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The seven types of rest: I spent a week trying them all. Could they help end my exhaustion?

When we feel extreme fatigue most of us focus on sleep problems. But proper relaxation takes many forms. I spent a week exploring what really works“Are you the most tired you can ever remember being?” asks a friend. Well, yes. I have it easy – my caring responsibilities are limited and my work is physically undemanding and very low stakes – but I am wrecked. The brain fog, tearful confusion and deep lethargy I feel seems near universal. A viral tweet from February asked: “Just to confirm … every...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Sleep, Medicine, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


Linda Evangelista says CoolSculpting left her disfigured. Five women say it happened to them too

A doctor holds the instrument used in CoolSculpting.Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images CoolSculpting has been sold as a quick and easy route to a slimmer silhouette. Supermodel Linda Evangelista filed a lawsuit in September saying CoolSculpting left her disfigured due to an adverse reaction known as PAH. Sometimes called the "stick of butter effect," PAH may be more common than people think. Insider talked to women who experienced it.  For the last decade, CoolSculpting has been m...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Science, News, Instagram, Medicine, Obesity, California, Trends, Body Image, Fat, Plastic Surgery, Khloe Kardashian, Diana, Fda


How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future

From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at risk What will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia. In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and scientists are invest...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Environment, Wildlife, Conservation, Plants, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease, Biodiversity, Antibiotics, Malaria, Insects


Biden Lays Out Six-Step Plan for Keeping Covid-19 Under Control for Good

In a speech this afternoon, President Joe Biden laid out a course of action for containing the once-again resurgent pandemic in the U.S. Among other things, the administration will enforce vaccine mandates for the majority of federal employees and contractors, and they’ll put strong pressure on private businesses to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Medicine, Labor, Articles, Walmart, Joe Biden, Medical Research, United States, Vaccination, Vaccine, Biden, Health Sciences, Biden Family, Covid 19 Vaccine


India Is Trying to Contain Latest Outbreak of Deadly Nipah Virus After 12-Year-Old Dies

Health officials in India are trying to stop the spread of yet another serious infectious disease. Over the weekend, a 12-year-old boy died from an infection caused by the Nipah virus, a highly lethal germ spread from bats or contaminated food that can also spread between people. Hundreds of people potentially exposed…Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Medicine, India, Virus, Virology, Nipah Virus, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Disaster Accident, Animal Virology, Health Medical Pharma, Zoonosis, Viral Diseases, Henipavirus, Paramyxoviridae


Twins conjoined at the head were separated after a rare 12-hour surgery, meaning they can see each other for the first time

Israeli twins look at one another after having undergone a rare separation surgery at Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheva, Israel. Soroka Medical Centre/Handout/REUTERS A pair of one-year-old twins who were joined at the head have been separated. The operation, which took place in Israel last Thursday, over took 12 hours. The surgery was one of 20 ever done in the world, a hospital surgeon said. See more stories on Insider's business page. A pair of one-year-old Israeli twins girls, who...
Tags: UK, Science, Medicine, Israel, US, Trends, Bbc, News UK, Surgery, Twins, Infant, MRT, Jerusalem Post, Pediatrics, Marianne Guenot, Soroka Medical Centre


A Woman's IUD Left Inside for 20 Years Was Covered by Bacteria That Caused Serious Infection

An intrauterine device (IUD) left in a woman for more than 20 years may have contributed to a nasty infection that sent her to the emergency room, doctors in Japan reported this week. The long-expired birth control device was found surrounded by bacteria that caused her months of fever and abdominal pain. Once the…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Medicine, House, Birth Control, Iv, Intrauterine Device, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Bacterial Diseases, Gram Positive Bacteria, Noriko Arakaki, Copper Iuds, Actinomycosis, Actinomycineae


Blood Donor Study Estimates Over 80% of American Adults Now Have Coronavirus Antibodies

New research indicates that over 80% of American adults now have antibodies to the coronavirus, earned either through infection or vaccination. The study, based on data collected from blood donors, estimates that over 80% of Americans over the age of 16 had these antibodies as of May 2021. The authors do caution,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Virus, Vaccination, Vaccine, Immunology, Antibodies, Epidemiology, Clinical Medicine, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Health Medical Pharma, Hiv Vaccine Development


North Korea Rejects 3 Million Doses of China's Covid-19 Vaccine

The government of North Korea rejected almost 3 million doses of China’s covid-19 vaccine Sinovac this week, claiming they should be sent to countries that are struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, according to U.S. state-financed broadcaster Voice of America. The authoritarian country has reported zero cases of…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, North Korea, China, Medical Research, Kim Jong Un, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Voice of America, Moderna, Health Sciences, Sinovac Biotech


