Medical & Health News

From July through 20 September 2020, a total of 27 540 cases were reported in three provinces, distributed as follows: 24 302 cases in the health district of Abéché, 3237 cases in the health district of Biltine, and one case in the health district of Abdi. One death has been reported to date in district
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Pharmacists and GP surgeries are having to limit flu jabs to the most at-risk groups due to increased demand. The Boots chain has suspended its appointment booking system for anyone outside of the vulnerable groups, which include people aged over 65. It said it faces “unprecedented demand” for vaccinations, but NHS England says enough stocks
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Grammy-winning US singer Lizzo believes the body positivity movement has become “commercialised” by the mainstream and hijacked by those who don’t need it. She made the comments while celebrating being the “first big black woman” to grace the cover of Vogue magazine. Body positivity calls for the acceptance of all shapes and sizes. “It’s commercialised,”
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By Leo Kelion & Rory Cellan-JonesTechnology reporters Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic People living in England and Wales are being urged to download the government’s official contact-tracing app following its official release. NHS Covid-19 instructs users to self-isolate for 14 days if it detects they were nearby someone who has the virus. It also has a
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Keeping patients from getting sick during an inpatient stay has long been a problem for hospitals — and it’s an issue that has grown all the more pressing during a pandemic. Even before the rise of Covid-19, hospitals have increasingly struggled to get health-care associated infections in check. There are 2 million such infections —
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Twenty years ago this month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a medication destined to become known as the abortion pill. Mifepristone, then called RU486, was going to change everything about abortion — it would expand access and remove the stigma. I remember devouring the news because this little pill was going to give women
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The violent police attacks on Jacob Blake, George Floyd, and far too many others, along with the high rates of Covid-19 among minority communities, have illuminated an ugly fact: being a person of color in America is bad for your health. Across the board, people of color have worse health outcomes than their white counterparts.
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Good morning, everyone, and how are you today? We are doing just fine, thank you, despite gloomy skies that can be seen from our window. And why not? Keep on the sunny side, as they say. Moreover, our rambunctious official mascot is happily snoozing at our feet. A rare respite from the usual noisy friskiness,
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