Coronavirus England: Death rates ‘twice as high in Muslims as in Christians,’ ONS data shows


Muslims died of Covid at more than twice the rate of Christians in England, official data shows.  Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures released today show 4,191 Muslims died with the virus up to February 28. The religious group was by far the worst affected in the country, with Muslim men having a death rate […]

What does your voice say about you? Links between personality and vocal characteristics — ScienceDaily


Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person’s voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really reveal about our character? Now an international research team led by the University of Göttingen has shown that people seem to express at least some aspects of their personality with […]

West Virginia man who died at 95 becomes oldest organ donor ever in the US


Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West Virginia, 95 (pictured), became the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. after he passed away on May 4 and his liver was transplanted into a woman in her 60s A 95-year-old man has made history as the oldest organ donor ever in the U.S. Cecil Lockhart of Welch, West […]

Coronavirus: Covid can cause erectile dysfunction months later, study claims


Coronavirus can cause erectile dysfunction months after a man has recovered from the illness, according to a study.   Miami University scientists scanned the penis tissue of two recovered Covid patients aged 65 and 71 who were struggling to get erections. And, in what they claimed was a world-first, they found the virus was still lingering […]

Sex cells in parasites are doing their own thing — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered how microbes responsible for human African sleeping sickness produce sex cells. In these single-celled parasites, known as trypanosomes, each reproductive cell splits off in turn from the parental germline cell, which is responsible for passing on genes. Conventional germline cells divide twice to produce all four sex […]

The Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments 


The smart entrance to the Sapphire Medical Clinic looks much like any other private practice on Harley Street in London. But there is something very different about this one. It’s not the staff — the doctors here are all leading experts with roles as NHS consultants. It’s what they are prescribing that marks them apart. […]

Researchers provide reassuring findings to the majority who have had COVID-19 — ScienceDaily


Mild Covid-19 infection is very unlikely to cause lasting damage to the structure or function of the heart, according to a study led by UCL (University College London) researchers and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Barts Charity. The researchers say the results, published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, should reassure the public, as […]

Vegetarians have healthier levels of disease markers than meat-eaters — ScienceDaily


Vegetarians appear to have a healthier biomarker profile than meat-eaters, and this applies to adults of any age and weight, and is also unaffected by smoking and alcohol consumption, according to a new study in over 166,000 UK adults, being presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO), held online this year. Biomarkers can […]

‘I went through the menopause at 13’: Woman tells her moving story in a new TV show


For a teenager, it was an unexpected and shocking diagnosis: blood tests and an ultrasound confirmed that, at 13, Hayley Cockman had gone into premature menopause. Her periods had stopped within a year of starting, and then symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes and poor concentration kicked in. ‘At school, I’d be sitting in […]

Twins lag behind single children in both early gesturing and language — ScienceDaily


Gestures — such as pointing or waving — go hand in hand with a child’s first words, and twins lag behind single children in producing and using those gestures, two studies from Georgia State University psychology researchers show. Twins produce fewer gestures and gesture to fewer objects than other children, said principal researcher Seyda Ozcaliskan, […]

Why is COVID-19 so hard to treat? Growing evidence points to unique infectious profile — ScienceDaily


A comprehensive review into what we know about COVID-19 and the way it functions suggests the virus has a unique infectious profile, which explains why it can be so hard to treat and why some people experience so-called “long-COVID,” struggling with significant health issues months after infection. There is growing evidence that the virus infects […]

Prisoner shoved part of a domino into his penis ‘to make masturbating better in jail’


Ex-prisoner who shoved part of a domino into his penis ‘to make masturbating better in jail’ is taken to A&E two years later after accidentally knocking the 1.5cm-long fragment during sex Ex-convict, 41, feared he had fractured his penis after it swelled up following sex He had knocked domino fragment which triggered severe bruising and infection  […]

New battle for patients with lives ruined by implants for bowel problems 


Jacqui Shaw used to be the life and soul of the party. Even a hysterectomy in 2001 aged 32, after having two sons, didn’t slow her down. She bounced back — running after her boys, Dan, now 28, and Sam, 24, and having fun with her beautician colleagues. Those days are long gone. Jacqui, now […]