Masks Work, Major Study Finds

An enormous randomized trial of communities in Bangladesh seems to provide the clearest evidence yet that regular mask-wearing can impede the spread of the covid-19 pandemic. The study found that villages where masks were highly promoted and became more popular experienced noticeably lower rates of covid-like symptoms…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Articles, Bangladesh, Mask, Occupational Safety and Health, Innovations for Poverty Action, Covid 19, Cloth Face Mask, N95 Respirator, Surgical Mask, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic, Jason Abaluck


Woman Arrested Trying to Enter Hawaii With 'Maderna' Covid-19 Vaccine Card

A 24-year-old woman from Illinois was arrested on Sunday while trying to enter Hawaii with a fake covid-19 vaccination record card. How did authorities know it was fake? For starters, the counterfeit card said the woman had received the “Maderna” vaccine rather than the Moderna vaccine.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Hawaii, World Health Organization, Illinois, Tropical Diseases, Medical Records, Passports, David Ige, Moderna, Vaccine Hesitancy, Maderna, Covid 19, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine


White House May Be Clashing With CDC and FDA Experts Over Covid-19 Booster Shots

There appears to be growing tension between the Biden administration and at least some people affiliated with public health agencies over recommending covid-19 booster shots for all next month. Two senior officials with the Food and Drug Administration are leaving, reportedly in part due to the White House’s decision…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, White House, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Clinical Trials, Beth Bell, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Peter Marks


Judge Orders Hospital to Give Severely Ill Covid-19 Patient Ivermectin

A judge in Ohio has issued an emergency order telling a hospital to treat a coronavirus patient with ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug being promoted widely by right-wing personalities as a covid-19 treatment and prophylactic. Though it’s being studied for that purpose, ivermectin currently doesn’t have good data to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, US FDA, Ohio, Jeffrey Smith, Judy Smith, Ivermectin, Insecticides, Gregory Howard, Health Sciences, Ralph Lorigo, Stella Immanuel, Covid 19 Vaccine


CVS Can't Keep Up With Demand For At-Home Covid-19 Tests

If you needed a reminder that we’re still living in the middle of a global pandemic, here’s one courtesy of CVS. On Friday, the pharmacy chain told Business Insider that the company’s supply of take-home COVID tests is so in demand that it will need to start limiting the number that customers can buy at once. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, Cvs, CVS Pharmacy, Business Insider, Woonsocket Rhode Island, Covid 19 Testing


The Truth About Ivermectin

Ivermectin, a long-used antiparasitic treatment for both humans and animals, has recently usurped hydroxychloroquine as the “do your own research” internet crowd’s go-to panacea for covid-19. It’s widely discussed in Facebook groups, peddled by shady websites, and even mentioned by Fox News hosts. Swaths of people are…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Infectious Diseases, Fox News, Ivermectin, Insecticides, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Drug Repurposing Research, Deworming, Acaricides, Loa Loa Filariasis


100,000 Hospitalized With Covid-19 as U.S. Somehow Faces New Pandemic Surge

As of Wednesday afternoon, according to at least one tracker, more than 100,000 Americans are hospitalized with covid-19. The “milestone” is yet another sign that the country is again being battered by the pandemic, despite the availability of several effective vaccines. Data continues to indicate that most of those…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biotechnology, Clinical Trials, US Food and Drug Administration, Vaccine Hesitancy, BioNtech, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Pfizerbiontech Covid 19 Vaccine, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


Oxygen for Water Treatment Diverted to Orlando Hospitals Dealing With Covid-19 Surge

Today in dystopian hellscape news: covid-19 cases in Orlando have apparently gotten so overwhelming that it’s begun impacting the city’s water supply. Yes, really. Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Health Care, Oxygen, Orlando, Ron DeSantis, Lawn, Mark Hostetler, Buddy Dyer, Clinical Medicine, Industrial Gases, Oxygen Therapy, Respiratory Therapy


Whopping 94% of Adults in England Have Covid-19 Antibodies

A staggering 94.2% of adults in England have antibodies for covid-19, according to a new report from the UK’s Office of National Statistics. Roughly 80.7% of England’s population has been fully vaccinated, suggesting the rest of the 94.2% acquired antibodies through natural infection with the coronavirus.Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Moderna, Pfizer Vaccine, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Rna Vaccines


TikTok's Algorithm Is Speeding Up the Spread of Covid-19 Vaccine Lies

TikTok—long known as an incubator for viral dance trends and memes—is reportedly gaining a reputation as a breeding ground for a far more insidious type of viral content: the spread of hoaxes and misinformation, specifically those pertaining to the Covid-19 vaccines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Alternative Medicine, Pseudoscience, Gizmodo, Misinformation, Deception, Human Interest, Fake News, Vaccine Hesitancy, Tiktok, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Misinformation Related To Vaccination, Covid 19 Misinformation


U.S. Set to Offer Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Shots for All Starting in September

