In today's news roundup, Pfizer promises lower drug prices to 45 poorer countries, Lyon beats Barcelona to win their eighth Women's Champions League title, and NASA's Mars lander InSight takes one last selfie, covered in dust.
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When Msituni was born, zoo keepers were worried the baby giraffe might die. Her front legs bent the wrong way, making standing nearly impossible. Now, thanks to special braces, she's healthy and playing with other giraffes.
North Korea is facing a rapidly spreading outbreak of Covid-19. The country claims it has had no cases for the last two years, but it has now had over 1.7 million cases since the first case was reported last week.
When someone damages their backbone, the injury can leave them paralyzed and unable to walk. Now, scientists have given three paralyzed men the ability to walk again, thanks to a device placed in their spine. Incredibly, the men were able to walk in just hours.
Last Friday, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center successfully replaced the heart of a very sick man with a specially-grown pig's heart. It's the first time this surgery has ever been done. After three days, the patient appears to be doing very well.
To recap 2021, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some of the positive stories that made the news this year.
On Friday, the World Health Organization released information on a new version of the virus that causes Covid-19. The new variant, which has been named "Omicron", was first spotted in South Africa. Countries around the world are now racing to prepare for Omicron.
The drug companies Merck and Pfizer have each come up with new medicines that can help protect people from the worst effects of the coronavirus. These medicines won't replace vaccines, but could help treat people who get Covid-19.
Scientists have attached the kidney of a specially grown pig to a human body and found that it worked without problems. Though much is still unknown, the news is a huge step forward for tens of thousands of patients with kidney trouble.
In late March, the African nation of Eswatini celebrated something that people in many countries take for granted - hot water at health clinics across the country. The hot water is heated by the sun, and could save many lives.
As coronavirus outbreaks in places like India grow worse, many people want drug companies to share the secrets behind their Covid-19 vaccines. So far, several rich countries are fighting efforts to share this information.