One third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have lung changes after a year — ScienceDaily


A new study has shown that most patients discharged from hospital after experiencing severe COVID-19 infection appear to return to full health, although up to a third do still have evidence of effects upon the lungs one year on. COVID-19 has infected millions of people worldwide. People are most commonly hospitalised for COVID-19 infection when […]

Psychological distress found to double the risk of subsequent cardiac events in younger adults — ScienceDaily


Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress — such as depression or anxiety — after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 70th […]

The origin of reproductive organs — ScienceDaily


Early in human development, during the first trimester of gestation, a fetus may have XX or XY chromosomes that indicate its sex. Yet at this stage a mass of cells known as the bipotential gonad that ultimately develops into either ovaries or testes has yet to commit to its final destiny. While researchers had studied […]

Thinning lower spine, top of thigh bone and hip predictive of raised heart attack/stroke risk — ScienceDaily


Thin and brittle bones are strongly linked to women’s heart disease risk, with thinning of the lower (lumbar) spine, top of the thigh bone (femoral neck), and hip especially predictive of a heightened heart attack and stroke risk, suggests research in the journal Heart. Osteoporosis, often dubbed brittle bone disease, is common, particularly among women […]

Finally, the proof Covid vaccines ARE safe when you’re pregnant


The message from health chiefs is clear: Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women. While a question mark hung over this vital detail earlier on in jab trials, today there is clear data to show there is no risk to mothers-to-be or their unborn children. It is a major step forwards in the battle against […]

Protein linked to sex differences in age-related dopamine neuron loss — ScienceDaily


It is not every day that scientists come across a phenomenon so fundamental that it is observed across fruit flies, rodents and humans. In a paper published today in Aging Cell, neuroscientists from the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences discovered that a single protein — a glutamate transporter on the membrane of […]

Driving behaviors harbor early signals of dementia — ScienceDaily


Using naturalistic driving data and machine learning techniques, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed highly accurate algorithms for detecting mild cognitive impairment and dementia in older drivers. Naturalistic driving data refer to data captured through in-vehicle recording devices or other […]

Risk factors for a severe course of COVID-19 in people with diabetes — ScienceDaily


People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing a severe course of COVID-19 compared to people without diabetes. The question to be answered is whether all people with diabetes have an increased risk of severe COVID-19, or whether specific risk factors can also be identified within this group. A new study by DZD researchers […]

New method preserves viable fruit fly embryos in liquid nitrogen — ScienceDaily


Cryopreservation, or the long-term storage of biomaterials at ultralow temperatures, has been used across cell types and species. However, until now, the practical cryopreservation of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) — which is crucial to genetics research and critical to scientific breakthroughs benefiting human health — has not been available. “To keep alive the ever-increasing […]

Can ANYTHING cure my fear of needles? DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions 


I am very scared of needles, is there anything I can do to prevent myself from fainting? Brian Lewis, Cardiff. Rest assured, you are not alone. Trypanophobia, to give a fear of needles its proper name, is very common and I have much experience in counselling patients who are affected by it. Up to ten […]

CDC committee updates recommendations on use of the J&J Covid vaccine after pause is lifted


Johnson & Johnson‘s coronavirus vaccine will now include a warning that rare blood clotting events might occur after the shot is administering, primarily among women under age 50. Two weeks ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested clinicians stop using the shot after more […]

Breastfed babies score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds


Breastfeeding can boost your child’s IQ: Babies who consume breast milk for even just a few months score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds Scientists reviewed test results of more than 9,000 nine and ten-year-olds Children who were breastfed for at least 12 months scored the highest But children who were breastfed […]

Virtual reality could help improve balance in older people — ScienceDaily


Researchers at the University of Bath investigating how virtual reality (VR) can help improve balance believe this technology could be a valuable tool in the prevention of falls. As people grow older, losing balance and falling becomes more common, which increases the risk of injury and affects the person’s independence. Falls are the leading cause […]

