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EXPLAINER: Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

EXPLAINER: Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

Norway, Iceland, Bulgaria, Thailand, and Congo soon followed suit. On Saturday, Norwegian authorities reported that four people under age 50 who had gotten the AstraZeneca vaccine had an unusually low number of blood platelets.

EXPLAINER: Why countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

WHO grants emergency authorization for J&J COVID vaccine

WHO grants emergency authorization for J&J COVID vaccine

In a statement, the U.N. health agency said “the ample data from large clinical trials” shows the J&J vaccine is effective in adult populations. The emergency use listing comes a day after the European Medicines Agency recommended the shot be given the green light across the 27-country European Union.

WHO grants emergency authorization for J&J COVID vaccine

Denmark pauses AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to probe blood clots

Denmark pauses AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to probe blood clots

Denmark's Health Authority said its decision was “based on a precautionary principle” and that one person who developed a blood clot after vaccination had died.

Denmark pauses AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to probe blood clots

Invalidations of Meghan's claims of racism hurt Black women

Invalidations of Meghan's claims of racism hurt Black women

Dr. Anita Thomas, executive vice-president and provost at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, said watching Meghan’s interview with Winfrey was emotional.

Invalidations of Meghan's claims of racism hurt Black women

Health panel expands lung cancer screening for more smokers

Health panel expands lung cancer screening for more smokers

Lung cancer is the nation’s top cancer killer, causing more than 135,000 deaths each year. Smoking is the chief cause and quitting the best protection.

Health panel expands lung cancer screening for more smokers

WATCH: Darpan recognizes outstanding South Asian women on International Women's Day

WATCH: Darpan recognizes outstanding South Asian women on International Women's Day

The cover features 8 women of distinction who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to create a positive impact in the South Asian community and beyond.

WATCH: Darpan recognizes outstanding South Asian women on International Women's Day