What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? – The Denver Post

What is a COVID-19 vaccine passport, and do I need one? “Vaccine passports” are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places. What they look like and why you might want one depend on where you live, but more private venues, workplaces and governments are requiring […]

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Aerosol from a wide range of vaping devices negatively impacts blood vessel function

Aerosol generated from vaping devices likely impairs blood vessels’ ability to function comparable to traditional cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research in rats presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions 2021. Vaping, or the use of e-cigarettes, is often promoted as a less harmful alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain a cartridge with a liquid containing […]

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AY.3 variant: What is AY.3? ‘Potentially worrying’ variant of concern most prevalent in US

Delta variant: Map shows reported rise in cases in the UK We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Researchers continue to monitor “variants of concern” in the […]

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The key to making it as a health startup: strategize

The past year and a half has been a hotbed for healthcare innovation. Seeing the recent success of many digital health startups, other entrepreneurs are attempting to break into the market for themselves. But in a highly regulated and competitive industry like healthcare, finding your way in the marketplace can be a daunting challenge. “Starting a company can be complex […]

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A Quarter of US Hospitals, and Counting, Demand Workers Get Vaccinated. But Not Here.

Hospitals coast to coast are demanding their employees get vaccinated against covid as the highly contagious delta variant tears through populations with low vaccination rates. Nearly 1,500 hospitals — roughly a quarter of all hospitals in the U.S. —now require staffers to get a covid vaccine, said Colin Milligan, a spokesperson for the American Hospital Association. More follow suit every […]

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Mexico posts 21,569 new COVID-19 cases, 618 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A woman comforts her son, who is infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at her house as the coronavirus outbreak continues in the town of Magdalena Tequisistlan, in Oaxaca state, Mexico August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Luis PlataMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s Health Ministry on Thursday reported 21,569 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country and 618 fatalities, […]

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Body mass index as a risk factor for diabetes varies throughout the world

The unprecedented increase in overweight and obesity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has led to an alarming rise in diabetes in these regions. Of the estimated 463 million people with diabetes worldwide, 79% live in LMICs. Until now, however, there were scant empirical data to guide clinicians and health systems in determining which individuals should be screened for diabetes […]

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Identifying a new gut-liver drug recycling process

A team of University of Houston pharmaceutical researchers is reporting a newly recognized process of drug metabolism in the intestines—followed by recycling through the liver—that could have important implications for developing treatments for intestinal diseases and for taking multiple medications at the same time. “The intestines play a crucial role in metabolizing and recycling certain plant compounds and drugs,” reports […]

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