Home Health Health on January 18, 2022 With omicron having rapidly driven up COVID infections, attention is once again focusing on antibodies, and reasonably so. They play a critical role in fighting off viruses and are important for preventing the coronavirus from infecting our cells. This is why some countries have mounted booster campaigns in response to recent COVID surges - to top antibody levels up. But there's a problem. COVID antibodies don't persist that well - hence the desire for boosters. Indeed, while these extra jabs maintain good protection against severe COVID, it's estimated that people receiving a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine will see their protection against developing COVID symptoms (of any degree) drop from 75 per cent to 45 per cent over the ten weeks following their booster. Scientists have questioned whether topping up antibodies, only to see them soon fade away, is sustainable. If we want to … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Why T Cell Vaccines Could Be The Key To Long-Term Immunity
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Home Health Disorders cure Disorders Cure on December 25, 2021 A new variant of Covid-19 had been detected, which have reportedly caused the spike in cases in London, Essex, and Kent. The World Health Organization had been informed of the variant, which is unlikely to cause more serious disease than others. Over 1,000 cases with this variant have been identified in London and numbers are increasing rapidly. The 'out-of-control' variant of Sars-Cov-2 is said to be up to 70 per cent more transmissible than the existing one and has caused a growing alarm across the globe. The new variant is being called VUI-202012/01 - the first "Variant Under Investigation," several countries have imposed restrictions on travellers from the UK  . The sudden surge in the numbers has indeed set about a sense of uncertainty and fear among citizens all around the world, with the Indian Aviation Ministry on Monday announcing the suspension … [Read more...] about After Omicron, New Coronavirus Strain: What Are The Symptoms? Will It Impact Vaccination?
Home Beauty Skin care Skin Care on January 18, 2022 There's no longer a stigma attached to stress; it's just part of life. However, stress can take a toll on your mental and physical health. It's easy to dismiss stress as a minor issue. 'It's just stress,' we say. But did you know the symptoms can show on your face too? Dryness, wrinkles, and acne are just a few ways it shows up. Read ahead to know how stress can affect your face. Effects Of Stress On Your Face And Hair 1. Acne : You produce more cortisol when you're stressed. The hypothalamus produces CRH (corticotrophin-releasing hormone) in response to cortisol. CRH stimulates the oil production of sebaceous glands around the hair follicles. And this oil production by these glands can clog pores and cause acne. 2. Under-eye bags : The appearance of bags under the eyes is characterized by swelling or puffiness under the eyelids. With age, they become more … [Read more...] about 8 Effects Of Stress On Your Skin And Hair
Home Pregnancy parenting Kids Kids on January 18, 2022 Lockdowns during the pandemic aimed to limit the spread of COVID-19 and related deaths. However, these lockdowns also affected how active people were. Children became significantly more sedentary. There is a risk that short term changes in children’s physical activity in reaction to COVID-19 may end up extending beyond the duration of the pandemic. It is very easy for habits to become established, and for a more sedentary and less physically active lifestyle to become normal and ingrained in young people. However, there are ways children can be encouraged to be more active. These include getting the whole family involved in physical activity and building exercise into a routine. Global Trend Research from around the world has examined the extent that COVID-19 restrictions have had on children and their levels of physical activity. Canadian researchers carried out an online … [Read more...] about Children Exercised Less During COVID Lockdown – 4 Tips To get Them Moving Again
Home Health Health on January 16, 2022 A 26-year-old BESCOM lineman, while working Devarabeesanahalli in Bengaluru was accidentally electrocuted and was brought to the Sakra World Hospital Emergency by his colleagues and the police on the morning of 2 December 2022. There was no heartbeat when he arrived at the emergency department. His heart was affected by an abnormal rhythm called Ventricular Fibrillation, where the electrical activity of the heart becomes erratic and uncontrolled, and the heart muscle fails to contract with its usual synchrony effectively stopping the heart. In victims of electrocution, this is could be one of the causes of instant death. When the heart stops the brain is starved of oxygen and there are only minutes left before it begins to undergo irreversible cell death. Survivors of cardiac arrests like this, often land in a vegetative state, especially if CPR was late and the brain was deprived of oxygen for too long. … [Read more...] about What Is Ventricular Fibrillation? Doctors Save BESCOM Worker From Death By Electrocution
Home Health Health on January 19, 2022 Giving a clarion call to world leaders to make 2022 a "true moment of recovery", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday said that the Covid-19 pandemic has to be confronted with equity and fairness, cautioning that failure to vaccinate every person will give rise to new variants that will bring daily life and economies to a grinding halt. Guterres, in his virtual remarks to the opening of the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF), said: "The last two years have demonstrated a simple but brutal truth - if we leave anyone behind, we leave everyone behind". He gave a clarion call to "stand together to make 2022 a true moment of recovery." Noting that the global event is taking place in the shadow of an "enormously difficult" period for economies, people and the planet, Guterres urged the international community, especially the global businesses, that "we need all hands on deck" for … [Read more...] about Failure To Vaccinate Everyone Will Give Rise To New Variants: UN Chief