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WHO must be reformed, India ready to play key role, says PM Modi at global Covid summit – Coronavirus Outbreak News

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Speaking at the second global Covid summit on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the World Health Organisation needs to be reformed and strengthened to “build a more resilient global health security architecture”. He also called for streamlining of the WHO’s approval process for vaccines and therapeutics in order to keep supply chains stable. “It is clear that a coordinated global response is required to combat future health emergencies. We must build a resilient global supply chain and ensure equitable access to vaccines and medicine,” he said. “As a responsible member of the global community, India is ready to […]

Expert warns that multi-vitamins don’t do anything  | Daily Mail Online

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Many Americans use multi-vitamins every day, hoping that they will be the key to staving of disease and even preventing early death. One top expert is warning that the daily pills may just be a waste of time, though. Dr Fang Fang Zhang, a cancer epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, told TIME that there was no evidence that using these types of drugs daily had any ability to lengthen a person’s life span, or prevent chronic disease. She noted that the body is meant to get these types of vitamins and minerals from foods, and the body may nor […]

Tick Prevention and Good Nutrition – The Stram Center Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Albany NY

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In this day and age, the likelihood of getting a tick bite, either directly or from a tick carried in by a pet, is pretty good! That’s the bad news. But now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the good news is you can do something about protecting yourself. Certainly, equipping yourself with proper outdoor gear helps but you can protect yourself from the inside as well. That’s where good nutrition can lend itself. The right nutrition can really support your immune system, fighting infections and battling bacteria so it doesn’t take root, causing a myriad of symptoms. We […]

Alberta insulin pumps: Some with diabetes will have to buy insurance to get devices | CTV News

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For Lisa Hart, an Albertan living with type-one diabetes, the opportunity to buy an insulin pump nine years ago was life changing. “It really is life and death. It has kept me out of hospital so many times, it just makes my control so much better,” she told CTV News Edmonton. But changes this week to the province’s Insulin Pump Therapy Program will make it more expensive for some Albertans to get their hands on one. Anyone who doesn’t qualify for low-income status and is without private or employer insurance will have to buy coverage through Blue Cross starting in […]

Shanghai disinfects coronavirus-infected people’s homes amid China’s ‘zero-COVID’ strategy | Fox News

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Shanghai workers in protective suits are disinfecting the homes of residents infected by COVID-19 as the city aims to eliminate the wave of omicron cases under China‘s “zero-COVID” policy. According to city officials, residents can notify the cleaning crews about items that require protection from disinfectant spray. People wearing face masks walk across an intersection in Beijing, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Authorities also closed Shanghai’s entire subway system after the city suspended its last two underground […]

Half of Covid-hospitalised still symptomatic two years on, study finds | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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More than half of people hospitalised with Covid-19 still have at least one symptom two years after they were first infected, according to the longest follow-up study of its kind. While physical and mental health generally improve over time, the analysis suggests that coronavirus patients discharged from hospital still tend to experience poorer health and quality of life than the general population. The research was published in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine. “Our findings indicate that for a certain proportion of hospitalised Covid-19 survivors, while they may have cleared the initial infection, more than two years is needed to recover fully,” […]

Toxins, Social Media & Your Mood + Mental Health Supplements (Ask Me Anything Episode!) | Dr. Will Cole

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Answering all your questions on addressing mental health through functional medicine with supplements, mental health labs, and foods to focus on. This content was originally published here.

Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Look At This Increasingly Pervasive Health Problem | Dr. Will Cole

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By assessing your health history and risk factors, we are able to help those struggling with BMS with natural tools.      1. Lab work Since autoimmune-inflammation and stress are closely linked to BMS, we want to start with labwork to rule out whether or not this is a key factor in your health case. Homocysteine, autoimmune-reactivity, and hs-CRP can give us insight into your inflammation levels whereas a a cortisol awakening response test looks at both stress and inflammation levels. Additionally, tool tests to look at gut microbiome health can give further insight into other inflammatory triggers like chronic […]

Helen Murray Free, who helped invent dip-and-read diabetes test, dies at 98

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When Helen Murray Free was studying at the College of Wooster in Ohio, she switched her major to chemistry as millions of men joined the fight overseas during World War II. After graduating, she got a job at Miles Laboratory, where Alka-Seltzer was created, and helped develop a dip-and-read glucose test to diagnose diabetes. She has seven patents to her name. Helen Murray Free died last weekend at age 98. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived. This content was originally published here.

In states where coronavirus cases are again on the rise, schools weigh safety measures, closures

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In states where coronavirus cases are once again on the rise, local officials and schools are considering taking additional precautions to limit outbreaks in classrooms, including again urging people to wear masks and, in some cases, closing. In Los Angeles County, the number of cases reported among students in youth sports, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools “more than quadrupled between March 27 and April 24,” Barbara Ferrer, the county public health director, said Wednesday in a news conference. Masking requirements in schools were lifted on March 12. “There are now nearly as many cases among students and staff […]