August 2021 / 50 posts found

Egg metabolites in blood related to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

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Consumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. This content was originally published here.

Florida Forces CDC to Correct Inaccurate Coronavirus Data About State

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Florida drove the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wednesday to correct the state’s coronavirus data after the Florida Department of Health complained. The CDC updated the data Tuesday to reflect an accurate Sunday total of coronavirus cases in the state, as the CDC incorrectly combined “MULTIPLE days into one,” giving Florida the worst ever total. “Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida today is incorrect,” the Florida Department of Health told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Monday. “They combined MULTIPLE days into one. We anticipate CDC will correct the record.”: Wrong again. The number of cases @CDCgov released for Florida […]

Common myths about Covid – debunked | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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I don’t have any symptoms, so even if I have Covid I won’t give it to anyone else Wrong. People who never get symptoms from Covid are less infectious than people who get symptoms, but they can still have high viral loads and can pass on the virus. And the peak infectiousness in those who do develop symptoms is actually the day or two before they start feeling ill. Because people who feel fine are far more likely to be out and about than those who are feeling ill, people who have Covid either without symptoms or before they get […]

UAB researchers say metformin reduces risk of death for COVID patients with diabetes

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UAB researchers said if people with Type 2 diabetes use the drug metformin before a COVID diagnosis, the mortality rate for Type 2 diabetes subjects dramatically decreased by three times as much. “If someone is eligible to be on metformin, they should be on metformin, they should continue to take it,” said Anath Shalev, M.D., director of UAB’s Comprehensive Diabetes Center and leader of the study. “It may actually give you some protection.” This content was originally published here.

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: rare blood clot syndrome has high mortality rate | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Although extremely rare, a blood clot syndrome after the first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine carries a high risk of death and can occur in otherwise young and healthy people, UK researchers have found. In those aged under 50, this blood clot syndrome occur in around one in 50,000 people who have received the vaccine, and that number falls to one in 100,000 in the over 50s, data suggests. But the risk of blood clots is much higher with Covid itself — research shows that more than a fifth of hospitalised patients with Covid have evidence of blood clots. Researchers […]

Delta coronavirus variant is putting babies and children in special isolation wards in Japanese hospitals – ABC News

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Crying, confused and alone, baby Sara pulls herself up the bars of her cot as her caregiver leaves the room. At just 15 months old, Sara — a pseudonym to protect her privacy — has tested positive for COVID-19. She will spend about eight days recovering in a special isolation ward just for children.  Sara has been separated from her mum, who also has coronavirus, and is being treated in a different hospital. This is the heartbreaking new chapter of Japan’s fight against coronavirus. Supplied: St Marianna Hospital The highly transmissible Delta strain has propelled case numbers here to frightening new heights and younger people like Sara are increasingly being infected.  Because […]

Part 3: Take a Deep Breath – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Moving beyond the big picture, many Long Haul COVID patients feel the need for a deep breath but cannot ever quite get what they need.  Obviously, a viral disease which infects the lung has the potential for leaving behind some lung damage.  COVID, however, could be considered an overachiever in its leftover damage compared to other viral diseases like flu or past SARS and MERS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome). With the high rates of reported symptoms and high rates of objectively measured abnormal lung tests, Long Hauler COVID earns the attention it gets from research […]

The Biggest Health Dangers of Diabetes | Manna Health

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Diabetes can be a trigger for other serious health issues. It is much more than just an uncomfortable disease to live with, but what can happen when diabetes is not treated? This content was originally published here.

Anti-vaccine protesters storm BBC HQ – years after it moved out | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Confused anti-vaccine protesters stormed what they thought was a major BBC building on Monday, apparently unaware the corporation largely moved out almost a decade ago. Rather than target the BBC’s news operation, which they hold responsible for promoting Covid-19 vaccines, a handful of protesters gained access to Television Centre in west London, which is now predominantly rented by ITV to film its daytime shows such as Good Morning Britain and This Morning. The circular building was vacated by the BBC in 2013 and has since been converted into flats and a private members’ club. The BBC retained three studios on […]

Diabetes S’pore Is Giving Free Alcohol Swabs Till 29 Feb, So Diabetics No Need Chiong At Pharmacies

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Diabetes Singapore Is Giving Out Free Alcohol Swabs Till 29 Feb, While Stocks Last Earlier this month, a pharmacy sales staff’s account went viral after she revealed that a diabetic customer could not get any alcohol swabs as they were sold out. Source Diabetics require alcohol swabs for their insulin injections. Without the swabs, they are undoubtedly facing a tough time. The virus is not only causing supply shortages, but also making it difficult to visit hospitals for their screenings. Distribution of free alcohol swabs and lancets There’s good news for those who are worried about the shortage. Diabetes Singapore […]