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Myocarditis is more common after covid-19 infection than vaccination

Myocarditis is more common after covid-19 infection than vaccination

HEART inflammation triggered by some covid-19 vaccines has been a concern, especially in younger people, but a preliminary study suggests that in those most affected, it is six times more likely to occur after a coronavirus infection than after vaccination. In the past few months, some cases of this condition, known as myocarditis, have been recorded following the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. This has prompted concern particularly in the US and Israel, as these two countries have led the way in vaccinating younger people. The reaction happens most often in men and boys...

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Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19 news: Italy, Spain, Belgium limit use of AstraZeneca vaccine

×By,,,,,,andSeveral European countries have now restricted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in younger peopleAdvertisementOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deathsUK committee advises under-30s be offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab, while EU review finds no evidence age or gender are risk factors for side effectsOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deathsThe EU’s drugs regulator has been investigating reports of rare blood clots in a small number of people who received the vaccineOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deathsLong-lasting symptoms after covid-19 reported by 13.7 per cent of people...

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April 9, 2021
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The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been

The number of twins in the world is the highest it has ever been

×More twins are being born now than ever before – mainly because of the rising use of IVF and more people starting their families later in life. The rate of twin births may now be at its peak, though, due to fertility clinics refining their techniques.The global rate of twin births has risen by a third since the 1980s, from 9 per 1000 births to 12 per 1000. Christiaan Monden at the University of Oxford and his colleagues generated the figures by gathering existing data from 165 countries from 1980 to 2015. Twins are also more likely to survive now, thanks to medical advances. “The rates are...

March 14, 2021
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Covid-19 news: 95 per cent of over 70s in Great Britain given vaccine

Covid-19 news: 95 per cent of over 70s in Great Britain given vaccine

×95 per cent of people over 70 in Great Britain have had a vaccine doseAdvertisementOther coronavirus newCoronavirus deathsLife expectancy fell by one year in 2020, helped by theOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deathsUK government plans to send 400,000 tests a day to homes and workplacesOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deaths:Will the new variants scupper efforts to get life back to normal?Nearly two million more people will be added to England’s shielding listOther coronavirus newsCoronavirus deaths Coronavirus variants carrying similar mutations detected in the US Other coronavirus...

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February 20, 2021
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Mindfulness and meditation can worsen depression and anxiety

Mindfulness and meditation can worsen depression and anxiety

×Mindfulness and other types of are usually seen as simple stress-relievers – but they can sometimes leave people worse off.About one in 12 people who try meditation experience an , usually a worsening in or anxiety, or even the onset of these conditions for the first time, according to the first systematic review of the evidence. “For most people it works fine but it has undoubtedly been overhyped and it’s not universally benevolent,” says Miguel Farias at Coventry University in the UK, one of the researchers behind the work.There are many types of meditation, but one of the most popular...

August 16, 2020
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