Sunday, 28 Feb 2021

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Is period syncing really a thing? And has lockdown affected it?

Are you convinced that your periods sync with those of your flatmates and friends periods? Or do you think it’s all a load of coincidence? We ask an expert for the facts. My best friend lives in Leeds, while I live in east London. We’ve been roughly 200 miles apart for well over five years. […]

Covid vaccine update: When it’s safe to hug your family again – health expert

Jonathan Van-Tam warns coronavirus battle 'not yet won' When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Nearly 20 million […]

Fitness picture books help youth with autism to exercise more frequently

While physical activity is important for everyone, research has shown people with developmental disabilities do not exercise as often as their typically developed peers. In an effort to close this disparity, a researcher at the University of Missouri recently created fitness picture books that help youth with autism exercise more frequently while offering low-income families […]

Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, 500,000 doses to arrive next week

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada on Friday approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, including the version produced by the Serum Institute of India, and 500,000 doses are due to arrive next week. The vaccine is the third to be approved by Health Canada following the December approval of vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc with BioNTech SE and Moderna […]

MDLive to be acquired by Cigna's Evernorth

Telehealth provider MDLive is being acquired by Cigna’s health services subsidiary Evernorth, the two companies announced this morning. The deal is expected to close sometime in Q2. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Cigna said that it would share additional information regarding the acquisition during its Investor Day event scheduled for March […]

Vaccine hoarding threatens global supply via COVAX: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries seeking their own COVID-19 vaccine doses are making deals with drug companies that threaten the supply for the global COVAX programme for poor and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization said on Friday.FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board […]

Neanderthal-derived protein may reduce the severity of COVID-19

Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with COVID-19. Using drugs that boost OAS1 levels could be explored to try to improve these outcomes. The findings are published […]

The key to proper muscle growth

When a muscle grows, because its owner is still growing too or has started exercising regularly, some of the stem cells in this muscle develop into new muscle cells. The same thing happens when an injured muscle starts to heal. At the same time, however, the muscle stem cells must produce further stem cells—i.e., renew […]

Early-warning for seizures could be a game-changer for epilepsy patients

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, affecting more than 65 million worldwide. For those dealing with epilepsy, the advent of a seizure can feel like a ticking time bomb. It could happen at any time or any place, potentially posing a fatal risk when a seizure strikes during risky situations, such as […]

Experts say there are 10 pandemic booze-drinking types – which one are you?

If you’ve found your alcohol levels rising in lockdown, you’re certainly not alone. Many of us have reached for the at-home bar during the pandemic, searching for a way to deal with the loneliness, sadness, and sometimes just the sheer boredom of life in lockdown. The emergence of the roadmap out of Covid restrictions might […]

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