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the island of La Palma is shaken this Wednesday by the strongest earthquake since the beginning of the eruption



The National Geographic Institute (IGN) on Wednesday recorded an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale in Mazo, on the Spanish island of La Palma, at the site of the eruption of the volcano Cumbre Vieja at a depth of 36 kilometers. It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded since the onset of seismic activity preceding the volcanic eruption.

IGN rates the intensity of this earthquake from 3 to 4 on a scale of 1 to 12, ranging from weak to widely observed. Those at level 4 do not cause damage, but do cause glass noise, vibrations of suspended elements and, in some cases, seeming furniture shaking. The earthquake, recorded by IGN at 15:33 local time, was felt with greater or lesser intensity on almost the entire island of La Palma. The previous, larger, 4.3, six days ago was also in Mazo, at a depth of 35 kilometers.

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World War II plane found in Indian Himalayas 77 years after crash



A C-46 transport ship, flying from Kunming, South China, was flying with 13 people on board when it disappeared in the midst of a storm in the mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh in the first week of 1945.

“Nothing more was heard about the plane. He just disappeared,” explained Clayton Cooles, an American adventurer who led the mission at the request of the son of one of the crash victims.

The expedition lasted several months, during which Kuhles and a team of local guides crossed rivers, covering their chests, and set up camp in the cold. Three guides died of hypothermia early in the mission during a snowstorm.

After all, the team found the plane on a snow-covered mountain last month and were able to identify the fuselage from the number on the plane’s tail. There were no human remains on the ship.

Bill Scherer, an orphaned son who asked for a mission, said he was “happy just to know where” his father was. “It’s sad but also joyful,” he told AFP in an email sent from New York.

“I grew up without a father. All I think about is my poor mother receiving a telegram and learning that my father is missing and she must stay with me, a 13-month-old child, ”he added.

Hundreds of US military aircraft disappeared from operations in India, China, and Myanmar during World War II, either due to attacks by Japanese forces or weather conditions.

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Early treatment can curb peanut allergy in young children



“Finding safe and effective treatment options is critical to improving the quality of life of these children, many of whom will have allergies for life,” said Wesley Burks, one of the researchers at the University of North Carolina.

According to this North American study published in The Lancet, which involved children aged 0 to 3 years, this two and a half year oral treatment of addiction resulted in allergy remission within five years. old child.

Six months after the end of this long-term treatment, these children were able to tolerate the equivalent of 16 peanuts.

Moreover, in almost three-quarters of the children, the treatment resulted in desensitization, i.e., a plateau below the remission level.

The children were able to tolerate a dose corresponding to 16 peanuts when administered immediately after the end of treatment.

“Children who went into remission were mostly in the younger group, with children under one year of age getting the best results” at the start of the study, said Stacey Jones, another researcher at the University of Arkansas Health Sciences.

Intervening too early gives a better chance of remission, according to a scientist cited by The Lancet.

“However, only a small number of children under the age of one year participated in the study, so more research is needed,” he added.

Other studies already done have pointed in the same direction, but this work stands out for its length.

According to a study, peanut allergy occurs in 2% of children in Western countries.

These children should avoid eating this legume, and in case of accidental exposure, they should be given an injection of adrenaline to combat anaphylactic shock.

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Without treatment, the most sensitive children may even suffer from indirect exposure, such as being kissed by a person who has eaten peanuts.

The study included 146 children aged 0 to 3 years with peanut allergy, 96 of whom received the equivalent of six peanuts per day of peanut protein powder.

An additional 50 children received an oatmeal placebo to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

The fixed dose to measure remission and desensitization was about 16 peanuts.

Remission occurred in twenty children in the treatment group compared to one in the placebo group, while desensitization occurred in 68 children in the treatment group compared to one in the placebo group.

Although they could not tolerate the dose of 16 peanuts to achieve remission, twenty other children were able to tolerate the equivalent of six to 12 peanuts six months after treatment.

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Morreu Elza Soares



A cantora brasileira Elza Soares morreu esta quinta-feira, aos 91 anos, em sua casa, no Rio de Janeiro. A informação foi avançada pela agência de comunicação da artista.

“É com muita tristeza e pesar que informamos o falecimento da cantora e compositora Elza Soares, aos 91 anos, às 15:45 em sua casa, no Rio de Janeiro, por causas naturais”, foi partilhado na página oficial de Instagram da artista.

Elza Soares nasceu a 23 de junho de 1930, na favela de Moça Bonita, no seio de uma família muito pobre. A sua vida foi marcada pela luta e pela superação das dificuldades, tendo-se tornado numa inspiração para as mulheres negras do Brasil e do Mundo.

A artista, que “cantou até o fim”, costumava dizer que as suas dificuldades tinham feito como que já tivesse vivido várias vidas numa só, lembra o site brasileiro Veja.

Começou a sua carreira no samba, no final da década de 1950. Durante a sua carreira lançou 34 discos, em que além do género mais popular da cultura brasileira, também cantou outros ritmos como jazz, hip hop, e até mesmo música eletrónica. Mesmo aos 91 anos, Elza Soares editou músicas novas e tinha também um concerto marcado para o dia 3 de fevereiro na Casa Natura, em São Paulo.

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