Health

National Dengue Day 2022: Expert shares health, nutrition tips for patients

An initiative by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Dengue Day is observed in the country on May 16, every year. It is β€œto create awareness about dengue fever; and to intensify preventive measures and preparedness for the control of disease in the country before transmission season starts,” the National Health Portal of …

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A Single Hormone That Can Help Increase Lifespan Has Been Identified in Mice

Low-protein diets appear to have incredible benefits for the health and lifespans of rodents, fruit flies, and yeast. A new study in mice has now identified a single hormone that is essential for these curious anti-aging effects. The hormone is called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), and it is secreted by the liver. In recent …

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How omicron infection turbocharges vaccinated people’s immunity

People who are vaccinated and then get infected with omicron may be primed to overcome a broad range of coronavirus variants, early research suggests. A pair of studies showed that infection produced even better immune responses than a booster shot in vaccinated patients. Teams from COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech SE and the University of Washington …

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England will end free NHS flu jabs for over-50s but Scotland won’t

A major rift has emerged in the flu vaccination strategy being adopted by England and other Home Nations. While the Government has said England will ditch the Covid measures which saw the annual flu vaccine given free to adults aged 50-64 and secondary school children aged 11 to 15, Scotland and Wales have broken ranks …

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One in three people are infected with Toxoplasma parasite – and the clue could be in our eyes

Toxoplasma gondii is probably the most successful parasite in the world today. This microscopic creature is capable of infecting any mammal or bird, and people across all continents are infected. Once infected, a person carries Toxoplasma for life. So far, we don’t have a drug that can eradicate the parasite from the body. And there …

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Animal Health Control Area Order Extended Due to Avian Influenza Risk

CANADA, May 13 – Released on May 13, 2022 An animal health control area order limiting the co-mingling of poultry has been extended to June 14, 2022, due to the continued risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The order from Saskatchewan’s Chief Veterinary Officer prohibits the movement to and participation of birds in shows, …

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