Vaccine uptake has varied worldwide, with some countries still experiencing higher rates of first COVID-19 vaccine dose compared with a second dose, suggesting some people may be skipping their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A recent study suggests why this might not be a good choice. Conventionally, the approval of new vaccines worldwide has
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Combined metabolic activators accelerate symptom-free recovery in COVID-19, according to a recent study. In severe cases, COVID-19 can lead to respiratory problems, metabolic dysfunction, elevated inflammation, and organ failure. Metabolic abnormalities and hyper inflammation are associated with deficiencies in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and glutathione (GSH) metabolism. The cellular depletion of NAD+ and GSH are
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Mineral sunscreens provide a convenient and reliable way of reducing your exposure to harmful UV radiation.  What are mineral sunscreens, what kinds of mineral sunscreens are available, and how do they work? What are mineral sunscreens? Most sunscreens sold today can be classified as either mineral sunscreen or chemical sunscreen.  Mineral sunscreens are topical skincare
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A promising malaria vaccine is being developed based on mRNA technology. Malaria is an infectious, life-threatening disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It is a global health threat: there were 228,000,000 clinical cases of malaria and 405,000 deaths worldwide in 2018. People who are at the highest risk of severe disease include pregnant women, children,
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Some people experience localized jaw pain, usually on one side, that manifests itself around the ear or the muscles of the jaw. The resulting pain is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and it is common in all age groups. This condition often affects women more than men.2 What is TMD? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is
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No matter, what we do, we all want flawless and smooth skin including men. We go to different lengths and breadths to take care of our skin. From buying expensive skincare products to making DIY solutions, we do it all to get glowing and younger-looking skin. The market is filled with an endless number of skincare products.
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Vitamin E is an essential vitamin that should be consumed in the diet in adequate amounts to promote optimal health outcomes.  However, it is also used in some cosmetics and topical skin care products.  What is topical vitamin E, what is it used for, and are there any side effects? What is topical vitamin E?
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Diabetes is a serious health condition, and it affects millions of people around the world. It is often thought that a piece of fruit might be harmful to diabetics because of its sugar content. However, fruits can still be enjoyed following a few tips. Since diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels, people
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A recent study examined the effects of common artificial sweeteners on two bacteria found in the human gut. The addition of the equivalent of two cans of diet soda significantly increased the pathogenicity (ability to cause disease) of the bacteria on human gut cells.1 The study, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, focused
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A new app for chronic fatigue assesses the severity of symptoms based on heart rate variability. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a long-lasting illness with symptoms of extreme fatigue, which is not helped by resting. Additional symptoms include unrefreshing sleep, poor focus and attention, slow processing of information, and intermittent pain
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An easy-to-use scientific invention may provide a much-needed cure for hiccups. Although many home remedies exist, a practical and efficient cure for hiccups is still sorely needed. Researchers from the University of Texas may have developed a solution for those who suffer from hiccups in the form of a new tool. Many may rely on
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Vitamin C is a very important vitamin that should be consumed on a regular basis to promote optimal health outcomes and prevent scurvy, which is a severe vitamin C deficiency.  However, vitamin C in various forms can be added to skincare products for a variety of reasons.  What is topical vitamin C, what is it
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In a recent study, a more effective saliva test was developed and tested for COVID-19. Rapid and accurate detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is essential for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, nasopharyngeal swabs (NPS) and oropharyngeal swabs (OPS) are the upper respiratory tract specimens recommended for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.
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People who are overweight or obese tend to have higher levels of inflammation, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Researchers set out to find out whether eating apples regularly can reduce inflammation. To do this, the researchers measured markers of inflammation in the blood, as well as markers of cardiovascular health. The randomized
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Everyone knows that the body becomes more susceptible to diseases as it ages. There’s a common belief that women generally live a few years longer than men. However, there are studies that show women suffer from more health conditions than men as they get older. These mainly include chronic illnesses and cognitive impairment.  It’s possible
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation – known as TENS – is a method of pain relief, commonly used as a treatment for a variety of pain conditions. The advantages of TENS machines are that they are small, portable devices, that are easily used for at-home treatment, and are relatively inexpensive. People may also use TENS machines
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Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and generally encompasses more than one condition, which may include – Anorexia Nervosa – people have a significant fear of gaining weight, even if they are thin Binge Eating – people eat massive amounts of food at once Bulimia Nervosa – people binge on food but then rid themselves of
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Scientists have developed a near infrared technology to non-invasively detect common pregnancy complications. The rate of overall pregnancy and childbirth complications in adult women in the US rose between 2014 and 2018 (1). This rise may be explained by the increase in women with pre-existing conditions before pregnancy and advanced maternal age (6). The most
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