Month: September 2021

Patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are three times more likely to die from COVID-19 than the general population. Their heightened risk is due to a variety of causes: pre-existing health conditions, such as respiratory problems or obesity; increased likelihood of living in group homes, taking shared transportation, and being exposed to people outside
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Essential oils (EOs) are volatile aromatic oils extracted via mechanical pressing (cold-pressed) or steam distillation of plant parts, such as leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and bark (1) (2). These concentrated extracts have been used in aromatherapy and folk medicine to treat and manage ailments such as cold, flu, and insomnia
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South_agency via Getty Images You probably didn’t hear too much about the flu season last year, since the COVID-19 pandemic took the spotlight from the usual fall and winter viruses. But while you may still be focused on the coronavirus (as you should be), flu season is fast approaching. Below, experts share their predictions for
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The initial period of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic did not seriously affect children partly due to their relative isolation from sources of infection via school closures. However, the delta variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that is currently spreading has affected children more than that initial period. Study: The
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Researchers in the United States have warned that as of July 15th this year (2021), the level of population immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – may still have been insufficient to contain infection outbreaks and safely return to pre-pandemic social behavior. As
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aywan88 via Getty ImagesA new study suggests a majority of pregnant women have dealt with feelings of distress during the pandemic. COVID has put significant stress on pregnant women, according to a study published Tuesday. It shows nearly 70% of women have grappled with at least moderate levels of distress during the pandemic, and 20%
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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients are substantially more likely to harbor autoantibodies -;antibodies directed at their own tissues or at substances their immune cells secrete into the blood -; than people without COVID-19, according to a new study. Autoantibodies can be early harbingers of full-blown autoimmune disease. If you get sick enough from COVID-19 to end up
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Particulate matter (PM) is a major component of air pollution that is increasingly associated with long-term consequences for the health and development of children. In a study recently published in Nature’s Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, Natalie Johnson, PhD, associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, and her co-authors synthesized the
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Image: Shutterstock The last names of royalty and noble families are easily recognizable. Many royal families have their history and lineages well-documented. They are often held in admiration and veneration by the general public. Members of the royal families often hold celebrity-like status in the region or even globally. We all know about the Windsors,
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If you love crafts and want a new drawing challenge, stay to know the following 3D pen crafts. With this pen, you can do many things, for example, repair broken objects or create beautiful decorations that adapt to your taste and personal style. You can bring to reality all those ideas that they have in
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