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New concerns as Indian Covid variant clusters found across England | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Clusters of the Indian variants of Covid-19 have been found across England, including in care homes, the Guardian has learned, amid growing fears about the speed with which they are spreading in communities. The latest update of case numbers of these variants was due to be published on Thursday. But leaked emails seen by the Guardian show the announcement was delayed until at least Friday because of the local elections. The documents also suggest officials from Public Health England are poised to escalate one of the variants to one “of concern”. Scientists have been assessing three closely related variants first […]

Nutritional Supplements That Can Improve Your Peak Performance, Sleep and Recovery

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Could a new supplement or change in your diet improve your productivity? This content was originally published here.

The 5 Reasons to Counter the 5 Reasons to Change Your Mind Regarding Flu Shots – Functional Medicine

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There’s an article going around the social media universe from NPR titled, ‘Think You Don’t Need A Flu Shot? Here Are 5 Reasons To Change Your Mind.’  Here’s my counter to their 5 reasons of why I’m not getting a flu shot.  I don’t care if you get it or not, I’m not telling you to get or not to get it but hopefully use this as a resource to sift through that same dogmatic mantras we hear every year.  You’ve heard it time and time again.  No matter the effectiveness of that season’s flu shot, the conclusion is always, […]

High Blood Sugar? It Could Be a Side Effect of These Medications

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Popular medications like statins and diuretics can come with the side effect of raising your blood sugar levels—and that can be a problem whether or not you have diabetes. Fortunately, if you discover that your medication is giving you high blood sugar, you can usually reverse the effect by switching to a different treatment. Keep your eyes out for these common culprits. Simvastatin, atorvastatin and rosuvastatin Regular use of statins, a group of drugs used to treat high cholesterol, can cause as much as a 12% increase in blood sugar levels. How? Insulin is the hormone that helps your cells […]

Two Pfizer Covid vaccine doses give over 95% protection, shows Israel study | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have proved more than 95% effective against infection, hospitalisation and death from Covid-19 in Israel, the country with the highest proportion of its population vaccinated in the world, research has found. One shot of the vaccine was partially effective, offering 58% protection against infection, 76% against hospitalisation, and 77% against death. The authors of the observational study in the Lancet medical journal say this shows the importance of having the second shot. Their study demonstrates the power of vaccines to end the toll of coronavirus, they say. “These findings suggest that high vaccine uptake […]

Coronavirus cases hit a seven-month low

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Data: CSSE Johns Hopkins University; Map: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios Coronavirus infections in the U.S. are now at their lowest levels in seven months, thanks to the vaccines. The big picture: The vaccines are turning the tide in America’s battle with the coronavirus. Deaths and serious illnesses have dropped significantly, and now cases are falling too — an important piece of protection for the future, if we can keep it up. By the numbers: The U.S. averaged about 48,000 new cases per day over the past week. That’s a 13% improvement over the week before, and it’s the first time since October that average […]

Possible FREE Male Health Supplements To Decrease Frequent Urination! – MWFreebies

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    Possible FREE Male Health Supplements To Decrease Frequent Urination! The Home Testers Club Offers Free Products in Exchange … This content was originally published here.

What You Didn’t Know About Functional Medicine Could Save Your Life

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Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s mass-produced, assembly line, quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health. However, rather than simply believing anything a conventional doctor tells them, the modern healthcare consumers are becoming more informed and taking more control of their healthcare. Because of this, more and more people are seeking out functional medicine. So, why is functional medicine so awesome? There are major holes in modern medicine in […]

Walgreens Calls Cops on Black Man With Diabetes for Trying to Buy Product for Insulin Pump Scarring

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Raw Story screengrab A black diabetic man in Missouri had cops called on him by employees of a Walgreens store in St. Louis, who claimed he was stealing products, KDSK reports. Wesley Dozier said his quick trip to a Walgreens store located at the corner of Hampton and Gravois store turned into a frightening experience. On Monday, Dozier stopped by to this store to pick up products to help with scarring from his insulin pump. But employees reportedly accused him of stealing high-end beauty products. Dozier said he was searched by police but was eventually released when they didn’t find […]

5 COVID-19 cases in Tan Tock Seng Hospital cluster have Indian variant of coronavirus – CNA

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SINGAPORE: Five COVID-19 cases in the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) cluster have been found to have an Indian variant of the virus, said the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) director of medical services Kenneth Mak on Tuesday (May 4). Speaking at a press conference by the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force, Assoc Prof Mak said seven cases in three local clusters have the B16172 (Indian) variant of the virus. Besides the five cases at TTSH, one case with the B16172 variant is the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer deployed at Changi Airport Terminal 1, and the other case is the cleaner deployed at a community […]