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Showing posts with label HEALTH & NUTRITION. Show all posts

Fish oil supplements linked to greater first-time heart attack risk in study: ‘Not universally good or bad'.

Fish oil supplements linked to greater first-time heart attack risk in study: ‘Not universally good or bad'.
A cardiologist, two dietitians shared cautions, tips on fish oil supplements and new study: ‘More isn’t always better’ Taking fish oil supplements could raise the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Among healthy people, regular use of fish oil was found to…
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A man deliberately got 217 Covid shots.

A man deliberately got 217 Covid shots.
One German man has redefined “man on a mission.” A 62-year-old from Magdeburg deliberately got 217 Covid-19 vaccine shots in the span of 29 months, according to a new study, going against national vaccine recommendations. That’s an average of one jab every four days. In the …
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Largest Covid vaccine study yet finds link to health conditions.

Largest Covid vaccine study yet finds link to health conditions.
Vaccines that protect against severe illness, death and lingering long Covid symptoms from a Covid-19 infection are linked to small increases in neurological, blood, and heart-related conditions, according to the largest global vaccine safety study to date. The study is like…
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One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.

One Protein Helps 75% of Cancers to Spread.
The protein MYC is part of healthy cell activity, but when cancer cells develop, it goes haywire – going outside of its normal, carefully controlled role and helping cancer to spread. Now, scientists may have found a way to stop this from happening. Part of the problem in re…
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Vaccination Dramatically Lowers Long Covid Risk.

Vaccination Dramatically Lowers Long Covid Risk.
At least 200 million people worldwide have struggled with long COVID: a slew of symptoms that can persist for months or even years after an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. But research suggests that that number would likely be much higher if not for …
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JN.1 Covid variant: WHO charts its rapid global spread.

JN.1 Covid variant: WHO charts its rapid global spread.
A sub-variant of the Omicron strain of coronavirus has been classified as a "variant of interest" by the World Health Organization, because of "its rapidly increasing spread". JN.1 has been found in many countries around the world, including India, China,…
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US Reports ‘White Lung Syndrome’ Outbreak.

US Reports ‘White Lung Syndrome’ Outbreak.
White Lung Syndrome Surge in Ohio. Recent reports highlight Ohio as the first U.S. state to experience a surge in cases of a pneumonia-like illness dubbed ‘white lung syndrome.’ The outbreak, primarily affecting children, has led to a significant number of hospitalizations, c…
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UK records first human case of H1N2 pig virus.

UK records first human case of H1N2 pig virus.
Britain said on Monday it had detected a first human case of flu strain A(H1N2)v, which is similar to a virus currently circulating in pigs, and that the individual concerned had experienced a mild illness and fully recovered. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said that …
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World Polio Day - 24 October.

World Polio Day - 24 October.
World Polio Day highlights the global efforts to end poliomyelitis (polio) worldwide. Polio is a life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus, which the World Health Assembly committed to eradicate in 1988. The WHO European Region was declared polio-free in 2002 and ha…
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COVID booster warning from Florida surgeon general, who advises people not to get new vaccine

COVID booster warning from Florida surgeon general, who advises people not to get new vaccine
While speaking at a Thursday news conference for Gov. Ron DeSantis in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, that state's surgeon general, advised people to steer clear of the updated booster vaccine for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not ye…
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New COVID variant Eris spreading rapidly in UK.

New COVID variant Eris spreading rapidly in UK.
What’s in News? A new COVID variant Eris or EG.5.1 is rapidly spreading across the country United Kingdom. Startlingly, one out of every seven COVID-19 cases in the UK is now linked to this variant. The spread of Eris is not limited only to UK but also across Europe, Asia an…
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Deaths, disabilities from heart problems related to air pollution are on the rise.

Deaths, disabilities from heart problems related to air pollution are on the rise.
The number of people killed or disabled by certain heart problems caused by exposure to air pollution has risen significantly since 1990: 31% worldwide, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Particle pollution is specifica…
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WHO cancer agency deems artificial sweetener aspartame ‘possibly carcinogenic’.

WHO cancer agency deems artificial sweetener aspartame ‘possibly carcinogenic’.
Aspartame, a popular artificial non-sugar sweetener used in food and beverage products is a “possible carcinogen”, two groups linked to the World Health Organization (WHO) declare on Thursday (July 13). Assessments of the health impacts of aspartame were released by the Inte…
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Syphilis is rising around the world.

Syphilis is rising around the world.
Syphilis has been called many names since the first record of it in the 1490s, most of them uncomplimentary – "the French disease", "the Neapolitan disease", "the Polish disease". One however has stuck: "the great imitator". Syphilis i…
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Bird flu defence discovered in our bodies.

Bird flu defence discovered in our bodies.
A key defence that blocks nearly all bird flu when it attempts to invade our body has been discovered by scientists. Bird flus have been involved in four pandemics since 1918 - killing millions of people. The research, led by the University of Glasgow, showed those pandemics …
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US health alert over malaria cases in Florida and Texas.

US health alert over malaria cases in Florida and Texas.
Florida and Texas are seeing some locally acquired cases of malaria - the first spread of the mosquito-transmitted disease inside the US in 20 years, officials warn in a health alert. Active surveillance for more cases is continuing, the Centres for Disease Control says. The …
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World Sickle Cell Awareness Day - 19 June.

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day - 19 June.
June 19th is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. The international awareness day is observed annually to increase public knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families, and caregivers. What is the Sickle Cell Di…
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Sri Lanka Army doctors set Guinness World Record for largest kidney stone removal surgery.

Sri Lanka Army doctors set Guinness World Record for largest kidney stone removal surgery.
The removal of the world’s largest and heaviest kidney stone (calculus) through a major surgery, performed on Thursday (June 01) by Sri Lanka Army doctors, has made its way to the Guinness World Records. Consultant Urologist, Lieutenant Colonel Dr. K. Sutharshan, Head of Gen…
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WHO moving forward with “global system” for digital health IDs.

WHO moving forward with “global system” for digital health IDs.
The World Health Organization has partnered with the European Union to create a globalized digital vaccine passport system for future pandemics. The European Commission made the announcement on Monday. (June 05) In June 2023, WHO will take up the European Union (EU) system of…
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Brazil declares animal health emergency after several cases found.

Brazil declares animal health emergency after several cases found.
Brazil has declared a six-month animal health emergency after several cases of avian flu were found in wild birds. Seven cases have been reported in Espirito Santo state, with another discovered in Rio de Janeiro state. The emergency declaration makes it easier for the govern…
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