Schoolchildren should be taught to spot anti-vaxx misinformation on social media, scientist claims


Schools should teach children how to spot misinformation on social media at schools so they don’t fall for anti-vaxx propaganda, top expert claims Sir David Spiegelhalter says children should be taught to spot misinformation He says they should learn how people social media can ‘manipulate opinion’ We need to understand ‘the process by which misinformation […]

Doctors using ‘rescue therapy’ treatment that reverses abortion pill told it may be dangerous


Doctors using ‘rescue therapy’ treatment that reverses abortion pill are accused of having scant evidence it works and told it may be dangerous Doctors at the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) have treated 90 women in UK They say almost 50 per cent of women have maintained their pregnancies By contrast, the CMA says, the chance […]

More belly weight increases danger of heart disease even if BMI does not indicate obesity — ScienceDaily


People with abdominal obesity and excess fat around the body’s mid-section and organs have an increased risk of heart disease even if their body mass index (BMI) measurement is within a healthy weight range, according to a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association published today in the Association’s flagship journal, Circulation. “This scientific […]

Shift-work causes negative impacts on health, affects men and women differently — ScienceDaily


Shift-work and irregular work schedules can cause several health-related issues and affect our defence against infection, according to new research from the University of Waterloo. These health-related issues occur because the body’s natural clock, called the circadian clock, can be disrupted by inconsistent changes in the sleep-wake schedule and feeding patterns often caused by shift […]

Drug addict ‘strangled’ his penis after metal ring became stuck


Drug addict, 36, who fashioned a homemade sex toy with a metal ring accidentally STRANGLED his penis and testicles with it for 12 hours causing them to turn blue and swell – before it was eventually cut off with a SAW Drug addict, 36, wore a penis ring for 12 hours causing penile strangulation  He […]

But protective effects seen only among women, study finds — ScienceDaily


Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection — at least among women — indicates a large population study, published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. But taking any of vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements wasn’t […]

Estrogen status – not sex – protects against heightened fear recall: Brain oscillatory activity provides readout –


A new study shows that markers of fear recall differ between men and women, but in a hormone-dependent manner. Aberrant fear-memory processing in the brain is thought to underlie anxiety disorders, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The neurobiological mechanisms underlying these disorders remain poorly understood, but recent studies suggest that neural oscillations […]

Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock — ScienceDaily


Working hours that deviate from an individual’s natural body clock are associated with greater cardiovascular risk, according to research presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Our study found that for each hour the work schedule was out of sync with an employee’s body clock, […]

Study finds evidence of more brain aging in people living in disadvantaged areas — ScienceDaily


Middle-age and older people living in more disadvantaged neighborhoods — areas with higher poverty levels and fewer educational and employment opportunities — had more brain shrinkage on brain scans and showed faster decline on cognitive tests than people living in neighborhoods with fewer disadvantages, according to a study published in the April 14, 2021, online […]

Gene drug could help erection nerves regrow after prostate cancer surgery, rat study finds


An experimental nerve-growing drug could revolutionise the sex lives of prostate cancer sufferers, scientists say. Thousands of men diagnosed with the disease require drastic treatment to remove the organ, which sits in the pelvis and is about the size of a ping pong ball. But it can damage nerves that control blood supply to the […]

Researchers find clues to sex differences in autism — ScienceDaily


It is well established that autism occurs much more frequently in boys than in girls, and that girls seem to have a greater resilience to developing the condition. It has been unclear, however, why that is. In a new Yale-led study, researchers find that autism may develop in different regions of the brain in girls […]

Study strengthens links between red meat and heart disease — ScienceDaily


An observational study in nearly 20,000 individuals has found that greater intake of red and processed meat is associated with worse heart function. The research is presented at ESC Preventive Cardiology 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Previous studies have shown links between greater red meat consumption and increased […]

New study links red meat consumption with heart disease


UK scientists have linked the consumption of any form of red meat – such as beef, lamb and pork – with a decline in heart function.  The researchers, who studied nearly 20,000 individuals, found that greater intake of red and processed meat was linked with a decline in three different measures of heart health.   Processed […]

