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Sunday, 1 August 2021

Brush your way to heart health

Poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease for many years. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections caused by oral bacteria. Dr. Thomas Salinas, a Mayo Clinic dental specialist, says while there appears…

London tower block is disinfected by hazmat suit-clad workers

London luxury tower block that’s home to foreign students is disinfected by hazmat suit-clad workers after Chinese woman becomes the UK’s 9th victim of virus Workers in protective suits were sent to One The Elephant yesterday morning Several Chinese students live in the tower block, according to reports  Virus-carrier was…

'Smart diet' app helps slimmers shed a stone in 12 weeks

‘Smart diet’ app that tracks your meals and steps and lets you chat to a nutritionist every day helps slimmers shed a stone in 12 weeks Trial of 10,000 slimmers found they lost a stone in three months using smart diet Users get step tracker and smart scales which are…

Quality of life similar after surgery, antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis

For patients being treated for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, quality of life (QOL) is similar at seven years after appendectomy or antibiotic therapy, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in JAMA Surgery. Suvi Sippola, M.D., from Turku University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues assessed postintervention QOL and patient satisfaction…

Being overweight may raise your risk for advanced prostate cancer

A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. Jeanine Genkinger, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues published the study in Annals of Oncology, the journal of the European Society for Medical…

China’s virus crackdown leaves millions working at home

In the middle of a phone call with a customer, an important visitor knocks on Michael Xiong’s door: his 3-year-old son. Xiong, a salesman in Chibi, a city near the center of a virus outbreak, is one of millions of people in China who are obeying government orders to work…

Naming the new coronavirus: Why taking Wuhan out of the picture matters

Stop calling the novel coronavirus outbreak the “Wuhan coronavirus,” and start getting comfortable with “COVID-19.” That’s the World Health Organization’s recommended name for the disease. While identifying a new disease by its place of origin seems intuitive, history demonstrates that doing so can harm the people who live there. Consequences…

First virus-free guests abandon blocked Spanish island hotel

Some guests started to leave a locked-down hotel on Spain’s Tenerife island on Friday after undergoing screening for a new virus that is infecting hundreds worldwide. Reporters at the scene saw several families and couples having their temperatures checked Friday morning by what appeared to be medical personnel wearing protective…

Luxembourg reports first coronavirus case, linked to Italy

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give…