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US hopes to start virus vaccines in December as pandemic surges

The United States hopes to begin coronavirus vaccinations in early December, a top government health official said Sunday, the latest positive news to emerge even as cases surge across the worst-hit nation and elsewhere around the globe. The beginning of vaccinations could be a crucial shift in the battle against a virus that has claimed

Official: Italy to start COVID vaccinations in January

A significant number of Italians who want to be vaccinated against COVID-19 should have received their shots by next September, Italy’s special commissioner for the virus emergency said Thursday. Italy is set to receive 3.4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the second half of January through the European Union’s purchase program, enough to

Girl with ‘Alzheimer’s’ defies death sentence to start pre-school

Girl, four, with ‘childhood Alzheimer’s’ defies her death sentence to start pre-school and ballet classes after taking a trial drug Marian McGlockin diagnosed with Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) aged one  Cruel disease causes organ damage, muscle stiffness, seizures and dementia  Child, from California, has taken part in clinical trial of drug known as VTS 270 Youngster now

Canadian doctors to start prescribing museum visits

A group of Canadian doctors are to begin prescribing trips to an art gallery to help patients suffering a range of ailments become a picture of health. A partnership between the Francophone Association of Doctors in Canada (MFdC) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) will allow patients suffering from a number of physical

To Have a Healthier Day, Start Every Morning Doing This

Sometimes hitting snooze seven times in the morning feels like a good idea—until you get out of bed frazzled, forget your gym bag, leave your healthy lunch in the fridge, and give up on that whole annoying healthy life idea. (Been there!) Tomorrow, devote just a few minutes to these simple tricks, all designed to

Why We Should Start Taxing Sugary Soft Drinks In Australia

More Australians are overweight and obese than every before. Obesity alone is estimated to cost Australian taxpayers over $5.3billion per year. The Grattan Institute is calling for the government to implement a tax on non-alcoholic sugary beverages in a bid to halt growing obesity rates. The proposed tax, similar to the way cigarettes and leaded

New Scan could spot arthritis before joints start hurting

Scan could spot arthritis before joints start hurting by detecting tiny changes in the joints as protective cartilage is lost Engineers say CT scan is twice as good as X-ray as it creates a 3D map of joints  University of Cambridge have developed a technique to reveal tiny changes  Could help diagnose osteoarthritis far earlier

Motivation to move may start with being mindful

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move more as structured exercise programs, according to a new study led by an Iowa State University researcher. The study compared two intervention programs—mindfulness-based stress reduction and aerobic exercise training—with a control group and measured changes in exercise, general physical activity

New guideline: Start taking MS drugs early on

For most people, it’s better to start taking drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) early on rather than letting the disease run its course, according to a new guideline for treating MS from the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the April 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the

Later school start times really do improve sleep time

The study aimed to investigate the short and longer-term impact of a 45-min delay in school start time on sleep and well-being of adolescents. Singapore leads the world in the Programme for International Student Assessment rankings, which measures international scholastic performance in 15-year-olds. East Asian students live in a culture where the importance of academic