Two drunk friends were left with swollen penises after injecting each other with piles cream


Two drunk friends were left with swollen penises after injecting each other with a cream they heard could give them extra girth French men, both in their thirties, were inspired by dodgy YouTube ‘tutorial’ Injected their penises with anti-hematoma cream – sometimes used to treat piles Medics in Strasbourg believe cream clogged the lymph vessels […]

Surpassed only by advanced age and organ transplant as a risk factor, large study shows — ScienceDaily


Physical inactivity is linked to more severe COVID-19 infection and a heightened risk of dying from the disease, finds a large US study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Patients with COVID-19 who were consistently inactive during the 2 years preceding the pandemic were more likely to be admitted to hospital, to […]

Përgatisni omëletë spanjolle sipas recetës së stilistit të famshëm Manolo Blahnik!


Manolo Blahnik, stilisti i famshëm i këpucëve luksoze, ndoshta është më i njohur për faktin se Carrie Bradshaw adhuronte këpucët e tij në seritë ‘Sex and the City’ Si çdo veshje luksi, edhe këpucët e Blahnik kanë një numër të kufizuar prodhimi dhe logon e tij të dallueshme. Sidoqoftë, Blahnik s’ është vetëm një stilist […]

Another way ‘good’ cholesterol is good: Combatting inflammation — ScienceDaily


Testing how well “good” cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Assessing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol,” are already a standard part of formulas […]

Why I made a film about my struggle to have a baby


Charlotte (pictured) and her now husband were told that the pregnancy was ectopic — rather than growing in the womb, the fertilised egg had lodged in one of her fallopian tubes Young filmmaker Charlotte Carroll went to hospital writhing in agony, convinced she had a hernia. But as she waited on the trolley, she received surprising […]

How testosterone provided the cure for businesswoman’s low libido and menopausal brain fog


For Michelle Burgess, life had become intolerable. The monthly hormonal migraines she had long suffered were lingering far longer than normal. Her libido had all but vanished. And her mood was so flat that she no longer had enthusiasm for anything. Then there was the brain fog, which was ‘debilitating’. The 53-year-old businesswoman from Whitstable, Kent, […]

How to defuse the male fertility timebomb


Could a toxic soup of chemicals in everyday life be destroying men’s ability to father children?  That is the latest claim from a U.S. expert, Dr Shanna Swan, who made headlines in 2017 with research that suggested human sperm counts are plummeting. Dr Swan, a professor of environmental medicine and public health at the Icahn […]

Americans who got flu shots last year were 25% less likely to test positive


Americans who got flu shots last year were 25% less likely to test positive for COVID-19 as the disease surged across the country, study finds A new study looked at more than 27,000 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 from March 2020 to mid-July 2020 Of the 13,000 patients who got the flu shot, 4% […]

EVE SIMMONS: Are these fitness influencer poses the best way to encourage young girls to exercise?


Browsing Amanda Finnie’s Instagram page, I’m not quite sure where to look. In one video, she is posing in a pair of mini-avocado print knickers – and little else. She turns around to give viewers a close-up of her perfectly rounded, exposed buttock which remains on screen for ten seconds. Finnie is an athlete, according […]

Kent coronavirus variant is NOT deadlier than the original strain, PHE study finds


The Kent coronavirus variant is not more deadly than the original strain, a PHE study has found The Kent coronavirus variant is not more deadly than the original strain, an official study has found. Public Health England’s analysis of more than 5,500 Covid patients in the second wave found there was ‘no difference’ in mortality rates […]

Scientists say human embryos could be grown in a test tube for FIVE WEEKS after mice develop in jars


Human embryos could be the next test subjects of a groundbreaking study that kept mouse embryos alive outside of the womb that developed a heart, stomach, head and limbs in six days. A team of Israeli scientists grew filled small jars with nutrients inside that were placed on rotating roller and pumped each with a pressurized […]

DR ELLIE CANNON: Help! Sex is painful at 72 but I can’t take HRT pills to cure it


