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Pfizer: third dose of vaccine could protect against Delta variant

Third dose of Pfizer vaccine boosts antibodies up to 11-fold against the Indian ‘Delta’ variant as study finds efficacy of standard two shots drops to 84% after six months Pfizer released trial data for the third dose of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine during an earnings call Wednesday Pre-print study data finds that efficacy of Pfizer […]

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Patients of color less likely to get specialist care

(HealthDay)—People of color are consistently less likely to see medical specialists than white patients are, a new U.S. study finds, highlighting yet another disparity in the nation’s health care system. Researchers found that compared with their white counterparts, Black Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans had significantly fewer visits to doctors of various specialties—ranging from […]

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Health experts warn of a rise in the vomiting bug norovirus

Norovirus outbreaks are THREE TIMES higher than usual as top experts warn winter vomiting bug is making a comeback this summer because of the easing of Covid restrictions Norovirus is a highly infectious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea Cases were nearly triple the five-year average of 53 in week ending July 5 Experts have describe […]

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7 facts about the origin of the novel coronavirus

Despite vast amounts of research on the novel coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, little is known about its origins. Indeed, the source of the virus has been hotly debated, with some theories pointing toward a natural origin and others claiming the virus accidentally leaked from a lab. Here’s what we know about the origins of SARS-CoV-2. […]

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Mental health experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans from the Vietnam era report PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual counterparts, according to an analysis of data from the Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational Study (VE-HEROeS). A greater burden of potentially traumatic events among LGB Veterans, such as childhood physical abuse, adult physical assault, and […]

Pet Care

Four Ways Fourth of July Fireworks Can Harm Our Pets

The Fourth of July is just a few days away! While some of us may want to kick back and enjoy a fireworks show at the end of the night, it’s important to remember that the loud noises can be frightening and chemicals from fireworks are not safe for our furry friends. In order to […]