Vitiligo and COVID-19 Vaccine: Links and More

Recent evidence has shown that COVID-19 vaccination may correlate with the onset or worsening of vitiligo. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease in which skin pigmentation or loss of color occurs. A person with vitiligo develops patches of skin with little or no pigmentation over their body. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommend … Read more

Calls for return of Covid controls after UK death toll surpasses 200,000 | Coronavirus

Doctors and people robbed by Covid have described the 200,000th deaths from the virus in the UK as a “tragic milestone” and have called for the return of infection control measures, including wearing masks and improving sick pay, amid of concern about increasing cases and new variants. Prof Philip Banfield, Chairman of the Board of … Read more

5 Foam Rolling Exercises for Skeptics

Like many people who worked from home during the pandemic, Veronika Javor, 39, traded a supportive desk chair in her office for a plush armchair in her living room. It was comfortable at first, but the new seat quickly took its toll as Ms. Javor, a content maker in Houston, developed a sharp, radiating pain … Read more

Doggybone DNA COVID-19 vaccine can effectively neutralize SARS-CoV-2 variants

In a recent study published in the Vaccines magazine, researchers assessed the efficacy of the new vaccine against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) doggybone deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Study: SARS-CoV-2 Doggybone DNA Vaccine Produces Cross-variant Neutralizing Antibodies and Is Protective in a COVID-19 Animal Model. Image Credit: Cryptographer/Shutterstock Different types of vaccines have been … Read more

Genetically engineered pig hearts successfully transplanted into brain-dead patients

Scientists at New York University (NYU) have successfully transplanted pig hearts into two brain-dead humans, furthering efforts to address the shortage of human organs for transplantation. The genetically engineered hearts were transplanted into two people who had recently died and who were on a ventilator, the team at NYU Langone Health announced on Tuesday. The … Read more

Obesity is partly responsible for pregnant women’s death rates stalling in UK, study claims

Rising obesity levels may have led to death rates among pregnant women, a study suggests. Women starting families later in life and the increased use of C-sections could also have led to a plateau in maternal mortality for the first time in decades. The risk of dying in childbirth or during pregnancy is extremely low … Read more

Thousands seek unproven long-term Covid blood treatments abroad | Long Covid

Thousands of people with long-term Covid travel abroad to spend huge sums of money on unproven treatments such as ‘blood washing’, prompting warnings from experts and doctors. According to a study by the British Medical Journal and ITV News, patients go to private clinics in Cyprus, Germany and Switzerland for procedures such as blood filter … Read more

Tall Covid patients pay £40,000 to have their blood ‘washed’ abroad

“It’s not surprising that people who used to function very well, who are now weakened, unable to work and financially self-supporting, would seek treatment elsewhere,” he said. “It’s a perfectly rational response to a situation like this. But people could potentially go bankrupt if they access these treatments, for which there is limited to no … Read more