Chinese urgency on COVID-19 goes missing in jabs drive

Shirley Shi has received three offers to be vaccinated against COVID-19—through her hometown, her Beijing residential area, and her office area—but the human resources manager is in no rush. “I’d like to keep an eye out for any adverse effects first,” said Shi, who like many Chinese seems happy to take a wait-and-see approach. Through aggressive…

3 signs that your hair fall is actually alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that usually results in sudden and patchy hair loss. Listen to this articleAlopecia areata is a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches, which is often unnoticeable. This condition develops when the immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. This condition may manifest…

US President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief bill passes Senate

An exhausted US Senate has narrowly approved a $US1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as President Joe Biden and his Democrats notched a victory they called crucial for lifting the country out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.After labouring through the night on a mountain of amendments – nearly all from Republicans and rejected – bleary-eyed senators…

Boy keeps throwing himself out window

A UK mother has revealed her 10-year-old keeps throwing himself from heights after being struck down by an “evil” infection.The mum of a 10-year-old boy has told of how he keeps throwing himself from heights – after being struck down by an “evil” infection.Fiona Fleming said Brody changed virtually “overnight”, leaving the Norfolk schoolboy…

Covid Testing: The Eyes Have It

Close-up of eye gettyCovid-19 testing has become more and more accessible, in pharmacies, doctors’ offices, urgent cares, and pop-up testing sites throughout the country. But the methods of obtaining the sample of secretions continue to vary. In early months of this now year-long pandemic, a nasopharyngeal swab sample, where the tester inserts…

Covid new strain symptoms: How to tell if it’s Covid or hay fever according to an expert

Dr Griffiths, from The Fleet Street Clinic in London, said hay fever predominantly affects the nose and eyes.She continued: “Common symptoms include itchy, red, watering eyes, sneezing and a running nose, which may feel blocked. In the majority of cases, excluding asymptomatic cases, Covid-19 tends to make you feel unwell.“The most common symptoms…

Vision impairment is associated with mortality

The global population is aging, and so are their eyes. In fact, the number of people with vision impairment and blindness is expected to more than double over the next 30 years.A meta-analysis in The Lancet Global Health, consisting of 48,000 people from 17 studies, found that those with more severe vision impairment had a higher risk of all-cause…

Covid new strains: How to tell if it’s a Covid variant or hay fever causing your symptoms

Dr Griffiths, from The Fleet Street Clinic in London, said hay fever predominantly affects the nose and eyes.She continued: “Common symptoms include itchy, red, watering eyes, sneezing and a running nose, which may feel blocked. In the majority of cases, excluding asymptomatic cases, Covid-19 tends to make you feel unwell.“The most common symptoms…

High cholesterol: Vegan diet more effective than Mediterranean diet to lower cholesterol

A groundbreaking new study compared the health benefits of the traditional Mediterranean diet head to head with a vegan diet. Smashing pre-conceived perceptions, it would seem that the Mediterranean diet has come second place. Dr Hana Kahleova – the lead author of the study – said: “We found that a vegan diet is more effective for both improving…

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