their lives” choice, compassion and dignity. To be eligible, a person must have a terminal illness that is likely to end their life within six months. They must also be able to make an informed decision. The legislation came into force Sunday, a year after a binding referendum. Brooke van

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