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The 4 best resistance bands for building strength and muscle rehabilitation

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Resistance bands are as effective as free weights at building muscle and strength. The best resistance bands won't snap, roll, or irritate your skin, and come as a set for more choices. Our top pick, TheraBands, are latex-free, highly versatile, and won't snap over time. Resistance bands are an incredibly diverse and affordable addition to your home gym set-up. They can be used therapeutically for muscle rehab and stability training, or in...
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Pfizer said it expects to have more data by end of year on whether COVID-19 vaccine can be administered to children under 5

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said there will be more data on children under five receiving a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year. Pfizer has begun pediatric vaccine trials. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are also planning to conduct trials.  Pfizer's announcement comes as the new Omicron variant begins to spread in the United States. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on Friday said the company expects to know more about the effectiveness of its vaccines in children u...
Tags: Health, Science, News, US, Trends, United States, Pfizer, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Johnson Johnson, Fauci, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Omicron, Albert Bourla, Bourla


Maternal anemia during pregnancy may increase risk of childhood anemia

Babies born to women with anemia during pregnancy have an increased risk of childhood anemia, according to a study carried out in rural India.
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The voices of women physicians with infertility

“I wish I had known how common this is. I would have started sooner.” It is currently estimated that one in four women physicians has infertility (compared to one in eight in the general population). Why do I care? Because I’m one of them. But truly, we should all care. These women are our partners, Read more… The voices of women physicians with infertility originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
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Daytime meals may reduce adverse metabolic effects associated with night shift work

A small clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health has found that eating during the nighttime—like many shift workers do—can increase glucose levels, while eating only during the daytime might prevent the higher glucose levels now linked with a nocturnal work life.
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Lack of protein in the diet of women over 65 linked to sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity

Different institutions, including the University of Valencia (UV), have studied the relationship between sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass in older people) and obesity derived from this condition with a lack of protein in the diet of women over 65 years of age.
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International arrivals to England will need to take pre-departure Covid test

Health secretary announces change to travel rules in bid to control spread of the new Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll international arrivals to England will be required to take pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the new Omicron variant, the health secretary has announced. Sajid Javid said that tightened requirements will come into force from 4am on Tuesday 7 December.Travellers will need to submit evidence of a negative lateral flow or PCR test t...
Tags: Travel, Health, England, UK News, Airline Industry, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Study finds third dose of BNT162b2 or mRNA-1273 is moderately effective against post-vaccination COVID-19 infection

The current study used VHA electronic health records (EHR) to estimate the effectiveness of the booster dose in the USA against post-vaccination COVID-19.
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Vivo Surgical’s KLARO™ provides unparalleled illumination of surgical cavities

Vivo Surgical’s KLARO™ in vivo lighting device is designed to revolutionize surgical illumination and provide a clearer view of surgical cavities. Developed
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‘It’s fantastic to see’: Lake District warms to its new ‘trendy’ status

People from younger and more diverse demographics are exploring area amid boom in nature tripsThere are still plenty of lean, grizzled oldies in well-worn gear zipping effortlessly up Lakeland hills like it’s a walk to the corner shop. But there are also younger and more diverse communities exploring the area as hiking, climbing and enjoying nature become “fashionable and trendy” again.“It is absolutely fantastic,” said Richard Leafe, the chief executive of the Lake District national park. “This...
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UK’s progress on Covid now squandered, warns top scientist

Sir Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, suggests emergence of Omicron variant means pandemic is far from overCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe emergence of the Omicron variant shows that the world is “closer to the start of the pandemic than the end”, one of Britain’s most senior scientific figures has warned, as he lamented a lack of political leadership over Covid.Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust who stepped down as a government scienti...
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Elevated heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia

Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association.
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Cancer registry offers a better understanding of ovarian granulosa cell tumors

Examination of Japanese cases of gynecological cancer offers a better understanding of the profile of a rare ovarian tumor and could change treatment guidelines.
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Automate your sample pooling with INTEGRA’s efficient pipetting solutions

INTEGRA’s automated pipetting solutions are helping scientists meet the challenge of efficiently pooling potentially infectious samples prior to testing.
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Green tea shown to increase the defensive capabilities of cells

Green tea has been said to have a variety of health benefits. In this interview, we speak to Professor Micheal Ristow about his latest research into green tea.
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International arrivals to UK will need to take pre-departure Covid test

Health secretary announces change to travel rules in bid to control spread of the new Omicron variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAll international arrivals to the UK will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the new Omicron variant, the health secretary has announced. Sajid Javid said that tightened requirements will come into force from 4am on Tuesday 7 December.Travellers will need to submit evidence of a negative lateral flow or PCR test ...
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Australia live news update: BHP vaccine mandate declared unlawful; NSW towns told to evacuate as ‘dangerous’ storm threatens Sydney

