The evidence is compelling: Even a mild COVID-19 can cause your brain to shrink

Recent brain imaging shows the disease can cause physical changes equivalent to a decade of aging and trigger problems with attention and memory. Exactly why is still a mystery. By Sanjay Mishra After being bedridden with fever and coughing for three and half days, Elena Katzap thought COVID-19 was behind her. The writer and teacher in Los Angeles had contracted the virus at the end of January 2022, and she felt grateful that she got only a mild case—she didn’t have breathing difficulties and didn’t need to be hospitalized, and…

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How music can help expectant mothers during pregnancy

Music provides pleasant ambience for all but it’s more important for expectant mothers as besides ensuring pleasant environment for them it also directly and indirectly influences the unborn babies. There are various scientific findings to conclude the positive impact of music on health of expectant mothers as well as the holistic development of the fetuses.  The scientific researches throughout the globe have now established that pleasant music have positive impact on the health of the expectant mother as well as her unborn baby. Thus music and singing, which have gained…

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Bruce Willis diagnosed with aphasia disorder, suspends acting career

Here’s why Willis may be having speech and comprehension difficulties. Bruce Willis poses on arrival for the European premiere of “Glass” in central London on Jan. 9, 2019. The actor just announced he is stepping away from his acting career due to difficulties he’s having related to a diagnosis of the language disorder called aphasia.(Image credit: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Actor Bruce Willis, whose one-liners are a mainstay of blockbuster action movies, is stepping away from his career due to a diagnosis of aphasia, a neurological disorder that impacts…

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Lagos Covid-19 cases down to zero percent

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi has said that bed capacity utilisation in the state’s public and private COVID-19 care centres have dropped to zero per cent. Abayomi disclosed this on Instagram while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for February 21 today, February 23. He said that the total bed capacity at the 11 isolation centres are 572, and the available bed space was 570. According to him, average case positivity now stands at 9.0 per cent, and the fatality rate stands at 0.71 per cent. The commissioner…

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How sleeping next to a loved one can improve your well-being

Sleeping with your partner stimulates the release of a cocktail of chemicals that can help you get a great night’s sleep(Pexels) Sleeping close to someone you love not only helps you fall asleep faster but has a host of other health benefits too as per a study.Play VideoNew Study Finds Depression in Adults Could Be Prevented With Sleep Training CNN reports recent clinical trials may have found a better way to treat depression in adults. Cognitive-behavioral sleep training is a method that helps to form bedtime habits associated with a…

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What is the most dangerous tree in the world?

Dick Culbert/Flickr/The manchineel is so toxic that it’s fruit is known as the “apple of death” in Spanish. Discover The Manchineel Tree, The Plant So Toxic That Its Nickname Is The ‘Tree Of Death’ Found in tropical places like the Florida Everglades, the manchineel tree is a flowering spurge plant that is packed with poison — from its fruit to its bark and sap.The manchineel tree produces some of the world’s most beautiful wood. Caribbean craftsmen have been using it as their stock in trade for centuries, carving some of…

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Blame Donor Nations for 1m Expired Vaccines in Nigeria -WHO

Vaccine waste is in Europe, not NigeriaThe fatal mistake in Nigeria is not the first. In November, despite its need for vaccine doses, Namibia warned that it would have to destroy the doses because their remaining shelf life was not long enough to allow distribution. Similarly, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Malawi had to destroy or return doses of vaccines donated by rich countries because they did not receive them in time to distribute them before they expired. In November, Nigeria was able to distribute 800,000…

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Dare Adeleke Congratulates Arapaja, says, New Dawn for PDP

Oyo PDP stalwart and delegate at the PDP National Convention, Dare Adeleke has congratulated Ambassador Taofeeq Arapaja on his victory as the Deputy National Chairman at the just concluded PDP National Convention which held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, Saturday which Arapaja won with a landslide victory.Adeleke who was speaking from the venue of the event, early hours of Sunday, said Arapaja’s victory and the outcome of the convention, signify a new dawn for the PDP.“We have done the right thing in putting a man of peace, a unifier in…

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Hungary to offer third dose of COVID-19 vaccine -Prime Minister

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban speaks with the media as he arrives for an EU summit at the Alfandega do Porto Congress Center in Porto, Portugal May 7, 2021. Francisco Seco/Pool via REUTERS BUDAPEST, July 16 (Reuters) – Hungary will offer the option of taking a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from Aug. 1 and will make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all healthcare workers, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told state radio on Friday. Orban said doctors will decide which vaccine people should take as a third dose, and it…

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