COVID-19 Positive Patients at Far Higher Risk of Developing Serious Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers found that people who tested positive for COVID-19 had a 4.8 times increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain), 3.5 times increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, 2.6 times increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and 2.7 times increased risk of ischaemic stroke. COVID-19 positive outpatients are at a far increased risk of neurodegenerative… Continue reading COVID-19 Positive Patients at Far Higher Risk of Developing Serious Neurodegenerative Disorders

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Over 400,000 Umbrellas Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Fire Risk

SunVilla Corporation is recalling its 10 Foot Solar LED Market Umbrella that have been sold … [+] exclusively at Costco. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Umbrellas don’t tend to work as well when they are on fire. That’s why SunVilla Corporation is recalling its 10’ Solar LED… Continue reading Over 400,000 Umbrellas Sold At Costco Recalled Due To Fire Risk

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Vitamin Supplements are a ‘Waste of Money’ for Healthy Americans

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against using beta carotene and vitamin E supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. Their review was published in JAMA Network.  According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 52% of surveyed adults in the US use at least one dietary supplement per month, and 31%… Continue reading Vitamin Supplements are a ‘Waste of Money’ for Healthy Americans

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Women With Long Covid Are More Likely To Suffer From Mood And Gastrointestinal Disorders Than Men

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – 2022/03/09: A protester holds up a placard demanding research into Long … [+] Covid-19 during the demonstration. A protest group in Parliament Square demands the government invest some money into researching Long Covid-19. They say many people are experiencing life-changing injuries due to health complications following exposure to Covid-19 variants in… Continue reading Women With Long Covid Are More Likely To Suffer From Mood And Gastrointestinal Disorders Than Men

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Insomnia Can Cause Future Cognitive and Memory Problems

According to the research, there is a clear link between long-term insomnia symptoms and subsequent lower cognitive performance. Long-term insomnia symptoms may lead to impaired cognitive performance at retirement age. The University of Helsinki’s Helsinki Health Study evaluated the development of insomnia symptoms in middle age and their impact on memory, learning capacity, and concentration… Continue reading Insomnia Can Cause Future Cognitive and Memory Problems

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Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As conservative US states rush to enact abortion bans following the Supreme Court’s bombshell decision, the fight over reproductive rights in America is poised to shift to a new battleground: abortion-inducing pills. With little other means at its disposal, the Biden administration will focus on expanding access to abortion pills for… Continue reading Abortion pills to become next battleground in US reproductive fight

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Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

This 2003 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows mature, oval-shaped monkeypox virions, left, and spherical immature virions, right, obtained from a sample of human skin associated with the 2003 prairie dog outbreak. The Biden administration has started shipping testing kits for monkeypox to commercial laboratories, in a… Continue reading Monkeypox not a global emergency ‘at this stage’

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Monkeypox is not a global health emergency for now, WHO says

Monkeypox is not yet a global public health emergency, the World Health Organization said June 25. The decision comes as the outbreak of the disease related to smallpox continues to spread, affecting at least 4,100 people in 46 countries as of June 24. That includes at least 201 cases in the United States. Those cases… Continue reading Monkeypox is not a global health emergency for now, WHO says

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Germs Lurking in Recreational Water and How to Avoid Them

The National Institute of Health published its tips for water safety in the NIH News in Health June issue. This month’s topic: How to guard against germs when swimming.  Stomach and intestinal upset, skin rashes, ear or eye pain, cough or congestion. These things aren’t unheard of after swimming, especially gastrointestinal upset after water ingestion.… Continue reading Germs Lurking in Recreational Water and How to Avoid Them

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