Anthony Albanese says Labor’s climate policy will cut power bills and create 600,000 jobs; Northern Territory woman dies of Covid; NT shuts border to SA; no changes to booster shot rollout as NSW fears first local transmission of Omicron; Victoria records 1,188 Covid cases and 11 deaths; 337 new cases in NSW; four in ACT. Follow all the day’s developmentsScott Morrison denies misleading Australians on Liberal senator Alex Antic’s vaccination statusNSW Liberals’ 50% female federal candidates targ...
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Our patients become an inextricable part of our lives

In the early evening, I stand in the grocery store checkout line.  A young mother in front of me presses a pig-tailed toddler against her hip as she rummages for her credit card, and a man with silvered hair and a monogrammed shirt shifts impatiently behind me.  As I watch the toddler, I’m hit with Read more… Our patients become an inextricable part of our lives originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
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Febrile seizures in children: Key things to know

When a child has a fever, their body can ache, they are restless and they just don't feel well. While a fever is a part of our natural response to infection, the fever itself can lead to complications. One rare complication is a febrile seizure.
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Australia live news update: Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Victoria records 980 Covid cases; Clover Moore’s fifth term as Sydney mayor

Daniel Andrews addresses media; Peta Credlin apologises to South Sudanese community; Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as NSW records 286 locally acquired Covid-19 cases, one death; Victoria records 980 cases, seven deaths – follow all the day’s news live‘Provisional approval’: Australian children aged five to 11 set to receive Pfizer Covid vaccine from mid-JanuaryAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actua...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Melbourne, Canberra, Daniel Andrews, Northern Territory, Peta Credlin


Characterization of two novel SARS-CoV-2 delta variant sublineages

Researchers characterized the two novel AY.43 sublineages of the  SARS-CoV-2 delta variant with probable Brazilian origin.
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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on children’s and adolescents’ lifestyle behaviors

A new study describes changes in physical activity, screen time, and sleep duration in Swiss children during the pandemic, and how these correlated with well-being.
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How better air could save tens of thousands of lives a year in UK

Studies show implementing WHO air guidelines would have drastic impact on health outcomesImproving the air that we breathe is an opportunity for our politicians to save lives and for each of us to have better health.In September the World Health Organization (WHO) revised its guidelines for air quality. Following this announcement, two studies have estimated the health benefits from implementing these guidelines across Europe. Continue reading...
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Statin treatment shown to be cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults

Statin therapy has been shown cost-effective for lowering cholesterol in young adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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Report quantifies health and wellbeing benefits of the UK's woodlands

Visits to the UK's woodlands boosts mental health and is estimated to save £185 million in treatment costs annually, a landmark report published by Forest Research finds today (4 December).
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Are you dreaming of a booze-free Christmas? Join the (soda) club

The market in no- and low-alcohol drinks is booming in the UK as more people swap the festive hangover for mindful drinkingThe concept of a Christmas without champagne, wine or whisky is counterintuitive to many. But this festive season, growing numbers of Britons are eschewing alcohol and gearing up for a teetotal – or at least partially so – celebration, according to retailers.Sales in the no- and low-alcohol category, also known as “NoLo”, are expected to grow by 17% in the UK this year, repo...
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The pain of doctoring and a call for change

Below are moments from my intern year of general surgery residency. They represent moments that occurred over three years ago, which I took home to my journal to process and work through. Back then, the moments left me speechless. And today, re-visiting them, the moments clearly demonstrate the fragility of the human spirit. A silently Read more… The pain of doctoring and a call for change originally appeared in KevinMD.com.
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Proper diet linked to better clinical outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A full and varied diet is an important factor in the treatment of COVID-19. However, quarantine restrictions can make it difficult to purchase products, and it becomes more difficult to follow the recommendations.
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Australia live news updates: Pfizer provisionally approved for five to 11-year-olds; Victoria records 980 new Covid cases and seven deaths

Omicron cases continue to climb in Sydney as thousands of people protest for ‘freedom’ in MelbourneAs Sydney comes back to life, scars of lockdown linger in the westAustralia and Omicron: how and when will the pandemic actually end?Get our free news app; get our morning email briefingHunt is asked whether states, like Queensland, will hold off opening state borders until at least 80% of kids aged five to 11 are vaccinated given today’s announcement.Hunt:There is no reason for that. The Doherty m...
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Predicting COVID-19 transmission dynamics in the USA

Researchers used an SEIR type compartmental model to predict the dynamics of COVID-19 transmission in the USA.
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