How to avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams

Now that a COVID-19 vaccine has arrived, many of us are eagerly awaiting the day we get our first shot. However, figuring out when you’re eligible, and where to get vaccinated once you are, is challenging. The rules and registration processes vary between states, and sometimes counties, too, and vaccine supplies are limited, making appointments hard to get. Naturally, many […]

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How to look after your teeth this Christmas and avoid 'prosecco smile'

Around the festive period, it’s standard fare to have a glass (or two, or three) of bubbly. However, a hangover isn’t the only thing you have to worry about if you have too much of the fizzy stuff – with a term called ‘prosecco smile’ being popularised by dentists over the last few years. Dr Mervyn Druian, from the London […]

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Colorado could avoid overrunning hospitals by keeping up pre-Thanksgiving COVID-19 precautions

If Coloradans can keep up the level of social distancing they practiced in the week before Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance the state can make it through the end of the year without overwhelming hospitals, according to the latest COVID-19 modeling report. But if people return to their habits from three weeks ago, hospitals could run out of capacity, especially […]

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France says Covid crisis ‘worsening’, aims to avoid lockdown

French Prime Minister Jean Castex warned Friday the country was seeing a “clear worsening” of the coronavirus pandemic, but said he would aim to avoid a new nationwide lockdown that would further hammer the economy. Nearly 10,000 new cases were recorded on Thursday, a record since wide-scale testing began, but Castex said a recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalisations was particularly […]

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Experts' tips in how to avoid indulging your most unhealthy cravings

Always food shop on a full tummy: Experts give their top tips in how to avoid indulging your most unhealthy cravings – and recommend some tiny lifestyle changes that can soothe irritated skin conditions In the final 20 of our series of 100 health secrets to transform your life, leading dermatologists recommend the tiny changes you can make to soothe […]

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Women with a low desire to avoid pregnancy still use contraception

A new study from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health challenges assumptions that women with the highest preference against pregnancy use more effective contraceptive methods and that women who might welcome pregnancy do not use contraception. Overall, women with a stronger preference to avoid pregnancy were far more likely to use […]

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