Trump Said He Won't Wear a Mask in Public, Despite New CDC Guidelines

Following weeks of uncertainty as to whether face masks are a sensible safety measure in the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now published new guidelines on cloth masks based on several studies into how COVID-19 is transmitted. The CDC is now officially recommending “wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures […]

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Chronic migraine sufferers to get first new drug in 20 years

Chronic migraine sufferers are given fresh hope of getting rid of their crippling headaches with first new drug in 20 years New drug self-injected at home will benefit 10,000 people suffering migraines Fremanezumab was developed by UK scientists over three decades In trials the drug has reduced the frequency, severity and duration of migraines Lead researcher called the introduction of […]

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Everything you need to know about the new Barbie Wellness

Barbie hasn’t taken a break since she made her debut at the New York Toy Fair just over 60 years ago (via Time). She’s been busy, and has worn a few hats since then. In fact, she’s been many things including a corporate executive, an astronaut, a UNICEF ambassador, an athlete (with several sports including Major League Baseball and basketball under […]

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The new coronavirus: Your questions answered

A new coronavirus is spreading around the world, having caused nearly 100,000 illnesses and thousands of deaths globally. Here are answers to some basic questions about the new coronavirus. What is the new coronavirus? Coronaviruses constitute a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. The new virus is a type of coronavirus that […]

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New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging

Globally, an estimated 1.9 billion adults and 380 million children are overweight or obese. According to the World Health Organization, more people are dying from being overweight than underweight. Researchers at Concordia are urging health authorities to rethink their approach to obesity. In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, the researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature […]

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Researchers propose new disease classification system for obesity

Researchers are proposing a new scientifically correct and medically actionable disease classification system for obesity, according to a paper published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The proposed disease classification system is based on the concept Adiposity-Based Chronic Disease (ABCD). The diagnostic term reflects both the pathophysiology and clinical impact of obesity as a chronic disease. […]

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