Tag Archive: health – expert

Number of smokers worldwide has reached 1 billion all-time high

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. all-time /AWL-tahym/ [adjective] – the highest, lowest, or best that something has ever been The water in the lake had reached an all-time low. prevalence /PREV-uh-luhns/ [noun] – the fact that something is very common or happens often Doctors are seeing an increase in the prevalence of obesity. account for (something) /uh-KOUNT fawr/ [phrasal verb] – to form the total of something Females account for the 75% of users on the app. uptake /UHP-teyk/ [noun] – the rate or act of accepting something There is an 80% uptake of vaccination in India. vulnerable /VUHL-ner-uh-buhl/ [adjective] –…
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Regular activity reduces the risk of having severe Covid-19 diseases

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. journal /JUR-nl/ [noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject The library subscribes to all the major science journals. determine /dih-TUR-min/ [verb] – to discover the facts or truth about something She determined the reason of his headaches. severity /suh-VER-i-tee/ [noun] – seriousness The doctors were shocked by the severity of his injuries. sedentary /SED-n-ter-ee/ [adjective] – involving little exercise or physical activity My doctor says I should start playing sports because my lifestyle is too sedentary. obesity /oh-BEE-si-tee/ [noun] – the fact of being extremely fat, in a…
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Climate change is worsening pollen season across the U.S.

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. intensify /in-TEN-suh-fahy/ [verb] – to become greater, more serious, or more extreme, or to make something do this The coach intensified the swimming team’s training. concentration /kon-suhn-TREY-shuhn/ [noun] – a large number or amount of something in the same place The concentration of toxic chemicals in the area affected the worker’s health during the industrial revolution. numerous /NOO-mer-uhs/ [adjective] – many Numerous studies have pointed out the effects of climate change. in line with /in lahyn with/ [idiom] – similar to something or at the same level as something The company’s results are in line with…
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AstraZeneca vaccines in France to be given to people under 65 years

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© EPA via bbc.com Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/ [noun] – an official limit on something The president lifted the trade restrictions. insufficient /in-suh-FISH-uhnt/ [adjective] – not enough The insufficient money cannot fund the project. efficacy /EF-i-kuh-see/ [noun] – the ability, especially of a medicine or a method of achieving something, to produce the intended result To test the efficacy of the vaccine, a series of tests will be conducted. stance /stans/ [noun] – a way of thinking about something, especially expressed in a publicly stated opinion His stance regarding the issue did not change. pharmaceutical /fahr-muh-SOO-ti-kuhl/ [adjective] –…
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Farmers, firemen, and airline employees for Covid-19 vaccine priority

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. federal /FED-er-uhl/ [adjective] – Relating to the central government, and not to the government of a region, of some countries such as the U.S They were charged with violating federal law. vaccine /vak-SEEN/ [noun] – a substance containing a virus or bacterium in a form that is not harmful, given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease that the virus or bacterium causes This vaccine protects against some kinds of the bacteria. administration /ad-min-uh-STREY-shuhn/ [noun] – the people in an organization who manage its business and operations The decision to cancel…
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Community noise may affect dementia risk

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. odds/odz / [noun] – the probability (= how likely it is) that a particular thing will or will not happen The odds are heavily against him . cycle /SAHY-kuhl/ [noun] – a regular period of time during which an activity, job, etc. is done The team worked to shorten product-development cycles and boost productivity. sedentary/SED-n-ter-ee/ [adjective] – involving little exercise or physical activity The doctor said that he should start playing sports because his lifestyle is too sedentary. cognitive/KOG-ni-tiv/ [adjective] – connected with thinking or conscious mental processes Her patient’s cognitive functions have been impaired. detrimental/de-truh-MEN-tl/…
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A Turkish-German power couple develops the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. pioneer /pahy-uh-NEER/ [noun] – a person who is one of the first people to do something He is one of the pioneers of modern biology. genetic /juh-NET-ik/ [adjective] – belonging or relating to genes (= parts of the DNA in cells) received by each animal or plant from its parents The illness is a genetic inheritance. prominent /PROM-uh-nuhnt/ [adjective] – very well known and important Vietnam is a prominent member of the ASEAN. vaccine /vak-SEEN/ [noun] –a substance containing a virus or bacterium in a form that is not harmful, given to a person or animal…
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People who regularly eat chili peppers have reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, study suggests

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. determine/dih-TUR-min/ [verb] – to control or influence something directly, or to decide what will happen Physical characteristics are genetically determined. mortality /mawr-TAL-i-tee / [noun] – the way that people do not live forever The pandemic made him more aware of his own mortality. associate/uh-SOH-shee-eyt/ [verb] – to connect someone or something in your mind with someone or something else I am truly proud to be associated with this wonderful project. conclude/kuh n-KLOOD/ [verb] – to have a particular opinion about something after thinking carefully about it We can conclude that it has significantly affected our sales performance…
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Pfizer announces its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. interim /IN-ter-uhm/ [adjective] – temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists The local government is taking interim measures to help those affected by the typhoon. immune /ih-MYOON/ [adjective] – protected against a particular disease or illness by particular substances in the blood Sera’s already immune to smallpox as a result of vaccination she received as a child. trial /TRAHY-uhl/ [noun] – a test, usually over a limited period of time, to discover how effective or suitable something or someone is The clinical trial for the new vaccine will be held tomorrow…
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Two new studies recommend that people with blood type O may have a lower chance of Coronavirus infection other critical illnesses

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. impact /im-PAKT/ [verb] – to have an influence on something The situation impacted the status of the economy. sensitivity /sen-si-TIV-i-tee/ [noun] – having a strong physical reaction to something You have to use this toothpaste whenever dental trauma results in tooth sensitivity to hot or cold. uncover /uhn-KUHV-er/ [verb] – to discover something secret or hidden or remove something covering something else The police uncovered the mystery behind the crime that happened a week ago. proportion /pruh-PAWR-shuhn/ [noun] – the number or amount of a group or part of something when compared to the whole Women…
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