March 2021 / 76 posts found

Scottish mum with diabetes found dead in flat with baby beside her – The Scotsman

by health and nutrition advice journalist
A mum was found dead in her flat with her five-month-old baby next to her – dehydrated but alive. Courtney Newlands, 19, lay in her flat for two days before police broke down the door prompted by her anxious family. They found the young mum lying on the couch with baby Declan beside her in his cot. Courtney’s mum Lorraine and sister, also Lorraine, 23, had become concerned because they had not not heard from the teenager, as the close family spoke every day. It is thought that she may have suffered complications from Type 1 diabetes, caused by the […]

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming ‘pretty soon’ – ABC13 Houston

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Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronavirus pandemic and that an announcement is forthcoming. This content was originally published here.

Coronavirus: adults aged 40-49 will be next in line for Covid vaccine across UK | World news | The Guardian

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Adults over the age of 40 have been prioritised as the first group to be vaccinated once all at-risk groups in phase 1 have been offered at least one dose of the vaccine. Vaccination will then proceed down the age groups, with all those aged 30-39 the next in line, followed by everyone aged 18-29. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) explained that the evidence suggested an age-based approach was the most effective way of reducing death and hospitalisation from Covid-19. After groups 1-9 in phase 1, people aged 40-49 are at highest risk of hospital admission, with […]

Covid vaccine: Giving vitamin and mineral supplements to older people could make jabs more effective

by health and nutrition advice journalist
If we’re going to rely on Covid-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, we need to maximise their effects. But one thing that risks undermining their protectiveness is nutritional deficiency, particularly in the elderly. Older people have weaker immune responses and are known to respond less well than younger adults to many vaccines, including the seasonal influenza vaccine. This is partly down to frailty, which cannot be easily remedied, but can also be due to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals – known as micronutrients. For the immune system to fight off infection or generate good protection against a […]

Featured Food: Bitter Melon – Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine

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I grew up in India and my grandfather, an Ayurveda expert, always said that karela (bitter melon) is good for health. My family ate it often. In the United States, this unique fruit is available at Indian or international grocery stores and even popular grocery stores. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. It is an herbaceous vine originally cultivated in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Bitter melon is widely known as an oblong, warty, bitter fruit. Similar to squash, melons and cucumbers, it is also known by various other names, like karela in India, balsam pear or bitter […]

Gov. Greg Abbott weighing end to mask order, other statewide coronavirus rules, says announcement coming ‘pretty soon’ – ABC13 Houston

by health and nutrition advice journalist
Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday that Texas is looking at when it will be able to lift all statewide orders related to the coronavirus pandemic and that an announcement is forthcoming. This content was originally published here.