What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and will I need one? “Vaccine passports,” or vaccine certificates, are documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19 or recently tested negative for the virus. They could help you get into places such as stadiums or even countries that are looking to reopen safely. The certificates are still being developed, and how and […]

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With 200,000 in 1 day, India skyrockets past 14M virus cases

India reported more than 200,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, skyrocketing past 14 million overall as an intensifying outbreak puts a grim weight on its fragile health care system. In the capital, New Delhi, more than a dozen hotels and wedding banquet halls were ordered to be converted into COVID-19 centers attached to hospitals. “The surge is alarming,” said S.K. Sarin, […]

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Strong Women Training Club: exclusive new workout videos from star trainer Alice Liveing

Workout with Alice Liveing at The Strong Women Training Club. We’re excited to announce that the latest series of workout classes at the Strong Women Training Club are led by qualified personal trainer and best-selling author, Alice Liveing.  Whether you’re in the mood for a mobility session focused on extending your range of motion through crab reaches and wood chops, or a […]

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COVID-19 in Children: New Cases on the Rise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose for the third time in the last 4 weeks, reaching the highest point since mid-February, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Just over 73,000 cases were reported […]

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5 Cute Face Shields for Kids on Amazon

While things may be opening up, face masks and shields aren’t going away. In fact, they are more important than ever—especially if you plan on traveling. It can be particularly tricky to get squirmy kids to wear a mask (and keep it on), so if you’ve tried again and again but can’t get them to do it, a face shield […]

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Tiny wireless implant detects oxygen deep within the body

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a tiny wireless implant that can provide real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels deep underneath the skin. The device, which is smaller than the average ladybug and powered by ultrasound waves, could help doctors monitor the health of transplanted organs or tissue and provide an early warning of potential transplant failure. […]

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Your neighborhood may affect your brain health

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 issue of Neurology. Researchers say such brain aging may […]

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Triple combination therapy shows promise against a rare, deadly asbestos cancer

Combining immune-boosting drugs with radiation and surgery increased the survival and anticancer immune response in mouse models of mesothelioma in preclinical research by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers. In a series of exciting experiments using mouse models of mesothelioma cancer, researchers found that combining two immunotherapy drugs can amplify the anti-tumor response first triggered by a short course of radiation, […]

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Cadaver Donations Fall During COVID: Will Future MDs Suffer?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages in many areas, including some less obvious. It has also interrupted the supply of human cadavers for medical education and research. Some medical and allied health professional schools stopped accepting body donations to protect staff, students, and faculty from a pathogen that presented too many unknowns. What impact will this have on the future […]

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