I am 72, very fit and active, and recently met someone I’d like to have a relationship with – but I’m finding sex painful. My GP says HRT is the only thing that will help, but I can’t take it as I have a family history of breast cancer. What can I do? Pain during […]

Leisure physical activity is linked with health benefits but work activity is not — ScienceDaily


The first large study showing that leisure time physical activity and occupational physical activity have opposite, and independent, associations with cardiovascular disease risk and longevity is published today in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “We adjusted for multiple factors in our analysis, indicating that the relationships were not […]

AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine ‘may not be suitable for young people’, Prof Lockdown says


Britain’s vaccine regulator could stop younger people from having AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus jab as soon as today over concerns about rare cases of blood clots. The UK’s MHRA announced on Friday it has seen 30 brain clot cases in 18.1million AstraZeneca-vaccinated people – around one in every 600,000 people (0.00017 per cent).  But there are fears that while […]

CDC report reveals Hawaiians survive longest at 81 years while West Virginians die earliest at 74


A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed the life expectancy for every U.S. state. The life expectancy for the entire U.S. population was 78.7 in 2018, the last year for which complete data is available.  It’s a slight increase from 2017, during which the average life expectancy was […]

Study finds pandemic lockdowns hit women, black, Hispanic and poor Americans hardest


Pandemic lockdowns hit women, black, Hispanic and poor Americans hardest because they were most likely to lose their jobs, be unable to afford food and suffer mental health problems, study finds Researchers looked at outcomes related to to the COVID-19 pandemic including unemployment; food insufficiency; and default on last month’s rent or mortgage For every 10% […]

Complete chromosome 8 sequence reveals novel genes and disease risks — ScienceDaily


The full assembly of human chromosome 8 is reported this week in Nature. While on the outside this chromosome looks typical, being neither short nor long or distinctive, its DNA content and arrangement are of interest in primate and human evolution, in several immune and developmental disorders, and in chromosome sequencing structure and function generally. […]

Andrew Cuomo: New York governor faces new allegations that threaten his political future


The new sexual harassment allegation emerged Saturday evening in an article in the New York Times. Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old former executive assistant and health policy adviser to Cuomo, told the newspaper that during one of several uncomfortable encounters, Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life during a conversation in his State Capitol office […]

New York Times: Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment


The former aide, Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had monogamous relationships and if she ever had sex with older men, according to the Times. Bennett told the newspaper that the alleged incidents happened late last spring, during the height of the state’s fight against the coronavirus. […]

Malaysian man wins landmark challenge against Muslim gay sex ban


The Muslim man in his 30s — whose name has been withheld by his lawyer to protect his privacy — filed the lawsuit after he was arrested in the central Selangor state in 2018 for attempting gay sex, which he denies. Same-sex acts are illegal in Malaysia, although convictions are rare. The country, which has […]

John Geddert, who had ties to Larry Nassar, found dead after being charged with human trafficking and sex crimes, officials say


The 63-year-old was facing charges that included human trafficking, criminal sexual conduct and lying to a peace officer, a release from Nessel’s office read. Geddert had been expected to turn himself in and be arraigned on Thursday afternoon. “My office has been notified that the body of John Geddert was found late this afternoon after […]

No one is perfect, and Tiger Woods made us realize it’s OK to love an imperfect athlete


Some of the moments in between have been far less jubilant. In late 2009, a string of lurid and shocking infidelity claims eventually led to his divorce from wife Elin Woods, the withdrawal of several sponsors and a temporary absence from golf. Months of rabid press coverage revealed in discomfiting detail the extent of his […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Tobacco smoke exposure could increase children’s blood pressure, study finds


Researchers found 6% of children who were exposed to tobacco smoke had high blood pressure compared to 4% in children who weren’t exposed, according to a study published Tuesday in JAMA Network Open. The study defined tobacco exposure as a child reporting smoking, living with a smoker or having serum cotinine levels, which measures recent […]

San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights bookstore founder, has died aged 101


Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Beat poet, publisher and founder of San Francisco’s beloved City Lights bookstore, has died aged 101. He passed away from lung disease on Monday evening, confirmed the store’s vice president and director of marketing and publicity, Stacey Lewis. One of the last surviving members of the Beat […]

