By Paul Specht, PolitiFact reporter \A billboard in Johnston County suggests North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is shortchanging people with type 1 diabetes. A WRAL viewer emailed a photo of the billboard on U.S. Highway 301 to PolitiFact. It says: “Gov Roy Cooper does not consider Type 1 diabetes an under lying health issue! Think about that!” The billboard does not show who paid for it. Warren Stancil, the president of the billboard company, InterState Outdoor Inc., said he doesn’t know the buyer’s identity. “This was an anonymous person who bought the ad space. All I know is what’s in […]
Copenhagen, Denmark – While many in Europe fretted over the Delta variant, university student and care worker Sofie Mari Jensen joined tens of thousands of people at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium to watch the pop-rock band The Minds of 99. The event on September 11, a day after Denmark dropped all coronavirus restrictions, was Europe’s first concert hosting more than 50,000 people since the pandemic began. Social distancing was not required, nor masks, nor certificates proving vaccination. “It was packed with people, and it was euphoric,” Jensen told Al Jazeera. COVID is no longer considered a “socially critical disease” in Denmark […]
Mississippi is now leading the country in total deaths per capita during the pandemic, ahead of New Jersey, Louisiana, New York and Massachusetts. This content was originally published here.
(Natural News) Researchers at Yogi Vemana University in India aimed to develop natural powerful agents for dual therapy of both Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they found that three traditional Indian herbal medicines possess multifunctional abilities to treat both Alzheimer’s… This content was originally published here.
Two sisters who allegedly drove through a police checkpoint to get from Auckland to Northland have been remanded in custody, with a strong rebuke from a judge. The first sister, aged 31, was charged with failing to comply with an order (under Covid-19 legislation) and resisting police and appeared in Whangārei District Court on Monday. The second sister, aged 26, also appeared in the court, facing two counts of failing to stop for police (Covid-19-related), reckless driving, resisting police and failing to comply with an order (under Covid-19 legislation). The pair appeared separately via AVL from Whangārei Police Station before […]
President Joe Biden’s administration may reportedly implement a new policy to limit the number of antibody treatments shipped to some states with high demands for it, possibly curtailing the medicine for states with Republican governors, Politico reports. According to Politico, the Biden administration is “imposing new limits on states’ ability to access to Covid-19 antibody treatments amid rising demand from GOP governors who have relied on the drug as a primary weapon against the virus.”: Federal health officials plan to allocate specific amounts to each state under the new approach, in an effort to more evenly distribute the 150,000 doses that […]
While the other systems discussed over the previous weeks stood out as more disruptive of life, the GI tract and the skin are thankfully affected in lesser degrees. Interestingly, the virus can be found in stool samples an average of 28 days after disease onset despite the GI symptoms being milder than with diarrhea acutely. What is not fully understood is the long-term effects of COVID 19 infection on the gut microbiome. Other research has revealed that other viruses like flu influence gut bacteria long term. Meanwhile, a bacteria called Faecalibacterium prausnitzii seems to offer some protection against COVID 19 […]
Working in the lab of Katherine Gallagher, M.D. of the Michigan Medicine Departments of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology, researcher W. James Melvin, M.D., and his colleagues decided to probe a possible link between the enzyme and the runaway inflammation they witnessed first-hand in Covid patients in the ICU. Starting with a mouse model of coronavirus infection, they found that SETDB2 was decreased in immune cells involved in the inflammatory response, called macrophages, of infected mice with diabetes. They later saw the same thing in monocyte-macrophages in the blood from people with diabetes and severe Covid-19. “We think we have […]
A hero builder who helped rebuild houses after a tornado in South Auckland is helping again – this time feeding struggling families. Fijian Indian businessman Sulendra Raju has helped raise more than $100,000 to supply 2200 food parcels for those in need in south Auckland. Sulendra ‘Raj’ Raju’s generosity has seen homes repaired and people fed this year. Photo / Dean Purcell Known in his community as Raj, the owner of All in One Builders went to the rescue when a tornado ripped through Papatoetoe in June this year. For the past four days, Raju and other business associates distributed […]
Plans to introduce vaccine passports across England next month have been shelved in a dramatic U-turn by the government, but Conservative opponents fear they could still be made mandatory later this year amid a warning the NHS faces “the worst winter in living memory”. Just weeks after Boris Johnson announced the controversial documents would be necessary for fully vaccinated people to go to nightclubs and other crowded venues, Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said the policy had been suspended and would not go ahead from 1 October. Government sources said dire warnings at the start of summer about Covid cases, […]