The U.S. will officially allow people to get a booster shot against covid-19 starting next month, citing concerns about the resurgent pandemic and fears of waning immunity. On Wednesday, top public health experts confirmed plans by the government to sanction and recommend the use of a third dose eight months later for…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccines, Biden, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Rochelle Walensky, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive for Covid-19 Hours After Attending Maskless Campaign Event

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for covid-19, the Governor’s Office announced on Tuesday afternoon less than a day after attending a campaign event filled with unmasked attendees. The governor, who banned mask mandates in the state even as the Delta variant of the deadly virus spreads, is vaccinated, his…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Office, Nbc News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Greg Abbott, Regeneron, Moderna, BioNtech, Cecilia Abbott, Conservatism In The United States, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Covid 19 Pandemic In Texas


Moderna Set to Test Experimental HIV mRNA Vaccine in People

Perhaps the next best hope for a permanent way to defeat HIV is about to get underway. According to trial registration data, pharmaceutical company Moderna will start a Phase I clinical trial of its HIV vaccine candidate this week, based on the same mRNA platform behind its successful covid-19 vaccine. The trial will…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Hiv, Medical Research, Social Issues, Vaccine, Vaccines, Virology, Clinical Trials, Moderna, Health Sciences, Hiv Vaccine, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Rna Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma


U.S. to Encourage Covid-19 Booster Shots for All: Report

The U.S. government looks set to tell most everyone to get a booster shot against covid-19 sooner rather than later. Late Monday, the New York Times reported that officials will issue a blanket recommendation as early as this week for people who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine to get a third…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, New York Times, Vaccination, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, Vaccine, Johnson, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, BioNtech, Health Medical Pharma


Certain Immunocompromised People Can Now Get Third Vaccine Doses in the U.S.

On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it has authorized third Pfizer and Moderna shots for certain immunocompromised people, particularly organ transplant recipients and people diagnosed with conditions with “an equivalent level of immunocompromise.” This comes days after a randomized trial in…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Medical Research, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Vaccine, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Atul Humar, Moderna, Health Sciences, Janet Woodcock, BioNtech, Covid 19 Vaccine


Anti-Vax Nurse Allegedly Injects 8,600 People With Salt Water Instead of Covid-19 Vaccine

A nurse in Germany has been accused of giving at least 8,6000 people saline solution when she was supposed to be administering the covid-19 vaccine, according to a report from the Guardian. The nurse reportedly posted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories on social media around the same time she was working for the Red…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Germany, Vaccination, Pfizer, Vaccine, Virology, Clinical Trials, Vaccine Hesitancy, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In The United States, Covid 19 Vaccination In Australia, Peter Beer


Over 1 Million People Have Gotten Unauthorized Covid-19 Booster Shots: Report

A CDC briefing document seen by ABC News estimates that at least a million people have received covid-19 booster shots. The number may be higher, since the document reportedly does not account for people who’ve received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The document is not publicly available, and in an email to Gizmodo,…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Pfizer, Vaccine, Gizmodo, Abc News, Clinical Trials, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Health Sciences, Rochelle Walensky, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Africa


I Am Legend Screenwriter Forced to Tell Anti-Vaxxers His Zombie Movie Is Fake

The screenwriter who penned the 2007 zombie movie I Am Legend starring Will Smith has been forced to clarify something on Twitter that’s sure to make us all depressed today. The writer, Akiva Goldsman, had to explain that I Am Legend is, in fact, fiction. It’s not a documentary about zombies or something like that.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Articles, Medical Research, Vaccination, Vaccine, Will Smith, Greg Abbott, Zombie, Virology, Simmons, Akiva Goldsman, Health Sciences, Vaccine Hesitancy, I Am Legend, Covid 19 Vaccine


United Is the First Major Airline Requiring Vaccines for All Employees

United Airlines will be the first major US airline to require its US-based employees—all 67,000 of them—to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In a memo sent to employees on Friday describing the new mandate, United CEO Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart explained that while some employees “will disagree with this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Labor, US, Articles, Delta Airlines, Medical Research, Vaccination, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, United, Tropical Diseases, United Airlines, Medical Records, Passports


Report: FDA to Unveil Booster Dose Strategy by Early September

U.S. health officials are reportedly getting close to issuing a verdict on the immediate need for booster vaccines against covid-19. This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Food and Drug Administration is set to have a plan for booster shots ready by early next month, one that would dictate which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Drugs, Food And Drug Administration, Vaccination, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Vaccines, Wall Street Journal, Clinical Trials, Moderna, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Booster Dose, Rna Vaccines


CNN Fires Three Workers Who Failed to Get Vaccinated for Covid-19

CNN has fired three employees who showed up to work without getting a covid-19 vaccine, according to reports from multiple news outlets. The firings happened last week but were only announced during an all-staff memo by CNN bosses on Thursday, according to Reuters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Labor, Articles, Cnn, Medical Research, Vaccination, Immunology, Jeff Zucker, Life Sciences, Passports, Reuters, WarnerMedia, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In The United States



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