The fashion police are judging you on Zoom (Opinion)


Indeed, now we need to make ourselves and our homes presentable while also managing the new demands of kids learning remotely from home. Some people have settled for a designated “Zoom shirt” reserved specifically for video appearances while others have taken to quarantine-friendly athleisure designed to communicate a down-to-earth nonchalance. We stage managed webcam-friendly bookshelves, […]

‘Allen v. Farrow’ is the latest example of ‘consequences culture’


It’s the latest in a wave of documentary films that seek to mete out what some may say is long overdue justice. The HBO series explores allegations by Dylan Farrow that her father, filmmaker Woody Allen, sexually molested her in 1992 when she was 7. Allen has repeatedly denied the claims. It comes on the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu, long a supporter of LGBTQ rights, courts homophobes and racists in bid to cling to power


For the traditional Israeli supporter of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the electoral meal he now offers includes medieval aspak — dishes bitter with racism and homophobia. But for the Likud, under Netanyahu, this seems to be a meal its members are prepared to consume out of political desperation. In the past the party, and its […]

Opinion: Why ‘It’s a Sin’ resonates for the Covid generation


“It’s a Sin” isn’t a show about the current Covid-19 pandemic. It’s about the last great pandemic to engulf Britain and America: the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the creation of Russell T. Davies, the showrunner behind the 2005 revival of “Dr Who” and 1999’s “Queer as Folk.” Now he’s retelling the […]

Deklarata shokuese e aktores 86-vjeçare: COVID është diçka e mirë, jemi shumë njerëz në tokë


Menduat se i dëgjuat të gjitha në këto muaj të gjatë rrethuar nga pandemia? Aktorja Brigitte Bardot ka shokuar opinionin publik me deklaratën e saj të fundit ndaj pandemisë. E ftuar në ‘Oggi’ , aktorja ikonë ka thënë: “kam dro se Covid dhe pandemitë e tjera janë duke u përpjekur me dhimbje të vendosin në […]

Humans have used drugs with sex for millennia—the reasons are much broader than you think


Despite its long history, our understanding of the relationship between sex and drugs remains limited. Credit: Shutterstock/Panu Kosonen On their own, sex and drugs are cultural taboos. Combining them only adds to our reluctance to talk about them. But understanding how sex and drugs are connected isn’t something we should shy away from or perceive […]

A decade on, Strauss-Kahn to give his version of New York sex-assault case


Issued on: 04/12/2020 – 14:25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief and presidential hopeful whose career was derailed in 2011 by a sensational New York sex-assault case, has said he will give his version of events “for the first time” in a documentary due to be released a decade after the events. “For the first […]

Telemedicine use disparity during COVID-19 among head and neck cancer patients


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The use of telemedicine services has shown to be exceptionally effective in meeting the health care needs of patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But an analysis by Henry Ford Health System found that socioeconomic factors may affect certain patient populations on how they use the technology for accessing care. In a […]

Study forecasts advantages and disadvantages for Black patients of removing race from kidney function calculators


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Race is not biology. As a social construct, race is an unreliable predictor of physiologic variation and a notoriously unreliable marker for biologic differences across populations. To reflect this growing realization, hospital systems and professional medical organizations have started reconsidering the use of race in clinical calculators that estimate how well […]

COVID-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse


Australian Federal Police detective superintendent Paula Hudson has said there has been a spike in online child abuse due to lockdowns as predators and children spend more time at home using the internet Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect storm” […]

Dutch mask-wearing rule becomes law


Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A law making it compulsory to wear masks in indoor public spaces finally came into effect in the Netherlands on Tuesday, making it one of the last countries in Europe to do so. Prime Minister Mark Rutte told citizens aged over 13 to wear face coverings back in October as part […]

Pet Classified App with Adminpanel | Ionic 5 | Laravel | PetGo


Free download Pet Classified App with Adminpanel | Ionic 5 | Laravel | PetGo Nulled. This item was published on codecanyon.net and sold by author SaaSMonks. But you can download Pet Classified App with Adminpanel | Ionic 5 | Laravel | PetGo completely free from here. It is also nulled by us to make sure there are no […]

