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- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/HandoutA Minnesota woman whose husband neared death from COVID appealed to the courts to force his hospital to halt their plans to pull the plug on the man’s ventilator.Scott Quiner, 55, a reportedly unvaccinated man who had been battling COVID in Mercy Hospital’s ICU in Coon Rapids since November, was set to have his ventilator shut off on Jan. 13, according to a petition filed in court one day before the deadline by his wife, Anne Quiner.Quiner said the de
Every home in the US will soon have access to four free rapid COVID-19 tests through a new, federally-run website
Pakistani health authorities on Monday announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating COVID-19, as the South Asian nation enters a fifth wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant. The Chinese medicine, Jinhua Qinggan Granules (JHQG) manufactured by Juxiechang (Beijing) pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is already being used in treatment of COVID-19 patients in China. "Since it was tried on patients with different variants of COVID-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants," Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) where trials were conducted, told reporters.
- NBC News
Scientists are piecing together why some people lose their sense of smell after contracting Covid-19.
- Good Housekeeping
Here's what experts want you to know about reusing N95 and KN95 face masks, and the best way to keep them sanitized between uses.
Is doubling up your face covering in the age of COVID-19 the ultimate protection?
- Men's Health
He gained muscle and shredded body fat with two simple lifestyle tweaks
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Here’s why medicine shelves are empty at your grocery store. And what health experts recommend you try instead.
Thailand is considering bringing back a quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors, its health minister said on Monday, as part of a proposed easing of some COVID-19 measures later this week. Thailand reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors in November to help a vital tourism industry that collapsed during nearly 18 months of strict entry policies. The 'Test and Go' policy, which allows visitors to skip the mandatory quarantine if they test negative on arrival, was suspended late in December over concerns about the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
- The Herald-Times
Guest columnist offers a basic test of one's numeric literacy to demonstrate how not understanding COVID statistics can be fatal.
- Fox News
Tennis legend Chris Evert recently revealed that she is battling stage 1C ovarian cancer. The 67-year-old tennis legend who has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles during her career, opened up about her diagnosis on Twitter and in an ESPN report that she co-wrote with her colleague, Chris McKendry.
- NBC News
Some with recent Covid diagnoses are finding that contracting the illness they worked so hard to dodge for so long has brought them a reprieve from anxiety.
- Business Insider
Fauci says pushback against 'easy-to-understand' COVID-19 protection measures like mask-wearing and vaccination is 'very disturbing'
At a World Economic Forum event Monday, Dr. Fauci said of COVID-19: "If we all pulled together as a society, we would be much, much better off."
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
After all this time, contracting the virus would somehow feel like a failure, Tribune columnist writes.
A so-called "sachet economy" has emerged as high inflation makes everyday items too expensive for many.
- The New York Times
NEW YORK — A young man poked his head out of an isolation room and demanded, not for the first time, to know the COVID-19 test result he was waiting for. He kept asking until Natasha Williams looked up. At that moment, Williams was one of only two nurses working on the COVID ward, with its 36 patients. The young man was the healthiest in sight. One of the patients might die before the day was done, she worried. A few were on ventilators. One was curled in a fetal position and moaning for water;
- Men's Health
Physique coach and bodybuilder Paul Revelia shares how he uses low-impact steady state cardio such as walking to support fat loss while he's trying to get lean.
TOKYO (Reuters) -The governors of Tokyo and surrounding prefectures agreed on Monday to request further measures from the central government, including shorter opening hours for bars and restaurants, to help counter rising COVID-19 infections. The highly infectious Omicron variant is driving a resurgence in coronavirus cases, which are hovering near record levels, after new infections exceeded 25,000 nationwide in the past two days. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike told an online meeting of governors that the occupancy rate of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients was estimated to have reached 20% on Monday, a key threshold for requesting additional steps.
- The New York Times
LONDON — In Britain, France, Spain and other countries across Europe, politicians and some public health experts are pushing a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic borne of both boldness and resignation: that the illness is becoming a fixture of daily life. Governments are seizing a moment in which their populations have experienced less severe illness and, in some instances, a drop in new daily cases after weeks of record growth. And they are moving their mitigation policies off emergency f
- Men's Health
Viona Pharmaceuticals is recalling 23 lots of metformin, a popular type 2 diabetes medication. Here’s everything you need to know about the metformin recall.