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Tuesday, 19 January 2021

No evidence vitamin D affects COVID severity in people of European ancestry: new study

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen a wide variety of untested off-the-shelf COVID treatments suggested—from Trump’s infamous disinfectants to more traditional herbal remedies, the idea of a simple protection from the deadly disease has proven an appealing one. Amongst these suggestions though, it’s vitamin D that has gained the most…

6 common myths about sugar

In this episode of Medical Myths, we discuss some of the many misunderstandings surrounding one of the sweetest nutritional topics: sugar. Today is the first day of Sugar Awareness Week. With this in mind, the Medical Myths truth wagon will take a cruise to Sugar Town via Misconception Lane. Over…

Mexico says it’s OK with getting less Pfizer vaccine for now

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that his government has agreed with a U.N. proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to countries like Mexico that had exiting purchase agreements, in order to get more doses to poorer countries quicker. López Obrador said the delayed shipments would…

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co., Ltd. in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said….

Watch These Bodybuilders Try a 1,000-Rep, No-Rest, 30-Minute Arm Workout

Fitness YouTubers Jujimufu and Tom Boyden regularly subject themselves to extreme physical challenges, and review other people’s workouts. In their latest video, they switch things up a little, and attempt a new arm workout of Tom’s own devising. Consisting of standing preacher curls, tricep pulls and hammer curls, using light…

Most hospitalized COVID-19 patients still have symptoms after 6 months

Researchers found that more than three-quarters of a cohort of COVID-19 patients still had at least one symptom 6 months after they were discharged from the hospital. In their study, the researchers found that 76% of COVID-19 patients from a hospital in Wuhan, China, were still not symptom-free at a…

Serbia gets Chinese-made Sinopharm jabs

Serbia became one of the first European countries to receive a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday when one million doses of a jab produced by Sinopharm arrived at Belgrade airport. President Aleksandar Vucic posted a picture of himself on Instagram, standing next to the plane carrying the vaccine. “We are…

Gene-mapping champion Iceland leads the way in COVID sequencing

Iceland has genetically sequenced all its positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, an increasingly vital practice as worrying new strains emerge from Britain and South Africa. The World Health Organization on Friday urged all countries to ramp up genome sequencing to help combat the emerging variants. Scientists…