Berry-Flavored H.I.V. Medication Is Ready for Babies


The first infant formulation of dolutegravir, an important first-line H.I.V. medication, will be available soon under an agreement between several pharmaceutical companies and global health initiatives. The new formulation will be strawberry flavored and come in a tablet that dissolves in water or juice so babies can swallow it. In another announcement also linked to […]

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men


Myocardial Infarction or Heart Attack. Credit: Blausen Medical Communications/Wikipedia/CC-A 3.0 Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Previous research looking at sex differences in […]

Blondie on her life in rock ‘n’ roll, a former CIA director on Trump and the question of French hygiene


FRANCE 24 spoke to former CIA director Leon Panetta, who says Trump is risking US national security; anger erupts in France over new allegations of police brutality; Blondie’s Debbie Harry on a life of rock ‘n’ roll madness; the question of French hygiene; and fans the world over mourn football great Maradona, who died of a heart […]

Undiagnosed HIV rising in Eastern Europe, Central Asia: agencies


Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID The EU’s disease control agency and the WHO on Thursday called for better HIV testing to spot cases early following rising undiagnosed cases especially in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Early detection of the virus that causes AIDS mitigates the impact on the patient and […]

‘Constructive arguing’ can help keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Sex, income, religion and politics—these are some of the biggies on the list of taboo topics during polite discussion. Even a conciliatory tone doesn’t always protect you if the subjects are spicy. When singer Katy Perry tweeted post-election encouragement to reach out to family members who supported the other candidate, she […]

Early birth linked to greater risk of hospital visits during childhood


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Being born early (before 37 weeks’ gestation) is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission throughout childhood than being born at full term (40 weeks’ gestation), finds a study published by The BMJ today. Although the risk declined as the children grew up, particularly after age 2, an excess risk […]

Obesity is not only the individual’s responsibility


Statistical differences were found in all of the categories on the graph. Credit: Adapted from Table 3 in Asahara et al. PLOS ONE, 2020. Research based on 5425 citizens’ responses to a questionnaire survey has illuminated that obesity causes are linked to various factors in addition to the individual’s current socioeconomic circumstances, including childhood experiences, […]

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs


A piece of glass bent like a tuning fork measures dissolution of time-release drugs. Credit: William Grover When you take a time-release drug, you count on it doing what the package says: release the drug slowly into your bloodstream to provide benefits over the specified period of time. When the drug dissolves too slowly or […]

‘Face It’: Debbie Harry’s memoir on sex, drugs, David Bowie and the mask of Blondie


Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 15:22Modified: 24/11/2020 – 15:24 Blondie star Debbie Harry speaks to Eve Jackson about a life of rock ‘n’ roll madness. They chat about her autobiography, recently translated into French, which features stories of hanging out with Andy Warhol, taking drugs, being flashed by David Bowie and having her house taken by the tax […]

Taking the Pill may cut risk of severe asthma bouts in women of reproductive age


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Taking the Pill may cut the risk of severe bouts of asthma in women of reproductive age with the respiratory condition, finds a large long term study published online in the journal Thorax. But the observed protective effect is relatively small, and doesn’t include progestogen only hormonal contraceptives, the findings indicate. […]

Diabetes set to devastate India’s metropolitan cities, with more than half of


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Disturbing new research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that more than half of men (55%) and some two thirds (65%) of women currently aged 20 years in India will likely develop diabetes in their life time, with most of those cases […]

Herzmuskelentzündung nach Covid-19? Fall Möser beschäftigt Eishockey


Eine Corona-Infektion kann auch Folgen auf die Herzfunktion haben. Davon gehen Mediziner schon länger aus. Ein Fall in der Deutschen Eishockey Liga scheint dies zu bestätigen. Die Grizzlys Wolfsburg haben ihn nun öffentlich gemacht – auch um aufzuschrecken. Eine Herzmuskelentzündung bei dem deutschen Eishockey-Profi Janik Möser geht nach Einschätzung der behandelnden Ärzte und seines Vereins […]

