Herpes infection possibly linked to COVID-19 vaccine, study says
Herpes infection possibly linked to COVID-19 vaccine, study says
Tommy Ahlquist puts to rest rumors, skepticism surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.
Italian hospital apologizes for lapse on a busy day, but says the young woman has shown no adverse reaction to the overdose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Doctors in India are reporting a rash of a rare infection in Covid patients which is making them blind.
And will they stick around after the pandemic?
The evidence suggests vaccines don't just prevent death and serious disease, they significantly reduce transmission. Maybe the time has come for people to make their own choices for their lives.
The saying, "You're only as old as you feel", takes on a whole new meaning, according to this research. Turns out simply feeling younger than you actually are can be protective as you age.
Doctors say steroids, which have proven effective for those severely ill with COVID-19, may inadvertently fuel cases by dampening the immune system.
The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. When a new monoclonal antibody drug was added to treatments being given to hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were still breathing on their own, the drug - lenzilumab from Humanigen Inc - significantly improved their odds of not needing invasive mechanical ventilation, researchers found. The 540 patients in the randomized trial were already receiving a variety of standard treatments.
Beer bellies increase the risk of developing serious Covid by as much as 75 per cent, a new study suggests. Scientists are calling for Covid patients with pronounced abdominal fat to be closely monitored. However, the study found that general body fat, as measured by body mass index (BMI), appeared not to be linked to worse severity of the virus. Doctors in Italy examined the health records of 215 patients hospitalised with Covid and measured their BMI and waist circumference against chest X-ray (CXR), which were scored on a scale of zero to 18 for severity. Higher CXR scores typically indicate a more severe Covid infection. Patients with abdominal obesity had significantly higher X-ray scores – an average of nine – than those without, who had an average of six. It meant patients with abdominal obesity were likely to have a 59 per cent chance of a score classed as "high", compared to 35 per cent without. However, when the scientists examined the patients' BMI – the traditional method of determining whether a person is overweight – they found the chances of a high X-ray score were similar between those who were obese, overweight and of a healthy weight. "Abdominal obesity might predict a high chest X-ray severity score better than general obesity in hospitalised patients with Covid-19," the authors wrote. "Therefore, in hospital, waist circumference should be measured and patients with abdominal obesity should be monitored closely." Patients with abdominal obesity were at a 75 per cent increased risk of a higher CXR severity score that those without abdominal obesity. Meanwhile bronchial asthma increased the risk of a high CXR severity score by 73 per cent. The new findings, compiled at I.R.C.C.S.Policlinico San Donato, a clinic near Milan, have been presented at the European Congress on Obesity. Last year, Boris Johnson pledged to wage war on obesity after admitting his own battle with his weight may have contributed to the severity of his experience with Covid, which saw him treated in intensive care. Increasing levels of obesity have been blamed as a significant cause of the UK's high death toll from the pandemic. In September, a study found that even modest weight gain can increase the risk of severe disease from the virus.
"B 1.617 is likely to be a variant of concern because it has some mutations which increase transmission," Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told AFP.
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Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought devastation on India, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from, the coronavirus.
The new COVID-19 rules that come into effect across Canada this week.
There's a strong correlation between osteoporosis and clogged arteries.
Colorectal cancer rates have increased over the past three decades and more young people are being diagnosed, study finds.
The cancer drug Gleevec, which ushered a new era in cancer care focusing on a tumor's characteristics not its location, marks its 20th anniversary.
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The need for shut-eye is universal. Justin Lewis/Stone via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to email@example.com. Why do I need to sleep for a long time at night? – Sly M., 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts Just like eating, drinking or breathing, sleep is an essential part of life. In fact, all animals do it – with some interesting variations. A dolphin, for example, sleeps with one eye open and only half of its brain snoozing at a time. This is likely because dolphins need to be partly conscious to breathe while in the water. Zebras sometimes sleep standing up in case they need to wake up and quickly escape a predator. Bats sleep upside down. All animals need to sleep. Gregory Sweeney/Moment via Getty Images When someone’s asleep, it can look like they are turned “off” and not doing anything at all. But, that’s not true. Your brain and body are active and doing important things while you sleep, like organizing nerve cells, regulating hormones, repairing cells and clearing out toxins. Your brain is especially busy, helping you get lots of things done while you sleep. Among other things, it’s processing memories, gaining creative insight and learning new skills. Sleep helps you learn, grow and thrive, and all these processes take time. That’s why babies need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day for the first three months of their lives – newborns are asleep way more than they are awake. Most school-aged kids need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep. Teens can aim for nine hours, which is what some adults need too. But seven or eight hours is enough for other grownups. It’s important to get not only enough sleep but also good-quality sleep. And you should try to sleep on a regular schedule by going to sleep and waking up around the same time each day – even on weekends. Getting