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India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads

India’s coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday as the World Health Organization said the variant fuelling the surge had been found in dozens of countries across the globe. While vaccinations have helped to ease the pandemic crisis in the United States and Europe, India is in the grip of a devastating wave. Another 4,205 […]

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A doctor's advice on tackling Covid-19 symptoms at home

With a good proportion of the UK vaccinated and strong plans to vaccinate more, things are looking hopeful for a steady decline in Covid-19 hospitalisation rates and deaths. But we are not completely in the clear, without a cure, experts warn that coronavirus could be around for years. This makes it even more important to […]

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A Women’s Health Mum's Journey to Putting Herself First

With two school-aged children, a household to look after and a full-on job, sometimes “me time” falls completely off the list.  We all know the value of self-care can’t be underestimated, but it really does take considered effort to smash those me-time goals.    So, when I was invited to a belated celebration for a friend […]

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Small Increase Seen in New COVID-19 Cases Among Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After 2 consecutive weeks of declines, the number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose slightly, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. The increase was less than 0.6% — 72,067 cases were […]

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Any Bone Break Increases Risk for Subsequent Fracture in Older Women

No matter where an initial fracture occurs in a postmenopausal woman, there is a subsequent increased risk of another fracture, with the risk surprisingly highest in the youngest postmenopausal group and among certain minorities, new data indicate. “To our knowledge, no previous prospective study has reported detailed patterns of subsequent fracture locations after initial fracture […]

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Cell reprogramming could aid spinal cord injury recovery

Cells called astrocytes normally support our neurons, and now scientists are working to reprogram the star-shaped cells into neurons that help reconnect the brain and body after a spinal cord injury. “We are at the stage of optimization. We know this reprogramming is feasible and we can do it,” says Dr. Hedong Li, molecular neuroscientist […]