Vegetarian or Vegan? Watch Your Bone Health


Vegetarian diets are generally considered healthy, but new research suggests they may have a significant risk: an increased chance of bone fractures. Between 1993 and 2001, British researchers collected diet, health and behavioral data on 54,858 people, average age 50. They categorized them by diet: 29,380 meat eaters, 8,037 who ate fish but no meat, […]

Covid-19 pandemic triggers global spike in violence against women


No country has been spared the coronavirus epidemic, nor the scourge of domestic violence, which has surged during lockdowns as the day marking such violence approaches on Wednesday. From a spike in rapes in Nigeria and South Africa, increased numbers of women missing in Peru, higher rates of women being killed in Brazil and Mexico […]

Study questions blood pressure drug guidance based on age and ethnicity


Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain No evidence found to support differing advice according to age and ethnicity Current UK guidance on drug treatment for high blood pressure—which differs depending on a patient’s age and ethnicity—could be simplified in line with other international guidelines, suggests a study published by The BMJ. The results show similar reductions in […]

Design and market sexbots for older adults with disabilities, argues ethicist


Credit: CC0 Public Domain The sexbot industry should include older adults with disabilities in the design and marketing of its products, to support their emotional health and wellbeing and help counter ageism and stereotyping, argues an ethicist in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The physiological changes of ageing and increasing vulnerability to conditions, such as […]

Permanent night shift workers at heightened risk of moderate to severe asthma


Credit: CC0 Public Domain Shift workers, especially those working permanent night shift rotas, may be at heightened risk of moderate to severe asthma, suggests research published online in the journal Thorax. Given the prevalence of both shift work and asthma in industrialised nations, the public health implications of these findings are potentially “far-reaching,” warn the […]

Missing From State Plans to Distribute the Coronavirus Vaccine: Money to Do It


Record-keeping requirements will also be an overwhelming task, officials said. The C.D.C. wants to track, in real time, the age, sex, race and ethnicity of everyone who is vaccinated — states usually provide such data quarterly, at best — so it can analyze how well the vaccination campaign is going among different demographic groups day […]

EU launches LGBT rights plan to counter rising homophobia in eastern member states


Issued on: 12/11/2020 – 20:58 The European Union’s executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary that have become increasingly homophobic in the past year. The Commission said LGBT people were facing growing discrimination in Europe, even as most […]

We asked 24 women to reflect on images of ‘hot’ men—and it’s good news for those with ‘dad bods’


Participants were asked about their responses to men’s sexualised bodies. Credit: shutterstock Since the 2012 hit film Magic Mike explored the hedonistic lifestyle of men who strip for women, popular culture has exploded with images of sexy, muscular, athletic and shirtless (or pantless!) “hot” men. In our contemporary digital world, pornography and online dating apps […]

All weight loss isn’t equal for reducing heart failure risk


Ambarish Pandey, M.D. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center Reducing the level of body fat and waist size are linked to a lower risk of heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers indicates. The findings, reported today in Circulation, suggest that all weight loss isn’t equal when it […]

Shot to Prevent H.I.V. Works Better Than Daily Pill in Women


And women will need easy access to the shots every eight weeks,which must be given by a medical professional. During the clinical trial, because of restrictions introduced during the pandemic, “there was a scramble to make sure that these women could continue to get their injections on time,” Dr. Smith of ViiV Healthcare said. The […]

‘Stand by Her’: In China, a Movement Hands Out Free Sanitary Pads in Schools


HONG KONG — It started when a single box of free sanitary pads appeared in a middle school classroom in October. Then a plastic container with pads was attached to the walls of four bathrooms in a university in Shanghai. By Monday, boxes and bags of individually wrapped pads had popped up outside bathrooms in […]

Reducing dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis


The incidence of dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is lower in patients receiving biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) than in patients who receive conventional synthetic DMARDs, according to a new study. The study was presented at the virtual annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. “Being on a biologic […]