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Things to know about hand, foot and mouth disease

Time : 31st of May 2023 01:21:09 PM Physician/Medicine,Paediatrics,Nursing,Entertainment

It starts with cold-like symptoms leading to mouth sores and skin rashes lasting almost 10 days. Patients are most contagious in the first few days, but the virus can pass through stools for weeks. Although it is common in kids aged under 5 years, even caregivers can get infected and sick. People can catch it multiple times as it is caused by multiple viruses.
  Cleveland Clinic

Using masks at the doctor's office is still beneficial

Time : 18th of May 2023 11:33:01 AM Trending,Physician/Medicine,Pharma News,Nursing,Entertainment,Covid-19

Though the WHO declared the expiration of the COVID-19 public health emergency, using face masks in community settings, hospitals, and clinics could reduce the risk of catching the virus, as per a study. The study also revealed no significant differences in the protection provided by N95 respirators and surgical masks, while evidence was insufficient on cloth vs surgical masks.

WHO advises not to take non-sugar sweeteners for weight loss

Time : 16th of May 2023 12:25:59 PM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment

Replacing natural, free sugars with non-sugar sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, stevia, saccharin, and others does not aid in controlling body weight in the long term. Instead, people should reduce the intake of free sugars by consuming unsweetened beverages and foods or whole fruit. This recommendation applies to all individuals except for those with diabetes.
  World Health Organization

WHO ends global health emergency of COVID-19 pandemic

Time : 8th of May 2023 12:46:33 PM Trending,Physician/Medicine,Pharma News,Nursing,Entertainment,Covid-19

With great hope, the head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, declared an end to the "public health emergency of international concern". The pandemic caused a death every three minutes. COVID-19 has caused almost 7 million deaths. WHO's head also reflected that COVID-19 also erased trillions from GDP, affecting businesses, travel and trade, pushing millions into poverty.
  United Nations

Australia plans to ban recreational vaping

Time : 4th of May 2023 11:46:32 AM Physician/Medicine,Entertainment

The government is taking these steps as it considers vaping a public threat that affects youth disproportionately. These products also target young kids by keeping them aside from chocolates and lollies. It also plans to introduce minimum quality standards and restrict sales to pharmacies. It is cracking down on the import of non-prescription products.
  BBC News

Man who fathered hundreds from sperm donation gets banned

Time : 2nd of May 2023 01:33:40 PM Physician/Medicine,Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Entertainment

A Dutch court banned a 41-year-old man from donating sperm as he had fathered 500 to 600 children across the world. The court also ordered clinics to destroy any semen samples except for samples reserved for couples who already had kids by him. This decision was taken to prevent accidental romantic relationships, incest, and the inbreeding of donor children.
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Sudan fighters occupying a public lab could pose a huge danger

Time : 26th of April 2023 01:42:41 PM Physician/Medicine,Entertainment

WHO said Sudan fighters occupying the nation's public laboratory could be a huge biological risk as the lab holds samples of measles and polio disease. It is now under the control of fighters and is being used as a military base. So far, 500 people died, and over 4,000 have been wounded in the fierce fight between an army leader and the commander of the rapid support forces.

US: Supreme Court blocks new restrictions on access to abortion pill

Time : 24th of April 2023 01:34:41 PM Pharma News,Obstetrics & Gynaecology,Entertainment

This decision overturns the restrictions set by lower courts against accessing the abortion pill, mifepristone. The drug remains available for safe and effective use while the fight continues between anti-abortion and abortion groups in the court. President Biden welcomed this decision as his government defended the reproductive rights of women in the country.
  The Straits Times

Is it too late to start weight training?

Time : 18th of April 2023 11:02:00 AM Sports,Physician/Medicine,Orthopaedics,Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment

Experts believe it is never too late to start strength training by lifting weights. Aging causes muscles to lose mass and strength, increasing the risk of high BP, diabetes, frailty, and obesity. While lifting weights can promote muscle growth even in people aged above 75 years. Even older people with arthritis, heart disease, or osteoporosis can start lifting at any age.
  CBS News

UV lamps used for gel nail manicures could harm the skin

Time : 6th of April 2023 12:33:56 PM Physician/Medicine,Oncology,Entertainment,Dermatology

The ultraviolet radion emitted by nail polish dryers can cause hand cancer by causing cell death, DNA damage, and harmful mutations in the skin cells just after a 20-minute session, according to a study. These devices emit a 340 – 395 nm spectrum of UV radiation. Also, these lamps are similar to tannin beds, which also increase the chances of skin cancer.