Evidence shows cloth masks may help against COVID-19

The evidence shows that cloth masks, particularly those with several layers of cotton cloth, block droplet and aerosol contamination of the environment, which may reduce transmission of COVID-19. “The point is not that some particles can penetrate the mask, but that some particles are stopped, particularly outwardly, from the wearer,” said first author Catherine Clase, associate professor of medicine at […]

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Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID-19 infection among European ancestry participants who carry two faulty copies of the […]

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Best supplements for sleep: Slip this in your drink before bed to improve sleep quality

Sleep deprivation is pernicious because it may not appear to inflict damage on your body like physical trauma but the effects can be as lethal over time. Sleep loss has been shown to shorten one’s life expectancy both directly and indirectly by encouraging the development of harmful conditions such as type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, contemplating the obvious health risks will […]

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WHO is SUSPENDING its trial of anti-malaria drug hydoxychloroquine

WHO says it is SUSPENDING its trial of anti-malaria drug hydoxychloroquine in coronavirus patients citing safety concerns Hydroxychloroquine is most typically used to treat malaria, lupus and arthritis The WHO has been testing the drug as part of its Solidarity trial looking at the safety and efficacy of four medications against coronavirus  But a study on Friday revealed higher mortality rates among […]

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