Covid wave looms in Europe as booster campaign gets off to a slow start

A new wave of Covid-19 appears to be on the way in Europe as the cooler weather sets in, with public health experts warning that vaccine fatigue and confusion over types of vaccines available will likely limit booster uptake. Omicron sub-variants BA.4/5 that dominated this summer are still lagging behind most infections, but newer Omicron … Read more

Common Stomach Disease May Help Cause Crohn’s Disease, Study Suggests

An illustration of norovirus particles. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) A nasty but short-lived stomach flu can have lasting consequences for a few unlucky ones. Researchers have found evidence in mice and human cells that infection with norovirus can cause Crohn’s disease in people who are already genetically predisposed to it. The findings may also help scientists … Read more

Sandeep Lamichhane in custody on rape charges

Former Big Bash League cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane returned to Nepal on Thursday to face charges of rape, nearly a month after a warrant was issued. Lamichhane, who denies the charges, was immediately taken into custody, Dinesh Raj Mainali, a spokesman for Kathmandu’s district police, said. AFP. Earlier, Lamichhane had posted on his Facebook page that … Read more

Revealed: Babies Have Air Pollution Particles in Their Lungs While Still in the Womb

Revealed: Babies Have Air Pollution Particles in Their Lungs While Still in the Womb Air pollution particles can reach babies in the womb, a landmark study suggests Pollutants from traffic fumes can cross the placenta and get into the baby’s organs Experts say the findings are ‘concerning’ because organ development takes place in the womb … Read more

Five common hay fever treatments recommended by experts

Runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing: they are all too familiar to people who suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever. So which hay fever remedies are the most effective and can you use several at once? We asked two experts to weigh in. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist first Before you … Read more

Everything you need to know about the similarities and differences between COVID-19 and the flu

COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are both infectious respiratory diseases with many common symptoms. However, they are caused by different viruses and there are significant differences in the treatment of the infections. To protect yourself, understanding the distinction between COVID-19 and the flu is critical. Let us know the similarities and differences of the diseases. Similarities … Read more

Eating just one serving of salmon per WEEK in middle age lowers risk of memory loss, study suggests

Eating just one serving of salmon per WEEK in middle age lowers risk of memory loss, study suggests Study of 2,200 Americans measured levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood Those with the highest levels performed the best in the troubleshooting test skills Also had a larger hippocampus – the brain area linked to … Read more

‘Very Exciting Treatment’: New Advanced Prostate Cancer Drug Available in Canada

If you look at Ward Carson, you would never know he is sick. The 79-year-old Halifax man has been living with metastatic prostate cancer for 19 years. “It hasn’t had a big impact on the way I live my life,” he said. “My wife has occasionally said to me, ‘I can hardly believe you are … Read more

Scientists have discovered a new set of blood groups

The unborn baby was in trouble. The mother’s doctors, at a British hospital, knew there was something wrong with the fetus’s blood, so they decided to perform an emergency cesarean section many weeks before the baby was due. But despite this, and subsequent blood transfusions, the baby suffered a brain hemorrhage with devastating consequences. It … Read more

Combining HIIT with a 10-hour diet can help you lose TWICE the weight

A fashionable, time-limited diet, combined with intense exercise, could help women lose twice as much weight. Time-Restricted Eating (TRE), in which people have a short “window” for meals, late breakfasts and early dinners, is popular among celebrities like Jennifer Aniston. Equally trendy is high-intensity interval training (HIIT), where busy people train in short bursts. Now, … Read more