Category: health

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The Truth Of Breast Implant Replacement:

Breast implant replacement surgery has always been something to consider when going through with breast augmentation surgery. Surgeons will usually recommend that an implant will need to be replaced after the 10-15 year mark. The truth is though, that there is no specific lifespan of a breast implant and that some women may never actually need to have breast implants replacement surgery. In this article we will discuss the signs for needing the breast implants replaced.

What Is A Breast Re-Augmentation?

A re-augmentation involves removing the original implants and scar tissue and replacing them with new ones. They could be a new type, shape or size which many women get larger implants as they are not as big as they wanted originally. This can also be combined with breast uplifts if not already done.

Signs For Needing Breast Implant Replacements:

Capsular Contracture – This is a common complication when having … Read More

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How To Deal With Dental Anxiety

Oral health is often regarded as being one of the most important pillars when it comes to our overall health. Surprisingly, almost half of the UK population has a fear of the dentist and this fear can have huge implications when it comes to our oral health and wellbeing. This fear stems from a number of different worries and concerns about sitting in the dentist’s chair and seems to be an issue faced by older generations, who may perhaps be scarred from dentist experiences when they were younger and techniques were less advanced.

 

Dentophobia, or the extreme fear of going to the dentist, can be debilitating for the person suffering from the fear, but it is hugely important to regularly attend dentist checkups so that they can look after your teeth and oral health. With this in mind, here are some ways you can deal with dental anxiety.

 

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Anxious About Taking A Sick Day When Working From Home? Here Are 3 Things To Consider

 

When you’re not feeling well, the last thing you want is to feel stressed about taking a sick day from work. During the pandemic, a study found that 42% of workers are now more stressed and anxious about taking a day off sick than they were pre-pandemic. Working from home adds more stress to the matter, as employees tend to feel as though they need to show they are getting their work done and that their productivity levels haven’t been affected. This then leads to longer working hours, fewer breaks and more mental fatigue. Add to this the stress of the pandemic, and the potential for burnout is heightened. 

Although we are in a pandemic and working from home, that doesn’t mean that employees aren’t getting sick. Whether due to a pre-existing condition or illness, migraines or simply just stress-related, there are still plenty of reasons as to why Read More

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What are some tips to add to your diet plan for the year 2021 for the best results?

The year 2021 has started again and many people have their weight loss and health goals they are trying to sustain. Hence, you might already make it your New Year resolution to lead a healthier life this year and follow some specific diet plans. This is often a great idea, once your diet plan is a good one. However, you might want to know what else you can do in addition to the diet plan you already chose to meet your weight loss goals for the year. This article will discuss some tips that you should add to your diet plan for the year 2021 to get the best results.

Don’t skip breakfast

Many people who want to lose weight attempt to do so by skipping breakfast. This is not a great healthy lifestyle habit and if your diet plan encourages you to skip breakfast, then you might as well Read More

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Eli Lilly says other COVID-19 antibody drug trials ongoing after study halted for safety concern

By Carl O’Donnell and Michael Erman



a large building: FILE PHOTO: Eli Lilly logo is shown on one of their offices in San Diego


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FILE PHOTO: Eli Lilly logo is shown on one of their offices in San Diego

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly & Co on Wednesday said other trials of its experimental coronavirus antibody therapy remain on track after a government-run study testing the treatment in hospitalized COVID-19 patients was paused due to safety concerns.

Lilly said on Tuesday that an independent safety monitoring board requested a pause in the trial, called ACTIV-3, due to a potential safety issue.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is collaborating with Lilly on the trial, said the advisory board paused the trial after seeing a “difference in clinical status” between patients on Lilly’s drug on those who received a placebo, without providing further detail.

Lilly on Wednesday said the paused trial is distinct from others it is conducting because it focuses on hospitalized patients who are

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Council Rock North Shuts Down Athletics Amid Rising COVID Cases

NEWTOWN, PA — All athletics and activity programs for Council Rock North High School students are shut down until further notice, Principal Susan C. McCarthy told parents in an email Tuesday afternoon.

The move comes one day after the high school decided to cancel in-person classes for the week after three students reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Robert Fraser’s decision to close the school went against the advice of Bucks County Health Director David Damsker, who did not recommend closing school.

The health department will only recommend closing a school when there is a clear indication that the district’s health and safety plan isn’t working, Damsker told Patch, and there’s no evidence at this point that transmission is happening within schools.

“School closures are very disruptive and don’t help stop people from getting sick outside of school,” Damsker said. “If people continue to have parties and gather, closing school

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As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again

MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections are surging anew in the northern Italian region where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, putting pressure again on hospitals and health care workers.

At Milan’s San Paolo hospital, a ward dedicated to coronavirus patients and outfitted with breathing machines reopened this weekend, a sign that the city and the surrounding area is entering a new emergency phase of the pandemic.

For the medical personnel who fought the virus in Italy’s hardest-hit region of Lombardy in the spring, the long-predicted resurgence came too soon.


“On a psychological level, I have to say I still have not recovered,’’ said nurse Cristina Settembrese, referring to last March and April when Lombardy accounted for nearly half of the dead and one-third of the nation’s coronavirus cases.

“In the last five days, I am seeing many people who are hospitalized who need breathing support,” Settembrese said. “I am

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A Canadian spin studio followed public health guidelines. But 61 people still caught the covid-19.

Now, despite appearing to have complied with public health regulations, at least 61 people linked to the studio have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

“They had done all sorts of things to remove the potential for spread,” Richardson told reporters. “Unfortunately, gyms are a higher-risk place because of the fact that generally people are taking off their masks, they’re breathing at a higher rate.”

Although Hamilton requires masks to be worn in most public settings, the law includes an exemption for anyone “actively engaged in an athletic or fitness activity.” In keeping with that policy, the studio, SPINCO, allowed riders to remove their masks once clipped into their bikes, and told them to cover up again before dismounting.

In a recent Instagram post, SPINCO’s owners said that they had been “hesitant” to reopen after getting the green light in July, and would not resume classes “until it is safe

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How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

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The COVID-19 new normal might be here for quite some time. SolStock/E+ via Getty Images

When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, epidemiologists and public health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in an effort to curb the coronvirus’s spread. But infectious disease modeling is tricky. Epidemiologists warn that “[m]odels are not crystal balls,” and even sophisticated versions, like those that combine forecasts or use machine learning, can’t necessarily reveal when the pandemic will end or how many people will die.

As a historian who studies disease and public health, I suggest that instead of looking forward for clues, you can look back to see what brought past outbreaks to a close –

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Facebook to crack down on ads that discourage vaccines

Facebook announced a new policy that prohibits advertisements on the platform that discourage people from getting vaccines, as part of a new effort to encourage people to get flu shots amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



a sign on the screen: The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken Dec. 2, 2019.


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The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken Dec. 2, 2019.

“We don’t want these ads on our platform,” Kang-Xing Jin, the company’s head of health and Rob Leathern, the director of product management, said in a blog post Tuesday.

The post added that while they already don’t allow ads featuring vaccine hoaxes, “Now, if an ad explicitly discourages someone from getting a vaccine, we’ll reject it.”

MORE: More people engage with verifiably false news outlets on Facebook now than in 2016

Moreover, the social media giant announced the launch of a new campaign to provide information about flu vaccines to users, and pledged to work

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