a good night’s sleep can help you do well in school, at work and in sports. Sleep can also help with quickness and memory, which can help you with things like singing or playing a musical instrument. Good sleep helps you look and feel refreshed. When people are asked to rate how attractive someone is, they tend to rate people who are well rested as more attractive. Getting enough hours of good-quality sleep can help you cope with stress and get along better with your friends. If, like many people, you struggle with getting enough sleep, there are some tricks to help you get good sleep on a regular basis. You may find it helpful to set an ideal sleep schedule and try to stick to it each day. You can set alarms to help remind you when it’s time to go to bed. Use a wind-down routine for an hour before bedtime, to focus on keeping things relaxed and positive. You could include dimming lights, reading a fun book, and talking about the best parts of your day or just thinking about the day’s highlights. Try to avoid scary movies or books and getting into arguments just before bedtime. In the morning, think of something you are looking forward to that day and let the Sun or bright lights into your room to let your brain know it is time to be alert. You’ll know your sleep habits are working when you do not feel sleepy throughout the day and you wake up most days feeling refreshed. Just like being physically fit and eating a balanced diet, regularly getting a good night’s sleep is a behavior that takes practice and can pay off for a lifetime. Hello, curious kids! Do you have a question you’d like an expert to answer? Ask an adult to send your question to CuriousKidsUS@theconversation.com. Please tell us your name, age and the city where you live. And since curiosity has no age limit – adults, let us know what you’re wondering, too. We won’t be able to answer every question, but we will do our best.This article is republished from The Conversation, a nonprofit news site dedicated to sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by: Dana McMakin, Florida International University. Read more:Is gaming good for kids?Is it OK for teens to drink coffee? Dana McMakin receives funding from National Institutes of Health, Patient Oriented Outcomes Research Institute, and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good. Have your own Feel Good Diary to submit? You can do so here! Today: In many ways, Dua Lipa’s self-care routine is just like anyone else’s. She takes her dog for walks, works out via Zoom, and reads before bed. But the Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter also makes sure to pamper her vocal cords, by steaming, drinking tea, and staying hydrated. She reveals her full routine in this special Feel Good Diary. Age: 25Location: London, EnglandOccupation: Singer and songwriter 7:30 a.m. — Time for a walk with my dog, Dexter. I got really lucky that he and I have the same sleep schedule. If I need to catch a couple extra hours of sleep he’s right there with me, but on days when I’m up bright and early, he’s ready for his morning walk. Our walks are the perfect way to get my mind right for the day ahead. I usually grab a bottle of Evian — gotta stay hydrated — and his leash and we head out for a stroll around the neighborhood. While walking, I make a mental list of my intentions for the day. 8:30 a.m. — This is normally the time I give myself to work out. Whether it’s on Zoom, doing a workout with my friend Ella in L.A. who leads a kickass workout class called Sculpt With Ella, or with my best friend Bunny who comes over to train me on days when I’m feeling super lazy and need someone to get me motivated, getting physical really starts my day off right. I also love to do yoga, Pilates, or strength training. I like to leave my cardio workout to dancing. 10 a.m. — Time to shower, steam for my vocal chords, and have a cup of tea. I also grab something quick on the go for breakfast on my way to rehearsals for the Brit Awards. 11:30 a.m. — Rehearsal starts out with a quick warm-up with my vocal coach. Vocal health is so important to me and is critical on a day packed with rehearsing. I try to incorporate some little vocal health activities every day. 4:30 p.m. — I’m in the car on the way home from rehearsals. It takes me a while to get back, as we’ve been rehearsing in Bedford which is a little way out of London. I take this time to FaceTime my family and my friends to see what everyone’s doing, and ask whether someone would like to have an early-ish dinner with me when I get home. Spending time with the people I love is super-important to me, so I hope they say yes. That’s my evening, sorted. 6:30 p.m. — I love cooking and being surrounded by my favorite people, though I also love ordering from the fantastic restaurants in my area — especially as there’s no indoor seating at the moment due to the pandemic. With all the running around I do for work, it’s nice to come home, slow down, and connect with the food that nourishes my body and life. 9 p.m. — Once everyone leaves, it’s time for a little self-care. I am religious about washing my face and doing my nighttime skincare routine every evening. Even when it’s a rehearsal day and I’m not wearing makeup, it is so important to wash the day off. I also use this time to check in with myself and practice gratitude. The past year has been one for the history books, and I’m just so lucky to have fans who have been so supportive of me from the beginning. 10 p.m. — I’m off to bed! Tonight I’m reading Three Women by Lisa Taddeo to wind down a bit before I try to sleep. I’ve been rehearsing like crazy so my mind is always racing at the end of the day. It’s really comforting to grab a book and get transported to another world. I also like to take 30 minutes to meditate before bed for that added wind-down. Tomorrow is another full day of rehearsals. I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in the works… The Brits, we’re ready for you! Reflection: Dua Lipa emphasized that her self-care routine is key. It helps her get into a good head space so she can tackle her jam-packed days at full force. Even when life gets busy, making the time for gratitude practices and time with loved ones (her dog Dexter included, of course) makes all the difference. Dua Lipa has a partnership with Evian. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Feel Good Diary: Madison Beer's Wellness RoutineFeel Good Diary: Shay Mitchell's Wellness RoutineHow 3 Women Are Prioritizing Self-Love