Herd immunity against COVID-19 is possible through two ways
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- Washington Examiner
A leading critic of the National Institutes of Health contends the federal agency “put at risk” U.S. public health and national security by funding a bat coronavirus research project by EcoHealth Alliance.
Namibia will suspend the rollout of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine, its health ministry said on Saturday, days after the drugs regulator in neighbouring South Africa flagged concerns about its safety for people at risk of HIV. Regulator SAHPRA decided not to approve an emergency use application for Sputnik V for now because some studies suggested that administration of vaccines using the Adenovirus Type 5 vector - which Sputnik V does - can lead to higher susceptibility to HIV in men.
- The Telegraph
Duchess of Cornwall on mother’s osteoporosis: ‘If you don’t take care, that’s what will happen to you’
The Duchess of Cornwall has disclosed that she makes her grandchildren look at photos of her mother to warn them to look after themselves and avoid osteoporosis.
- Eating Well
For many of us, the idea of making breakfast every day can be a little overwhelming. And as a dietitian on a budget, getting takeout every morning isn't in the cards for me either. But having a healthy, filling breakfast doesn't have to take a lot of time.
Warren Higgs, 54, lives with Polycystic Kidney Disease, and his kidneys grew so big they crushed his heart, lungs, and stomach.
- NBC News
NBC News investigated the factors driving Britain's surge and the lessons that can be gleaned from the country's experience of vaccinating and reopening early.
- NBC News
For 28 years, I kept my breast cancer a secret. I lived in fear that my Chinese-American friends would shun me if I told them what I had endured.
- The Conversation
Exercising too much, too hard can lead not only to burnout but sometimes to a serious condition that can harm the kidneys. Thayut Sutheeravut/Shutterstock.comEvery 365.25 days, when the Earth completes a full orbit around the Sun, we humans have the opportunity to hit the reset button and become fitter, finer versions of ourselves. As usual for January, social media is humming with advice on how to eat better, exercise regularly, lose weight and remain healthy. We feel particularly invincible at
- USA TODAY
CDC adds mental health disorders to list of conditions linked to higher risk of severe COVID-19. Here's why.
The CDC added mental health disorders last week to the list of underlying medical conditions associated with a higher risk of severe COVID-19.
Blair discussed her mother, Molly Cooke, during an interview for her new documentary which profiles her 2019 stem cell transplant.
- NBC News
For many people with weakened immune systems, vaccines have not offered the same degree of relief and return to normalcy as they have for those with no underlying health conditions.
- The New York Times
On June 20, 2019, Kris Wilkes awoke in an Airbnb near downtown Indianapolis. He was happy. Next to him was the woman he was falling in love with. Scattered throughout the rest of the rooms of the rented house were friends and family members who had supported him throughout his budding basketball career. It was the morning of the NBA draft, and Wilkes was on the cusp of achieving a childhood dream. Just a few miles up the road at North Central High School, Wilkes had become a coveted basketball r
- Good Housekeeping
Hoda Kotb and Olivia Newton-John opened up about breast cancer in a 'Today' interview. “We’re sisters,” Newton-John said of their shared breast cancer battle.
- USA TODAY
People injured by many vaccines are covered by a generous government program, but COVID-19 injuries fall under a different, stingier program.
- LA Times
The FDA and CDC say it's OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and in some cases it's preferred.
- Miami Herald
Florida’s top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.
BEIJING (Reuters) -China's latest COVID-19 outbreak is increasingly likely to spread further, a health official said on Sunday, as authorities urged all regions to step up monitoring and called for a reduction in travel across provinces. China has largely contained the virus but it is determined to stamp out any sporadic local outbreaks, particularly in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in February. More than 100 locally transmitted cases have been confirmed over the last week across 11 provincial areas, with most linked to 13 different tour groups.
- The Telegraph
Elderly people with dementia are being forced into care homes for want of basic help at home, a major charity has warned.
Most of the new infections were reported in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city that has been under a strict lockdown for more than two months. The risks of a further spread from the case reported in Blenheim, in the north east of the South Island, remained low, health officials said, with the person likely in the late stage of infection. On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that New Zealand will end its strict lockdown measures and restore more freedoms only when 90% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated.
- CBS News
The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Sunday, October 24, 2021.