Omicron variant may have picked up a piece of common-cold virus

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The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus — possibly a virus that causes the common cold — present in the same infected cells, according to the researchers. The researchers said that this genetic sequence does not appear in any previous versions of the coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, but is ubiquitous in many other viruses including those that cause the common

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Should you get a COVID booster vaccine while sick? Here's what experts say – WUSA9

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Should you get a COVID booster vaccine while sick? This is what the experts sayWUSA9 opinion | Do not jump on the promotion of all adultsMedPage today Do rapid tests detect the Omicron variant?CBS Boston America has the booster shots undervaluedmagazine of the week Do COVID-19 enhancers have specific delta variant defenses? | VerificationWUSA9 View full coverage on Google News .

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Sokoto records 1,137 fresh HIV infections

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Sokoto State recorded 1,137 new HIV infections between January 2020 and September 2021. Mohamed Garba, Acting State Civil Society Coordinator for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), Sokoto State Chapter, revealed this at a press conference marking World AIDS Day 2021 (WAD) on Wednesday in Sokoto. Mr. Mohamed Garba, Acting State Civil Society Coordinator for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (CiSHAN), Sokoto State Chapter, speaks at a press conference on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2021 (WAD) on Wednesday Garba said the prevalence

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Fear of stigma still hinders use of preventive drugs 

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When US Food and Drug Administration The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Truvada as an oral pre-exposure prophylactic (PrEP) treatment for HIV in 2012, and global health experts have predicted a decline in new HIV cases, especially among key populations. But nearly a decade later, the HIV epidemic has retained a firm grip with nearly two million new infections recorded each year. In 2020 alone, 1.9 million new HIV infections were recorded globally, with major population groups accounting

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Health News | Research Finds Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Dementia Decreases Social Activity

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New Jersey [US], Nov. 30 (ANI): Despite the belief that a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is critical, a new study from Rutgers University has found that a diagnosis can have an unintended effect on social relationships and social activity. The research has been published in the Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Journal. Read also | Omicron causes milder disease: Is this how COVID-19 becomes endemic?. It examined how receiving a recent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia

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For Endometriosis Patients, Better Communication Could Lead to Faster Diagnosis

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“It took 17 years to get a diagnosis of endometriosis. My symptoms started when I was about 10, and I kept switching from one doctor to another throughout my late childhood and teenage years,” one patient with endometriosis described her experience at The Swaddle. 17 years is too long to wait for a diagnosis of a life-changing condition – in fact, the woman described how the diagnosis helped her manage, treat and talk about endometriosis. Sometimes a diagnosis is the

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Diabetes: Beetroot could prevent spikes in blood sugar

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The high concentrations of metabolites in beetroot may also be capable of this problem, according to the Diabetes Care Society. The same metabolite in beets is also present in your blood levels, but if you suffer from insulin resistance or you have diabetes, its levels are lower. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism showed that obese participants who consumed beetroot juice with carbohydrates had lower insulin resistance. But a different study looking at people with type

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Eurofins, Qiagen step-up rapid detection of latest SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1529

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The GSD NovaType Select P681H from Eurofins can distinguish the B.1.1.529 variant from the currently prevailing Delta variant Researchers have identified a new SARS-CoV-2 variant with a large number of mutations in the spike protein. The variant, which was first identified in Botswana in November 2021, is spreading rapidly across South Africa. The variant contains more than 30 spike protein mutations. Eurofins, through Gold Standard Diagnostics Europe, provides a toolkit to quickly identify variant B.1.1.529. GSD NovaType Select is a

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overeating: Concerned About Overeating: What’s food addiction and how to get over it

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For many of us, eating certain foods can be comforting: a pick-me-up during a challenging task; A reward after a long day at work; A saturated end to a lovely dinner. But some people have a compulsive and uncontrolled craving for certain foods, especially “fast” foods with excessive flavour. This can affect their daily functioning and their ability to perform social, work or family roles. People with addictive eating may experience food cravings, which are not related to hunger, as

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Aspirin use linked with increased risk of heart failure: Study

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Aspirin use was associated with an increased risk of heart failure: a study & nbsp | & nbsp Image source: & nbspiStock Images Brussels: According to new research, taking aspirin is associated with a 26% increased risk of heart failure. Other factors associated with it are smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The results of this research have been published in the ESC Heart Failure Journal. Said study author Dr. Blerim Mujage from the University

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